Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Happy new year!

Well, after the celebrations of New Year, it's now time to get again to the real life. There are lots of things to comment on.
The first thing is the effect of the earthquake on the semiconductor production capabilities of Taiwan and the neighbour countries. People says that these effectes have been "limited" (have a look at this link: it is a very good source of news). We'll see...
I'd like to comment also the work of one of my students: she passed her final project on december 22 (with very good marks...), and she is now a very happy telecom engineer. However, her project had little to do with telecommunications, because I was directing her and it is traditional in our university that the project is related to the research of the supervisor. The project was on comparing the goodness of different methods of fitting models to experimental results using genetic algorithms. She compared queen-bee with classical methods, plus a combination of both. Results were quite good. If you are interested, ask me...

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