Kanchana Padmanabhan*'s Blog

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What a child wants

November 9, 2012

I was really awed and amazed by the information in this article. It is almost philosophical that the human mind is truly amazing. Even more so when it is not trained to a certain norm. We all learn our first language and become fairly fluent by the time we are ...

Theory is fun!

October 18, 2012

Like Barry said Ph.D. students require only about 7 mandatory courses and I took 10 and this semester and next are pure ly research semesters. However, I have taken some really interesting courses in the past. Two of them that are on top of my list are CSC505 - algorithms ...

Identify the "lock" before the "key" :)

September 27, 2012

As I started thinking about the topic of the blog, I realized that "key" is somewhat a misnomer. What use is a key without knowing the lock??? I guess my first "key" to success is finding the lock :) Analyze and analyze well to identify the correct problem/issue and then ...

How to get other departments involved

September 27, 2012

Hi All, I am sure everyone is excited about their STARS projects this semester. During yesterday's meeting, I realized one way to reach out to more people would be to get people from other departments involved. These are the few ways that I was thinking about. 1) We could ...

New Year's Blog

September 19, 2012

This is my first semester as a STARS member (I volunteered previously) and I am looking forward to contributing to the three projects I have signed up for. From academic perspective, this semester is going to be really busy, working on a research paper now and hope to get it ...