Convex Analysis is one of the most unusual classes I have taken. It is very beneficial but you need to punch your stomach to prevent grumble. You feel great after understanding every slide though, so it’s worth it. Prof. Curtis is a terrific teacher indeed.
“Tsuba” is the hand guard of a katana (japanese sword). If every katana has a soul, then I believe tsuba is the heart of it. Even the sharpest katana has a tsuba that defines its user. I have a small tsuba collection of 4, but I want to expand it.
Mike Slackenerny is, by far, my favorite character in PhD Comics. I have several reasons for it; I physically resemble him (hair – eyes – beard trio), I nap in my office frequently, I’m married and I feel like I’m in grad school for years and years (although it is only my 2nd year in PhD!). Most of the time I...
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...
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...
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