Tales from life

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Questions asked on university lectureship interviews

A list of commonly asked interview question for university lectureship and fellowship positions

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War crimes that may never see justice (20 years from NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia)

On the other hand, the use of cluster bombs on civilians (e.g. bombing of a marketplace in Nis and couple of bombing of refugee columns, train, buses, bridges with people) can be clearly considered war crimes, breach of war methods. As it was said before, there was obstruction of the research of these topics from the west-leaning government in order not to offend their partners in other countries. Researchers trying to perform a study were reported that they were visited by the personnel of NATO mission in Serbia or Bosnia and were asked what they are doing. They reported different kinds of pressures not to publish these studies.

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Stepping up the leagues of professional life

Professional life is a competition. However, it is not a competition like a simple race, where all you need to do is to be the best in the race. It is more like an athletic federation league or football league. There are multiple categories of players and you are one of them trying to find […]

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PhD Viva survival story

Time to write about how my PhD viva went. It was a while ago, but I wanted all corrections to be acknowledged before writing this and to get the letter confirming my PhD award. Simple reason for writing this is: there are so many horror PhD viva stories and so little positive ones, even thought […]

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Impressions from HealTAC2018 conference

On 18th and 19th April 2018, the first UK health text analytics conference (HealTAC) took place in Manchester.  The main conference venue was Pendulum hotel, located on Stackville street, close to the north University of Manchester campus, the former UMIST. I had a pleasure to participate and help with a certain organisational things, as a […]

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Submitted PhD thesis

As a title says, it is finally done, my PhD thesis is submitted. It was submitted on 18th December 2017. However, as overwhelmed with feelings as I feel, I wish to tell a short story how I felt in the last week before submission, during the submission and a few days after the submission. The […]

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SchumaNN: Recurrent neural networks composing music

With 2 friends of mine (Team was: Maksim Belousov, Mike Phuycharoen, Nikola Milosevic (myself)) on 12th and 13th November I participated at the GreatUniHack that was held in John Dalton building of Manchester Metropolitan University. We were implementing idea of machine learning-based music composer, for which we later came with name SchumaNN. For some time […]

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Letter to the Earth from distant space

Recent events shocked the World. However, I don’t really want to talk about high casualties in Nice or Turkey in recent two days, event thought this post was motivated by these events. We live in a world that is shaking unstable. There are terrorist attacks almost on monthly bases, many Middle East and African countries […]

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Story behind Declaration of the Rights of the Child

I would like to share a story behind the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Since it is a story about conflict and international blockade, which I have also experienced, I will try to explain what happens in these situations from my experience as a child in a country under the blockade. I would […]

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The day international law died – Anniversary of NATO attack on Yugoslavia

It passed 17 years since NATO attacked Yugoslavia on this day, 24.3.1999. I have been writing about it from my personal viewpoint and described how the events affected me. The article can be found here: http://inspiratron.org/blog/2014/03/24/15-years-nato-bombing-serbia-fr-yugoslavia/ Now, on the 17th anniversary of the event I would like to discuss how the event affected the World. I […]