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Girl Geek Dinner #4 • Frances Brazier • You do not like green eggs and ham? (Tales of when Sam-I-Am had something else in mind…)

21 August 2014

Date: Monday, 12 January, 2009
Time: 7-11 PM
Location: Flexbar (Pazzanistraat 1, Amsterdam)
Cost: 22.50 Euros (buffet dinner, excluding drinks)

The Flexbar is located on the Westergasfabriek terrain.

Abstract

Expectations — both our own and those of others — strongly influence our careers. Dealing with these expectations can be a challenge! Throughout my life and my academic career, I have encountered numerous choices, surprises, and life-lessons. Pain can be minimized by learning from others — so in this talk, I will share some of the lessons that I and my collegues have learned along the way …

Speaker Bio

Frances Brazier is a Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, chairing the Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems Group. She has published significantly in the areas of Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Agent Systems, Distributed Systems, Web Services, and Human-Computer Interfaces, and is currently a member of the editorial board of “AI in Design and Manufacturing” and a new book series on Autonomic Systems. Beyond her academic career Frances has also been involved in numerous ventures including NLnet, the first ISP in the Netherlands. Frances is also the Vice-Chair of the Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren.

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