Category Archives: Graduate School

Dissertation and Numbers

I received the bound copies of my dissertation yesterday. They look nice, but they’re kind of thin, for so much work. Including front matter, there are 157 pages. Some more numbers: The source code for my dissertation project has 35,979 … Continue reading

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Perforce Migration

Ever since my internship at National Instruments, I’ve been using Perforce as version control system. Thanks to their evaluation license, which is limited to two users, this has been completely free for me. I’m glad that I stuck with Perforce, … Continue reading

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Three Old Men

Three old men, three doctors. I have therefore aged the photo accordingly.

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Upper Bound

According to Nature, about 37,000 PhDs are awarded annually. If there were that many degree recipients during the last 100 years (and there weren’t), and if all of them are still alive (they aren’t), then there’d be 3.7 million people … Continue reading

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All Done

My time in graduate school is over. A friend just turned my dissertation in for me. Dr. Mathias Ricken is done. I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped.

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Visa Interview

Today, I went to Berlin to renew my student visa. For the last few weeks, I had collected letters, filled out forms, taken passport pictures and paid fees. Compared to five years ago, everything was a bit easier. The main … Continue reading

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Short, Non-Technical Talks Are Hard

I just gave my talk Testing Concurrent Programs, A 7-Minute Jargon-Free Introduction to the students of the Thesis Writing Seminar of the School of Engineering here at Rice. It went very well, but I’ve got to say that this was … Continue reading

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Pictures from Yesterday’s Talk

Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s talk about Mint.

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Mint Talk in COMP 600

I just gave the first presentation about Mint in the COMP 600 graduate seminar at Rice. The slides for “Mint: A Multi-stage Extension of Java” are available (PowerPoint, PDF, view embedded). This weekend, I was kicking myself why I had … Continue reading

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Photos from My COMP 600 Practice Talk

Jennifer Harris was kind enough to video-tape m… Continue reading

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Back from Calgary

So I’ve been back from Calgary for nearly a wee… Continue reading

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Practice Talk in COMP 600 Graduate Seminar

In our COMP 600 graduate seminar, I gave a prac… Continue reading

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Long Overdue Update

It is the end of July already. The last time I … Continue reading

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Java Annotations for Types, Expressions and Multi-Staging

I gave another presentation in our PLT seminar … Continue reading

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And Another Week Gone

The last week was still spent catching up from … Continue reading

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A New School Year

It’s 9 AM now, and a new school year has begun…. Continue reading

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Is It Safe?

For the last couple of days I have been contemp… Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Edouard

Today, Rice, UTH, and many other places in Hous… Continue reading

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Connexions Version of “Programming for Change”

Dr. Nguyen had sent me an email with an example… Continue reading

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Graduate Recruiting Day, Associates Interview, and DrJava Stuff

Today is graduate recruiting day at the CS depa… Continue reading

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