Suggestions & HOW TO

Advice on Research

Tips on tuning models

andrew ng deep learning yearning

What to do in an academic conference

Dissertation proposal Tips

Advice on Writing

Advice on Presentation

How to make Posters

How to get administrator's right on your machine


If you are on windows OS, you can get administrator's right by filling out the sudo/admin form, which is available in Baskin Engineering room 310 and which is also available at the following link: . You need Yi to sign the form.


If you are on linux OS, your machine will be removed from normal SOE network if you have an administator's righg. It is not recommended because you won't be able to access many SOE computing resources.

Useful URLs For User Studies


Travel (attending a conference sponsored by UCSC)

By default, we sponsor trips for the first author to present an oral full paper in top tier conferences in IRKM area. Talk with your advisor before you travel to see whether your trip will be reimbused.

Register for insurance before you go

Follow the UCSC rules, otherwise your cost might not be reimbused

How to get reimbursed (food, travel, etc.)


Get signiture from Yi, and submit the signed forms to Gisela Richards, BE-333

For food etc (

For conference travel ( Read the guide here

For other staff ( Direct Pay form


Important: due to the federal funding requirement, you must use an US airline for most of your travel


Try to get a quota from UCLA travel agent before using other agencies