PhDerp

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PhDerp last won the day on March 14 2014

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    Los Angeles
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    computer science, linguistics, math, machine learning, language technologies, natural language processing, speech processing, computer vision, languages, puzzles, hacking, coding, social justice, nutrition
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  1. Los Angeles, CA (USC)

    A bunch of us live in west LA, but mostly near Culver City. I know some people in SM, too, but not as many. It might be easier when the Expo Line's Phase II is complete, early next year.
  2. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    I recommend Steven Universe to anyone who needs cute, 12-minute bursts of pick-me-ups right now. It's funny and charming! Edit: Oh, and it's all online for free on Cartoon Network!
  3. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    Eastern Daylight Time, but yeah, Eastern Time! I only point this out because I just learned the difference this past year, after travelling cross-country to my program and learning about Arizona's weirdness. Yes, I'm an adult. XD
  4. I decided my junior year that I wanted to teach college-age students, which requires a graduate degree. Also, I wanted to try research. I didn't know research was something you did in graduate school; I thought it was just a job you got after college! I found out after it was too late to get involved in my undergrad. Since I wanted to get paid for it if at all possible, I shot for PhD programs, not just MS ones.
  5. Fact: west coast is best coast. Decision made. But seriously, my vote is for UW, for reasons all mentioned above.
  6. UMass Amherst

    I was told you can transfer advisors once you're in the PhD program when I asked a professor there last year (that's my alma mater). That being said, I assume it's like my current institution: you can't just make someone take you. But in general, they're concerned with getting the right fit between student and advisor, and will do what it takes to make that happen.
  7. Los Angeles, CA (USC)

    I can't imagine needing separate cars for people, especially if you're going to live so close to campus that you can walk, take the bus, or call a campus cruiser for your commuting needs. I imagine that if I had a car, I'd just use it for groceries and long trips to visit the sights. Are you thinking of selling one of the two cars before moving? Or are you asking about buying a car once you're here? Because waiting to know about your schedules and expected commutes would help you make the decision whether or not to buy a car. If I were to guess, however, I think one car is enough for two people, as long as one of those people can make their commute without one.
  8. Princeton in Asia

    This is my favorite thread.
  9. They shouldn't even have to look at your last semester. I mentioned two courses I would be taking that were relevant to my research in my SOP, but that's not necessary. In fact, I only just remembered to send my final undergraduate transcript to my PhD program this past week!
  10. Drastic new haircut!! So happy <3

  11. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    It's probably encrypted. That happened with mine. My very quick fix was to screenshot the image of the transcript and submit a PDF of that!
  12. Los Angeles, CA (USC)

    I lucked out, found a place, and will start moving in a week. Things escalated quickly~! ;P
  13. I'm waitlisted for a scholarship to GHC! (For all I know, everyone who isn't accepted immediately is waitlisted... But it still sounds nice!) ^^