Friday, September 12, 2008


I have been at MLSS for the last 12 days. We are located here.

There are a lot of good people here from ETH, ParisTech, Max Plank, and so on.

The lectures by Nando de Freitas, Richard Sutton, and Yann LeCunn were the most interesting. The was an intersting lecture by Shai Ben David on the theory of clustering. I am not sure what to think of it yet.

Nando talked about his new search engine Worio. It is supposed to cluster web pages when you enter terms with multiple meanings. It sounds like an intersting idea. He also showed a demo of an image search where you can refine you query by selecting images you like and don't like.

Last Sunday many of us went on a 50 km bike ride here

We've been to the beach several days as well. The water here is about 20 ÂșC, much warmer than the Pacific. I've taken several pictures which I will need to post too.

The internet hasn't been very good here though. We don't have internet in the rooms and the wifi can't handle the load of all the attendees.

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