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A popular running joke about software engineers (specifically coders) in India is about how there are times in their lives where he/she will have to work the entire night ("night-out") to write code. One of my few night-out was last Saturday night (Sunday morning).Yi and I, along with a couple of our friends participated in the Columbia Data Science Society's annual data science hackathon which was held from Saturday (21st) evening to Sunday (22nd) afternoonThe event started at around 7:00PM on Saturday where we were welcomed to the hackathon and a co...
3 months ago
Check out our updated events page for a peek at August Seminars from team members Bingjun and Ameya. Also upcoming on August 14th is a seminar led by our visiting data artist, Ben Shapiro. Check out Ben's previous presentation on "interactive geography" on Vialogues to get a sense of the interdisciplinary topics that will be...
So for the past three months of so I have been serving as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist for the Mike Gravel 2020 Presidential campaign, which I launched with my high school friend David Oks. The campaign aims not to get the 89-year-old leftist former senator Mike Gravel elected president, but instead to p...
a year ago
I am attending the 2018 Northeastern Educational Research Conference at Trumbull, CT. The travel is relatively painless (one hour of driving). The conference is held at Trumbull Marriott Shelton annually.The main objective for me this year is to present our work, Automated Text Analysis of Document and Reference Similarities - An Application of LDA Topic Modeling. The paper I submitted is somewhat on the technical side (like most of my writings). So I prepared a presentation similar to the paper. But after attending a couple sessions on Wednesday afternoon, I felt most o...
I had the pleasure of volunteering at and attending the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) annual International conference 'UXPA 2018' in Puerto Rico last week (June 25th - June 28th).
a year ago
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” In other words, how to be a person! Or, at least, how to be a tolerable person. ...
Our amazing resident artists Wearable Media Studios are holding free workshops to share some of their wisdom about combining data, fashion and wearable technology!Please spread the word RSVP zoe.logan@tc.columbia.eduThe incredible installation is on the 2nd floor, 
Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the Learning Theater ribbon cutting ceremony. Cheers!
At long last the official opening of the Smith Learning Theater has been scheduled for October!In the coming week there will be previews of the opening event - "AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD INTRODUCTION TO THE LEARNING THEATER."We hope that EdLab alumni and friends will be able to join us for one of these previews.  Just go to the Learning T...
2 years ago
There will be no EdLab Seminar this Wednesday (Sept. 27th). Instead, we will host the students in the Human Development Doctoral Colloquium in the EdLab Seminar Space where they will learn about the different teams in the library.  We will provide lunch as normal on Wednesday for staff and our colloquium guests.We are inviting all library staff to participate in one of the two Learning Theater opening event previews scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon this week.These events are private so please use the links below to ge...