Friday, March 29, 2013

Online Question Asking

 I do information retrieval research, which means that I try to figure out how people use search engines, and use what I learn from that to build better search algorithms. My goal is to take the short, one or two word query that you enter into a search box and use it to identify a few relevant results from among the billions of documents that make up the web. Something happened a few years ago, however, to change the way that I think about search.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Walking in Place

After coveting a treadmill desk for months, I finally set one up for myself at the office. In fact, I'm walking (quite slowly) right now as I type.