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Shravan Vasishth
Works at Potsdam
Attends School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield
Lived in new delhi
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Half of Von der Leyen's dissertation was plagiarized, but this wasn't enough reason to take back her PhD title. What does this mean now for German academia? With this precedent, it will be hard to penalize anyone for plagiarism. This is a new low for Germany.

http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/studium/ursula-von-der-leyen-und-wie-wissenschaftler-darauf-reagieren-a-1081657.html

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Ursula von der Leyen darf ihren Doktortitel behalten - und Plagiatsexperten wundern sich. Hat Promovieren in der Medizin überhaupt noch einen Sinn?
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Yes, I understood that this was about integrity rather than about the credentialed knowledge. Living in a country where the MD who had been in the run for the Republican nomination is suspected of outright grift and has just endorsed the fascist who is in the lead, am more than a bit envious that the breach in expected levels of integrity was plagiarism in a document that would not have been written if Von der Leyen's degree had been granted here. 

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It's a pain to design statistics exercises each semester, and because students from previous share old exercises with the new incoming students, it's hard to design simple exercises that students haven't already seen the answ...
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It is actually proving impossible to edit a word document I am working on. The software literally does not allow me to edit the text! Microsoft is a joke, always has been always will be. Bill Gates should give up his entire fortune not just a part of it, and become a monk.
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"In El Capitan, the location /usr is reserved for Apple, and even users with root access are not allowed to write to that location." (stackexchange)
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Probably for security reasons, but yeah it must be pretty annoying when you're not in control of your machine.

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Iaido with Shigeta sensei (85 years old, 8th Dan) in Hiyoshi city.
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I wrote up some guidelines on doing a PhD with me. Suggestions for improvement welcome:

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/doingaphdwithme.html
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Writing in Microsoft Word is a curious experience. The text appears with a disconcerting delay that actually disrupts the writing process. This reminds me of the 1990s when one was logged into a server to read email over a modem, and every keystroke was a painfully slow experience. Type text, wait for it to display on screen, type text, wait. Microsoft Word is like that 1990s experience. MS programmers must have worked hard to achieve this retro feel.
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My Microsoft Word saga continues. This time I tried to add a citation.
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Of course you wouldn't use Word if you weren't forced to do it, but LibreOffice reads and writes Word documents.

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New paper: Out of the cage of shadows. http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.03120
Abstract: Unlike molecules or plots of barley, subjects in psycholinguistic experiments are intelligent beings that depend for their survival on constant adaptation to their environment. This study presents three data sets documenting the presence of adaptive processes in psychological ...
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Understanding underspecification: A comparison of two computational implementations (Logacev et al) accepted in: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Pavel Logačev and Shravan Vasishth.  Understanding underspecification: A comparison of two computational implementations .  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , 2015. Accepted. [  pdf  ] Swets et al. (2008) present evidence that the so-called ambi...
Pavel Logačev and Shravan Vasishth. Understanding underspecification: A comparison of two computational implementations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2015. Accepted. [ pdf ] Swets et al. (2008) present eviden...
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Education
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield
    MSc Statistics, 2012 - present
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield
    graduate certificate in statistics, 2011 - 2012
  • Dept. of Linguistics, Ohio State University
    PhD linguistics, 1997 - 2002
  • Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Ohio State University
    MS computer and information science, 2000 - 2002
  • Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
    PhD student (transferred to OSU), linguistics, 1995 - 1997
  • Dept. of Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    MA, linguistics, 1992 - 1994
  • Center for Japanese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    BA (Hons), japanese, 1986 - 1989
  • Alliance Francaise de Delhi
    french, 1986 - 1989
  • Hans Raj College, University of Delhi
    BA program (dropped out after first year, due to illness), economics, 1983 - 1984
  • St. Columba's School
    Indian School Certificate, 1971 - 1983
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ワシスト シュラワン, 和髭須土 修羅椀
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There are three simple rules to fitting linear mixed models. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are.
Introduction
I'm professor of linguistics at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Before that I was a patent translator in Japan. 

See my home page for more details.
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Survived many attempts by nature to kill me
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professor of linguistics
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linguistics, computing, statistical and computational modeling, Japanese-to-English patent translation
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  • Potsdam
    university professor, 2008 - present
  • Potsdam
    assistant professor, 2004 - 2008
  • Saarbruecken
    postdoc, 2002 - 2004
  • Hara Kenzo Patent Law Firm
    patent translator, 1990 - 1992
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new delhi - osaka (minoo) - nishinomiya - columbus, ohio - saarbruecken - berlin
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