Theoretical beauty x Practical utility = Impact of your work.
- By Theoretical Beauty, I mean the ability/capacity of “Unification” of any concept/idea. (not proving consistency or rate of convergence).
- Practical utility denotes the generic usefulness of the algorithm (simultaneously applicable for many problems) – Wholesale algorithms. (not just writing R-packages and coding).
- The goal is to ensure that none of the quantities in the LHS of the equation are close to ZERO. Perfect balance is required to maximize the impact (which is an art).