# Phil 4.5.18

7:00 – 5:00 ASRC MKT

• More car stampedes: On one of L.A.’s steepest streets, an app-driven frenzy of spinouts, confusion and crashes
• Working on the first draft of the paper. I think(?) I’m reasonably happy with it.
• Trying to determine the submission guidelines. Are IEEE paper anonymized? If they are, here’s the post on how to do it and my implementation:
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{soul}

\sethlcolor{black}
\makeatletter
\newif\if@blind
\@blindfalse %use \@blindtrue to anonymize, \@blindfalse on final version
\if@blind \sethlcolor{black}\else
\let\hl\relax
\fi

\begin{document}
this text is \hl{redacted}
\end{document}


• So this clever solution doesn’t work, because you can select under the highlight. This is my much simpler solution:
%\newcommand*{\ANON}{}
\ifdefined\ANON
\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Anonymous Author(s)}
\IEEEauthorblockA{\textit{this line kept for formatting} \\
\textit{this line kept for formatting}\\
this line kept for formatting \\
this line kept for formatting}
}
\else
\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Philip Feldman}
\IEEEauthorblockA{\textit{ASRC Federal} \\
Columbia, USA \\
philip.feldman@asrcfederal.com}
}
\fi
• Submitting to Arxive
• Boy, this hit home: The Swamp of Sadness
• Even with Arteyu pulling on his bridle, Artex still had to start walking and keep walking to survive, and so do you. You have to pull yourself out of the swamp. This sucks, because it’s difficult, slow, hand-over-hand, gritty, horrible work, and you will end up very muddy. But I think the muddier the swamp, the better the learning really. I suspect the best kinds of teachers have themselves walked through very horrible swamps.
• You have found the cui2vec explorer. This website will let you interact with embeddings for over 108,000 medical concepts. These embeddings were created using insurance claims for 60 million americans, 1.7 million full-text PubMed articles, and clinical notes from 20 million patients at Stanford. More information about the methods used to create these embeddings can be found in our preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01486
• Going to James Foulds’ lecture on Mixed Membership Word Embeddings for Computational Social Science. Send email for meeting! Such JuryRoom! Done!
• Kickoff meeting for the DHS proposal. We have until the 20th to write everything. Sheesh