Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ND Thinks Big

This past spring, I had the chance to be one of the speakers at an event called "ND Thinks Big."  The premise of the event was a set of TED talks oriented around ND-centric research.  By virtue of one of the organizers being a senior in Computer Science and Engineering, I got tapped to give one of the talks.  Over the months following the talk, I had been waiting for the video to be posted to the Thinks Big webpage.  Well, it turns out that the video of my talk was posted actually to the Thinks Big YouTube channel instead.

Without further ado, I give you my ND Thinks Big talk:

PS Wow, the top of my head is a bit sparser than I had thought.  Boo, higher level camera angles.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Reviewing like a boss

Ahh, nearly done (one left) with the INFOCOM stack aside from the meta reviews due in two weeks.  I will have to say that my initial impressions were correct and this was a very, very good stack.  Only one or two surprises but still, quite nice.  As an added bonus, only three of the papers were tedious reads / re-reads to make sure I understood the central premise. 

With an average I think approaching 4k characters per review, not bad either if I do say so myself.  I do attribute that largely to the quality of the papers making it easier to comment on them rather than ugh, how do I say something nice and encourage the authors to do better.  If my stack is any indication of the overall quality, next year's INFOCOM should be excellent.