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Merry Christmas

Dear friends and colleagues, it is time to wish everybody a peaceful winter break and a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate Christmas. In time of war, climate and health challenges, it becomes even more important to act joyfully and with engagement for each other and for what we do. For the 2023 my main professional focus will be on the ACM WomENcourage that we organize in Trondheim 20-22 September 2023 – I hope you write it in your calendar already from now and that you will join us for a friendly and purposeful celebration. For my private life I wish more laughter, reading, swimming and family time. Best wishes to all of you.

Stella di Italia

Sono riconoscente all’Italia e alla mia famiglia italiana per l’educazione ricevuta e un’infanzia piena di risate. Sono riconoscente alla Norvegia, a Geir, ai miei figli e a NTNU per una vita sicura, piacevole e interessante.

E’ importante essere umili, il mio motto l’ho impararo dal mio caro libro Pinocchio e’ – dimostrati brava coraggiosa e disinterresata e diventerai una bambina vera. Amo leggere si e amo sempre di piu’ i libri per bambini, Pinocchio e gli scandinavi Pippi, Mummitrollet e Kardemommeby. Quest’ultimo lo consiglio a tutti quelli che vogliono imparare il norvegese e la tolleranza.

Man skal ikke plage andre, man skal være grei og snill,
og for øvrig kan man gjøre hva man vil.

Che tradotto diventa – sii gentile e vai per la tua strada.

Questa onoreficienza significa tanto per me, un rinnovato impegno di essere gentile e umile per contribuire a un mondo piu’ inclusivo. Grazie ambasciatore, grazie a tutti.


Gazzetta di Italia

IDI 50 years

The department of Computer Science at NTNU is 50 years old. We are celebrating with speeches about the history of Computer Science. Amazing people like 93 years old Norman Sanders, Kjell Bratbergsengen, my dear Geir Høydalsvik (Clustra, Sun, Oracle), Øystein Torbjørnsen (Microsoft), Knut Risvik (Fast), Borgar (Falanx), Agnar Aamodt, Birgit Krogstie, and Jon Atle Gulla have shared their story, that is the story of Computer Science, from the mainframe, to relational databases, PC’s, internet, mobile phones, AI, and not least software engineering. Together with Anna Szlavi, Claudia Cutrupi and Leif E. Opland we shared our IDUN story. About the future nobody knows. I am grateful to IDI and mainly to my professor Reidar Conradi from whom and with whom Iearnt the importance of recruiting clever people who will show the path ahead. Gratulerer med dagen kjære IDI!

what I learned during this week (that I already knew)

  • that hard work will be premiated
  • that International cooperation is important (from PhD – go abroad! to professor – recruit Internationally)
  • that even the best relations can be challenging some days, but again, hard work in term of managing emotions and relations well, will be premiated
  • that I am motivated to work for the younger generations and to get prepared for new adventures (by the way we delivered a bid for ICSE 2027, stay tuned)

Takk for maten

Takk for maten. I am Letizia Jaccheri, a normal professor, as I like to call myself after I finished my period as department head. I want to tell you a poem in Italian that is about food, wine, and sea and the shift between joy and worries. You can follow the poem at my blog - I hope I manage to tell it by heart.

La nebbia a gl'irti colli
piovigginando sale,
e sotto il maestrale
urla e biancheggia il mar;

ma per le vie del borgo
dal ribollir de' tini
va l'aspro odor de i vini
l'anime a rallegrar.

Gira su' ceppi accesi
lo spiedo scoppiettando:
sta il cacciator fischiando
su l'uscio a rimirar

tra le rossastre nubi
stormi d'uccelli neri,
com'esuli pensieri,
nel vespero migrar.

San Martino, Giosue’ Carducci (1835-1907)

We have eaten delicious food from the region of Trøndelag and the wine also made our souls more joyful.

It is a joy to be here with the most intelligent persons I can imagine. Thanks Patricia for sharing your knowledge and time and attentionwith us at NTNU. Thanks Erik for sharing with us your interesting path, I am inspired to learn more about you and your work.

I would like to remind that our department of computer science IDI is now 50 years old. Computer science is like magic, can make extraordinary changes for the better and for the worst. Let us use magic in a way other people will be thankful to us and experience joy.

summer 2022 reflections

the first goal should be mental and physical health in this order. then it comes, in the order one chooses, family, work, friends, sport, volunteering work, etc.. I am surprised it took me 57 years to understand this first goal of health. Good vacation to those who start vacation and good back to work to those like me who opens the PC today or even go back to office or factory.