Monthly Archives: September 2017

Phil 9.8.17

7:00 – 4:00 ASRC MKT

Phil 9.6.17

7:30 – 6:00 ASRC IRAD

  • Brief financial panic this morning.
  • Need to figure out what the CHIIR paper is.
    • Running analytics on the LitReview folder
    • Need to clean up the C&C pfds
    • Brought in Sunstein, M&R and Cohen
    • Added Shared neural mechanisms underlying social warmth and physical warmth.
    • Here’s the LMN of the current normalized lit review: LMN_LitReview
    • Got the problem with the null pointer again. Seems to have something to do with a cleaned table. Maybe there is a missing word/paper?
    • Going to give Forces behind food habits and methods of change a skim. From 1943! M&D spend a lot of time on it in C&C.
      • Channel theory seems to be an archaic definition. In the paper, channels are ‘pathways’ that items move along, in this case from the source (store, farm, etc) to table. items move step by step through a channel and items are resisted or assisted by forces that have varying levels of alignment. There are also gatekeepers.
      • In P&RCH, the channels would be the IR system and the UI. Channel forces are different for lists, stories and maps.
      • Food outside and within consideration. Physical availability is not the only factor which determines availability of food to the individual. One of the determining factors is “cultural availability.” There are many edible materials which people never even consider for use because they do not think of them as food for themselves.
    • Grinding along with the paper

Phil 9.5.17

7:00 – 4:00 ASRC IRAD

  • Read some more Understanding Ignorance. He hasn’t talked about it, but it makes me look at game theory in a different way. GT is about making decisions with incomplete information. Ignorance results in decisions made using no or incorrect information. This is a modellable condition, and should result in observable results. Maybe something about output behaviors not mapping (at all? statistically equal to chance or worse?) to input information.
  • Heat maps!!!! 2017-09-05
  • Playing around with the drawing so we’re working off of a white background. Not sure if it’s better?
  • Adding a decay factor so new patterns don’t get overwhelmed by old ones 0.999 seems to be pretty good.
  • Need to export to excel – Done!2017-09-06
  • Advanced Analytic Status meeting.
  • NOAA meeting. Looks like they want VISIBILITY. Need to write up scenarios from spreadsheet generation to complete integration from allocation to contract to deliverable. With dashboards.
  • Latest version of the heatmaps, This produced the excel sheets above (dbTest_09_06_17-07_01_51) Going to leave it like this while I write the paper: 2017-09-06 (1)

Phil 9.4.17

8:00 – 10:30 ASRC IRAD

  • Started Understanding Ignorance. It’s more appropriate than I was expecting.
    • Four decisions shaped the writing of this book. I chose: (1) to attempt a comprehensive study that would examine many facets of ignorance; (2) to integrate perspectives drawn from contemporary studies in many disciplines; (3) to structure the discussion using four spatial metaphors for ignorance—place, boundary, limit, and horizon; and (4) to write a rather nontechnical, occasionally broad-brush text. [Kindle Locations 79-82]
    • Since what I’m working on with the map concept is to place an information horizon so that the ‘ignorance’ as encoded in the user interface is minimized, I’m particularly interested.
    • It also strikes me that ignorance is related to precision and recall. Focused information retrieval can increase ignorance of ‘adjacent’ subjects
  • Short day today, but I wanted to make some progress integrating CellAccumulator into the program so I can start writing the paper(s!) this week.
  • Found a bug that I need to spend more time hunting. I seem to be getting this error for a semi-random value StorageAndRetreival.draw(): CellAccumulator[64] is null! (line 140) when iterating over the raw list. My indexing function may not be exactly right.
    • Oops. It was doing what I told it…
      lt.set(iArray, null);
    • Now it’s working pretty well. I need to make it not accumulate when the sim is paused, etc 2017-09-04

Phil 9.1.17

7:00 – 3:00 ASRC IRAD

  • I think I need to rethink my work strategy. I actually don’t have to get PhD work done before going and doing work work. Does this mean I get to sleep later?
  • Working on adding in drawing of cells
  • I think I’m going to move the drawing of the StoRet cells back into StorageAndRetreival, and make it more like SmartShape.draw(ResizableCanvas rc) – Done
  • Finished initial framing out of StoRet. Next step will be to work out heatmaps as an initial case. That also means that I need StoRet to be able to iterate over agents
  • Wrote up an Accumulator class and got the positions of an agent mapping to the grid. Not enough motivation on a Friday afternoon to tie the pieces together, but the next step will be to have the LabeledTensor initialize with <CellAccumulator>, then build the heatmap. Then it’s probably time to start writing.
  • Renewed my ACM Membership. On the corporate card yet!