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This is my personal website: "ShadowThink", the literal meaning is "Thinking from the shadow view", "What does shadow think of you?". It's a philosophy point which I agree with to think things out of yourself and shape individuals.

The articles are written in English or Chinese that depends on its potential readers. Basically, all technological and academical stuff is in English so that more people can understand it.

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NeurIPS 2018

Last Tickets of NeurIPS 2018 As the cards shown, tickets of NeurIPS (NIPS) 2018 were sold out while you were in the bathroom. The bloom of paper submissions, conference participants and sponsors indicate that AI is attracting more and more attention from both academic and industry areas. As a fledgling researcher, I definitely wish to participate such grand final of AI in 2018. Fortunately, my paper “Option Discovery from Visual Features in Deep Reinforcement Learning” was accepted by Deep Reinforcement Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2018. In this way, I got the chance to present our work on RL and it...…

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Awesome-like Window Switching

Motivation Differing from Windows and MacOS, Linux is highly customizable for its desktop environment. In the desktop environment, window manager plays a crucial role in controlling the placement and appearance of windows and the interaction when you switch, preview, or hide windows. Unconsciously, these interactions through window manager steal your time especially when you use multiple windows on multiple screens using mouse extensively. Developers prefer to work in this mode. Fortunately, some excellent window managers are developed to alleviate this issue. Awesome is a representative one. However, naively using Awesome on laptop disables my favorite touchpad gestures tool, libinput-gestures. Thus,...…

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ShadowThink Companion to Reinforcement Learning

ShadowThink Companion to Reinforcement Learning

MOOC Notes

MOOC Notes

CS beyond Open Source

CS beyond Open Source