Confessions of a researchaholic

August 16, 2017

Publishing two papers out of one submission

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:09 pm
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Co-authors and I submitted a paper with two main parts to X, a top venue in our field.
The reviews said the first part is good contribution but the second part is basically nothing, and rejected our paper.

We then revised the paper and submitted to Y, another top venue in our field.
The reviews said the exact opposite from X, but accepted our paper conditional upon the removal the first part.

So we split the paper, with the second part to Y and the first part to (the next round of) X.

😀

Love, vote

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:55 am

August 15, 2017

Napoleon height

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:49 pm
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Napolean Bonaparte is said to be short.
I did not realize that he is about my height until today.
😀

August 11, 2017

How to defeat an ideology

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:07 pm
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The more we avoid or suppress an idea, the more powerful it becomes.

“The statements that make people mad are the ones they worry might be believed. I suspect the statements that make people maddest are those they worry might be true.” – What you can’t say by Paul Graham.

Engage and attack: attend-listen-embarass, rebut

Servers down

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:45 am
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Hmm do people start to submit so early for the next SIGGRAPH?
😀

Server is unavailable

Please try back later…

The SIGGRAPH server is experiencing very heavy traffic right now, and cannot service your request. Please contact sis_support@siggraph.org if you need immediate assistance. Otherwise, please try your request again shortly. Thank you.

[Later] And this:
http://dl.acm.org/errorpgs/503.html

August 10, 2017

Leaving Hong Kong

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:32 pm
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[Time for me to write this after the course/RPG requests start to flood in prior to the beginning of the next semester.]

I am joining a top research lab to maximize the practical impacts of my research and minimize the unnecessary amounts of jet-lag I have to deal with.

I will remain affiliated with HKU for a bit while. I am not taking new PhD/MS/MPhil candidates or teaching classes, but will continue to help students through my open mentor program and internships with the lab I am joining (more about this later).

I would like to thank my family, friends, colleagues, collaborators, and students who have given me such a wonderful experience in Hong Kong. I will continue to explore this interesting world.

PS: To whomever plans to teach COMP-3314 the Machine Learning class in the future – similar to the Defense against the Dark Arts class in Hogwarts, it has the tendency to dispel the teacher after the semester. 😀

August 3, 2017

LAX

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:45 pm
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My flight was delayed in the airport, which was too noisy and disturbing for me to focus on reading or coding. So I figured the best thing to do is to draw what I saw around me. This is my first attempt to capture either people or moving objects.

I am comfortable with digital pen sketching on a Microsoft surface pro, even though MS Word started to crash once I added enough strokes.

I drew the left/right side of the canvas with my left/right hand to minimize occlusion.

Download (DOCX, 1.08MB)

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