I blogged earlier about starting to write my Licentiate thesis. Well, time has passed, and I’m still writing. The plan is to split it into one part with an in-depth introduction to BCI systems and one part about my research. I aim to have a draft of the first part until summer. It is occasionally hard toContinue reading “Writing Licentiate thesis”
I have mostly taken courses and done teaching during my Ph.D. so far. But this semester, I have focused on research. The idea is to use so-called multi-armed bandits to improve Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI). Multi-armed bandits The challenge in a multi-armed bandit problem is to choose an action that gives you the highest reward. ForContinue reading “Writing a paper”
My friend Daniel is also doing a Ph.D. We have started a project together where we look at the control of chromatography systems. It’s great to work together with someone on something once in a while; Ph.D. studies tend to focus only on yourself and your research otherwise. My current aim in the project is to compare two chromatogramsContinue reading “Project with Daniel”
A common thing to do at the department of Automatic control, where I work, is to write a Licentiate thesis halfway through the Ph.D. The Licentiate degree is an academic degree used as a “declaration of future research in the Ph.D.“. I plan to present in about a year, but the planning starts now. ItContinue reading “Planning for a Licentiate degree”
Some colleagues and I take the course Matrix Theory this semester. I will learn a lot, but it will take some hard work. Though I’m still not sure I can trust the book yet, it calls me a liar….
Few books that I read give me the feeling that they are written for me, but the book Mathematics for Machine Learning does. The book’s authors start from the basics and present advanced mathematical concepts in an understandable way. If you ever want to get “under the hood” of machine learning, I suggest you start here.
During the spring, I took a course in Cloud computing. The idea is to use cloud computing with BCI systems to make them faster and mobile. The overall concept of a cloud is that the service should more or less always be available. Availability means, among other things, that the service needs to scale accordingContinue reading “Cloud Course”
I visited my first conference this spring. I presented a poster (abstract and video) for an adaptive approach to the calibration of BCI systems. I was very nervous before it started, but it was great – so much inspiration and new ideas. Some thoughts that I bring to the next conference I visit: Don’t be afraid toContinue reading “vBCI – reflections”
So far during the summer, a colleague (Martin Gemborn Nilsson) and I have been working on setting up a real-time BCI system. We had our struggles, but in the end, we managed. We used Timeflux and Psychopy. The BCI system detects the user’s workload (“how hard is the user thinking”). To calibrate, the user does an n-back experiment where theContinue reading “Summer BCI project”
This week has, without a doubt, been one of my most productive weeks in a long time! I started the week with a lot of research, and the days just flew by. I plan to submit my work to a poster session in the BCI society later this year. I’m currently studying a setup for calibratingContinue reading “What a Week!”