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Nov 20, 2023 I’m really excited to be joining the AI Assistants team at Jane Street to work on large language models!
Oct 22, 2023 Read a really interesting paper on image translation via diffusion models this weekend and wrote a more detailed than usual summary for it: Zero-shot Image-to-Image Translation
Sep 9, 2023 Wrote a pretty interesting summary with high-level proof sketches for The Implicit Bias of Gradient Descent on Separable Data
Sep 2, 2023 Wrote a tutorial on setting up the Japanese arcade rhythm game Sound Voltex at home.
Sep 1, 2023 Wrote a post on creating Trackback requests manually for static sites, motivated by my own usage.
Aug 26, 2023 Wrote one of my more interesting paper summaries: Efficiently Modeling Long Sequences with Structured State Spaces
Aug 21, 2023 Started full-time as a Linux Engineer at Jane Street!
Aug 11, 2023 Wrote a pretty interesting and accessible summary for a recent paper: Generative Agents: Interactive Simulacra of Human Behavior
Aug 11, 2023 Migrated all image files from .avif to .webp format, as I was recently informed by a friend that Edge does not yet support .avif 😮‍💨. My apologies if you had issues viewing images in the past!
Aug 1, 2023 Created a new paper summaries tab for keeping track of my academic reading and to also hold myself accountable to read consistently.
Jul 25, 2023 I hosted an AMA session on applying to and studying CS in the US for a HCI ECG event. The slides can be found here.
Jul 14, 2023 I wrote a guided walkthrough of high-dimensional analysis of M-estimators with decomposable regularizers based on this paper by Negahban et al!
Jun 16, 2023 New blog post about the infamous CMU steam tunnels
Jun 14, 2023 I updated an old blog post Against Government Scholarships with some new content and perspectives
Jun 14, 2023 I really enjoyed 15-712 last semester and wrote a course review: CMU 15-712 Advanced Operating Systems and Distributed Systems Course Review!
Jun 7, 2023 A new blog post on Score-Based Diffusion Models, written in collaboration with Owen Wang!
May 12, 2023 I earned my Master of Science in Computer Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University!
Jan 9, 2023 "The Art of LaTeX: Common Mistakes, and Advice for Typesetting Beautiful, Delightful Proofs" made it onto the front page of Hacker News on 01/08/2023!
Jan 5, 2023 I added a new page to curate CMU CS courses that have publicly available lecture videos and course content, available on the CMU Online tab. Hope this will be helpful for many people! Feel free to let me know if there are things that I missed which would be good to add via email.
Jan 4, 2023 I will be a TA for 10-708 Probabilistic Graphical Models this Spring, taught by Andrej Risteski!
Jan 2, 2023 I wrote a new article The Art of LaTeX: Common Mistakes, and Advice for Typesetting Beautiful, Delightful Proofs, which I hope will be useful to many students!
Dec 29, 2022 Happy to share that a new post is up, A Concise Proof of the Central Limit Theorem, and Its Actually Useful Version, the Berry-Esseen Theorem!
Dec 26, 2022 I wrote a new blog post, Reinforcement Learning Policy Optimization: Deriving the Policy Gradient Update.
Dec 19, 2022 I migrated my blog from jasper2 to al-folio as it has better support for non-blog post pages.