Confessions of a researchaholic

August 5, 2018

OKR 2018

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:03 pm

For OKR 2017, I rated myself 50 percent:

  • Published 5 top papers (with 2 student first authors)

  • Shipped no product, but has at least one in the pipeline (an advantage of working for a company instead of a university is stronger/mandatory incentive to ship)

  • Helped my second HKU PhD student publish her first SIGGRAPH paper so that she can be on track for successful graduation

  • Started regular sketching exercises by finding a mentor

  • Read several books, two are very good (Chaos Monkeys and Principles), but have yet read the Book of Change and the Baroque Cycles.

The default period is from July 2018 to June 2019 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 as a manager, one as a developer, and file at least two patents.

Develop top talents

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

Be a better manager by helping the team not only ship at least one product (above) but also publish at least 4 papers in top venues with at least 4 student first authors (without double counting with my own above).

Pay off the remaining TA unit of my second HKU PhD student; sorry, I should have stay put a bit longer.

Have fun, be awesome

Practice sketching to a professional level.

Pick up a Middle Eastern language to elementary school level, complementing the one Asian and one European language I already know.

Practice meditation to the level that I can enter the God mode immediately, anywhere and anytime.

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 focus in the middle of the first volume (quicksilver).

Reduce my steady heart rate to the previous level – less than 40 beats per minute, and continue improving the art I have started learning for about 2 years to the stage of practical applications.

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