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Presenting myself to my NEC's colleagues. A bit about my studies and past research and my interests in Japan.

Presenting myself to my NEC's colleagues. A bit about my studies and past research and my interests in Japan.



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    • Self introduction “ Let's make the best out of our lives” Bao-Lan Huynh April 18, 2007
    • Who am I ?
      • Swiss citizen from Vietnamese origins
      • 24 years
      • Master student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) Major: Communication systems
      • Coming from the French part of Switzerland
      • In Japan for 5-6 months for internship
      • Learn a little of Japanese before coming but I will learn more here
    • Past Experience & Studies
      • Bachelor ‘s degree in communication systems, EPFL
      • Minor ‘s degree in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship, EPFL
      • 1 year exchange at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
      • 3 months internship in a private bank (Credit Agricole, Logistics & IT Services)
    • Past research (I)
      • Research talks on holographic storage (CMU):
        • Nowadays need in high storage capacity keeps increasing
        • Holographic storage provide high density storage and fast data retrieval (3D storage with laser, similar to Blu-ray but more efficient)
        • Now capacity is 300 GB-1.6 TB with 20-120 MB/s data rate with a very low price ($ 0.6-0.20)
      • We look for applications for holographic storage and try to implement a video surveillance system with fast and efficient search functions (fuzzy search)
        • we were trying to have a scene pattern recognition search function (i.e. searching for a red coat)
    • Past research (II)
      • Research project on Graph theory methods for brain modeling, EPFL (in Algorithmic Research on Network Information Lab):
        • looking for methods to identify schizophrenic people by analyzing their brain connectivity
        • used several algorithmic metrics (shortest path between 2 neurons, diameter, cycles) to solve the problem
        • used information dissemination (coherence and partial coherence)
    • Hobbys ?
      • Traveling and discovering new cultures
      • Reading (French literature, science-fiction, sometimes Japanese)
      • Learning about new technologies and gadgets (focus on internet)
      • Japanese cultures (so diverse !)
      • Collecting panda teddy bears
    • Interests in Japan
      • Traveling (Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo ?)
      • Food (taste and texture; I tried takoyaki, yummy!)
      • Music (Aki Angela, The Pillows)
      • Manga (Miyazaki Hayao, Urasawa Naoki)
      • Others (sumo, tayko drums, cultural differences)
      • Wrote 2 papers about Japan:
        • Comparison between sumo wrestling and football in Japan (on the traditional and modern point of view)
        • Japanese pop cultures: impacts of Japanese pop cultures on western countries and vice-versa
    • Why did I choose to come to Japan ?
      • Japan is an exciting place for innovation and communication technologies
      • Learn about Japanese model
      • Personal challenge (after being in Europe and USA, Asia is missing and Japan is a good choice)
      • Experience Japanese life
    • Thank You !
      • I will do my best during the internship
      • Let‘s work together