Category Archives: Research

The Job Hunt

Since the start of October, I’ve been in full-on job-hunting mode. Courtesy of Ph.D. Comics, this pretty much sums up how I feel: Something any prospective doctor of philosophy should know: academic and industry hiring processes are very different. Universities are going … Continue reading

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Moving

It sucks. Unless you love books, of course. Quite literally the morning after my successful thesis proposal, The Lady and I started the day-long process of moving our respective items from our respective apartments into our swank new two-bedroom pad. … Continue reading

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Day 46: Ph.D. Candidate

I am officially a candidate for a PhD in the joint CMU-UPitt computational biology program. What a whirlwind. This also concludes my “daily photo” postings. In all honesty, I’ve enjoyed these little blurbs; I think it really has helped keep me … Continue reading

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Day 30: Working on a Sunday

For a few hours today, I was the only person on the entire floor of the building where I work. So of course, I locked myself out by forgetting my keycard. Thankfully, only 15 or so minutes went by before … Continue reading

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Day 19: All work and no play

Blergh. This was an 11-hour day: work from 9am-8pm straight (though I was up at 5:45 and managed a solid workout in the morning). It was one of those days where the code does the ass-kicking. No amount of debugging … Continue reading

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Day 17: Hitting the ground running

No rest for the weary. I got to work early, met with my advisor for two hours, and discussed details for my thesis proposal, a timeline for writing it, and tangential projects and papers we want to work on in … Continue reading

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Day 11: Back to work

I got 9.5 hours of sleep last night. I didn’t feel completely rejuvenated, but I felt a lot better than I had the previous day, well enough to have a solid ladder workout on a gorgeous morning. It’s the final track … Continue reading

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Day 6: Writing a paper

I spent the entire day today writing. Writing, proofreading, editing, and more writing. I printed off the entire online methods section for a paper we’re trying to submit–I’d just rewritten that particular section one day ago–and proceeded to bloody it … Continue reading

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