He knows Us

Bill Gates recently mentioned the the ESI group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge in one of his talks. Very honorable to be part of it.


Monitoring of Vulnerable Habitats

One reason I recently don’t blog too much is the fact that I am a bit restricted in what I can tell. Being involved in some exciting projects, the confidentiality of these projects does not allow much publicity.

Finally, one of the projects was revealed to public. Today I was pointed to a BBC news article on the web. Last season, Robin Freeman, post-doc in the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science group at Microsoft Research Cambridge did a great project in monitoring vulnerable habitats of the manx shearwater species at Skomer Island, UK.

Being affiliated to the European Science Initiative at MSR Cambridge, I was part of the team developing several pieces of software deployed on the island together with an wireless sensor network. The project was in close collaboration with Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany and Oxford University, UK. Some more information on the project can be found on its website.

web engineering

First understand

Following my research ggroup’s main idea, I spend some time in updating my personal FOAF file. The best way to understand Semantic Web is practicing it. The resource you know the most about is your person. So, FOAF provides you some neat opportunities to get in touch with W3C’s RDF technology.