professionalism

Why Diversity Matters (Selfishly)

Imagine your life is a dinner party you are hosting in your home. There are three levels of diversity you can add to your event:

  1. Let everyone come sit at your table
  2. Encourage everyone to bring their favorite dish - and taste as many as you reasonably can
  3. Invite any of your guests to give you a cooking lesson

Let's all level up, people. Because if we sit down every day and eat our favorite dish, we'll all die malnourished.

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On Service to the Research Community

My friend Joel Tetreault is the founder of the “Computational Linguistics / NLP Conferences Calendar”, which he maintained from 2004 to 2016. This calendar is manually and expertly curated, giving high precision; also, since Joel was very reliable about adding conferences to it many conference organizers learned to let him know about upcoming deadlines, giving high recall.

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Museum of Mathematics, George Hart, Vi Hart

Hooray for the opening of the Museum of Mathematics in NYC today! On this momentous occasion, I would like to shout out to two mathematicians I think show the joy, elegance and beauty of maths. And they are:

George Hart, a mathematician and musician I was privileged to know at Stony Brook University. A wonderful educator, as well as someone who really knows how to bring mathematics to life through sculpture and to "crowd source" it through his sculpture "barn raisings".

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