I defended my doctoral thesis “Machine learning in neonatal intensive care” successfully last Friday at Aalto University. Here are some photos from the defence and the party that followed. Continue reading “Defence done and dusted”
The defence takes place at 12 in the Computer Science building of Aalto University (Konemiehentie 2, Espoo) in lecture hall T2. The estimated duration is 2 to 3 hours and coffee (with cake!) will be served afterwards. Welcome!
As of today, I am officially a licentiate of technology. In case you’re wondering what that is, it’s a university degree in the Finnish system that sits between a master’s and a doctorate and, along with a fistful of euros, gets me a cup of coffee. Continue reading “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”
Talk about a blast from the past. I hadn’t seen this photo until a few days ago, when the photographer sent me a copy. What you see here is (most of) the Reserve Officer Course 107 of the Imperial Finnish Navy, 22 years ago in late ’89 or early ’90. Continue reading “Officers and Gentlemen”
(Prologue: Ray Ashley 1968-2009 on Youtube.)
I first met Ray in 2000 in Brussels, of all places. We were both in Belgium to attend the legendary Tap-Guitar Seminar in Neufchâteau. Ray was already an incredible tapper who could do amazing things on his 11-string Warr. Me, I was still trying to figure out which way to hold the instrument. Continue reading “Ray”