Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the Data Science Laboratory of the Université du Québec (TÉLUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Turn your weaknesses into strengths: We all have weaknesses. Maybe you are unemployed. Or maybe you failed at getting a research grant. Maybe you live in a remote or poor area. I think that, within reason, many of your weaknesses can actually play in your favor if you adapt your strategy.
How reliable is science?: I got a lot of heat for this blog post. Basically, I believe that the business of science is unreliable. And I am not alone. The Nobel laureate Harry Krotowrote: “The peer-review system is the most ludicrous system ever devised. It is useless and does not make sense (…)”. I couldn’t agree more as my post The hard truth about research grants makes clear.