Confessions of a researchaholic

September 30, 2015

Thank you for pissing me off

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:23 pm

That is what brings the best out of me.

September 28, 2015


Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:36 pm

Slow turn
Eaten by the rats

September 25, 2015

Dragon haiku

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:51 pm

The lone dragon
Twitches a finger
Hurts a throng

September 23, 2015


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:17 pm

If you have to describe your understanding to me to see if you really understand it, then you probably don’t.

The only way to know for sure is to produce concrete results.
This is why I like science and engineering, where things can be measured objectively.

September 10, 2015

Failure cases

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:59 pm

Successes are good, but when I look at them I am not sure what I can learn.

In contrast, when I look at failure cases, I know exactly what to avoid.

I have been considering sharing my failure cases for a while, following some prior examples such as this failure CV.
My paper reviews are not suitable because my co-authors might not be comfortable with sharing and my single-authored papers usually just got in.
Thus, I am sharing all my grant proposals + reviews, funded or not.
To avoid pissing off the funding agencies and to benefit those in real needs, please ping me for the information if interested.


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:58 pm

When I was a student I really hated the (paper) reviewers.

Now I love them.
They make me better, and help me train students.

The grant reviewers are another matter though.
I will talk about them in a few years.

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