Phil 6.9.17

5:30 – 7:30 Research

  • Finishing up poster. The PNG export is a bit weird. The Excel chart won’t come to the foreground.. Fixed!CI_GP_Poster2

Phil 6.8.17

5:30 – 8:00 Research

  • Kinda done with the first pass. I think it’s more poster like….

BRI 3:30 – 4:30

  • Status update from Aaron

Phil 6.7.17

Research 4:30 – 9:30

  • Continuing along the flocking line of thought, I’m wondering how similar a stampede is to a runaway echo chamber. In both cases, they work best if the ‘shared knowledge’ is simple and clear. In a stampede, the idea is reduced to its simplest base – run! Although there may have been a reason at the beginning, at some point the group runs because it is running. Stopping will get you trampled. The only way to escape a stampede is to peel away from the edges, but that may not b possible due to environmental constraints (e.g. walls). Once started, they are hard to stop and ‘have a mind of their own’.
  • Added to the lit review folder for P&C considered harmful
  • Working on CI 2017 poster, making it more visual. Took a wrong turn incorporating too much new data from the HCIC poster. Cleaning and simplifying.

Phil 6.6.17

Research about one hour

  • Broke apart the assets for the CI 2017 poster V2. What about the relationships from the P&C considered harmful outline? That’s not in the abstract…

phil 6.5.17

Research (2 hours)

  • I am thinking about flocking as a form of group decision making under uncertainty., kind of like the Multi-armed bandit problem parallelized. So in this context:
  • Explore: Assumption of unknown information
  • Flocking: Assumption of incomplete information
  • Exploit: Assumption of complete information

Phil 6.1.17

7:00 – 8:00 Research

  • Converted poster to PDF and test printed. And then noticed some things. And did it again. And then noticed some things. And did it again. And then noticed some things. And did it again. I think I’m done now. Need to send off this evening.

9:00 – 4:00 BRI

  • Sprint planning

Phil 5.31.17

7:00 – 8:00 Research

8:30 – 4:00 BRI

  • The Meaning of Underscores in Python
  • Tried to add research code to timesheet. No luck. Let T know.
  • Tried to access new Jira and Confluence pages, They are visible thought the OpenVPN tunnel. but the login/password does not work
  • Reading the Ketos User guide and annotating. Finished – sending to Aaron
  • TEM meeting at 2:00
  • Meeting with CCRi. Lead dev: Vivek Dhand
    • String matching, BOW, LSI competitors
    • Based on word2vec, combined with a TF-IDF scoring
      Trained on wikipedia
    • Trained on seperate training server?
    • Apps on the training server? Train one classifier for each field
  • Things we did in 2016
    • StanfordNLP+jsoup tool to categorize and tag web pages for statistical analysis
    • Statistical analysis of said pages, include backlink and other meta data analysis
    • Google CSE interface, plus cleaning tools
    • Document centrality analysis tool (JavaFX! Woohoo!) (LSI, TF-IDF, PageRank, adjacency, etc calculations at interactive rates)(outputs for WEKA)
    • Use of above tool to create CSE search terms that improved craw precision by 500% (
    • Tagged hundreds of web pages because someone had to.
    • Proposal writing
    • Group polarization modeling using flocking agent-based simulation
    • Microservices
    • Classifiers in WEKA and the WEKA api
    • Research Browser prototype
    • NMF tool for topic extraction based on UTOPIAN paper

Phil 5.30.17

7:00 – 8:30 Research

  • Really tempted to call the HCIC poster ‘Precision and Recall Considered Harmful’. Maybe the CHIIR paper insted?
  • Got a good deal of work done over the weekend. Here’s my latest abstract: AbstractCover
  • Also made good progress on the poster. Will need to re-run the text for LMN -done: PosterPage
  • Sent both mockups off to Wayne
  • Anatomy of news consumption on Facebook
    • In this paper, we explore the anatomy of the information space on Facebook by characterizing on a global scale the news consumption patterns of 376 million users over a time span of 6 y (January 2010 to December 2015). We find that users tend to focus on a limited set of pages, producing a sharp community structure among news outlets. We also find that the preferences of users and news providers differ. By tracking how Facebook pages “like” each other and examining their geolocation, we find that news providers are more geographically confined than users. We devise a simple model of selective exposure that reproduces the observed connectivity patterns.

9:00 – 4:00 BRI

  • Send T my schedule – done
  • Clustering has been kicked under the bus. Need to respond, but also look for new work? Working on that with Aaron.
  •  I’m getting a ’99’ charge number for research.
  • Helping Aaron put his accounts back together
  • Meeting with Chris Y, T, Aaron and me
    • How do we segment off the Aaron/Phil work
    • Figure out BRC and tell them they’re wrong? How to make this about success?
  • Fixed a bug with CorpusManager where the code broke it the kept percent is 100%

Phil 5.26.17

7:30 – 12:00 Research

12:30 – 4:00 BRC

  • Wrote up stories for upcoming 2-week(!) sprints
  • Long discussion with Bob and Aaron about SOMs

Phil 5.25.17

Sand Spring Bank

Ohio RV

7:00 – 8:00 Research

  • Computer-mediated telepathy using NN to classify FMRI data tagged by human activity at the time (e.g. looking at an image)
    • Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen (wikipedia)
    • opnwatr.ioWhat if you could see what was going on in your brain or body with the detail of a high resolution camera or MRI machine in a simple wearable?  Openwater is creating a device that can enable us to see inside our brains or bodies in great detail.  With this comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and treat disease and well beyond – communicating with thought alone.
    • More work on abstract cover. Pretty much done, though a rewording is in order. Something about fake news rather than Trump v Clinton, I think AbstractCover

8:30 – 5:00 BRC