Just got notice a week or two ago that I’ll be spending the summer in Italy!
As part of the IJCAI doctoral consortium I have received funding from the NSF to go work with Dr. Francesca Rossi at the University of Padova. Right now we are just in the first stages of working out logistics and everything else that comes with these summer moves. I wonder how much different this is going to be now that I am a little older? Though I would like to think that I am a little wiser regarding these short term duty/research appointments…. maybe.
In other news I have just started using RStudio. Its a pretty cool integrated environment for doing statistical analysis in R. Before I was attempting to use some combination of Python/Numpy/MatPlotPy but it was very cumbersome and didn’t feel right. So, though I have to learn my way around R the environment is a lot nicer. I suspose I could use MatLab but I don’t really want to be tied to paying that much for statistical analysis.
Other than that its the usual cycle of writing, reading, and research (the graduate school 3 R’s?). I’ve gotten a couple papers in so far this year so I am totally pumped about that… except for the part where I get to spend this whole Friday getting camera ready copies together 😉