Bellairs Workshop 2013

I just wanted to write a few words about the workshop at the Bellairs Research Institute. I just returned from sunny Barbados to frigid Chicago, so writing this will help me remember the sunshine and sand:

The beach at Bathsheba on the east coast of Barbados

The beach at Bathsheba on the east coast of Barbados

Mike Rabbat put on a great program this year, and there were lots of talks on a range of topics in machine learning, signal processing, and optimization. The format of the workshop was to have talks with lots of room for questions and discussion. Talks were given out on the balcony where we were staying, and we had to end at about 2:30 because the sunshine would creep into our conference area, baking those of us sitting too far west.

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Bellairs Workshop

I’m at the Bellairs Research Institute for a workshop this week and I’ll blog a bit later about some of the interesting talks here. We give the talks on the balcony of one of the buildings, projected on the wall. Fortunately, we are facing west, which means talks have to end at around 2:30 before people start baking to death. After all that superheated research the only thing to do, really, is cool off in the ocean next door…

The beach at Belairs

The beach at Belairs