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Arseny Khakhalin
Works at Bard College
Attended Moscow State University
Lives in Red Hook, NY
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Research / teaching balance
This semester I meant to keep Fridays (one day a week I don't teach) for research exclusively, and resist the urge to catch up with teaching prep work on Fridays. But lo and behold, it took me exactly 3 weeks to relapse. The first week went well: I was writ...
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Advice to computational postdocs: apply to math and CS jobs
If you are a computational neuroscientist, and would like to teach, consider marketing yourself not only to neuro and psych departments, but to math and CS as well. Why? Because I'm looking at our place, and how we totally struggle to get good candidates in...
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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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Thoughts about tenure evaluations
It is the season of pre-tenure and tenure evaluations in my college, and all faculty are encouraged to write "testimonies" for their colleagues who are up to evaluation. These testimonies are supposed to be used for the tenure and reappointment discussions,...
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Best way to create custom visualization pallets
Colorbrewer  is awesome, but quite restrictive. After browsing the web for some time, here's the best too I found, with tools to create very nice-looking, yet usable and informative custom color scales in any aesthetics you want. It's called the "chroma sca...
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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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My works are Creative Commons Attribution, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
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PhD
Education
  • Moscow State University
    Biophysics
  • IHNA RAS
    Neuroscience
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Other names
Арсений Хахалин; Arseniy Hahalin
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Employment
  • Bard College
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
  • Brown University
    Postdoc, 2010 - 2014
  • Procter & Gamble
    2006 - 2010
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Currently
Red Hook, NY
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Providence, RI - Moscow, Russia - Svetlagorsk, Belarus - Mendeleevo, Moscow Region
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