Research

Posts regarding my PhD. Contents may vary from reading material to work in progress.

RecSys 2012

RecSys 2012

Tomorrow I leave for Dublin to attend RecSys2012. Together with Dirk Bollen and Martijn Willemsen I performed a study on how memory effects influence the ratings people will give. The main finding is that as time passes between watching and rating, people tend to give less extreme ratings. Presumably this is because people forget the […]

MyMediaLite + ServiceStack

MyMediaLite + ServiceStack

The first milestone in my PhD project is nearly reached. For the continuation of my research it is necessary to have a recommender system that I can easily manipulate for research, which has now been delivered in the form of a combination of ServiceStack and MyMediaLite.

TU/e VPN profiles

TU/e VPN profiles

I am again a little annoyed by the TU/e helpdesk, for not having VPN profiles ready to download for those that already have a VPN client installed. The only option you normally have is downloading a Cisco client that comes with the profiles. So I took the liberty to extract the profiles from this auto-extractor […]

Graduation

Graduation

So I finally graduated. My thesis took around 13 months to complete, but was graded with an 8.5/10, which is high enough to forget about how long it took. The thesis is available from the TU/e library website. It discusses the study I performed on the similarities between an algorithm called matrix factorization that predicts […]

(1/2) Paper

(1/2) Paper

I just received my grade for the first of two papers I have to write before receiving my Master’s degree. It’s good and I enjoyed the research, so why not post it online? The study is a wee bit too small to be submitted to a conference paper, but too large to be completely forgotten, […]