Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Day 29

  In the morning, we had our practice presentation. Out of my expectation, my timing was actually pretty well.
  Right after I presented in the morning, I presented again to Dr. Pelz, and he had some small changes for me.
  I still need to practice more!

Day 28

  We're going to have a practice presentation tomorrow.
   In the morning, I practiced presenting to Jo right before Dr. Pelz came in. So I practiced again to Dr. Pelz. They had many good feedbacks like the number of texts and the pictures.
   Then I edited the power point. In the afternoon, I presented again to Ayush at 3pm right before Dr. Pelz came in again. So I presented again to Dr. Pelz and got a lot of feedbacks as well.
   In the evening, I presented to my mom and Ronny.

   Five presentations a day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Day 27

  Last full week of work.
  I prepared my presentation today. I'm going to see the presentation with Dr. Pelz on Monday and have the practice presentation on Tuesday.
  I'm adding notes to my presentation so I won't forget what information to talk about.
  I started to read some machine learning materials  They seem to be really hard.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Day 26

  Today I finished making my presentation. Iyus helped me with formatting.
  In the afternoon, we had our group meetings. Titus and Aditi did their practice presentations and they sounded really good.
  Still, I'm testing the method on a series of images. The current results don't seem to be satisfying mainly because of the unsettled thresholds.
  I think I'll finish it by the end of the internship!


  I ran a sequence of images today and it worked out well. I'm still working on my presentations. I included some images in my presentation.
  Although Dr. Pelz is not here this week, he sent me the things I can do. I'll test on different sequences of images and see if the results will be the same.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Day 24

  I was the only one working in my lab today.
  In the morning, I started revising my code again. I updated the algorithm according to Dr. Pelz and Mr. Blacksberg's suggestion.
  However, because of the float data Python gives me, I have to wait for fifteen minutes to see the result. In the afternoon, I spent much time debugging the code.
  I was a little disappointed about the result. I'm trying to revise some of the former code so it will work hopefully before presentations.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Day 23

  Today I met with Mr. Blacksberg. He is such a nice man and he's humorous too.
   I presented to him the things I've done, and he gave me some suggestions on future works. He also told me about his life including his educations and jobs.
  I was kind of nervous when I was presenting, which means I need to practice more in the future.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


  Today is the undergrad symposium. I invited Zihao and we went to the posters and presentations together.
  In the morning, we visited the poster session. There're many different kinds of ideas including the new designs of laptops and soda machines.
  The lunch was really good, and we enjoyed a lot.
   In the afternoon, we went to the mathematical modeling presentations and more posters including Turing machines.
  After that, we took pictures with the whole eye tracking lab and said goodbye to Jeremy.
  It sure was a nice day!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Day 21

  Today is the last day for REU student. I feel a little sad because Jemery is leaving after his presentation tomorrow. This reminds me that my remaining time is not much.
  In the noon, I went to help Mingming move the simulator. It was not heavy but it took us an hour to move it. In the afternoon, we had lab meetings. Jo and Jeremy presented during the meeting. The presentations were impressive and incredible.
  Tomorrow is the undergraduate students' symposium and hoping I'll enjoy!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Day 20

  It was a nice day!
  I sent Dr. Pelz the code explanation in the morning. He edited it and sent me back with comments and suggestions.
  It was a pity that I did not get a pizza for lunch.
  In the afternoon, I revised the code explanation. Dr. Pelz showed me a digital camera and how to use it. I have to admit that it's more complicated than I thought.
  I'm excited with my project because I can see hope everyday. I'm going to test the code on different images and see how it works!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day 19

 It seems that Zihao is the only friend we invited today. Ronny and I showed him different labs and the projects we were working on after morning session. He left after about an hour.
 Today I finished writing the brief explanation about the code and Dr. Pelz read it through. After that, I read some papers about simple machine learning staff.
  In the afternoon, I started to compare the images, and I found that the parameters can be set in a better way. After that, I tried to change some parameters in the functions. I first used a tracker bar. However, the difference was too small for me to see. So I zoomed a small region and compared the difference only at that small region, and it worked pretty well.

Day 29

  In the morning, we had our practice presentation. Out of my expectation, my timing was actually pretty well.   Right after I presented in...