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#Tappetina #ClimateStrike @GunnarBovim what do we want to use our #research for?

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I wrote the first version of Tappetina in 2009. Tappetina’s friend Sissi devotes her time to develop an anti garbage algorithm, and when she succeeds she makes the algorithm available for everybody.
It is good we strike on Friday. Let us ask our self how we want to use our research time. Is the amount of millions of our grants? The amount of papers and citations on our google scholar? Or is the goal of our research that matter? And should we use our intelligence, time, and heart to develop algorithms or whatever we develop to help the CEO’s of International companies to become even more reach and powerful? Should we help companies which do not care about the environment to prosper? Should we even help companies which produce weapons, again with our intelligence, time, and heart to produce better weapons?
As a former independent director of an International IT company I know very well how much a CEO earns. In principle, there is nothing unethical in what people earns, but if we researchers choose to strike, we should also question our research topic and method.
I ask questions as I do not know, not to judge. What do we want to use our valuable research possibilities for? NTNU, the biggest university of the world richest country has a possibility to make a difference, if we put our ego’s apart and we fight for something that is bigger than our scientific ego trip.

Inclusive Education #Award #European #Informatics educational initiatives that promote the inclusion and development of different student groups such as the elderly, immigrants or people with functional diversity.  

The Best Practices in Education Award recognizing educational initiatives across Europe that improve the quality of Informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline. This award was initiated in 2011.

To promote teaching quality in Informatics, Informatics Europe every year presents the Best Practices in Education Award. The Award recognizes outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of Informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and that can be applied beyond their institutions of origin. The 2019 Award is devoted to outstanding European Informatics educational initiatives that promote the inclusion and development of different student groups such as the elderly, immigrants or people with functional diversity.  See more details on the 2019 Call for Submissions.

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#words #beautiful #lorenzomarone #books #fuckperfect @LorenzoMarone

words are important. the older we become the more we have to pay attention to use beautiful words, words that mean something beautiful. otherwise we can shut up. I have tried to read Lorenzo Marone, La tentazione di essere felici. The author has won a Strega that is the most prestigiuos Italian prize in literature (as far as I know). I could not finish the book, as words like “puzzo” (stink), and toilet, and toilet paper are used too many times. I could not finish the book as the female char, mistreated by her husband, needs the help of an old man to save herself. The theme is important but narrated in a way that is not beautiful for me. I also do not accept that the 80 years old hero and saver is “using” a prostitute for many years. But what are beautiful words? Fuck perfect. Nothing is perfect. I want to read what I like.

#Women #March #polito #art #artist #NFR #Feministhus #humor #feminist #inclusivist

 

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March is women month.

  • We started already in late February with the PhD party.
  • From Politecnico di Torino, I have just been informed about the SheHack event.
  • On Saturday, I participated to the opening of Pop Up Feministhus. I was very inspired. Marianne Meløy and her words about the importance of humor opened up new paths for me.
  • I am more and more motivated to work with gender and inclusion issues in

Everybody should be a feminist or better an inclusivist, and try to use humor, science, art, and technology to include those who are not included.

 

 

toward a #PhD @NTNU some #hints #rolemodels #polito

First, remember that if I made it, you can make it. I went to Catholic kindergarden and the role models were the nuns and the Saints. I did not have very good marks, I would never have entered Computer Science at NTNU with the marks I had in high school (50/60). But I get very good marks at the admission exam at Politecnico di Torino because I was motivated to enter that PhD program. And I met some good role models on my way.

  • presentation for the PhD-party today
  • info about PHD and integrated PhD at IE Faculty
  • info about open positions at IDI
  • info about a my activities:
    • project that will soon open a position about research in security & children
    • example of theses and themes I currently supervise and I have supervisedphd-day.jpg

Sorgenfri #sikkerhetsløypa #kodeløypa Mia Landsem #Tappetina #kretek

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Yesterday I was reading Sorgenfri gatemagasinet and, looking at the picture of Mia Landsem, I thought – we should do something to help her, and not least to help the people Mia is helping. Mia is a super Tappetina!
Today I get a telephone call. The project sikkerhetsløypa is approved.

Project title: SikkerhetsLøypa
Main applicant/project leader: Letizia Jaccheri, IDI Department of Computer Science, NTNU
Co-applicant(s):
Deepti Mishra, IDI Department of Computer Science, NTNU
Siv Hilde Houmb, CTO, Secure-NOK AS & Associate Professor Adjunct, Norwegian Information Security laboratory NTNU
Partners:
Aida Omerovic , Research scientist, ICT department , SINTEF

Summary:
Children and young people spend numerous hours on the Internet daily. While online, they meet a great number of opportunities as well as risks. Our objective is to develop and offer playful solutions for empowering children and young people with creative and critical digital skills, in an engaging and motivating way. The project is highly inter-disciplinary and spans across the fields of information security, user experience and educational science. SikkerhetsLøypa will build on the success of Kodeløypa (https://www.ntnu.no/skolelab/realfagloypene one of the scientific offers for children at NTNU) and focus on how to teach a new generation of online users to avoid risks in the internet, at the same time as learning how to explore the online opportunities.
The project will last for four years. Our ambition is to create profitable new products and services by gamifying education on online opportunities and risks. This is expected to strengthen the publishing and e-learning industry in Norway in their capability to develop and offer products and services which are competitive nationally and internationally.
The project will create playful solutions for empowering children and young people with creative and critical digital skills, in an engaging and motivating way, by innovating gaming technologies in cooperation with the publishing, gaming and e-learning industry. Our objective is to create profitable new products and services by gamifying education on online opportunities and risks.
In the project we argue that crucial digital competence is the capability of making the right balance between online opportunity and online risk. The real challenge for digital children today is to employ this right balance in various online contexts. The overall novelty is gamification of digital empowerment of children and young people, and more specifically: serious gaming approach to user-centered and adaptive training in cyber security risks and online opportunities. The key challenge is to innovate these new products and services in a way that makes them attractive, fun and educative, so the kids actually want to use them.

Project Kretek is also approved. An happy day for a professor.