eyeoftomoe (eyeoftomoe) wrote,

Ok, this is getting silly.

I know, even *I* am getting tired of hearing about my grad school application status. But this bears special mention, and an LJ-cut for those of you who are as sick of this as I am. I just got off the phone with Jay McClelland, possibly the one neural network researcher of equal or greater stature than Jeff Elman, and it turns out that the reason he's not taking students at Carnegie Mellon is that he's moving to Stanford, there to start a computational modeling program in their (otherwise psycholinguistics-heavy) Psychology department. The punchline, as I should have guessed but didn't, is that he wants me to follow him there: turn in a late application to Stanford, visit for their interviews (which is that *same* stupid weekend of the 24th), the whole deal. I thought I was done with this application garbage, but this opportunity is sufficiently awesome that even the chance that I might want to accept is worth all the extra effort.

Naturally, he calls me in the middle of my thesis draft work. And now I have trouble concentrating, for a number of reasons, not all of which are excitement and star-struck celebrity worship. Well, at least I didn't explode while I was actually on the phone with him, and I certainly haven't committed to attending Stanford. We'll see what comes of all this, anyway.
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