Category: Daily Life

INFORMS News

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...

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30 Days of ‘Futbol’

Final match between Germany and Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2014 was an epic match to remember. It was a great ending to our 30 days of ‘futbol’ for sure. I was rooting for Germany so I am delighted to see that Germany claimed the victory in the so called spiritual home of football. But besides that, this tournament was much...

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May

That was a super fast semester for me. Finally I completed all my coursework and final exams. I have a poster presentation tomorrow and then I will be relaxed after four months of busy schedule. Note that I don’t have too much time for myself; I will start my internship on June 2nd. That was also a long winter. We...

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End of an Era

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...

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Steam, CS and Trading

I think Steam is by far the greatest technology in PC gaming. They are doing a great job to end customers in terms of supplying up-to-date PC games and makes it available on cloud. Basically, you are able to play your game on different computers and platforms starting from your last saved state. That’s really cool. I don’t even mention...

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Don’t Touch, Qual in Progress!

Well, I’m taking the Qualification Exam to become a PhD candidate, and I’m busy as crazy! But again, I feel that being a part of this crazy research world is really something. Pelin, my wife, is also taking the same exam, so we don’t speak neither at office nor at home. She is only asking me if I’m hungry or...

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Break and Things to Do

Hi again, I couldn’t write for a while due to my busy schedule. There were some difficult and exhaustive assignments, projects and exams, but I managed to survive somehow 🙂 We are in Winter Break now. Nobody is around. We are still studying with Pelin and I think we are addicted to study now 😐 I started to work for my...

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Calm Down Valley!

There is a hurricane getting near to us. Since it will be our first hurricane, we are not quite sure what it will look like. To be on the safe side, we went to mart to get some equipment suggested by university. I couldn’t believe what I see there: all torches and water are gone. I saw a man who...

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Notes From This Week – 3

1. The Melting Pot We went to The Melting Pot / Bethlehem with Pelin this week. It’s a chain fondue restarurant, which offers both cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. Since we are addicted to chocolate fondue already, we wanted to try cheese fondue. We tried Cheddar Cheese Fondue, and it was amazing. We surprised that in each table, there is a pot,...

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