I’ve been meaning to start this up again for a while, and now seems as good a time as any, what with that change bug going around. From now on, this blog will be more focused on my research and career activities, rather than personal anecdotes and rants. One major reason for the shift in content is also the reason why it’s been so long since I’ve posted; social networking sites have subsumed this site’s primary social function: status updates. Instead of weaving the epic pageantry of graduate student life into a rich tapestry of personal stories, resplendent with charming details, I could just type, “Adam is haha lollerskates,” and let facebook do the rest. So much for that.
Meanwhile, I’ve been keeping busy. Here’s a recent sampling:
- The US Patent Office granted me a second patent. The first one, meanwhile, has already passed into obscurity.
- I got an alert detection paper [pdf] accepted to ICDM in Pisa, Italy, where I’ll be going in December to talk about it.
- I served on the program committee for a new workshop called WASL and am on the program committee for NAS ’09.
- I applied to graduate… sort of. The requirements for a Master’s are a subset of those for my Ph.D., so I filled out the paperwork to pick up an extra degree. I already have an M.Eng. from MIT, so this one’s redundant and will be obsolete whenever I get my doctorate.
- I gave a few invited talks, most recently at a workshop at LACSS [slides].
- I agreed to serve on the CS Department’s faculty search committee.
I’m working on a system modeling paper for submission on Monday. Wish me luck!