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Arseny Khakhalin
Works at Bard College
Attended Moscow State University
Lives in Red Hook, NY
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The Slow Professor (book review)
" The Slow Professor " by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber is a manifesto-like book about some important problems in modern academia. It was published a few weeks ago (I actually pre-ordered it), and if you have anything to do with academia, I do totally reco...
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On endorsing grad school to students
It's exam time, and seniors are about to leave the college. By now most of them have some firm plans for next year: some have secured a job (usually as a research  assistant or technician in some lab), some will do a post-bac to finish their pre-med curricu...
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Tenure evaluations are awkward
Tenure as an institution is good (for several different reasons), and even the process of obtaining a tenure is good. But it is also weird, because you are judged by your friends and colleagues. I mean, it's obviously the best thing that can happen. It's de...
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Neural network writing (classical) music. Great sound examples, and a great and very readable primer on how it actually works.

http://www.hexahedria.com/2015/08/03/composing-music-with-recurrent-neural-networks/
It’s hard not to be blown away by the surprising power of neural networks these days. With enough training, so called “deep neural networks”, with many nodes and hidden layers, ca…
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Yesterday I got the most weird compliment in my entire life (so far). A nurse, who was about to draw some blood for a test, looked at my arm and said in an almost sultry voice: "Mmm, you are so nicely hydrated!"
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Teaching scientific critique
A very nice text on teaching how to critique scientific literature: http://bayesfactor.blogspot.de/2016/04/how-to-train-undergraduate.html Main idea of the text: too many teaching assignments we use essentially encourage students to "bullshit"; to generate ...
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On endorsing grad school to students
It's exam time, and seniors are about to leave the college. By now most of them have some firm plans for next year: some have secured a job (usually as a research  assistant or technician in some lab), some will do a post-bac to finish their pre-med curricu...
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Does citation network topology change over time?
A book I am reading makes in passing, and without a reference, a broad sweeping claim that "Internet is killing good research habits". It claims that in the olde times people would go to the library and actually read , while these days they just google, fin...
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Scarcity mindset
Here's a review of a new book called "If you're so smart, why aren't you happy?", by Raj Raghunathan, in the form of an interview with the author: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/why-so-many-smart-people-arent-happy/479832/ If the review...
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Tay bot
The most interesting thing about the Tay bot (the chat-bot started by Microsoft, which was promptly seduced by trolls and trained to be a Nazi), or at least the aspect of this story that I find most interesting and troubling, is how people immediately start...
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"Do no Harm" by Henry Marsh
Over last few years I read a dozen books about doctors and hospitals; mostly neurology and psychiatry, with some other specialties thrown in. And for some time these books fit rather neatly into two distinct categories: "inspirational" books (like "Hot Ligh...
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  • Bard College
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
  • Brown University
    Postdoc, 2010 - 2014
  • Procter & Gamble
    2006 - 2010
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Red Hook, NY
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Providence, RI - Moscow, Russia - Svetlagorsk, Belarus - Mendeleevo, Moscow Region
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My works are Creative Commons Attribution, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
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  • Moscow State University
    Biophysics
  • IHNA RAS
    Neuroscience
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Арсений Хахалин; Arseniy Hahalin
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