Tuesday, June 12, 2007


After a month and a half of hard work, I have released new versions of the following CIspace applets:
These releases include many bug fixes and minor feature additions. I also made changes to the "graphToolKit" package which is used by all the applets for the basic user interface. Try out the new applets and please report any bugs encountered. Finding bugs is often far more difficult than fixing them.

I have been putting most of my effort into adding features for the neural network applet and the bayes applet. Depending on how progress goes, I should be able to release the new versions in a week or two. Some ideas we had for future CIspace projects included customizable inline applets, a new robot navigation applet, and a natural language processing applet using hidden Markov models.

I have really been enjoying working in the LCI lab. I get to attend a lot of interesting presentations about artificial intelligence. Hopefully I should be able to go to the upcoming AAAI conference (one of my supervisors is the president of AAAI!).

In other news, I have decided to spend a fifth year here at UBC and get a double major. I will be majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Systems (Cognition and Brain stream). After I graduate I plan on attending graduate school (most likely in the U.S.).

Friday, June 08, 2007

In Celebration of Spork

Excited about my new spork, I decided to compose my first haiku:

Hunger approaches.
Food is prepared. Spork in hand,
eating commences.