We might be the only intelligent life in the universe and, in that case, it’s very important that we solve all our problems and make sure that something intelligent persists.  I think Carl Sagan had some argument of that sort.  If you were sure that there were lots of others, then it wouldn’t seem so important.

— Marvin Minsky
46:47 – 47:17
Lecture 3. Cognitive Architectures
MIT 6.868J The Society of Mind, Fall 2011

   



Name: Yida Xin Email: yxin@bu.edu See my curriculum vitae See my writings    






—  News  —

Patrick Henry Winston (PHW) passed away in the morning of July 19, 2019.

I will miss him dearly and remember him forever, as my mentor and as the man who always knew the right way.






—  Research  —

  • I am advised by Peter Chin and am a member of the LISP (Learning, Intelligence, and Signal Processing) group at CS, BU.
  • I was co-advised by Patrick Henry Winston, before his passing, as a collaborator with the Genesis group at CSAIL, MIT.






—  Teaching  —

  • During Fall of 2017, I was a teaching assistant for CS101 (Intro to Computer Science; Prof. Perry Donham).
  • During Spring of 2018, I was a teaching assistant for CS132 (Geometric Algorithms; Prof. Vahid Azadeh-Ranjbar).
  • During Summer1 of 2018, I was a teaching assistant for CS132 (Geometric Algorithms; Prof. John Magee).
  • During Summer2 of 2018, I was a teaching assistant for CS542 (Machine Learning; Prof. Peter Chin).
  • During Fall of 2018, I was a teaching assistant for CS132 (Geometric Algorithms; Prof. Abbas Attarwala).
  • During Spring of 2019, I was a teaching assistant for CS132 (Geometric Algorithms; Prof. Abbas Attarwala).






—  Courses  —

  • During Fall of 2018, I was a student of CS585 (Image and Video Computing; Prof. Margrit Betke).