A brief introduction
Some 15 years ago, I created this website to provide insight in the degradation pathways of 3-chlorobenzoate resulting from my MSc thesis (summary) and to practice a bit with HTML (in the time before abundance of free CMSs and style sheets).
Over time, a lot more information has been added, in particular my further studies and research efforts, and to a lesser extent previous work in industry IT, and vaious 'general interest' topics. Those not particularly essential yet interesting topics include, among others, a summary of the works of M.C. Escher and a trip to Spain, and so on. Since 2006, similar additions have been--and are being--added to my blog, which has posts about research results, written in an accessible way, such as on the complexity of coffee, culinary evolution, and an essay on the nonviolent personality.
A few pointers to pages on this site
Note: those with this white-maroon background I consider part of my personal homepage, and the ones in a green colour scheme are work-related pages (of which this page is the start page)
Not so recently, I have completed my (first class honours) Master of Arts dissertation, called Terrorism and Game Theory -- Coalitions, negotiations, and audience costs. I conducted an analysis of the causes, goals and actors involved in the 'terrorist theatre' and on the possibilities of Game Theory as a more rational approach towards this emotion-laden topic.
Summary - Conclusions - full report (in PDF format, 763kb)
A much-accessed subsection: causes of terrorism.
As part of some other activities, or just because I was interested in the topic, I've been writing some pages on several topics you might be interested in:
- A selection of more recent ones from my blog are:
- Digitizing my cassettes of international folk dancing music
- Essay on the Nonviolent Personality
- The complexity of... coffee
- An analysis of culinary evolution
- On a typology of bureaucracies
- Multi-tasking or parallel processing? Operating Systems versus processing in the brain
- Failing to recognize your own incompetence
Aside from making the pages, and filling some with necessary information (such as the start page, links, ongoing activities, focus regions etc etc), a selection of pages I wrote for the peacesoc website are put online here again after a late restore from an old backup (in the original layout):
La personalita nonviolenta [the nonviolent personality] (book review)
Is 'US Peacekeeper' an oxymoron? (discussion evening contribution)
Can the use of violence ever be legitimate? (discussion evening contribution)
The Role of Pakistan in Deterring Terrorism (An Focal, the UL newspaper, article)
Interview with the Hizbollah webmaster (Sesame, the OU UK newspapers, article)
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