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Sida I. Wang http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/ 2014-07-28T17:06:40-07:00 Sida I. Wang http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/ http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/lib/tpl/prsnl10/images/favicon.ico text/html 2013-08-01T22:34:21-07:00 sidaw start http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/start?rev=1375421661&do=diff About [need a mesh?] I'm Sida Wang (王思达), a PhD student in the computer science department at Stanford University. I am advised by Prof. Chris Manning and I am part of the NLP group. In 2011, I obtained my Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Engineering Science majoring in Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where my thesis was advised by Prof. Geoff Hinton. text/html 2013-07-10T02:23:06-07:00 sidaw resource:academicethics http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/resource:academicethics?rev=1373448186&do=diff Trying to do the right things in academia Grad students often tries to do the right thing, but sometimes the right thing is unclear. Such things are still hard to find online even in 2013, so here is a collection of things I've encountered. Submitting the same paper to multiple classes or to a class and a conference I've done this several times as a student and seen it done many times as a TA (my field is computer science). There is a big debate about this matter at the NYtimes. here and d… text/html 2013-07-10T00:59:25-07:00 sidaw resource http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/resource?rev=1373443165&do=diff Original Resources Ethical issues in academia [My guide to PhD apps for Toronto's EngSci/ECE grads] free books and technical guides Information theory and inference by David MacKay This is my favourite textbook, I thank the author for the great book, and for making the pdf available online. text/html 2013-07-10T00:57:31-07:00 sidaw diversions:home http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/diversions:home?rev=1373443051&do=diff Informational A guide to (inadvertently) insulting computer scientist/mathematicians My sketchy education background - a bad example for keen Asian parents Why NiCd rechargeable batteries are not worth it Random Of China and the Nobel prize Corruption vs. Salary text/html 2013-07-09T00:47:45-07:00 sidaw about:bio http://web.stanford.edu/~sidaw/cgi-bin/home/about:bio?rev=1373356065&do=diff Some sketchy education background My parent's friends sometimes ask me about what their children should do about their education. The Chinese-American parents here seems to be an especially keen bunch - much more than the Chinese-Canadian group that I knew back in Toronto. But then, their kids also seems more objectively successful. Though I'm hardly in a position to give advice, but keen parents are often impressed by people attending brand-name schools, so they ask me anyways. Here is my atte…