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Predicting consumer choices from eye tracking data

This morning we had a fascinating talk by Alex Tuzhilin (NYU) on his recent work entitled “Predicting Consumer Choice from Raw Eye-Movement Data Using the RETINA Deep Learning Architecture” (the paper is available on SSRN: with his colleagues Moshe Unger (Tel Aviv University) and Michel Wedel (University of Maryland). The essence of his talk […]

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Aug 22 Lab Dinner

A new academic year; welcome new members!

It seems that we’re finally (but not quite fully) getting out of COVID. With the NUS returning to full in-person mode with the new academic year, it’s great to see the hustle and bustle of the campus. This semester our lab welcomes 3 new members — Jun Hao, Zi and Yifei. All three are undergraduate […]

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Thanks goodness for Java chip add-ons

I’ve been a Gold-card carrying loyal customer of Starbucks ever since they started the Starbucks reward. Recently I got a message from Starbucks saying that my stars will expire soon with 12/11/2021. December 11 — that gives me about a month. OK cool! I have sufficient time to redeem all my free drinks — about […]

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Can You See My Screen?

COVID-19 has brought about major changes in the way we work. Whether working from home, attending virtual conferences, our computer screens, using video conferencing software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, VooV, Google Hangouts, Skype (are people still using Skype?), have become the primary interface to work. After about a year of “zoom”ing, there is one […]

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Congratulations to Garbage Can Lab Graduates!

3 of our members are having their degrees conferred during the NUS Commencement Ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 today. Peng Jiaxu – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), class of 2021 Vasilii Zorin – Master of Computing (MComp), class of 2020 Hangzhi Alina Pang – Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems (BComp), class of […]

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Things I’ll Miss After I Step Down From Being Department Head

It’s D-7 (including today). I’ll be stepping down from being the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) at NUS School of Computing. It’s been an exciting 6 years (actually 5 years, 11 months and 24 days, 15 hours, 10 minutes and about 20 seconds … but who’s counting?), where we’ve accomplished […]

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