For those who has a final exam and needs motivation
While looking for something, sometimes you end up with a course website that has crazy assignments. At the moment you see it, you feel blessed for not taking such a course. Well, I am at the last lecture of such a course and I feel blessed to be able to complete it. Hooray!
Early this semester, Pelin told me that she didn’t watch or read any of Harry Potter movies and books. We decided to start the movies over (although I read most of the books whenever they are published). Contrary to common taste, Pelin doesn’t have bad feelings about spoilers.
(By the way, spoiler alert for the following video)
Hence without need to say ‘Spoiler Alert’ I was able to mention some of the major events even after first movie. That was really fun! After submitting the one of the longest homework of the recent years we decided to watch the last movie. And we did! Pelin watched all movies in less than one month time frame so I’m sure she is confused a little bit. Since I didn’t watch the last movie earlier, yesterday was an exciting final for our pre-final week movie night. I would like to hear any suggestions to watch after final exams.
Perhaps it would be better to call the upcoming week as ‘Black Week’. Oh graduate life, you always get one project / assignment free when you are working on another.
Well, I got an e-mail from a Turkish career website that I registered to find an internship position when I was a sophomore. They say that there is a position that matches with my information. Oh, thanks for your help to my career, it couldn’t be more useful than this.
For my research, I had to move my codes from MATLAB to C++, to benefit from functions available in IBM Cplex. As you may guess, it is not easy. You had to find what corresponds to what in C++, which takes quite some time and I’m afraid that I’m going to break Google’s search button.
However, I found that Cplex is really well-developed for C++ usage. There are really useful classes and functions, that is convenient to use. I really amazed how these classes make everything easy to implement. My movement is still slow, but sometimes I find one-line replacement of my one-line MATLAB code. For instance “IloScalProd” is a one-line scalar multiplication code, which is one of my favorites.
Well, I need to invest more time to complete the process. But I’m happy to make this change at a very early time of my research. I will need to add some constraints to the Branch and Bound tree in Cplex, so this change became a must. Perhaps, I can also improve my C++ skills and knowledge along the way. You can expect to see more C++/Cplex codes in both here and also in ORComplete.
If you are a graduate student, usually you don’t have a clue about what’s going on in the university. Involvement: Undergrads > Faculty > Grads
I don’t agree the saying “Don’t work hard, work intelligent!”. To achieve something big, you should work hard and intelligent.
Finally I’m working on updates of my CV. I decided to write it from scratch because earlier version is a mess. It takes time, I am losing my patience but I intend to finish it, today! Perhaps you can find my updated CV in a few days here.
I was planning to write a post about INFORMS Annual Meeting, but I am too busy since I came back. Assignments, midterms and projects are waiting for me (as always). Being busy is not bad, unless you have something that you are delaying for a long time. Despite that, I realized that I spend more time with my friends and colleagues this year. And this is great!