Chi Xu

Chi Xu

I study:Parallel computing and big data”

Why? “Parallel computing is to simultaneously solve a problem using several computer cores to reduce computational costs and increase efficiency. Also, many existing methods and theorems related to big data may not work anymore. I’m trying to find a renewed version of those approaches.”

Ready for fall: “I believe [remote teaching] could make a great difference in my teaching style and thinking.”

In my (virtual) classroom: “I would like to give more open questions for students to discuss themselves instead of coming to me for an answer, which may help them have more freedom and thinking space to understand the contents from a different angle.”

My moment of zen: “‘Restoring the Light, Facing the Dark’ [by Gareth Coker], which is from the original soundtrack of Ori and the Blind Forest, gave me the power to face difficult situations during this pandemic.”

What I love about Lafayette: “I’m excited to learn more about students’ needs and interests, establish close relationships with them, and do more collaborations and have more engagement. I am also excited to seek any chance to do statistical consulting to collaborate with faculty and students, which could help us improve ourselves.” 

What I like about Easton: “I have been in Easton for around one month, and I really like it since people here are very nice, friendly, and willing to help each other. The town is quiet and comfortable to live in; it’s not too hot in the summer (it’s cooler than Auburn), and I believe it should not be too cold in the winter (warmer than my hometown, Beijing).”

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