My opening statement at the ICML 2022 Debate

i was honoured to participate in the ICML Debate 2022 on the topic of <Progress towards achieving AI will be mostly driven by engineering not science>. the debate was in the British Parliamentary Style which i was not familiar with at all but found interesting. i was assigned to the opposition party and was designated as the “leader”, which meant i had to open the debate from the opposition side following the opening from the proposition. the proposition party consisted of Sella Nevo, Maya R. Gupta and François Charton. Been Kim was unfortunately unable to participate, although she would’ve been

[TMLR] how to check the difference between revisions

Together with Openreview, TMLR strives to provide as much useful information as possible to reviewers and action editors in order to improve the quality of reviewing and publication. As part of this effort, we provide a way for reviewers as well as action editors to easily compare revisions of their assigned submission throughout the process of reviewing. Here, we give you a brief instruction on how to do so. First, go to your assigned submission. Here, I’m using an already-accepted paper at TMLR. On the submission page, you will see “Show Revisions” button below the title: If you click “Show

[TMLR] how to set your availability as a reviewer/action editor

although this is already documented on TMLR’s homepage ( and is quite visible from the Openreview’s reviewer/action editor console, i’m writing this short post as one of the Editors-in-Chief of TMLR to encourage reviewers and action editors to set and keep their availability up-to-date on Openreview. when you go to, you see “TMLR” as one of the active venues, as shown in the screenshot below. if not, you can go directly to the TMLR page by going to when you log in to Openreview at TMLR, you will see a link to your own console. if you’re a

Reading others’ reviews

it’s typically not a part of any formal training of PhD students to learn how to write a review. certainly there are materials online that aim to address this issue by providing various tips & tricks of writing a review, such as Reviewing Advice – ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (, but it’s not easy to learn to write something off of a bullet-point list of what should be written. it’s thus often left for student authors to learn to review by reading the reviews of their own papers. this learning-to-review-by-reading-one’s-own-reviews strategy has some downsides. a major one is that people are often


이제서야 (외)할머니 산소에 들렀습니다. 작년 (2021) 어느날 그냥 문득 어머니께 전화을 드리고 싶어서 영상전화를 드렸는데 황급히 걸어가시면서 조금 있다가 전화하겠다며 끊으셨습니다. 글쎄요. 조금 싸한 느낌이 들었는데 곧 어머니께서 다시 전화를 걸으셨고 병원 1층에서 휠체어를 타고 입원하시는 할머니와 아주 짧은 통화를 했습니다. 어째 마음이 무거워서 오히려 통화를 제대로 못 했는데, 그 통화가 할머니와의 마지막 통화였네요. 언제나 호탕하시고 유쾌하셨던 할머니께서는 한결 같이 저와 통화를 하시면 꼭 두 가지 얘기를 하셨습니다. 하나는 제가 어릴 때 어찌나 서럽게 쉬지 않고 밤낮으로 울었다는 것이었습니다. 저야 애기 때니 기억은 안 나지만 얼마나 울어댔길래 다른 최근 기억은 세월에 잊혀지면서도 이 이야기는 안 잊혀졌던 것 일까요. 이제 할아버지