Human and Smart Device Interaction: Help Wanted

The topic of human and smart device interaction touches everybody in their everyday life. Why do you like a particular smart device? Why do you choose that particular object? At a first look these questions look really obvious, to the point that they do not really need to be answered. However, “the obvious” is what…

Anaconda: Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

How to Debug in Anaconda and Spyder: Save Time and Energy!

A proper debug in Anaconda (or Spyder) is perhaps one of the most appealing functionality of an Integrated Developing Environment (IDE). In the case you are wondering what is the meaning of debug you can refer to the following: Debug refers to the process of identifying and removing errors from computer hardware or software. Definition…

What Will Happen to Your Thesis After Your Graduation.

Congratulations, Commencement Speech, Farewell

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! You did it! You got your degree (or you are about to) and now you are preparing yourself for the next challenges in your life. With this post, instead of giving you my commencement speech, I will point you to words of others. There are plenty of commencement speech around and the…

taking care of yourself

Simple Rules for taking care of yourself during before and after your thesis

Why I am sharing these simple rules for taking care of yourself during your thesis? Well… in simply: “mens sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase, usually translated as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”. In other words, in sporting and educational contexts this phrase represents an invitation to reflect on the fact…

Tilburg University at Odyssey Hackathon

Tilburg University at Odyssey Hackathon: Team wanted!

Tilburg University will participate at the Odyssey Hackathon! Student associations across various Tilburg University Schools have joined forces to compose a multi-disciplinary team of 5 to 6 students to compete in an amazing Hackathon on April 2-6, 2020. The team will be actively supported and coached by a panel of expert advisors, comprising experienced practitioners…

Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG)

Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG)

SwiNG is the Swiss National Grid Association and the official National Grid Initiative (NGI) of Switzerland. National Grid Initiatives or Infrastructures (NGIs) are organisations set up by individual countries to manage the computing resources they provide to the European e-Infrastructure (EGI). NGIs are EGI’s main stakeholders, together with CERN and EMBL, two European Intergovernmental Research…

The Tiny Instrument Element

The Tiny Instrument Element

Abstract of the Tiny Instrument Element In the past few years, the idea of extending the Grid to cover also the remote access, control, management of instrument devices has been explored in a few initiatives. Existing tools lack in generality and require advanced specialized computer science knowledge, thus making them difficult to be broadly adopted…

Supporting Domain-Specific Programming in Web 2.0: a Case Study of Smart Devices

Abstract of Supporting Domain-Specific Programming in Web 2.0: a Case Study of Smart Devices Web 2.0 communities emerge regularly with the growing need for domain-specific programming over Web APIs. Even though Web mashups provide access to Web APIs, they ignore domain-specific programming needs. On the other hand, developing domain-specific languages (DSLs) is costly and not…

Letters to the younger self

Letters to the younger self

What is “Letters to the younger self ?” It is a collections of “digital messages in a bottle” written by students that successfully graduated. Some are friends and colleagues, have been my students. Hopefully, they followed some of the advises that you are going to find in this blog. Independently of this fact they now…

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