In July 2018, Hady traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).  Here, he recounts his experience from the trip.   IJCAI-18 was probably the largest academic conference I ever participated in so far, with 2500 registered attendees.  This was 20% larger than the 2017 conference.  This pronounced growth and […]

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Braving the depths of winter, Hady and Maksim visited Russia in late February to early March, when the temperature stayed below zero throughout.  Parks were seas of white, yet rivers were solid ground.   Plodding wearily on icy sidewalks and snow-banked curbs, as well as zipping cheerily around town on Yandex Taxi, we visited a […]

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