MMDS and the GraphLab workshop happened last week, I am told by both Michael Mahoney (MMDS) and Danny Bickson (GraphLab) that videos should appear in some shape or another on the interweb. Stay tuned here. In the meantime, the MMDS abstracts are here and some of the highlights of GraphLab presentations are here.
- Rich is not a movie star but he plays one on TV
- Bob thinks It is time to remix en masse
- Dirk tells us Why Lebesgue is better with limits than Riemann
- Terry tells us about a prize for people who have written reviews in Call for nominations: National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing
- Walking randomly tells us about some New interactive mathematics website based on Sage
- Larry has several entries on Modern Two-Sample Tests, The Higgs Boson and the p-value Police, The Tyranny of Tuning Parameters, Statistics Without Probability (Individual Sequences)
- Arthur tells us about what he has seen Somewhere else, part 2
- Tomasz tells us that maybe Machine Learning Doesn't Matter?
- Brian follows up on Diversity in Investing
- Neurorevolution tells us about a new paper on Having more global brain connectivity with some regions enhances intelligence
- Djalil has An observation on permutation matrices
- Biophotonics reviews has an entry on Optofluidics: Fusion of Optics and Microfluidics
- On the news related to Synthetic Biology, you really want to follow Gerd Moe-Behrens and Integrated DNA Technologies on Google+. One of them pointed to a Press release from MIT with the title " Biologists’ capacity for generating genomic data is increasing more rapidly than computing power which echoes well a recent entry featured here (What is Faster than Moore's Law and Why You Should Care )
- Optimal Estimation with Arbitrary Error Metrics in Compressed Sensing and,
- One-Bit Measurements with Adaptive Thresholds
Then following on some reflection, I decided to write down something about the Cost of Not Knowing and The Problem with Pre-Publication Peer Review (it's the secrecy not the rejection!). Compressed Sensing got mentioned in some NAP publication in Innovation and Discovery: The Mathematical Sciences in the 21st Century, while I reminded myself what Space Plumbers are Good For. Finally, I went through my logs and found out which Nuit Blanche entries gathered the most Google +1s.
The Compressive Sensing Group on LinkedIn has more than 1625 members so far. Answers to a diverse set of questions are being answered, this is truly outstanding. The Advanced Matrix Factorization group has 362 members. Finally, Cable and I sent a proposal in and the acronym is LOLCATS and it has to do with being a space plumber. One more thing, I was asked how to cite any of the photos and panoramas we took from 120,000 feet in the GeoCam project, all the information is here. It represents a set of 1600+ pictures of nearly overlapping pictures (overlapping with one another not for the full suite) taken from 120,000 feet. If you do use those, send me an email, I'll be glad to feature the attendant project and paper on Nuit Blanche. All these photos are under the licence: Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) enjoy! If there is an interest in making use of the whole batch (4GB), please let me know I might find a way to make the full set available in one download. The photo below is a 50KB reduced version of an actual 3MB JPEG image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute, Full-Res: N00192436.jpg
N00192436.jpg was taken on July 13, 2012 and received on Earth July 14, 2012. The camera was pointing toward SATURN at approximately 1,700,001 miles (2,735,887 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated.
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