Lav, did you notice that the second day of the LIDS student conference contained lots of references to Cornell people?
- During my talk about dimensionality reduction for margin-based classification, I included a reference to a paper by Prof. Arias who taught us Physics 214.
- In talking about recovering low-rank matrices, Maryam Fazel referenced work by Prof. Vavasis who taught me CS 322.
- Jonathan Yedidia talked about doing estimation using the difference-map algorithm, which was initially developed by Prof. Elser who taught us Physics 213. Interestingly, that algorithm can be used to solve Sudoku. In answering a question at the end, Yedidia mentioned Ice-9, a substance imagined by the Cornellian Kurt Vonnegut and featured in the best speech that I think both of us agree we have heard.