Category Archive: Education

Sep
27

Lighting a Path Forward

About 2 years ago, I accidentally wrote a children’s book. (Accidentally is a strange word: rather, I never intended to write a children’s book, but when an idea sticks with me, the only way to get it out of my head is to do it.) My significant other is part of a company that makes …

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FactPub – a framework for disseminating facts of closed papers

Jul
23

There’s No Glass Ceiling if you Leave the Room

My friends have been asking me why I resigned from my current job, with no job lined up. It started when ants found their way into our home. I could see a solid trail of ants determinedly racing towards a destination (turns out someone had spilled soda underneath the fridge). The ants looked something like …

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Mar
15

Choosing the Right College

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Is it worth paying more for a “top 10” school? You get accepted to a private school / Ivy League that will cost a fortune. You’re also accepted by a public university which doesn’t have as good a reputation but costs much less. Does it matter which one you choose? One factor in your decision …

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Feb
26

Is going to college worth it?

College is expensive. Students are graduating with massive debts that take the rest of their lives to pay off. Is it worth it? Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never graduated from college, so perhaps a college degree isn’t even necessary. But are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckenberg, and Joi Ito rarities in this world, …

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Jun
02

Mining Wikipedia paper at ICWSM 2012

Yay! My paper entitled “What Britney Spears and Kobe Bryant Have in Common: Mining Wikipedia for Characteristics of Notable Individuals” was accepted at ICWSM 2012The pdf can be downloaded here: Mining Wikipedia For Characteristics of Notable Individuals.pdfSo what do Britney and Kobe have in common? They’re both successful, and my research shows that having a …

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