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A secondment experience in Zurich, Switzerland

A secondment experience in Zurich, Switzerland

After two years of remote work, the restrictions were partially lifted, and I got the chance to embark on my first secondment in the last year of the Marie Curie program. My secondment was initially at Cornell University, but since the host supervisor had moved to Switzerland last year, it changed to ETH Zurich, which I…

La paella de Windmill

La paella de Windmill

The receding Covid-19 pandemic is letting us catch a breath of fresh air, and the WindMill project members didn’t want to miss this opportunity to fill the lungs with the salty air of Catalonia. In fact, in the first week of March, the WindMill fellows met in the stunning city of Barcelona – the perfect…

Online Courses for Studying ML

Online Courses for Studying ML

Hi everyone, I’m glad to meet all of you here again. If you are looking to start studying ML and have no idea how, especially considering the vast amount of information available on the web (which sometimes makes you feel completely lost), I can try clarifying it for you with today’s blog. I will recommend…

Remote working: A Covid-19 Experience

Remote working: A Covid-19 Experience

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I came to an intriguing realization: I’ve now worked in an in-office position for half of my Ph.D. and worked remotely for the other half! Remote employment is becoming increasingly frequent and mainstream. I’ve seen a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about what “remote work” is, and how it works…

My experience as a Marie Curie ESR

My experience as a Marie Curie ESR

I am a Marie Curie PhD fellow and part of ITN WINDMILL as an early stage researcher (ESR). We are working on the integration of machine learning algorithms in wireless communications networks. I am often contacted by students about my experience as an ESR and about Marie Curie fellowship, and the most commonly asked question…

Far from Home: A travel for PhD

Far from Home: A travel for PhD

My life experiences have taught me one thing: always expect the unexpected. I am Anay Ajit Deshpande, pursuing my PhD in University of Padova, Italy. But this story is not about my time in Italy, it is about the moments leading up to it. Scene 1: Scrawny Little Child Born and raised slightly outside of…

My Ph.D. in Finland

My Ph.D. in Finland

My name is Parham and I want to share my journey in ITN WindMill project with you. I was born in Shiraz, a southwest city in Iran. I got my bachelor’s degree from Shiraz University in communications engineering. During this time we had some alumni occasionally visiting the university, and they shared their stories with…

Summer Schools

Summer Schools

What is the purpose of a summer school? Some of the hallmarks of Marie Curie projects are mobility and networking between its partners. In normal times, this translates into periodic training events hosted in different countries, secondments and summer schools. It is the last item on the list that is the topic of this blog…

Industrial PhD

Industrial PhD

PhD or industry? One-million-dollar question: Going towards Academic field or Practical work? This is the most common question that will come to your mind after graduation. Each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages, so how should I pick one of them? I remember a piece of advice given to me by my professor during…

How COVID-19 affected my research career

How COVID-19 affected my research career

Picking a topic for this blog article really was a struggle. I had so many different ideas – a typical day in Ph.D. life, the experiences of working in a multicultural and international environment, moving to a foreign country, living abroad, cultural diversity, … . But then I thought: why not talk about the world’s…

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