Chapter Summary

Last week I summarized chapter 14 (Deep Computer Vision Using Convolutional Neural Networks) of the book “Hands-on Machine learning” by Aurélien Géron for a course I’m taking. The course is based on the book, and during the course, I have evolved from knowing very little about Machine learning to feeling quite confident about it. I recommend this book ifContinue reading “Chapter Summary”

Among Us

The Corona cases are increasing every day, and everyone is working from home. For many of my fellow Ph.D. students and me, life is starting to feel quite lonely. But a few days ago someone had the brilliant idea that we should play the game Among Us. It was so fun! And it made me realizeContinue reading “Among Us”

I Love Teaching!

Last week I wrote about the rollercoaster of emotions that I sometimes feel. I wrote that teaching is one of the best things about being a Ph.D. student, and that has never been more true than today! Today, the course’s headteacher and I got an email from a student stating how much they appreciated us as teachers.Continue reading “I Love Teaching!”

So many feelings

Being a Ph.D. student is sometimes like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I love it, but some days I only feel anxiety. Today I have felt both. Performance anxiety The most common negative emotion that I have as a Ph.D. student is performance anxiety. I feel that I don’t know enough, I don’tContinue reading “So many feelings”

First Webinar for this semester

I’m so happy! Yesterday I had the first webinar in the course “Automatic Control Basic Course”, and I got a lot of good feedback from the students. As always, it is delightful when someone appreciates what you do. The idea of a webinar is that the students discuss the material from the latest lecture inContinue reading “First Webinar for this semester”

Lab preparations

As part of my teaching duties, I’m responsible for coordinating lab 1 in the course Automatic control, basic coruse. Coordination includes: Setting up the equipment for the lab (see picture). Coordinate Ph.D. student supervisors. Coordinate student supervisors. Make the signup lists available. Every time I’m surprised by how much time this takes to do. But nowContinue reading “Lab preparations”