J^T: John Thywissen's personal pages

John A. Thywissen: J^T

PhD Candidate (J^T @ UTCS)
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA

Principal and President
Objective:pi LLC

(Inactive) Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot
See FlyJohn.com

View John Thywissen's profile on LinkedIn

[Sigh -- another personal page that could use better structure and a unifying set of themes...]

Currently, John is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. His next career objective is a faculty position in CS at a Research University.

John has been a software engineer, business person, and pilot. He was a Managing Consultant (among other roles) for EDS in Plano, Texas. John holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management (S.M.U.), a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Kansas), and completed the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School.

News: I have turned my GRE study notes into a GRE Computer Science Test Study Guide

(If you're in the mood for entertainment, try my father’s historical novel: Prussian Cadenza.)

Quasi-random Software Development Notes:


Source code (coming soon) of some of my smaller software experiments:

Grad school related: The GRE Computer Science Subject Test; R. Hamming's Bellcore talk "You & Your Research" [700 kB PDF].

Teaching tips links.

A Funny cartoon: For the Birds

Speaking of birds, get a load of this iPhone app: Pickin' Chicken

Other Interests of mine in a nifty concept map: (under construction, but there's content in some areas)

Pervasive / ubiquitous computingStochastic modelingBusiness systems engineeringAdvanced technology project managementHuman-computer interactionComplex dynamical systemsProfessional service firm managementAviation instructionEpistemologySoftware engineeringOptions (securities and real options)Corporate strategyEthicsDecision theoryRisk"Flow"AttentionCreativityMap of J^T interests

My Amazon Wish List

Older content being converted to the new structure:

Politics: Review the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It has an excellent summary of the purpose of government (paragraph 2). One that we need to remember and start applying again.

Privacy: A suggested privacy instruction to send vendors, and a list of actions to protect your privacy.

Diving: What training is next, after the Open Water certification?