On a beautiful Tuesday morning, we talked with Professor John Duchi over coffee. We had a high number of applicants, and I skipped my Philosophy of Neuroscience class to be there. This chat did not disappoint! We talked about optimal experiment design, Professor Duchi's experience as an undergrad at Stanford, classes at Stanford, and his view on deep learning. We were particularly inspired by his observation that in research, hard work is much more important than innate intelligence.
Written by Allen Nie