Profile

Cover photo
Vlado Handziski
Works at Technische Universität Berlin
Attended Technische Universität Berlin
Lives in Berlin, Germany
455 followers|648,076 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1'sReviews

Stream

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
We've released our upcoming NSDI paper on Flywheel, the data compression proxy for Chrome. If you've wondered what my team has been up to for the last couple of years, this paper should give you a pretty good idea.

http://goo.gl/aJj8J8
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
 
Wow. Google Domains team wins a) April Fools' Day, and b) teh Internets.

http://com.google/
13 comments on original post
3
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
God is an evolved organizational strategy that made people think they were being watched: http://j.mp/1MRil7U  
Punitive Big Brother; cosmic petty-thief-catcher; vigilant landlord. Why is God so interested in bad behaviour?
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
From red to blue :), as expected, Google moves the G+ sign-in under the Google brand.
 
Nope, I don't know any details about this yet, but looking into it now.

Apparently gapi.auth2 is the new gapi.auth and gapi.signin2 is the new gapi.signin ...

#identity  
Google Sign-In lets you get users into your apps quickly and securely, using a registration system they already use and trust -- their Google account.
7 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow, this is great news!
 
I'm extremely excited today to see Google release gRPC, a new high-performance, low-latency, cross-platform RPC framework, alongside with the latest version of Protocol Buffers, as fully open-source software.

Read the blog post below for an overview, then visit grpc.io and check out the source itself on github.com/grpc to get started. 

HUGE congrats to +Mugur Marculescu and the amazing engineering team behind the release! I realize they're just getting started, but this is already a major milestone for the effort. Nice!
5 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...
 
Scary impressive :)
 
Introducing Spot

Boston Dynamics (http://goo.gl/fMZcMt) has released a video showcasing Spot, a 160 lb. four-legged electrically powered and hydraulically actuated robot designed to navigate both indoor and outdoor environments. See Spot run, climb, and thwart a few attempts at being knocked over all while using onboard sensors to negotiate rough terrain.
37 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
1,220 people
Have him in circles
455 people
Jan Handziski's profile photo
Lautaro Cupaiuoli's profile photo
Boby Rachman's profile photo
Trevor Wermund's profile photo
George Exarchakos's profile photo
Tchinda Kakeu Clotaire's profile photo
Mian Ghazanfar's profile photo
Sorgen Frei's profile photo
Tik Amber's profile photo

Communities

22 communities
 
 
A very nice TED talk by Fei-Fei Li. One can not overstate the impact of ImageNet has had on computer vision.
When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to "teach" a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The results of the SIGPLAN survey on open access are in. There is a strong majority of respondents strongly in favor of getting rid of paywalls in the next two years. What will the ACM do? ‪#‎WhoOwnsYourResearch‬   http://janvitek.github.io/whoowns.html
There were 860 responses with 54% respondents being members of the ACM. Membership is higher in North America (75%) and lower in the rest of the world (49%). The majority of respondents are from Europe (53%) followed by the USA and Canada (37%). The geographic distribution of responses is shown ...
6 comments on original post
1
2
Vijay Chidambaram's profile photoSven Türpe's profile photo
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A step closer to Quantum Computation

One of the primary challenges in building a quantum computer is creating a robust error-prevention system for the information stored in quantum memory elements (“qubits”). 

Unlike a bit in a classical computer, one can’t just check the information stored in a qubit directly -- doing so will collapse the entanglement and superposition states, removing the quantum properties that make it useful for computation. 

Today in the journal Nature , researchers report on a nine qubit quantum circuit where, through a carefully choreographed series of logic operations, the qubits are able to detect and effectively protect each other from bit errors.

Want to learn more about how quantum error correction (QEC) pulls out just enough information to detect errors without altering the information in any individual qubit? Head over to the Google Research blog!
18 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
How computers can take over the world

How can computers get legal rights like people?  It sounds hard.  But in the US, it's not.  They just need to become corporations

You see, in the US, corporations are already persons in the legal sense, with the right to sign contracts and sue people.  In 2010, the Supreme Court said they have the right to free speech!   Since corporations are very powerful, they are likely to gain more and more rights - and not just in the US.

So, computers might take over the world by becoming corporations... or running corporations. 

Most people think computers need to be intelligent before they take over the world.  But maybe it will go like this.  First they become corporations.  Then they hire us to make them more intelligent.  

Now there's a company that's trying to speed up this process!  It's called Ethereum.   They want to help developers start Distributed Autonomous Corporations: corporations run by computers.

Vitalik Buterin, who runs Ethereum, explained the basic idea:

Corporations, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney reminds us, are people. Whether or not you agree with the conclusions that his partisans draw from that claim, the statement certainly carries a large amount of truth. What is a corporation, after all, but a certain group of people working together under a set of specific rules? When a corporation owns property, what that really means is that there is a legal contract stating that the property can only be used for certain purposes under the control of those people who are currently its board of directors – a designation itself modifiable by a particular set of shareholder. If a corporation does something, it’s because its board of directors has agreed that it should be done. If a corporation hires employees, it means that the employees are agreeing to provide services to the corporation’s customers under a particular set of rules, particularly involving payment. When a corporation has limited liability, it means that specific people have been granted extra privileges to act with reduced fear of legal prosecution by the government – a group of people with more rights than ordinary people acting alone, but ultimately people nonetheless. In any case, it’s nothing more than people and contracts all the way down.

