Today I received my Master's degree in Computer Science: Data Science. I'm happy that it was our own faculty's Bart Goethals that attended our proclamation. It's partly due to his support that I managed to pass so I am grateful. #finishedchapter #newlife
Today I successfully defended my thesis about proteïne identification using deep neural networks. Although the results were not as good as we hoped them to be, the research itself was very interesting and provided a lot of insights in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning.
For the development of an application that enables automatic product ordering from a pharmacy to pharmaceutical companies, I researched the existing demand forecasting algorithms to predict the amount of stock that pharmacy would need for a given product over a given period of time. These algorithms show a noticeable improvement upon the existing method in the pharmacies ERP system and could therefore provide better results in order automatisation between pharmacies and their suppliers.
I got the opportunity to work as an intern on an interactive data mining tool. I augmented the tool with decision trees and provided an intuitive user interface for this data mining structure.
I finally managed to finish my bachelor course in "Computer Science". On top of that I also managed to pass all master courses I took this year. So I'm nearly back on track.
Thanks to a dumb mistake of my own, which lead to failing a course, I couldn't finish my bachelor course within 3 years. But the University of Antwerp did allow me to start my Master course in "Computer Science".
I got tired of my old PC and my girlfriend wanted an actual desktop. So I "gave" my old PC to my girlfriend and built myself a new, more powerful one.
During my year studying mathematics I noticed I wasn't used to large quantities of study material anymore. But all computer science courses went surprisingly well. So I finally found something I enjoyed studying.
After tutoring some people in mathematics I felt like I was missing an opportunity. My dad agreed and he let me start studying again.
My dad insisted that if I wanted to work for/with him I had to get a woodworking degree. Therefore I got into a program at VDAB for 18 months where you learn the basics of woodworking, cnc and autocad while still being able to work at my dad's firm. After these 18 months I received a degree as promised.
My first attempt at university failed and didn't really know what to do. My father had started his own firm in woodworking and decided to try that for a change.
During my highschool years the interest in astrophysics grew. Sadly enough I lacked the maturity to complete these studies so I quit after one year to go and do something completely different.
This is when my interest in computers/computing actually started. After spending a good amount of time gaming during high school, I found it was time to learn more about the hardware a pc is built with.
After four years in high school I got my degree in "Mathematics - Science" and an award for best year score in math at K.A. Lier.
Only high school offered "Mathematics - Science" studies. So now the time had finally come to see what my most favorite scientific course was.
Started studying "Science - Sports"
There goes the freedom :(.