Joining a New Lab
As part of my transition to a new lab, I have finally started working with them on a project. I still officially belong to the Data Mining Lab (at least through the rest of the summer), but it is exciting to start getting involved with the new lab. As a result, I have two desks in two different offices (about a 30-second walk from each other). I work mornings at one desk and afternoons at the other.
The lab I'm joining is called GroupLens. They do excellent research in the areas of recommender systems, online communities and local geographic information systems. They are the owners of MovieLens, a movie recommendation site where a lot of their research on recommender systems goes on. It is an excellent research group with excellent advisors. I will be working with them on a wiki-related project. I will probably talk about that project more in the future (I think I'll be working there for a long while).
I'll be taking a small vacation this weekend to visit Mt Rushmore with my sisters, who are visiting from Puerto Rico, so no more updates until early next week. Some interesting content is coming up some time next week, so stay tuned!