2014 in review

Another great is coming to an end. A lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun! Here’s a highlight reel for posterity.

Made good progress on our current research project and published 5 conference papers, as well as my first journal paper.


Gave a talk on Codebits’ main stage for over 100 people and reached 5th place in the projects competition.


Co-organized FISTA 14, the annual Forum of  IUL School of Technologies and Architecture. The event had more than 200 attendees, with a dozen invited tech companies for two days of talks and workshops.

Gave two robotics workshops to 30 high school students. It’s always awesome to see the excitement in their faces! Also disseminated LaTeX in two workshops organized by our IEEE Student Branch.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel quite a lot this year, one of my favorite things to do.


Toured the Lac Léman in Switzerland.


Visited the Sahara in Tunisia.


Re-visited New York and attended ALIFE 2014.


Met many great IEEE volunteers at the Students and Young Professionals Congress in Krakow, Poland.


Relaxed in Matalascañas, Spain.


Was blown away by beautiful Croatia and met a vibrant community of researchers at Breaking the Surface.


Had a proper Bavarian meal at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.


I also met my goal of reading  2 books a month this year. Interestingly, I’m moving away from audiobooks and reading more and more physical books.

I think this sums it up. Let’s see what next year has in store!