CME is A-OK
The thread I wrote at the start of perf season at Google seemed to resonate with lots of people, so I decided to put a slightly extended version of it in blog-post form. What is perf? In brief, “perf” season at Google is when we evaluate our performance over the last few months, in the form of a self-assessment, and our peers provide their assessments on how they perceive our performance.
Tips for Reviewing Research Papers
The NeurIPS 2021 review period is about to begin, and there will likely be lots of complaining about the quality of reviews when they come out (I’m often guilty of this type of complaint). I decided to write a post describing how I approach paper-reviewing, in the help that it can be useful for others (especially those who are new to reviewing) in writing high quality reviews. I’m mostly an RL researcher, so a lot of the tips below are mostly from my experience reading RL papers.
Introduction to reinforcement learning
This post is based on this colab. You can also watch a video where I go through the basics here. Pueden ver un video (en español) donde presento el material aquí. Introduction Reinforcement learning methods are used for sequential decision making in uncertain environments. It is typically framed as an agent (the learner) interacting with an environment which provides the agent with reinforcement (positive or negative), based on the agent’s decisions.
GridWorld playground! I made a website where you can Draw your own GridWorlds Play around with hyperparameters while agent is training Transfer values between agents “Teleport” the agent to help it during learning Hope you find it useful and fun!
Tips for Interviewing at Google
Disclaimer: This post reflects my personal views and not those of my employer. People often ask me: How do I get a job at Google? An essential requirement is passing the interviews; unsurprisingly, this is another common question: How do I pass the Google interviews? While there is no hard and fast rule to pass the Google interviews, I do have some tips and guidelines that have helped others in the past (including myself).
Tips for preparing your resume
Disclaimer: This post reflects my personal views and not those of my employer. In my previous post providing tips for interviewing at Google, I included the sentence “If you don’t know anyone at Google, you’ve already applied and haven’t heard back in a while, feel free to send me a note with your CV and I’ll see if there’s something I can do.” I received a number of requests from people who had applied but never heard back.