Harvard’s AI Adventure: A Bold Step or a Risky Leap?

Imagine a world where AI holds more significance than fire or electricity. Now, picture Harvard University stepping into this world, leading the way with a daring experiment. The renowned institution is handing over the reins of its popular coding course, CS50, to an AI instructor. It’s like launching a spaceship into the unexplored cosmos of […]

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4341410) 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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Implicit Leadership: The Principal Loader In Flat Organizations

Sustaining team productivity is a critical organizational goal, especially for flat organizations. A flat organization is a firm that has an organizational structure with few or no levels of middle management between employees and executives. The purpose of a flat structure is to reduce the administrative cost so that the employees can be more directly […]

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