Our next event in frame of our Scientific Series will be a very useful talk given by Prof. Clemens Heuberger about SageMath which is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It is a really handy tool for solving mathematical problems. Solving your math-related tasks will be child’s play after this talk 😉
Come and learn how to use it.
As usual, some snacks and drinks will be provided by the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt so you can have a relaxed discussion after the talk.
WHAT: Talk about SageMath
WHERE: Lakeside Park B04a L4.1.01 (Seminar Room)
WHEN: 5th May, 2015 @ 18:30
Come and visit our twin events where you can learn how to create computer games. Interactive talks will be given by Lukas Knoch and Alexander Kopper. Bring your laptops and gain some hands-on experience by following the step-by-step tutorials included in the talks.
The first talk is about game development with libGDX. [Link to Facebook Event]
WHEN: 13 April, 17:00
WHERE: Hörsaal C
In order to get your laptops prepared for following the talk, please install some required software by using this GUIDE.
The second talk is about game development in Unity3D. [Link to Facebook Event]
WHEN: 15 April, 17:00
WHERE: Hörsaal A
Please install the free version of Unity3D before coming.
As usual, some snack and drinks will be provided by the Student Branch. We hope to see you all.
Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Game Jam where you can make great use of your fresh knowledge about computer games.
This time we promote a talk that fits nicely into the scientific series even though it is not organized by us.
Not matter how interesting it is what you are talking about just by the way you present it you can easily ruin your success.
Create Inspiring Talks
by Martina Umlauf
Mittwoch, 24.Sept. 15:00
Lakeside Park B04b/1.St
Do you hate the feeling that the audience seems bored when you give a talk – even though you followed all the “rules” out there on how to give a good talk and prepare good slides? Do you realize that, depending on the situation, some of those rules can actually do more harm than good if you blindly follow them?
This talk will give you advice on how to improve what you’re already doing. We will focus on talk preparation from an audience- and situation-based perspective and re-evaluate the most common rules for the setting of a conference talk.
-) learn about the cognitive and visual capabilities of your audience and the implications that follow for preparing your talk and slides,
-) get tips on how to improve your confidence and ease nervousness with body posture and breathing exercises
-) receive some general advice that is applicable to non-conference talks
This talk is for:
-) anybody who wants to improve their talks
-) young researchers who do not yet have a lot of speaking experience
-) advisors and designers of slide templates
Graphical representation of data is critical for exploration and explanation of our research results. In this talk we will discuss the principles of data visualisation and ways to achieve graphical excellence.
In our three part series “Scientific Writing” we cover aspects of writing, creating good looking plots, and generating meaningful graphs from data. In the first event John Brown pointed out mistakes commonly made by non-native speakers when writing scientific documents. The second talk “Writing Beautiful Documents with LaTeX” by Alessandro Crismani gave a brief introduction to TikZ. The talk was motivated by a common problem when writing documents in LaTeX: How does one get the figures to have the same font and size as the rest of the document. This article briefly illustrates the possibilities of TikZ as we assume this problem to be wide spread.
PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages that can be used in a LaTeX documents for creating beautiful drawings. Using PGF/TikZ the fonts used in graphics are directly plotted with Latex, and hence they scale accordingly to the text size, unlike EPS files exported, for example, from Matlab.
The short talk presented a funny introduction to PGF/TikZ, explaining by examples how to use such languages for producing drawing for everyday publications. The talk explained how to create a nice plot from a saved series of data, such as this one:
Or, if one is rather a flow chart guy, the talk also showed how to draw very content rich charts, such as this:
Finally, for the mathematical inclined people, the icing on the cake was learning how to plot random coordinates and to use intersection between curves:
You may download the slides (pdf) or check them out including the examples from BitBucket using git.
We continue our scientific writing series on another problem students and researcher face: how to obtain meaningful plots from data in July.
Fancy thesis? – it’s easy with Latex – for text and figures.
Within this workshop we see how latex can be used to do nice graphics. First, we address standard ways to include graphics. Second, we tackle more sophisticated ways to depict simulation data. For example we will see how one can use latex fonts and font size in figures, independent of figure size.
This specific introduction and hints can improve your Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD thesis.
This workshop will take place on
June 6th, 2013,
in L4.1.01 (seminar room)
What does the word moreover mean and how is it used? Do I actually need the word actually? And what about these beautiful, very long and nested sentences that are commonly used in the German language, for example in articles, scientific documents, or just a description of a presentation such as this one? John Brown, PhD candidate at Alpen-Adria Universtität Klagenfurt and native speaker, illustrated common mistakes and false usage of words when writing scientific papers.
The kickoff presentation of our Scientific Writing Series, “Don’t Add an Experiment to an Experiment”: Writing clearly for publication in English held by John Brown was a big success. With drinks the audience learned about common mistakes and false usage of words when writing scientific papers. Do and Don’t lists summarize the most important points for non-native English speakers. The slides are available upon request. Please contact us using the contact field in the menu.
Having troubles finding the right words for an English publication or thesis?
We try to help. Within this talk you will get some hints on dos and don’ts. There will also be enough time for questions and discussion.
We meet on Wednesday 24th of April at 19:30 at the usual place (L4.1.01 seminar room).
John will give hints on how to improve your scientific English.
Hope to see you there!
Scientific Writing – How to write Bachelor/Master Theses or Scientific Publications
The IEEE Student Branch hosts its first Scientific Series: Talks about how to improve Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses or Scientific Publications.
We start with a talk on the English language, on how to use Latex, and on how to plot data. Here are the upcoming events:
- “Don’t Add an Experiment to an Experiment”: Writing clearly for publication in English by John
- Beautiful Documents With LaTex by Alessandro
- Visualizing Data by Nikolaj