January 1st, 2021 Jamie Lee Michaelmas term, which officially concluded on December 4th, felt like a sprint to the finish line — most of my courses (which are all taught) such as Probabilistic Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Robotics, had assignments due in the past few weeks. Despite the cumulation of work, many of theContinue reading “Coming Home to the States”
I was supposed to write about a month ago and I am normally the one who makes sure someone posts each week, and I felt like I couldn’t do that when I was behind. So, sorry readers. I was originally supposed to write about the week of Nov 28-Dec 5 and that week was aContinue reading “In the Lockdown Interim”
December 23rd, 2020 Azim Dharani When applying for the Churchill scholarship, I was told to look forward to conducting cool research, exploring Europe, and eating late night kebabs with new friends. While the people and kebabs have been great here, I’ve realized that one of the most rewarding and least talked about aspects of studyingContinue reading “Embracing discomforts”
As a student at the Sanger Institute, a nonprofit research organization that has partnered with Cambridge University to act as the degree granting institution, my experience of Cambridge and the pandemic has probably been somewhat different from my peers’. For one, I take a taxi 8 miles south of Cambridge to the village of HinxtonContinue reading “Studying at Sanger”
November 23, 2020 Sal Pace Starting tomorrow, I will have been in the UK for exactly two months. Despite all the struggles with COVID-19 and numerous hoops to jump through with additional bureaucratic barriers, I am so happy to be here. I research theoretical physics and am at the University of Cambridge doing a physicsContinue reading “Physics Fun and Life in Lockdown”
November 13, 2020 Macy Vollbrecht As Anna alluded to last week, we are in lockdown. For me–one of the few wet-lab researchers of the cohort–this surprisingly means that not much has changed in my day-to-day schedule from pre-lockdown. I work at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), which is a research institute dedicated to plant growth andContinue reading “Wet lab during a pandemic”
November 3, 2020 Anna Biggs As many of you probably heard, on Saturday Boris Johnson announced what amounts to a nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the recent resurgence of coronavirus infections across England. The new measures go into effect on Thursday, November 5 and are expected to last until December 2. The communication I’ve receivedContinue reading “Gratitude and resolve: preparing for lockdown”
I won’t answer just yet but have selected the title of this blog to depict the quirky and inquisitive nature of my first few weeks at Churchill College. The question itself was posed to all quiz-goers of a recent Zoom trivia night held by our graduate student union, the MCR. While the category was particularlyContinue reading “Which came first: Brad Pitt or lasers?”
October 18th, 2020 Jamie Lee This week marked the beginning of my journey as an MPhil in Machine Learning & Machine Intelligence (MLMI) student! This is a primarily taught program, so I am taking courses all throughout Michaelmas term including Introduction to Machine Learning, Speech Recognition, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and more. Initially, I wasContinue reading “Welcome to Michaelmas — The First Week of Classes”
Hi! I’m Jasmine, and I’m doing an MPhil in Engineering this year, focusing on computational neuroscience research. It’s taken me a while to get this blog up — returning to the “real” world is very overwhelming after hermitting away for 6 months. I was nervous about flying over, but I was lucky — my planeContinue reading “Through Quarantine and Beyond!”
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