Visit to Warszawa

Long train trips on Monday and Wednesday to and from Graz. Meeting with Parkinson Disease Summer School organiser, Dominika. Long lunch and good discussion. Planning collaborative efforts. Meeting with Andrzej, discussing his latest studies and research in the area of multi-valued Kauffman networks. Evening with Bartek, catching up. Long stories, lots of driving around, eating out….


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Spotkanie z Andrzejem

16:00, spotkanie z Andrzejem Siec Kaufmann’a Wykladnik Deridy, wielkosc pokazujaca rozprzestrzenianie sie zmiany K wejsc do wezla, s poziomow sygnalow Symulacje uzywaja stala ilosc wejsc (K), wyjscie jest obliczane jako losowa funkcja (i w przypadku boolowskim, i w przypadku wielopoziomowym). damage wspolczynnik rozmnazania zmiany, Derida wykladnik spontaniczna stabilnosc boolowskich systemow kaufmanowskich Derida approximation Artykul z…


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WARM 2011

Winter Augmenter Reality Meeting, WARM 2011 TU Graz, Wednsday 23-24.02.2011, http://studierstube.icg.tugraz.at/WARM11/ 9:15 Intro by Gerhard Schall 9:30 Keynote, Tobias Hollerer http://ilab.cs.ucsb.edu Term coined in early 90s, moved from small niche to considerable niche. Example of “Lie to Me” using a AR-based startup (hype factor, noneed to explain what AR is). Ergonomics of the current devices (small device,hold in one…


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Wintergraph 2011

Wintergraph, 6th Visual Computing meeting. On check-in everyone got ski pass and green ribbons. Breakfast between 7:30-10:00, then skiing. After skiing the meetings with short talks to introduce the groups.Then dinner. Then socializing, that is, playing werewolf game. Wednesday CGV group, Sven Havemann. 1prof, around 10PhDs students, 6 diploma thesis students. 5 journal+40 conference papers…


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Visual Computing trends 2011 symposium

Today Technical University in Vienna (TU Wien) organised its biennial symposium dedicated to computer graphics: Visual Computing Trends 2011.  There were several invited talks, and few hundred participants. The event was a great opportunity for, sometimes exciting and visionary, meeting and discussions concerning visual computing, and all aspects of computer graphics. The first presenter was…


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Research culture in TU Graz

It has been two weeks since I settled in TU Graz. The Computer Graphics and Augmented reality research group is hosting me. What a treat. The institute is about 30 amazingly smart people. Everything is well thought out, and well organised. The research meetings last for about 45 min, and have a typical agenda in…


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New AI by J.Schmidhuber. Singularity 2009

Jurgen Schmidhuber talk notes: Markus Hutter: asymptotically fastest algorithm for all well-defined problems. As fast as the fastest f(x)-computer, save for factor 1+e, and f-specific constant. Kurt Godel, shows limits of math and computation by creating a formula that speaks about itself, claiming to be unprovable by an algorithmic theorem prover: either formula is true…


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Rehabilitation and Disability workshop

25.11.2010, Thursday    Rehabilitation and Disability Research Theme School of Physiotherapy University of Otago Recovery of post-stroke patients. Pam Duncan, Duke University Normal, usual care improves patients considerably during 3 weeks – 6 months post stroke. After that, the usual care has little or no effect on improvement. Patients that are discharge continue steady decline between…


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Research retreat: Bannockburn

On Friday morning, twenty people from Information Science and Surveying departments started a 3 day long research retreat. The purpose of the retreat was to get away from the usual university environment, and spent some time reading and writing. There has been many social and integration events, lots of discussions, and obviously, long hours in…


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Facts from World Health Organisation

Finishing a grant application. To get some data, spent few days reading WHO reports and stats. Depressing. there’s about 6.7b people in the world 36m die each year from non communicable diseases (cancers and cardiovascular for example). Many many more from communicable diseases. 1.6m die each year as a direct result of violence. 2.7b live…


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