Category: …in Academia

Bar-time Dynamics II – Making waves

Of Fourier transforms and spectro-temporal dynamics In my previous blog Bar-Time Dynamics, I had taken an audio file of a song, and applied my methods of laser analysis – spatio-temporal dynamics – to it. It became a visual representation of the song structure, and with a nifty phase-flip also revealed the differences in the way…
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Bar-time Dynamics

Spatio-temporal dynamics… of an ARR song?

What could a Space Colonisation-101 course look like?

The prospect of colonising space is no longer a pipe dream. But, are we prepared for it?

This is Photonics.

The endeavour of measurement is integral to the construction of knowledge in the natural sciences. The finer and more reliable our measuring ruler is, the more confident we can be about the evidence we present and the worldview we construct. Light provides us with such a precise ruler. It is an established fact that the…
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What Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course teaches about Online Course design

I had been wanting to do Andrew Ng’s foundational course on Machine Learning for quite some time. I was mostly indoors over Christmas, so I thought it was good time to finally dip my toes in it. My primary apprehension was whether I would be able to complete the three-month long course given my existing…
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The Academic Workshop Organiser’s Checklist

#PhoMedDia2018 A bit late than never! Finally found time to upload some pics taken at the #GCRF @AIPTMultiply Photonics for Medical Diagnostics Workshop at Aston University this September. It was a great learning experience, met some lovely people, and in all had fun! Till soon! — Srikanth Sugavanam (@Srikanthislive) 6 October 2018 It’s been…
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Never eat your lunch alone

Research can be taxing, particularly when you are starting out your PhD. Given the pressure of deadlines set by grants, crunch periods take a whole new meaning. It feels like a crime to catch a breathe even for a few seconds, leading to long working hours, working lunches, diminishing social life… You can see where…
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9 ways to give a bad presentation

Presentations are a great way to disseminate science. It’s your chance to tag your face with the science you did. However, given it’s your baby, it is highly likely you would want to delve into every little idiosyncracy of the subject matter. TMI often rings the death knell of what potentially could have been a smashing…
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