This year, I worked to obtain my University Teaching Qualification. The University Teaching Qualification is a proof of didactic competence to teach and supervise at a university. This qualification is recognized nationally: all Dutch universities require all of their lecturers to obtain this qualification. In order to obtain the University Teaching Qualification, an academic staff member has to complete four modules: UTQ Develop, UTQ Teach, UTQ Assess, and UTQ Supervise.
After presenting my poster at Stochastic Networks 2018 on our manuscript Optimal Clustering Algorithms in Block Markov Chains, I received invitations to present at the machine learning seminars of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, as well as locally here at TU Delft. Here are our revised manuscript, which contains substantially extended results, and my presentation.
As an assistant professor, one of my new tasks is to teach. Recently, I finished my first teaching session of a Bachelor course for second year students from Electrical Engineering. Specifically, I was tasked with teaching EE2T21 (Part B) - Data Communications Networking.
This week I attended Stochastic Networks 2018, which took place at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh, Scotland. I presented a poster at this conference, and I was awarded a small prize for it.
We proudly announce NExTWORKx, an intensive research collaboration between Delft University of Technology and Koninklijke KPN N.V. We have formulated a cutting-edge research program that aims to develop first-rate technologies in areas of 5G, blockchain and artificial intelligence. With the collaboration, both parties aspire to further develop the new disruptive technologies that have recently been seeing exponential growth in their application.
Today, I attended the event Your Circular Future at the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen. The KHMW is an organization that aims to promote science and bridge a gap between science and society.
We have submitted Scaling limits and generic bounds for exploration processes, and it is currently under review. It is joint work between Paola Bermolen, Matthieu Jonckheere, and Jaron Sanders. A preprint is available on arXiv.
I defended my thesis Stochastic Optimization of Large-Scale Complex Systems on January 28th, 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The defense was a great experience, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a PhD student. The colleagues at the Stochastics Operations Research group and EURandom were great, and I’m also especially grateful to my supervisors Johan van Leeuwaarden and Sem Borst for all the unique opportunities.