Category Archives: Good reads

RIP Andy Grove

I was saddened by the death of Andy Grove, the former Intel CEO who drove the growth of Silicon Valley. Andy Grove’s “High Output Management” has been my go-to book on running teams and improving business processes. I have seen few books … Continue reading

Posted in ASICs, Career, Good reads, In the news, Management, Technology, Tips and tricks | Leave a comment

The Onion At Its Best: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method

The Onion spots a much-needed addition: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method. Quoting from the article: “After making an observation and forming a hypothesis as usual, the new third step of the scientific method will now require researchers to … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Creativity, Good reads, Humor, In the news, Ph.D., Research, Science | Leave a comment

Experience with Manufacturing

When I was interviewing for PM positions a couple of years ago, I wanted to do what I do now – build exciting real-world products soup to nuts, concept to manufacturing to deployment, algorithms to software and hardware design to … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer technology, Good reads, Hardware, In the news, Management, Technology | Comments Off on Experience with Manufacturing

DARPA Project Experience and DARPA Project Leaders

Recent Wired Magazine profile of  Dr. Regina Dugan, formerly the director of Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and currently an executive at Google (Wired Magazine article available here) led me to a Harvard Business Review article by Dr. Dugan … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Good reads, Management, Ph.D., Technology | Comments Off on DARPA Project Experience and DARPA Project Leaders

Why are we Doing This? (1) Learning, (2) Growth.

Rob Margolies, a Ph.D. student in my research group, has recently written a wonderful blog post about why Ph.D. students push themselves so hard. In short it is because we really feel that we are learning and growing, in many … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Career, Good reads, Graduate school, Humor, Ph.D., Skills | Comments Off on Why are we Doing This? (1) Learning, (2) Growth.

Top 10 Reasons Students Fail A Ph.D.

I found a lovely summary of the typical reasons Ph.D. students struggle and fail. Well worth reading over for inspiration and reflection. My favorite part: “A Ph.D. is not the final undertaking. It’s the start of a scientific career. A … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Career, Good reads, Graduate school, Ph.D., Tips and tricks | Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons Students Fail A Ph.D.

Startup Jobs: Misconceptions

Excellent article on misconceptions about startup jobs for technical people — http://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/dont-waste-your-time-in-crappy-startup-jobs/ Many points are dead on, yet somehow very rarely get stated. A tidbit that resonates with me: startups are often perceived as places where engineers will be changing … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Good reads, Industry | Comments Off on Startup Jobs: Misconceptions

Bright Future for Wearable Smart Devices?

This week’s Economist has a piece on Marc Andreessen, a founder of Mosaic and Netscape turned venture capitalist. One of the things he apparently believes is that there soon be drastic changes in realm of personal technology and “body area … Continue reading

Posted in Communication networks, Consumer technology, Energy harvesting, Good reads, Industry, Internet of things, Technology, Wearable computing | Tagged , | Comments Off on Bright Future for Wearable Smart Devices?

Scientific Process

Scientific process as we imagine it to be and as it is.

Posted in Academia, Creativity, Good reads, Humor, Research, Science | Comments Off on Scientific Process

IoT infographic

Neat Internet of Things infographic.

Posted in Consumer technology, Good reads, Internet of things, Technology | Comments Off on IoT infographic