Category Archives for "News"

Reject from the Academy of Finland


Got a reject. I like rejects. I think I do.

They thicken the skin. It’s good to have a skin – a thick one.

So, no peanuts for me! The centre (or got 1 though!

(Linked it so he’ll get a postback and come here, in panic, to see what’s going on. Madness.)

That’s it!


Best (Short) Paper Award


Good news this time! (I guess one seldom publishes bad news… or maybe I should start publishing a news item every time we get a reject – which is pretty damn often…)

Anyway, our paper titled Exploring the Use of Ambient WiFi Signals to Find Vacant Houses (by Shin’ichi Konomi, Tomoyo Sasao, me, and Kaoru Sezaki) won the Best Short Paper Award at the 2017 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence.

This is more or less the first paper coming out as a result of my Visit to the University of Tokyo last summer (2016), which makes me a happy panda!


The Great News Experiment

So I’m starting to publish short news here.

Why? I’m not exactly sure.

But I’ll give it a decent go. If I won’t find the reason during the next, say, 6 months, I’ll just quit.

That’s what experiments are for – trying stuff and seeing if it’s worth it!

Oh, and experiments are also a key ingredient in Kaizen Hour!