Of Two Minds, One History, and Multiple Addresses

Bitcoin is still a relatively young concept (in economic terms, in technology terms it’s practically a wizened wizard) dating back to 2008. I originally formulated a research question for my adviser’s Research in HCI course at Rutgers University as: “What are the barriers to entry that are stopping widespread adoption of Bitcoin?”. My curiosity is …

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Fellowships!

For the last few months, I’ve been very focused on trying to submit successful fellowship applications. My main targets are ones that are big in computer science & computer engineering: Microsoft Research, Facebook( not done yet), NSF, NDSEG (not done yet), … etc. It has been quite exhausting, to say the least. Writing a fellowship …

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Stray Observations: Media

I’ve been trying to cobble together a few blog posts in my mind about a variety of topics but never seem to find time to develop a full, detailed post about them. So I’ll just throw together some musings in one post and justify an update. 😀 Films/Television/Media I very strongly hold the opinion that …

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Participant Interviews

For a study I’m working on, I needed to recruit 128 participants and meet with them to generate data. While I would describe the overall experience to be a positive one — interacting with people is never a bad thing, really — there are certainly some issues I faced. First of all, the experiment protocol …

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Participant Recruitment

One of the papers I’m writing currently for CHI 2014 requires collecting data from human subjects. Without saying exactly what we are trying to do, I will say that to obtain (a-priori) statistical power requires a participant pool of 128 people with 32 people to a group (so, four groups). We finalized the protocol for …

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TA/GA Grievance Committee

The agreement between the labor union that represents the teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and faculty at Rutgers University stipulates that there needs to be a protocol to follow when teaching assistants and graduate assistants take issue with reappointment procedures. This is outlined in Article XI of the agreement, “TEACHING ASSISTANT/GRADUATE ASSISTANT PERSONNEL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE”. At …

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