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…

Introduction to Databases and How We Store Information in Computers

This article is just a small introduction to databases that hopefully will help you in getting familiar with the topic. It is deliberately simple and intends to provide an overview of the domain. A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. The databases that are more…

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…

Related Work/Literature Review/Survey Paper: A Collection of Resources

A scientific literature review (sometimes also called related work or survey paper) is an integral part of: Writing scientific papers Writing position reports in a non-academic job Writing your Bachelor/Master/PhD thesis Here, you will find a collection of resources that should help you in addressing your scholarly needs. Not All Publications Are Equal Yes, quality…

European Factory Platform (EFPF): €2.5 million for Industry 4.0 Initiatives

The European Factory Platform (EFPF) project team invites you to submit a bid for a share of EFPF’s €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. European SMEs, software developers, tech companies and manufacturers can be funded to create, test, validate and/or integrate innovative tools / services / applications / solutions / platforms for Industry 4.0. The key…

Social Networks and Social Network Analysis

Social Networks and Social Network Analysis

Let’s have a look at social networks and at the underlining analysis that is guiding these dynamics known as “social network analysis”. Let’s start from the beginning. Do you know what is the most popular social network? This video will give you the answer: You may have guessed right. However, based on this video that…

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…

On Understanding the Dynamics that Drive a Company: Value Chain and System Dynamics

In this article, we will be understanding the dynamics that drive a company. In particular, I will introduce two different types of models for investigating these dynamics: the Value Chain ad System Dynamics. The first concept is particularly handy when you are seeking to design continuous small improvements, the second will be helpful when you…

Bubbles and Crashes: When the Invisible Hand Dishes Out an Invisible Punch in the Nose

You have no doubt noticed that the global economy has taken a beating in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just a regular beating either. The COVID-19 recession is the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We are living through history whether we like it or not.  All crises…