Monthly Archives: November 2014

Excursion into the maximum of random variables

My first serious dabbling with maximum of random variables did not occur until after graduate school. During a fruitful collaboration with a local college professor on the optimal scheduling problem, with basic time unit being Gaussian, I had to ask … Continue reading

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unjustified dismissal

It is often too easy to dismiss a large swath of modern day pure math results as abstract nonsense. In fact, the latter phrase has been officially coined to stand for certain spectral sequential operations that are commonly deployed in … Continue reading

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Friendship is costly

Today a friend on facebook revealed that his nephew had trouble making friends, and appealed to his friends for solutions. What amazes me is that even kids these days are deprived of friendship. As adults, it’s perfectly understandable: being close … Continue reading

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Condensed matter weekend special

Last night I was too swamped by data science and Game of the Throne to commit scrap minutes for blogging. So I will set the record straight by artificially inflating the length of this one, contrary to what the title … Continue reading

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Diaries need to be non-technical

It is ok to be occasionally nerdy, but too much of that is bad for you. This is especially true for personal blogging, since it is most valuable when it exposes your weakness, and the use of technical jargons/ideas seems … Continue reading

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