Confessions of a researchaholic

September 16, 2018

MSR Asia single-author challenge

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It has been 10 years since I posted up the single-author SIGGRAPH paper challenge to MSR Asia, and nobody has managed to claim the prize as far as I know.

Looking back at my writing, I was wondering who this blunt prick is.
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If I could, I would tell my past self to be more graceful without compromising the strength.
Otherwise, I still stick with, and have faithfully followed by own edicts, after switching into these other roles.

August 20, 2018

Shadow QA

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During the QA after each paper presentation, it is common for the advisers to help the students, especially first-timers, to answer (or translate) questions.

I used to sit on the stage, which I dislike as the bright podium light can shine directly into my eyes. I once shielded my eyes with a hoodie, and people commented that I looked like a gangster.

Then I switched to sit on the front row and step up to the podium during QA. People can see my face; I prefer to remain invisible.

Finally, this year one of my papers was presented in a large, dark ballroom.
A narrow light beam casted over the speaker and the podium was right on the edge of the stage, which allowed me to sneak aside without being seen.
This is my favorite stage design so far.

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August 16, 2018

The coolest I have seen in SIGGRAPH 2018

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Coolest demo in real-time live: AI + animation in addition to sketch-based modeling in Teddy

Very cool VR format for anime/manga by Square Enix

Coolest exhibition: the looking glass autostereoscopic display, the game demo, for the first time, made me think that consumers might finally want to buy a 3D display at home.

Looking glass display

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August 10, 2018

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After years waiting for the right combination of paper format and authors, I finally managed to insert ζΌ’ε­— author names to a research paper which now resides in the ACM digital library.
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October 25, 2017

Voucher code

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[Update] The code went to Tejas Shroff, whom I don’t know but who seems to be doing interesting VR stuff.

September 8, 2017

Expresii appy hour

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My friend Nelson Chu could not attend SIGGRAPH 2017 to demo his Expresii, so I stood in for him.

Thanks to the wonderful product from Nelson, this is a fantastic presentation experience. I can interact with and talk to many different people, focusing more on practical utility than technical details. I had no time to get bored for the entire 2-hour duration. People kept on visiting even after the session closing. And I had a great time practicing playing the app myself.

Publishing a SIGGRAPH paper is about proving how smart we are, while demoing a SIGGRAPH app is about demonstrating how useful it is for you.

August 22, 2017

ACM author rights

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Among the 3 options for your glorious SIGGRAPH (or other ACM) paper, I usually choose the new licensing agreement (option 2) because it does not require shelling out a few grands for retaining all rights (option 3) and allows the authors to retain the theoretical copyright unlike the traditional copyright transfer (option 1).

By theoretical, I meant that options 1 and 2 probably make little to no practical differences for authors, since the license transfer is perpetual and exclusive for ACM, and authors can share their preprints anyway.

August 11, 2017

Servers down

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Hmm do people start to submit so early for the next SIGGRAPH?
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[Later] And this:
http://dl.acm.org/errorpgs/503.html

July 28, 2017

SIGGRAPH 2017 parties

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueparty/

SIGGRAPH Taipei
9 to 11 pm, Sunday July 30 2017
L.A. Live Courtyard & Residence Inn, LA 2 & 3

NVIDIA
6:30 – 9:30 pm, Monday July 31 2017
(Invitation only)

Snap
6 to 8 pm, Monday July 31 2017

Disney (?)
Dreamworks (?)
light.co (?)
GVU (?)

Adobe
5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wed August 2 2017
4th floor (outside) Bonaventure Brewing Co. 404 S. Figueroa St

Canadian night
9 pm to midnight, Wed Aug 2 2017
Shoo Shoo, Baby, 717 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

August 18, 2016

Milestone of seniority

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