Some of you who've been reading my LJ for a while may remember a post last September wherein I stashed all the links to nifty resources that I could think of off the top of my head. These included:
- URL Clippers
- Online References
- Instant Messaging
- Technical Computing and Mathematical Software
- Free Software
- Machine Translation
Well, here are some new plans:
- After some discussions with Tom Dietterich at Oregon State University, I've decided that it's time to start wrapping BNJ 2 development in the next month, and start in on BNJ 3. More to follow on the plans to revamp the API for more portability in bayesnets.
- I've recently taken Ryan Shelton on as an M.S. student, and he's been working on:
- a multi-spectral (infrared and night vision, ultraviolet, and visible light) rendering system for RoboSim
- a CIS 830 project that may be an entry into the Supply Chain Management event of the Trading Agent Competition (TAC SCM 2004), which is a simulation test bed for intelligent systems and decision-making systems
At any rate - ideas on recruitment, both for the above projects and just for "building" in general, would be appreciated.
An aside: This "busy beaver" thing is nothing new for me. Ever since I became a grad student at the University of Illinois Beckman Institute, I've delighted inordinately in planning for the coming rapocalypse. Saving up for an unsupported semester, buying el cheapo components to build a spare system, amassing lots of free and commercial software, even spamming link compendia out to my classmates back when blogging wasn't yet fully in vogue - those were my pasttimes. I call it my Sunnydale Slush Fund. We really did have to work at making our research group indestructible, up to a reasonable contingency plan, because Ye Olde Double-Bladed Lightsabre of Damocles was always looming over our boss's head.