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Attended Brown University
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Anyone trying to submit a Google Faculty Award proposal?  Did you succeed?  I get to the end of the process and a "unexpected error" from the server.  No help email, no way to figure out what's going wrong.  Sigh.
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Glass + PR2 + Person with Quadriplegia = Awesome
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In DC for an NSF PI meeting, and they shut down the government.  Oh well, maybe I can go and do the tourist thing tomorrow and see some monuments.

Oh, wait.....
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What a bummer, sorry to hear that. This seems apropos: http://usgovernment.statuspage.io/
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Why can't people speak plainly?  Just got this from a University administrator, referring to a previous email with a broken link: "Please forgive the provision of dysfunctional links.  These should provide resolution."
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Reply with George Orwell's response: http://wikilivres.ca/wiki/Politics_and_the_English_Language
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#nowihaveglass  I suppose that I'll have to do something cool with it
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[is anyone except me old enough to get ctrl-H jokes these days?]
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Ian (3.5 years): School is a safety zone, right?
Teacher: Yes
Ian: So, if there's zombies running around trying to eat faces I should go there."
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Caveat being only if it's an elementary school. If it's a highschool, that means there are teenagers, which are to be actively avoided in any horror-movie situation, seeing as they are lodestones for unfortunate endings.
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I woke up on Friday as a Mechanical Engineer.  I feel like a character in a Kafka novel.
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+Sally Goldman Yes, but now, instead of just their computer crashing because of my bad advice, it'll be their car or bike.
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Just heard one of the best This American Life's in a long while this weekend.
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The retraction show is, itself, also good, but... yes, it's very regrettable.
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Just watched some old British children's TV with the kids.  Captain Pugwash, The Magic Roundabout, and the Clangers.  Classic.  Isabella's review of The Clangers: "That was weird."
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Took Glass home from some pretty cliched snaps with the kids. Pleasantly surprised to see how well the voice recognition worked with the kids voices. Mostly.  #ifdadhadglass
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A ruggedized "Fisher Price" version would be great - Abby and Caroline were out catching lizards and cane toads on vacation and having the "kid's eye view" of those sorts of shenanigans would be awesome.
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At Google today for lunch with +Sally Goldman.  Anyone else around?
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And I just realized this is from yesterday. Oops.
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#ifihadglass I'd use it to let people with quadriplegia and other severe motor disabilities use my PR2 robot as a body surrogate.
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Hi Bill, thanks for applying! We’d like to invite you to join our #glassexplorers program. We’ll be sending you a private message with more details in the coming weeks -- keep an eye on our stream at Project Glass.
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Two, count them, two NSF Large NRI proposals submitted today. Had an odd experience of trying to check up on the title of a collaborator for some of the endless supporting documents, only to find his site is blacked out by the SOPA protest.
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We'll leave that ambiguity in place. ;-)

Good luck with NSF! I'd love to hear what you're up to now.
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Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
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  • Oregon State University
    Associate Professor, 2012 - present
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Associate Professor, 2009 - 2012
  • Willow Garage, Inc
    Visiting Research Scientist, 2010 - 2011
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2009
  • Universidade de Coimbra
    Visiting Research Scientist, 1994 - 1994
  • Trinity College
    Visiting Research Scientist, 1994 - 1994
  • University of Dundee
    Research Associate, 1991 - 1992
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St. Louis, MO - San Jose, CA - Brechin, Scotland - Dundee, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland - Dublin, Ireland - Coimbra, Portugal - Providence, RI
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  • Brown University
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 1994 - 2002
  • Brown University
    Sc.M. Computer Science, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Edinburgh
    M.Sc. Intelligent Robotics, 1991 - 1992
  • University of Dundee
    B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science, 1987 - 1991
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