Welcome to my world! The world you have just entered is a pretty bland one. I work, play, and travel just like any person. I do have some uncommon interests and an occasionally warped perspective. This world has yet to reflect many of my eccentric qualities, however.

My full name is Yoo Chul Chung, and I am not a very talkative person. This is true for both my online and offline lives, which explains why I have not been a big fan of instant messaging or parties. I can’t help it, so if someone dies of boredom while talking to me, please don’t arrest me.

I maintain the blog Stochastic Scribbles, where I write about anything random that catches my fancy.

To Innsbruck, Austria

I'll be heading to Innsbruck, Austria next week for a conference presentation. The city appears to be a well-known skiing region, amongst other things, so it might be a waste not to ski at least once when I'm there. Maybe I'll ski after all the conference sessions are over in the afternoon or evening on the last day I'm there. Or maybe I'll just take a walk through the streets because I'll feel too tired or too cheap to do anything else. The one thing I am sure of is that I'm taking my camera with me.

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I have just graduated from KAIST as a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. As I expect would be typical for graduation ceremonies, today's graduation ceremony at KAIST's newly built sports complex was a crowdy affair.

Becoming a postdoc

I appear to have "officially" have received my Ph.D. as viewed by the school bureaucracy, even though I have yet to receive my diploma on the 26th at my graduation. The only way this manifests is that my keycard has been locked out from the school doors, which can suck when I need to get to school on odd hours. It's just an annoyance that I will have to put up until I completely move my stuff out of the school. Anyway, since I have my doctorate, I also need to be working at someplace new starting in March.

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