Monthly Archive: November 2014

The devil made me do it.

Me: why(22.4367)
MATLAB: The devil made me do it.

Years ago, when I was taking my first programming course on MATLAB, I learned a cool function in MATLAB: why This tiny function basically gives you some random statements. Try typing “why” and enter. It gives you outputs like this:

Since it is a random sentence generator, you can also give a seed number to it (like why(100)) and...



I finally presented my research at INFORMS Annual Meeting. My presentation was mainly about application of disjunctive cylindrical cuts for quantitative asset allocation (portfolio optimization) problem. I was quite nervous before the track but when I start presenting, I suddenly felt very confident and everything went well. To my luck, it was a crowded session. I am quite happy and...