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!
Well, it turns out that all the talks I need to attend at INFORMS Annual Meeting are in the same time slots. I need at least 3 more Sertalp to attend all of them! By the way, my schedule is empty for MA, MB, MC, TA, TD and WA time slots. I would like to hear if you have any talks or suggestions for those.
Next week Saturday, I’ll go to Minneapolis for INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013. It’s one of the biggest conference on Operations Research, and this is going to be my first time. Although I’m not going to present my research, I am invited as a blogger to official annual meeting blog! Moreover, Pelin will write on INFORMS E-News. I would like to share good news with you. Thanks to Mary and INFORMS for this exciting opportunity.
I think it was a great talk for me. Here is the pdf version of my slides for those who missed. Most of the questions were great and I enjoyed presenting my research!