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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

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