This is the first time I start something meaningful and permanent with this couple of words.
My name is Volodymyr Miz. At the moment I am pursuing my PhD degree at EPFL under Professor Pierre Vandergheynst supervision. I have a background in Image Processing, Machine Learning and Software engineering. Guys at the LTS2 Lab help me to learn Graph Signal Processing techniques. I am going to apply this knowledge to solving large scale data analysis and machine learning problems.
I am writing this post in the Youth hostel in a small German town of Ilmenau. Indeed, Ilmenau is a lovely place (Goethe’s favourite resort, by the way) and it did play a role in inspiring me. However, other people played a bigger role in it, so I will tell you more about them in a moment.
At the time of writing this blog post, I am Marie Curie PhD fellow and my project belongs to MacSeNet Innovative Training Network which is a part of the Horizon 2020 EU program. Right now I am attending MacSeNet Spring School together with many other PhD students from the program at the Fraunhofer TU Ilmenau (thanks Helen Cooper for organizing this great event). The aim of the school is very interesting and unusual - to teach PhD researchers how to do actual research and do it efficiently and effectively. But this is probably the topic for another blog post.
During the Staff Training Sessions at the Spring School, our motivating and inspiring trainers (Dawn and Sam from Researcher Development Programme) gave us a lot of helpful advice concerning PhD research in general. One of their suggestions was to create a personal website and to write a blog where we present results of our research not only in the form of scientific papers but also in an informal way of blogging. This should help people from other domains understand what we do and how our research can be applied to solving real-life problems. I hope I will accomplish this goal and you will find my posts interesting.
Let’s get it started!
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