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Daniel Lemire
Works at LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Montreal, Canada
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"I think pushing for that idealistic world to be true is part of making it true. "
 
My take on the book "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley":
http://glinden.blogspot.com/2016/12/book-review-chaos-monkeys.html
I found this a very depressing book to read. Such a different view of working in tech than my own. Still, it's useful to see a wide variety of viewpoints and understand other's goals, especially when you don't share them.
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+Stephen Miller The default is fine, you just need to be aware that sorting an already sorted array is relatively slow. That might be surprising to some.
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They grow live bones out of fat cells and transplant them in actual people. It works. 
Israel's Bonus says lab-grown bones successfully transplanted. Jim Drury reports.
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Infertile women have been offered new hope after scientists found that a common cancer drug triggers the development of new eggs, an outcome which was previously thought to be impossible.
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I’m a nerd, but I can also tear apart a bathroom. Putting it back together is somewhat harder. Work in progress. 
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Maybe I should invite you to my house for a few days...
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Tensorflow has been ported to Windows. I am told that we should expect better performance on Windows for deep learning due to better drivers. Yet I expect that the operating system should make no difference given a decent CPU as the software should be GPU bound. Am I right? Anyone got benchmarks? https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/11/tensorflow-0-12-adds-support-for-windows.html


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+Jan Moren still for deep learning you get a 4x-5x boost with GPU. Transfer speeds are less relevant when you have to do compute-intensive operations such as matrix multiplications.

+Daniel Lemire slowdown due to driver's issues is of course possible. If I remember correction this was the case in some early Tensorflow versions.
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The speaker maker Bose is entering the hearing-aid market http://hearphones.bose.com/ Good.
DON'T MISS A WORD. Directional microphones help you focus on conversations in noisy places. Focus, amplify or reduce real-world sounds to the level you want. Active Noise Reduction improves the listening comfort of conversations and takes the edge off the background noise.
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‪My favorite show right now: Travelers https://youtu.be/ysGHfSnKLUQ‬
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Canada did well on the 2015 PISA. Our education system is up there with Korea, Finland better than France, Australia https://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf
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33% of students have science-related career expectations.
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Don’t assume that safety comes for free: a Swift case study
http://lemire.me/blog/2016/12/06/dont-assume-that-safety-comes-for-free-a-swift-case-study/
Related Posts: Can Swift code call C code without overhead? My thoughts on Swift Swift versus Java : the bitset performance test
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What's the purpose of creating a GitHub profile, improving algorithms, etc... when in the end of the day all they want from you on the interview is to make you solve this DP problem on the board. Nearly nobody would seriously consider your previous projects or discuss them with you. Software industry is screwed up big time.
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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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Computer scientist
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indexing - information retrieval - databases - collaborative filtering
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  • 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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