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…

Research Student Assistant at Tilburg University (TiU)

The Research Student Assistant is a part time job opportunity that is available at Tilburg University and only for students of Tilburg University. A Student Assistant (SA) is a student that is enrolled at the university who have been hired to provide services to a department or facility. They are paid on an hourly basis…

Fig 1. scientific citations in a patent publication do not allow scientometric measures

Scientometrics and Scientific Citations in Patent a database

Scientometrics is a science that provides quantitative measures for evaluation of scientific output through analysis of bibliographic information. It is most commonly used in studies on impact and reach of scientific works. In economics its most prominent use can be found in policy evaluation and research on innovation. Such studies make use of the fact…

6 Heuristics for Assessing the Quality of a Publication

This article is about heuristics for assessing the quality of a publication:  emphasis on Heuristics. Consequently, there will be always a case where these guidelines will be incorrect. Unfortunately, the alternative is been able to read and categorize all the scientific articles in the world; I am pretty sure that you do not have that much…

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