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- behind-the-scenes of doing psycholinguistics research
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Hi everyone! I'm a grad student at Northwestern University, currently using to figure out how we learn sound patterns () of new languages

tips, reading, regrets Show more

abortion rights, Alabama, US politics, donation request Show more

reinforcement learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms; "suicide", "cannibalism", "suffocation" (of artificial agents) Show more

reinforcement learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms; "suicide", "cannibalism", "suffocation" (of artificial agents) Show more

ACL conference ++ Show more

apparently my fonts were just, like, mis-specified this whole time and i had no idea because my default fonts were pretty

now with less Times New Roman!

nimirea.com

git, social science, blog post Show more

used to be really impressed at really long lit reviews that cite like 50 papers. like how can you write multiple articles a *year* like that??

turns out these people have been citing the same 40 papers in every article, and just keeping up with the latest research and incorporating that as they go along

still impressed, but it doesn't seem impossible now :)

keeping yourself safe, cops Show more

RT @MIT_CSAIL@twitter.com
Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.

Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.

(image credit @floragraham@twitter.com)

#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole

Los Angeles, politics, surveillance Show more

animal shelter, asking for donations Show more

@nimirea ones that pushed me to try and apply for things that i thought were way above my class. even the rejections were good practice.

ones who encouraged me to prioritize work that would contribute to my own goals over turning down opportunities in favor of continuing to do their grunt work for them.

@nimirea They were (and still are) encouraging when I needed it, and kicked me in the butt when that was necessary. Also, lots of listening and patience. Something I do my best to emulate when the shoe is on the other foot.

@nimirea My first big mentor made me feel like a peer. That was huge for me, and made me approach my discipline in a totally different way. Sometimes we fail individually, but if you get a sense that you are collectively striving towards some ideal, you can also see how things can be worthwhile.

It also taught me that you have to be intellectually generous and admit your limits.

@nimirea My undergrad mentor was so clear and focused on empowering her students. She supported me in my fights with administration. She told me that burning bridges isn't a bad thing, and that cutting toxicity out is good and you should do it. She also supported me running a clinic during occupy and going to school full time teaching me that you don't have to put any part of your life or yourself on pause

By the way, this was Philip Atiba Goff, who's now doing important work for policing equity and teaching at John Jay: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_

(shoutout to Brianna Goodale, who's working in industry now for a data analytics firm)

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