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Daniel Lemire
Works at LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
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A gene that is not normally expressed in adults could prevent cardiovascular diseases if activated http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-gene-heart-strokeand-block-effects.html
A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The discovery opens a new avenue for battling those deadly conditions, and it raises the tantalizing prospect that doctors could use the gene to prevent or delay at least some of the effects of aging.
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How does the Oct.4 findings effect electrolyte stability?
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Apparently, there are 1 million VR users out there already. Whatever this means. c.c. +Greg Linden

http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-tops-1-million-monthly-active-users/
Oculus today announced a major milestone for Gear VR, the company’s mobile VR headset made in collaboration with Samsung. Gear VR launched
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Go over to +Joerg Fliege's post on Watson being used instead of a teaching assistant.
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The Atom editor might wipe out your current buffer and erase your work if another system deletes the file on disk…

https://github.com/atom/tabs/issues/306#issuecomment-217671393
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Achievement unlocked: fixed a 3-way switch leaving lights off if either switch was at the (virtual) off position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz9KKvoS6p0
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I have to re-figure those out every time I work on them.
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Google is betting on virtual reality

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11683536/google-daydream-virtual-reality-announced-android-n-io-2016

Who would bet against VR taking off in the next couple of years? Not me.

c.c. +Greg Linden
Following months of speculation, Google is diving deeper into virtual reality. Today at its I/O keynote, the company announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of Android N. Google says that...
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Sounds great until, like always, Google sees a shiny object across the room and completely loses interest, fires or redeploys the entire development team, and leaves all of this half done and wanders away like a three year old in a toy store. Just one I would like to see them actually finish something. This will not be it, way too much discipline involved.
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“an increase in wealth brings happiness only if others aren’t experiencing the same boon” http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/05/envy-30000-feet
A new study finds that those in the cheap seats are more likely to be unruly if the plane also contains a first-class section
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Achievement unlocked: Played through “Last of us” for PS3 and PS4. Game just as great (even better) second time. http://www.amazon.com/Last-Us-Remastered-PlayStation-4/dp/B00JK00S0S
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CS professor create a teaching assistant based on IBM Watson and fools students (pass Turing test) http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, a computer-science professor fooled his students with ‘Jill Watson’; “Yep!”
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Professors intentionally slow down science to make themselves look better
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Computer scientist
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indexing - information retrieval - databases - collaborative filtering
Employment
  • LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
    Professor, 2004 - present
    Promoted to full professor in 2009. Funded by NSERC Discovery grants (2003-2007, 2007- 2012, 2012-2017) in computer science. Program committee member at major conferences (ACM CIKM, ACM WSDM, ACM RecSys).
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer, 2002 - 2004
    Founded and lead the e-Health research group. Designed the Slope One algorithm.
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Introduction
I have always been intensely curious and I am always scouting for new knowledge. I love to program and publish open source software.

I have had many jobs: researcher in a government laboratory, University professor, entrepreneur and consultant. 

I spent too much time on my formal education. It got me a Ph.D. and even a post-doctoral fellowship. But I consider myself to be an autodidact.

I have two great kids and a beautiful wife. I live somewhere near Montreal in a small house I love.

My home online is at http://lemire.me
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I drink my weight in coffee every day.
Education
  • University of Toronto
    B.Sc. (Mathematics), 1989 - 1994
    Graduated with very high distinction.
  • University of Toronto
    M.Sc. (Mathematics), 1994 - 1995
  • École Polytechnique and University of Montreal
    Ph.D. (Engineering Mathematics), 1995 - 1998
    Graduated in 2.5 years.
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