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Human enhanced machine driven categorization: Thesis Proposal

Title: Human enhanced machine driven categorization (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli Co-Supervisor Emiel Caron   Machines are better than human in executing repetitive and computational oriented tasks. However, humans are more flexible and can conceptualize and categorize information in a superior way. The candidate will investigate the proper way to combine both the world in the…

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Workflow Support for Volunteer Computing

Title: Workflow Support for Volunteer Computing (tentative)M Mentor: Francesco Lelli  Volunteer computing is a type of distributed computing in which computer owners donate their computing resources (such as processing power and storage) to one or more “projects”. Successful applications that adopted this technique include SETI@Home [1] and Folding@home [2]  Toward this idea in this project the…

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Web APIs for Instruments and Devices

Title: Web APIs for Instruments and Devices (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli  In the coming 10 years not only computers will be connected to the Internet but also small and heterogeneous devices will be part of the web too. These devices will support people in carrying their everyday life activities. This trends is known as Internet of…

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Web 2.0 APIs for Grid Computing: Thesis Proposal

Title: Web 2.0 APIs for Grid Computing (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli  Grid/ Cloud computing offers to their users a virtually unlimited computational infrastructure. Users usually interact with this system using a command line interface thus limiting its use to people that are familiar with computers. The goal of the thesis is to expose similar functionality…

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Heuristics for pre-selecting scientific works

Title: Heuristics for pre-selecting scientific works  (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli This thesis is about trying to answering the following questions: “what is a good research paper?” or “is this publication worth reading?” before reading the paper. Nowadays the amount of scientific journals is overwhelming and constantly increasing. Students, as well as senior scientists, are facing…

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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Strategic Value of Blockchain Technology: Thesis Proposal

Strategic Value of Blockchain Technology. (Tentative Title) Mentor: Bert-Jan Butijn, Second Reader: Francesco Lelli Blockchain technology (BCT), also referred to as distributed ledger technology, is currently regarded as one of the most important technological developments. The locus of this pervasive technology is the increasing attention towards deploying blockchain technology to carry out transactions during business processes.…

Setting Up the Proper Communication Tools with your Thesis Supervisor

Setting up the proper communication tools with your thesis supervisor is a necessary evil if you want to make sure that the time that you will spend with him/her will be constrictive and interesting. First of all let’s start with what you achieved so far and congratulation for reaching this stage in your studies! This…

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