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Stephen Hsu
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
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Harvard Office of Institutional Research models: explicit racial penalty required to reproduce actual admit rates for Asian-Americans
This is my third post discussing the Students For Fair Admissions lawsuit against Harvard over discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Earlier posts here and here discussed, among other things, the tendency of the Admissions Office to assign low p...
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Harvard Office of Institutional Research on Discrimination Against Asian-American Applicants
Harvard's Office of Institutional Research (OIR) produced a series of internal reports on discrimination against Asian-American applicants, beginning in 2013. I believe this was in response to Ron Unz's late 2012 article The Myth of American Meritocracy . T...
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Harvard discrimination lawsuit: data shows penalization of Asian-Americans on subjective personality evaluation
On Friday Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard over discrimination against Asian-American applicants, released a large set of documents related to the case, including statistical analysis of records of more than 160,000 applicant...
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Big Ed on Classical and Quantum Information Theory
I'll have to carve out some time this summer to look at these :-) When I visited IAS earlier in the year, Witten was sorting out Lieb's (nontrivial) proof of strong subadditivity . See also Big Ed . A Mini-Introduction To Information Theory https://arxiv.or...
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The Life of this World
From this 2011 post : I've been a fan of the writer James Salter (see also here ) since discovering his masterpiece A Sport and a Pastime . Salter evokes Americans in France as no one since Hemingway in A Moveable Feast. The title comes from the Koran: Reme...
The Life of this World
The Life of this World
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The Rise of AI (Bloomberg Hello World documentary)
Great profile of Geoff Hinton, but covers many other topics. Note to readers: I'll be at the 35th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2018) in Stockholm, Sweden (July 10-15, 2018), giving a talk at the Reproducibility in ML Workshop . Let me ...
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Deep Learning as a branch of Statistical Physics
Via Jess Riedel , an excellent talk by Naftali Tishby given recently at the Perimeter Institute. The first 15 minutes is a very nice summary of this history of neural nets, with an emphasis on the connection to statistical physics. In the large network (i.e...
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Vinyl Sounds
Vinyl + Vacuum Tubes ... Still unsurpassed for richness of sound. When I lived in New Haven in the 90s I used to take the train in on weekends to visit old friends from physics and mathematics, most of whom worked in finance. One Sunday morning in the sprin...
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Vinyl Sounds
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Off Grid Tiny Homes
This is the kind of thing I fantasize about doing after I retire :-)
Off Grid Tiny Homes
Off Grid Tiny Homes
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Too Many Asian Americans: Affirmative Discrimination in Elite College Admissions
An updated analysis of discrimination against Asian-American applicants at elite universities. Figures below are from the paper. See also The Content of their Character: Ed Blum and Jian Li . Too Many Asian Americans: Affirmative Discrimination in Elite Col...
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