Visiting prof. Filippo Lanubile's group Collab at University of Bari (Italy) has been planned and post-poned again and again for the past two years. Finally, a window of opportunity opened in December 2021. One week in Bari lead to several possible collaboration forms in the future and gave a nice introduction to the local cuisine as well. Some things just can't be advanced over Zoom.
Let's all welcome our new employee in Computing Sciences: Valentina Ramirez Millan :) This is a story of Valentina and how she shifted her career from advertising to human-robot interaction.
Mikko Kaasalainen, Professor of Mathematics at Tampere University, passed away at age 55 after a lengthy illness in Helsinki, Finland, on 12 April. Tampereen yliopiston matematiikan professori Mikko Kaasalainen kuoli 12.4. Helsingissä pitkäaikaisen sairauden jälkeen 55-vuotiaana.
It's my pleasure to welcome four new (or recent) researchers to the Network and Information Security group (NISEC)! As their supervisor, as they introduce themselves in this post I'm left pondering what I can contribute to the working life of these young, talented scholars. Since we now total five native Spanish speakers in NISEC, I reckon I need to dust off my high school Spanish from the Texas border. "Donde esta la biblioteca?" "Como llegar a la frontera?" "Yo quiero Taco Bell!" It's a start, but I need to find the accent characters and recall how to make upside down question marks and exclamation points. Bienvenidos!
Groups of like-minded people do not always engage in the most fruitful cooperation. Instead, different abilities and complementary qualities are needed. The Big Match project is studying how experts should be matched to achieve the best possible results.