Coming Home to the States

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”

Embracing discomforts

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”

Studying at Sanger

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”

Wet lab during a pandemic

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”

Welcome to Michaelmas — The First Week of Classes

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”


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