Udacity Data Science Classes

Udacity is a great MOOC platform and one that I’ve been using for a while. A big plus for Udacity is that I can work through the courses at my own pace. I don’t have to adhere to a weekly schedule like some other MOOCs. The material is always available (not only for the duration […]

UCLA CS Grad Course Offering Is Broken

The department accepted around twice as many graduate students this year while maintaining the same faculty size and similar course offerings. It was already bad enough trying to get into classes last year. For fall, I’m enrolled in a class with a classroom capacity of a tad over 30. More than 60 people showed up […]

Survived Eggert

Every school and major has that 1 famous/infamous professor. Dr. Eggert falls into that category. Student either love him or hate him for the same reasons. I fall into the former camp. His heavy course loads can consume up to twenty hours a week. The amount of assigned readings in some courses are comparable to […]

Data Case Study on Arcadia, CA

About 2 years ago, an older house in the neighborhood sold for about $1 million. Within a span of a year, the old house was torn down and a new one was built. It went on to sell for around $4 million. The same thing happened just up the street. Similar layout and selling price. […]

Feeling Defeated

Every time I hear someone get an internship offer, I can’t help but feel a little defeated. I’ve been applying but none have materialized. I came close with a start up. They were drafting an offer and we discussed logistics. I was ecstatic but they ended up retracting their decision. They hired a few full […]

HSSEAS 2011 Commencement

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science 2011 commencement took place on the morning of Saturday, June 12, 2011 at Drake Stadium. The weather was cloudy. There was a slight drizzle at times, but fortunately, not strong enough to wet clothing. I much prefer this over the scorching sun that we have come […]

Winter '11 Quarter

An academic recap of my Winter ’11 quarter: Stats 105 – Statistics for Engineers – Professor Xu The course started off relatively slow and covered the basics of statistics, which I have learned on multiple occasions in high school and in college. The main focus was on hypothesis testing and being able to differentiate and […]

Winter ’11 Quarter

An academic recap of my Winter ’11 quarter: Stats 105 – Statistics for Engineers – Professor Xu The course started off relatively slow and covered the basics of statistics, which I have learned on multiple occasions in high school and in college. The main focus was on hypothesis testing and being able to differentiate and […]

Guest Lecturer, Mr. Terry Murphy

This past Tuesday in my Engineering 112 (Entrepreneurship for Engineers) class, we had a guest lecturer, Mr. Terry Murphy. Following suit of the class theme, Mr. Murphy came to give us a presentation on his career. His presentation was rather dry but I thought his content and career was interesting. In summary, he began his […]

Full Circle [Linguistics 1 to EE 114]

This quarter, I am taking EE 114, a speech and image processing class, with Professor Villasenor. This is my second time taking a course with Professor Villasenor. The classroom is held outside of South Campus and is in the Public Affairs building. It has been a while since I had to wander to North Campus […]