Optimising commute time

I have recently moved to Zürich and now am facing a dilemma: where should I live? Having a short commute and opportunity to cycle are particularly important to me. Here, I solve this problem by analysing commute data and thus finding optimal locations to live. Method I gather data from Google Maps since it has public transport schedules. The idea is to measure the commute time from every street in Zurich to my work.

QuipuNet: single-molecule analysis using deep-learning

Abstract. Nanopore sensing is a versatile technique for the analysis of molecules on the single-molecule level. However, extracting information from data with established algorithms usually requires time-consuming checks by an experienced researcher due to inherent variability of solid-state nanopores. Here, we develop a convolutional neural network (CNN) for the fully automated extraction of information from the time-series signals obtained by nanopore sensors. In our demonstration, we use a previously published data set on multiplexed single-molecule protein sensing.

Sunshine per capita estimate

The heat map shows an effective sunshine amount per person. The red areas have plenty of sun, while purple areas have little sunshine per person. Sun is the source of life on earth. We use it for agriculture and increasingly for electricity generation. In the long term, humanity will rely completely on the renewable energy, where the sunshine will be the most valuable natural resource. Here, I look at the regions which have the greatest amount of the sunshine per capita.

PhD thesis

“Hydrodynamic interactions in narrow channels” PhD supervisor: Ulrich F. Keyser Examiners: Daan Frenkel, Lydéric Bocquet Abstract. Particle-particle interactions are of paramount importance in every multi-body system as they determine the collective behaviour and coupling strength. Many well-known interactions like electro-static, van der Waals or screened Coulomb, decay exponentially or with negative powers of the particle spacing r. Similarly, hydrodynamic interactions between particles undergoing Brownian motion decay as 1/r in bulk, and are assumed to decay in small channels.

Forbes 30 under 30

Forbes magazine has picked me ’30 under 30′ in category of Science and healthcare, Europe. This was a pleasant surprise that I am very grateful for. You can read more about it: Forbes article or Churchill college article.

Nondecaying particle interactions

We have discovered a particle-particle interactions that have distance-independent strength. These are rare in physics, thus I am excited about this result. Learn more about the experiment from the paper or watch the video below Published in Physical Review Letters, 2015. An excerpt form a comment in Nature Physics: These somewhat surprising results, the authors show, follow from simple theory. Imagine that one particle moves, stirring up a fluid flow.

Sweeper Craft - android game

Game of minesweeper with mathematical and logical elements set in a theme and modes that resemble MineCraft for Android OS! The rules are like minesweeper, but with more adventure: multiple livesand hidden treasures to discover. The game also has virtually unlimited map size – uncommon among minesweeper games. We hope you like it! Direct download from website : http://sweepercraft.com/ There was an article published about the game: http://kotaku.com/minecraft-sweeper/ Update: the game is no longer actively maintained, but I am happy that over 1'000'000 people downloaded this game.