Cost of Research

“If we knew what we are doing, we would not call it research” – Albert Einstein I participated in the unveiling of a new research center in Reykjavik University called the Center for Research on Engineering Software Systems (CRESS), the focus of this center is to achieve usability, correctness, efficiency and scalability of software systems. Sounds…

Patterns and Fallacies

I read a post by Om Malik, the founder of GigaOm with the title “Patterns and Fallacies: Why they have no place in silicon valley“, it is a great read. I can empathize with Om, I moved to the US to pursue my graduate study in Louisiana State University. I had to take an English…

Iceland is Starting up

It is exciting to see the developments in Iceland as it relates to Entrepreneurship and Startups. There has been a number of developments right after Startup Iceland 2013 that I think are watershed moments. I believe the Startup Reykjavik program has come of age even in a very short history of only graduating 2 batches.…