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Laborjournal 2017-12: Im Kampf gegen Windmühlen
problems of peer review: tedious, rejected papers get published eventually, lottery
peer_review  academia  article  german 
3 days ago by raphman
George Cushen
My research centers around practical, high efficiency machine learning and its applications in computer vision. In particular, I am interested in mobile based visual search, wearable augmented reality, and biometric person identification applications.

On the side I am passionate about general data science problems and API design. I maintain several open source projects for fun.
Research  academia  personal.website 
5 days ago by zeest
Academic Theme for Hugo
The highly flexible website framework for Hugo with an extensible plugin mechanism. Create a beautifully simple site in under 10 minutes 🚀
webdesign  themes  templates  hugo  open.source  cms  academia 
5 days ago by zeest
Implicit bias trainings are used to fight racism, but IAT science is flawed — Quartz
It’s personally convenient to recast subtle forms of prejudice as unconscious bias. That doesn’t make it true.
science  research  racism  psychology  academia 
5 days ago by soobrosa
Facing My Own Extinction - The Chronicle of Higher Education
I feel about literature the way that Alan Bennett did in his 2004 play, The History Boys: "The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours."
academia  literature 
6 days ago by trentgill
Convict Criminology - When Ex-convicts Become Criminologists
Through their own hard-earned insights, prisoners turned academics aim to reform how convicts and criminology are studied.
crime  science  prison  academia 
6 days ago by soobrosa
Unrolled thread from @docfreeride
Things I predict will happen when I name my most significant harasser in my discipline, not necessarily in chronological order:
harassment  academia  society 
6 days ago by evilsofa

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