Confessions of a researchaholic

July 24, 2017

OKR 2017

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:09 am

For OKR 2016, I rated myself 50 percent:

  • published only 2 top papers (with 2 student first authors)
  • shipped no product
  • graduated my first HKU PhD student who landed as a postdoc in USC
  • received slightly below 80 percent rating for the machine learning class
  • sketching level remains primitive
  • finished the art of war, got stuck in the beginning of the book of change
  • began the baroque cycle, but read a whole bunch of other books that I did not plan to
  • my heart rate remained above 40 beats per minute but I picked up something else

The default period is from July 2017 to June 2018 unless stated otherwise.

Publish top papers

Publish at least 4 papers in top graphics/HCI/vision/ML venues: ToG (including SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia), CHI/UIST, NIPS/ICML, CVPR/ICCV.

Build top products

Ship at least one product with at least 1 million users, preferably one that can help content creation with workflows.

Develop top talents

Help at least 4 students publish in top graphics/HCI/vision/ML venues individually.

Graduate my second HKU PhD student.

Have fun, be awesome

Practice sketching to a professional level.

Finish the book of change, to renew my (now rusty) Chinese and crack the only Chinese classics that my grandfather did not during his life time.

Finish the baroque cycle, which I lost patience in the middle of the first volume (quicksilver).

Reduce my steady heart rate to the previous level – less than 40 beats per minute, and perfect all three core forms of the art I have started learning for about 1 year.

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