Eugenie Y. Lai


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2021.04 Joining the Data Systems Group (DSG) at MIT EECS CSAIL as a PhD student in Fall '21.

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Exploring my interests is a never-ending process.

Another Annotated Example: CS PhD Statement of Purpose

Date: 2021-04-22
This post is inspired by the Statement of Objective examples provided by the MIT EECS Communication Lab. Some programs (e.g., Berkeley EECS) require a Statement of Purpose (SoP) and a Personal Statement (PS). In this post, we will dissect and annotate my SoP submitted to MIT EECS, which is a hybrid of both, in my case.

What I Learned at SIGMOD 2020

Date: 2020-06-20
Here I talk about how my experience at SIGMOD 2020 shaped my view on my research interests, grad studies, and how I interact with people.

Learning Reflection: After My First Grad Course as an Undergrad

Date: 2020-04-29
This course is life-changing, but only a small portion of my learnings is included in this reflection. I will start with how this learning experience helps me make my career decisions. Then I will reflect on my personal growth over the term and finish off with things I need to work on.

Data-Driven City Planning: We Made a Visualizer for Surrey’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

Date: 2019-10-29
Last summer, I developed this visualization tool as a part of UBC Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. This experience openned my eyes on the influential role of data in city planning and sustainability.

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