I still live in a student apartment with my husband and must fulfill the activity level requirements to keep the apartment. They are fair requirements, and it is no problem for me to meet these. It has never been. Regardless, I got very anxious today when I got an email asking me to verify myContinue reading “Thrown out?”
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”
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”
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!”
I attended a workshop last year that was called Finish on Time. There they talked about many tools that can help you during your Ph.D. studies to plan your time and handle stress. A tool I still use is to plan my upcoming week in detail. Each Friday, I sit down and look at my calendarContinue reading “Time planning”
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”
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”
Perhaps the last glimpse of summer for this year?
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”
Some days are better than others. Today is one of the good days.