I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology.

Congratulations Alona! The department is lucky to have you as a permanent fixture.

En route to Porto via London

Edmonton International Airport → Vancouver International Airport → Gatwick Airport

There's nothing quite like noting the trail of red-scribbles left by your advisor on draft manuscripts are slowly evolving into check marks.

I'm getting better at writing!

What I Did Feb 25th - Mar 3rd

  • Went to one of AMII's meetups to listen to to Johannes talk about laser welding and Meadow.ai talk about medical imaging.
  • Went to Amii's Whisky Wednesday meetup and tried a really cool Japanese whisky.
  • Received one of ten BorealisAI fellowships! 🎆
  • Went to the Sibelius festival and listened to Karelia Suite, Kuolema, Op. 44 No. 2: Scene with Cranes, and Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47.
  • Submitted two abstracts to RLDM 2019.
  • Submitted reviews for ICML2019.
  • Hacked on a twitter-bot which sends positive tweets when female politicians are harassed on twitter.
  • Went to a fraternity formal.
  • Built a twitter syndication tool that takes a blog-post and processes it into a twitter thread.

I'm sitting here hoping that confusion over pronunication of #NeurIPS turns into a wholesome meme where people pronounce it differently everytime they say it.