Monday, May 28, 2007

I am ... in Beijing

My blog readers (all two of them!) have been asking me to post something, please! I am currently in Beijing working frantically collaborating on research with my colleague Ben. He is currently a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

We are working on an encoding for the interactions of decisions.

I'll just post quickly, because I need to get back to work. The first day I arrived, I immediately noticed a difference from Shanghai. First of all, the taxi drivers drive in a reasonable way. It's still a little hectic, compared to driving in the US, however, nothing like the haphazard suicidal driving habits of the Shanghainese! The other thing I noticed is that it's much dryer here. It's been over 90 degrees F, but it's bearable because the humity is low.

I am staying with Ben in the Northwest part of the city. We are a 15 minute walk from the University. There are many foreign students living around here because many Chinese language schools are nearby. I have found this area welcoming and livable. more on why i think this in some other post....

pictures soon...

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