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By gzt (Tue May 28, 2013 at 07:06:48 PM EST) gzt, wishusi, passing, success (all tags)
I have it in writing: passed the MS exam.

TAing over the summer could get interesting because I have to fill 2 2-hour labs each week with stuff - with very little guidance. I have to come up with it all on my own. Well, okay, I can manage, I guess. But I have to be careful to make this fairly good, because it's like people getting their MS in engineering or genetics or something.

Turns out that, of course, I went to high school with this professor's son. We were the same year, even. I certainly met him, but didn't really know him, though we have a lot of mutual acquaintances. So that makes four faculty in this department that I know of for sure that have kids I went to school with. I suspect a couple others, too.

Research okay so far. Reading about other lossy compression methods, have to learn how wavelets work. It's also been years since I did stuff with Fourier transforms seriously, so I have to review that. Also noticing literature about how lossy image compression impacts feature identification, but not really looking at that yet. Fun note: DjVu has a k-means step. But, yeah, wavelets really look tons better in almost any reasonable comparison when it comes to compression.

Watched Arrested Development over the weekend. Enjoyed it quite a lot, but it took some time to warm up. Dragged at points, but overall it was quite good. The storytelling device sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. I'm sure people will look back on it in a few years and talk about how it was revolutionary.

I think we're visiting Madison this weekend. We were going to visit my parents, but they turned out to be out of town. So, we're going somewhere else instead. I'll let you guys know if we're free at all during it for WisHuSi stuff.

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statistical image processing by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 29, 2013 at 03:28:21 PM EST
as a subset of statistical signal processing. it's really kind of underrepresented, a lot of people talk about signal processing and image processing in general, but not from the statistical perspective, so it looks like my work might, in the long run, be moving over toward there.

but, wow, this is really the epitome of looking at it like a statistician:

ANOVA (!) in statistical image processing.

As long as it improves my dish reception by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed May 29, 2013 at 04:33:34 PM EST
during precipitation.

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(note that I mean *really* statistical) by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed May 29, 2013 at 04:58:01 PM EST
i mean, like, really.

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