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Article: CRY: Commitment Schemes

I have been following the Cryptography and Theory of Coding 2 course this semester (summer 12). During the course I have been working on the project about Commitment schemes. Please find below attached the final report produced and a short...

Also labeled: Maths

Article: XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students

XRDS, Crossroads is the flagship academic magazine for student members of the ACM. It is published quarterly, both in print and online for ACM student members. The publication was previously named Crossroads and has been running since 1994, edited and...

Article: ML: Reliable Calibrated Probability Estimation in Classification

I followed a Machine Learning course this semester at the university (along with the one, offered by Stanford Uni). I have been working on a seminar studying Reliable probability estimation in classification using calibration. The final report is in...

Also labeled: Maths, Machine Learning

Article: RTVSLO: Ugriznimo znanost (Bite the Science)

In November 2011, a show called Ugriznimo znanost (Bite the Science) has been shot at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science by the national public broadcasting organization (RTVSLO). Bite the Science is a weekly series on the educational...

Article: Renaming: MF - Matrix Factorization Techniques for Data Mining

In this short post I would like to update you on some recent changes in the MF - Matrix Factorization Techniques for Data Mining Library. Recently, the library MF - Matrix Factorization Techniques for Data Mining has been moved and renamed. It is...

Article: Fractal Dimension Computation Support in MF Library

I have always been fascinated by the world of fractals and have been deeply enthusiastic exploring the maths behind them. This post is announcing the support of the fractal dimension computation in the MF - Matrix Factorization for Data Mining...

Article: GSoC: MF - Matrix Factorization Techniques for Data Mining Review

Google Summer of Code 2011 has finished. On 22th of August it was firm "pencils down" date and today, on 26th of August, has been final evaluation deadline. Therefore, it is time for a small review to be published here on my blog. I successfully...

Article: What is the probability that the sun will rise tomorrow?

It has been some time since my last post, but here is the new one. Perhaps the title sounds a bit inappropriate, but indeed it is well suited. Read till the end, where I explain it for those not figuring it yet (or consider it a puzzle :)) So,...

Also labeled: Factorization, GSoC, Maths, Google, Orange

Article: Google Scholars' Retreat 2011

Impressions from Google Scholars' Retreat 2011, which took place last month in Zurich, Switzerland, where the Retreat for the EMEA region was organized, are great.  It has really been a valuable experience to meet many Googlers, other scholars and ...

Also labeled: Google, Scholars' Retreat

Article: CG: L-Systems Fractal Generation of 3D Objects

One of the courses I attended this semester has been Computer Graphics (CG). I have spent some time studying algorithmic botany and especially L-systems, formal grammars for describing fractal objects. These can be used for generation of objects in...

Also labeled: Maths, Visualization

Article: Recognized as Google Anita Borg Scholarship Finalist

Yet another great news concering my (little) involvement with Google. I have written few weeks ago about being accepted to the Google Summer of Code 2011 with the project on matrix factorizations techniques in data mining for the Orange platform....

Also labeled: Google, Maths, Scholars' Retreat

Article: Visualizing geographic data with the WebGL Globe

Google Team has shared a new Chrome experiment, called the WebGL Globe, namely the visualization platform for geographic data that runs in WebGL enabled browsers - Chrome, Firefox. (Check http://www.doesmybrowsersupportwebgl.com/ if your browser...

Also labeled: Visualization

Article: Sniffit

Sniffit is simple network packet analyzer, which I implemented in C using libpcap library. Here is very short presentation, with list of functional requirements which Sniffit supports. Presentation.

Also labeled: Networking

Article: EuroSkills Informatics 2010

Just today I returned from the Portugal, Lisbon, where Euroskills 2010 has been held. In the Office ICT Category (Informatics) I won two silver medals, one as a Project Manager of the team and second together with Slovenian team (members: me,...

Also labeled: EuroSkills

Article: ES 2010 is Here

Tomorrow we are going to Lisbona,Portugal, to EuroSkills 2010, category Informatics. Details of our task at competition will be revealed after it. Some news on the contest will be published daily by rtvslo.si. The contest in our category is...

Also labeled: EuroSkills, Networking

Article: ES 2010 Preparations

When I started writing this article, the countdown said: ES 2010 in 17 days 0 hours 9 minutes, and 4 seconds. Since September we (the team of four) have actively devoted ourselves to the Office ICT Test Project, draft of the project which we will...

Also labeled: EuroSkills, Networking

Article: Embedded Business Intelligence in SP 2010

It has been a while since SP 2010 has been released and since I have been developing quite a lot on SP 2007 and am now exploring 2010 version, I feel moral duty :) to write something about this latest version as well. So I decided to write something...

Article: Mandelbrot Set & R Language

I've been following a course on Statistical Aspects of Data Mining lately, which is not what I will write about, but this article got inspiration from it. The software environment being used in this course is the R programming language, which is used...

Also labeled: Fractal