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Learning from Babies

In this week’s NY Times, there was a great profile on a Elizabeth S. Spelke, a cognitive psychologist.  Spelke’s work focuses on understanding how babies store knowledge and what they know about the world.  She mentions in the video that studying babies allows you to see how the mind works without the impacts of normal

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The Future of the Internet, Social Media and Computers

During a conversation with a colleague this week, I pointed out that I am not actively subscribed to any podcasts anymore.  I told him it is not because I don’t enjoy the content, but I never plug my mobile devices into a computer anymore to sync up.  His response was perfect, “What do your habits

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Happy New Year!

In honor of the Jewish New Year, I decided it is finally time to post again.  In the spirit of the new year, I am posting a resolution. Although, I love taking on many things and participating in new exciting ventures, I don’t always know when to say no or know when I am over

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Your Life Visualized

I have been an avid reader of FlowingData ever since I stumbled across it.  Every day, Nathan posts about some new visualization or data set that we should look at.  Today, Nathan launched your.flowingdata.com and I am really impressed with the amount of work he put into it.  The idea behind your.flowingdata is that you

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Artificially Intelligent Twitter Visualizations

In 2006, I started my master’s thesis under the advisory of Elizabeth Sklar, PhD. At the time I was very excited about new web technologies and everyone’s use of web services. I had the idea of creating a simulation visualization platform using web services.  In multi-agent research, a subset of artificial intelligence, you create simulations

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How Many Teachers’ Names Do You Remember?

Friday’s Op-Ed piece by David Brooks, ‘No Picnic for Me Either’, got me thinking about my own education and what made it a success.  Brooks pointed out that there are “two traits necessary for academic success: relationships and rigor. The young Obama had a loving relationship with an adult passionate about his future. He also had

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