I had the pleasure of participating in my first (and hopefully not last!) Dagstuhl Seminar: SAT Encodings and Beyond. Dagstuhl Seminars are invite only events organised by Schloss Dagstuhl (Leibniz Center for Informatics) that bring together leading researchers and practitioners in specific fields of computer science. I’ve been hearing a lot about Dagstuhl over the years, and the experience lived up to the hype. It was not only filled with many interesting talks, but it also allowed me to reconnect with colleagues and finally meet people I’ve been talking to during the past few years in person.
I just ran Blodomloppet in Uppsala for the fourth time! This year is particularly especial for me because my daughter also decided to run Lilla Blodomloppet and I couldn’t be more proud! The weather was really nice this year, and as usual, it’s a very nice atmosphere. I find this race energising and an excellent way to start the running season for me.
I recently gave an interview about my experience co-chairing womENcourage 2015. A lot of time has past since Virginia Grande and I co-chaired womENcourage and it still feels as a very distinctive experience in my life. So many good memories, so much personal growth, so many great people, so much stress, and at the same time, so much fun! I would like to thank again everyone in the team: we wouldn’t have done it without all of you! Also thank you Bev and Reyyan for trusting us and believing we could do it! And of course, thank you Virginia for being the best co-chair I could have wished for! I am really lucky to have you in my life.
You have now the opportunity to apply for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position with me in Computer Science with a focus on Professional Competences and Equal Opportunities at Uppsala University. We seek a postdoctoral fellow in computer science, education and related fields whose role in the project will be to lead the main research efforts and to contribute to the advancement of groundbreaking research, in a diverse, interdisciplinary environment. The duties include method development, evaluation and analysis. The project includes both qualitative and quantitative methods; the former from computing education research and the latter from data science.
Today I had the honour of being a part of the jury in the semifinals of the Unga Forskare (young researchers) exhibition 2023. This is Sweden’s largest science fair and competition for high school projects in science, technology and mathematics.
Myself, together with my colleagues Davide Vega D’Aurelio and Mats Daniels have successfully been granted funding for a postdoc position with focus on equal opportunities aspects in IT. Each position will have a 2-year duration. The positions are planned to start from June 2023 or as soon as possible after that, so we will be sharing the announcement soon.
You have now the opportunity to apply for a PhD position in applied mathematics with me for an interdisciplinary project entitle: “Autonomous Decision Making in Automated Cell Profiling for Drug Discovery Applications” (Project 2). The successful candidate will also join CIM’s graduate school in interdisciplinary mathematics, including seminars, and workshops. They will be required to take at least 30hp (6 months full time study) PhD courses in mathematics, modelling, statistics, scientific computing, offered by e.g. Department of Mathematics and Department of Information Technology.
It’s that time of the year, when the Swedish summer is over, we’re all back to work, and we’re getting ready to start teaching very soon. I’m very excited that I get to teach the artificial intelligence course again this year and I’m looking forward to meeting tons of amazing students again. It’s simply my favourite course! We’re going to back to on-campus teaching, and even though I’m looking forward to spending less time in front of the computer and more time seeing people in person, I’m not sure how well it will all work.
With everything that is still going on in the world, I felt my brain could benefit from some artistic hobby. I needed to focus on something other than a computer screen and wanted to do something that involved colors and my hands. It took some work, but here is the result!
My daughter and I read together again this year for Read for Books 2021. I love our little Singaporean tradition! She still remembers our time in Singapore and frequently talks about it, so I really enjoy keeping some connection to those times. Read for Books is a Singaporean charity book drive that aims to raise awareness of reading. For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, 1 book will be donated to the children beneficiaries.
As an academic, publishing is a key part of my work. To be honest, sometimes writing is an amazing part of my job, but others I feel like I need any and every bit of help. I have seen “Writing your journal article in twelve weeks” by Wendy Laura Belcher being recommend in several places, and when I saw it recently during a postdoc training workshop I decided it was time to give it a try. So here I am, all ready to work!
The world continues to be a bit crazier than its usual self… but there is nothing like a beautiful crispy winter morning to make my day a little brighter.
I am very happy to share my research presentation at ModRef 2020. I presented my first paper at ModRef 2011 when I was a master student and I loved being back again after so many years.
One of those things that have been in the back of my mind for a very long time is hearing Åsa Cajander talk about leadership courses. I’ve heard her talk about how useful and inspiring those courses can be, and she even wrote a blog post about how many leadership courses she has taken!
My daughter and I read together during Read for Books 2020. Read for Books is a Singaporean charity book drive that aims to raise awareness of reading. For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, 1 book will be donated to the children beneficiaries.
My welcome interview has just been published! I am very happy and proud to be part of the Bioinformatics Research group. I have been here for almost 2 months now and so far, so good. This is fresh and stimulating environment and I’m looking forward to all the amazing things we’ll do in these two years.
I am very happy to announce the first publication by WISDOM! Please take a look at our white paper titled Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusivity in EURO Activities.
During my latest meeting with my career coach we started talking about actively and purposely taking some time off. It turns out that I need social activities to be able to disconnect from work, but staying close to my laptop and phone all day (so I can talk to people!) is not exactly helping me relax. Given that it’s not exactly easy to meet my friends for coffee right now, I commited to try some of the other things I used to do to relax and ended up having a lovely weekend. The goal was to actively do something to rest, instead of simply trying to wacth some TV, chatting, and letting time go by. I went running/walking with my daughter, cooked a little (the french toasts were great!), knitted a little, and read a little (finished “The Forking Trolley: An Ethical Journey to The Good Place” by James M. Russell, which I can recomend!, and started “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson, which is quite fun so far).
My daughter and I read together during Read for Books 2019. This time we read mostly books in English, which included “Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?” and an Atlas. I guess it’s difficult to know what a child might like…
My daughter and I read together during Read for Books 2018. I hope we can participate again next year!
Well. Finally got around to
putting starting to put this website together.