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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