On Scientific Writing: Classic, Postmodern, and Self-Conscious Style

Let’s talk about scientific writing. The need to master this skill in a thesis or a scientific paper is pretty much self-explanatory. Mastering writing is mastering an effective technique for communicating what you would like to share with your supervisor(s), all the people involved in your thesis, and fellow members of the scientific community. In…

Introduction to Computer Networks and How Internet Works

In this article I would like to provide a (small) introduction to computer networks and the necessary infrastructure for them to operate well. In a nutshell, it is all about connecting client applications to servers. A server is a computer or a computer program which manages access to a centralized resource or service in a…

Can You Use the Internet of Things to Fight Addiction?

Over the last two decades, there have been significant technological advancements that have impacted how we perform various functions, including travel, shopping, education, and health. A significant health concern is addiction, a brain disease that can affect anyone.  The most severe form of substance use disorder (SUD), addiction manifests as a compulsion for a substance…

Looking for participants in the Socio-Hub project

Ioana Pop, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology TiU, is implementing a project to create an online platform that will serve as a bridge between the staff and the students of the department and local and national governmental bodies, organizations or companies, among others. As such, the ‘Socio-Hub’ aims at recognizing the value of…

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…

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…

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…

Developing UML Diagrams

This is a curated collection of resources for becoming familiar with UML diagrams. In particular with Use Case Diagrams, Class Diagrams and Sequence diagrams. In 1997 UML was adopted as a standard by the Object Management Group (OMG), and has been managed by this organization ever since. In 2005 UML was also published by the…