However, here a very interesting question arises: do we really need the people? On the one hand, the answer is yes: although in some post-Singularity future machines will be able to survive all on their own, for the foreseeable future some kind of human action will simply be necessary to interact with the physical world. On the other hand, however, over the past two hundred years the answer has been increasingly no. The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labor with machines on a large scale, and now we have advanced digitized factories and robotic arms that produce complex goods like automobiles all on their own. But this is only automating the bottom; removing the need for rank and file manual laborers, and replacing them with a smaller number of professionals to maintain the robots, while the management of the company remains untouched. The question is, can we approach the problem from the other direction: even if we still need human beings to perform certain specialized tasks, can we remove the management from the equation instead?

Most companies have some kind of mission statement; often it's about making money for shareholders; at other times, it includes some moral imperative to do with the particular product that they are creating, and other goals like helping communities sometimes enter the mix, at least in theory. Right now, that mission statement exists only insofar as the board of directors, and ultimately the shareholders, interpret it. But what if, with the power of modern information technology, we can encode the mission statement into code; that is, create an inviolable contract that generates revenue, pays people to perform some function, and finds hardware for itself to run on, all without any need for top-down human direction?

And then he went on to explain a plan to do this:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/7050/bootstrapping-a-decentralized-autonomous-corporation-part-i/

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/7119/bootstrapping-an-autonomous-decentralized-corporation-part-2-interacting-with-the-world/

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/7235/bootstrapping-a-decentralized-autonomous-corporation-part-3-identity-corp/

The fascinating technical details of Ethereum are here:

https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

For more on decentralized autonomous corporations, or DACs, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized_Autonomous_Organization

For the American legal doctrine of corporate personhood, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_personhood

Does this make you want to rebel?  It may be too late.   I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords. 

I thank +Daniel Estrada for pointing out this article on DACs:

http://io9.com/how-much-longer-before-companies-start-to-run-themselve-1687015200

The picture here was made by TheMarex:

http://themarex.deviantart.com/art/All-hail-our-new-robot-overlords-292510016

http://themarex.deviantart.com/art/All-hail-our-new-robot-overlords-292510016
125 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Vlado Handziski

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Awesome visual explanation of Principal Component Analysis (PCA): http://bit.ly/17pkzy7 - super dense in text form, and yet so simple and intuitive when presented with proper visual context!
View original post
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
1,220 people
Have him in circles
455 people
Jan Handziski's profile photo
Lautaro Cupaiuoli's profile photo
Boby Rachman's profile photo
Trevor Wermund's profile photo
George Exarchakos's profile photo
Tchinda Kakeu Clotaire's profile photo
Mian Ghazanfar's profile photo
Sorgen Frei's profile photo
Tik Amber's profile photo
Communities
22 communities
Education
  • Technische Universität Berlin
    Dr.-Ing. (summa cum laude), Electical Engineering and Computer Science, 2002 - 2010
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
    MSc., Electical Engineering and Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
    Dipl.-Ing., Electical Engineering and Computer Science, 1993 - 1998
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Владо Ханџиски
Story
Tagline
Researcher, husband, father of two.
Introduction
I am member of the Telecommunication Networks Group at the Technische Universität Berlin working in the area of networked embedded systems. 
Work
Occupation
Postdoc/Interim Professor at TU Berlin and TU Dresden
Employment
  • Technische Universität Berlin
    Postdoc/Assistant Professor, 2011 - present
    Telecommunication Networks Group www.tkn.tu-berlin.de
  • Technische Universität Dresden
    Interim Professor, 2014 - 2014
    Chair for Embedded Systems http://www.es.inf.tu-dresden.de/
  • Technische Universität Berlin
    Research Associate, 2002 - 2010
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
    Teaching and Research Assistant, 2000 - 2002
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Berlin, Germany
Previously
Washington DC, USA - Skopje, Macedonia
Contact Information
Work
Phone
+49 30 314 238 31
Email
Address
Sekr. FT5, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Vlado Handziski's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Staulive
market.android.com

Sobald du die App startest, wird alle 5 Minuten deine Position anonym an unseren Server geschickt, der aus allen Informationen eine Stauprog

Öffi - Fahrplanauskunft
market.android.com

• Echtzeit-Abfahrtszeiten (inkl. Verspätungen), • nahegelegene Haltestellen (mit Karte), • Verbindungs-Abfragen (von Haustür zu Haustür) und

Wahl-O-Mat zur Bundestagswahl 2013
www.wahl-o-mat.de

Wahl-O-Mat zur Bundestagswahl 2013

96 Hours - Taken 2 (Extended Cut) 2
market.android.com

Eineinhalb Jahre ist es her, dass der pensionierte CIA-Agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) seine Tochter Kim (Maggie Grace) aus den Fängen bruta

TU Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin
www.tu-berlin.de

Homepage der Technischen Universität Berlin. Die TU Berlin versteht sich als international renommierte Universität in der deutschen Hauptsta

Great views and tasty ice coffee
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago