Empirical investigation a uvic inspired proposal
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 12

Empirical Investigation: A UVic-inspired Proposal PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 47 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Empirical Investigation: A UVic-inspired Proposal. Mike Godfrey SWAG, University of Waterloo. The initial exploration. Try this: Time yourself walking around the windowed area in this building. Count the number of rabbits you see Calculate: # bunnies / time = MTBB

Download Presentation

Empirical Investigation: A UVic-inspired Proposal

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Empirical investigation a uvic inspired proposal

Empirical Investigation:A UVic-inspired Proposal

Mike Godfrey

SWAG, University of Waterloo


The initial exploration

The initial exploration

  • Try this:

    • Time yourself walking around the windowed area in this building.

    • Count the number of rabbits you see

    • Calculate:

      # bunnies / time =MTBB

      (Mean time between bunnies)


Terminology issues

Terminology issues

  • Need to establish common working vocabulary to avoid confusion

    e.g, What does density mean?


What is the density of rabbits at uvic

What is the density of rabbits at Uvic?

  • Experiment #1:

    • For a given patch of Uvic land

      • Count the bunnies seen

        • Bunnies move quickly, may need to issue each with a RFID (Rabbit Fur Identifier)

        • Tagging may also work [Storey 06 (to appear)]

      • Measure area of patch

      • Perform appropriate math

        • Ask a grad student if unsure


What is the density of rabbits at uvic1

What is the density of rabbits at Uvic?

  • Experiment #2:

    • Grab several bunnies

    • Measure the volume of each

    • Then immerse in water, and weigh the displacement of water

      • The EUREKA project [Archimedes -215]

    • Remove bunnies from water OR YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS REPLICATING THE RESULTS


What is the density of rabbits at uvic2

What is the density of rabbits at Uvic?

  • Experiment #3:

    • Grab several bunnies

    • Given them each an IQ test

    • Compare to average UVic undergrad as a baseline

      • Hire the best as RAs


A new cser project

A new CSER project!

  • Emergent Applications for

    Rabbit-oriented Services

    • aka EARS

  • Sponsor:

    • PETA (People for Empirical Testing of Animals)


Why rabbits are appropriate for cser

Why rabbits are appropriate for CSER

  • Rabbits are good at replication!

  • Rabbits already have a custom protocol for network communication

    • They convert incoming data into small packages for redistribution

      • AKA pellet switching

  • Industry has good experience with rabbit consolidation

    • e.g., Schneider’s meats

  • Rabbits can be converted into soft wear


Is this a good empirical study

Is this a good empirical study?

  • What about the Heisenberg effect?

    • Does the act of observing bunnies interfere with their presence?

      • Perhaps they like being observed.

    • Does the act of observing and counting bunnies interfere with career path of a computer science professor?

      • Perhaps they will be put on medical leave.


Threats to validity

Threats to validity

  • Can we reliably identify a bunny?

    • False positives:


Threats to validity1

Threats to validity

  • False negatives:


Threats to bunnies

Threats to bunnies

  • Hawks

  • Foxes

  • Hungry grad students

    • Perhaps we can explicitly provision for them in the next round of CSER applications if NSERC approves


  • Login