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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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Grumble Analysis

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.

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That Course

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!

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Work Hard and Intelligent

I don’t agree the saying “Don’t work hard, work intelligent!”. To achieve something big, you should work hard and intelligent. Check, http://9gag.com/gag/adN5LRD

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Busy Times Busy

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...

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Hey, Isn’t That a Cylindrical Cut?

Although colors are not perfect, here is my first official cylindrical cut! Green is a problem constraint, blue and red planes are parallel hyperplanes and finally, yellow is the cylindrical cut. I’m going to present it at the Cor@l seminar, this Thursday, yay!

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Chorus of the Three Musketeers

Bite me programming languages! I was planning to take a course from Computer Engineering department (CSE 411 – Advanced Programming Techniques) to improve my programming abilities and learn do’s and don’ts of it. However, it turns out that professor assumes everyone in the class know C, C++, Java, Python, etc… Well, I spend my years to code in Java but...

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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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