Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Visit to Philips Research

My most valuable experience from the visit is not about the technical problems being solved. In fact two of three labs i visited were dealing with some medical image processing, operated by physical scientists. Although radioactivity could still be understood, a pair of photons was too distant from me. The remaining project was trying to aim stroke rehabilitation using sensors and computers. During the lunch served around 1pm, we got opportunity talking with those senior researchers with background in physics. It was fun talking with them. A person who has received enough scientific training behaves somehow differently, when they consider problems. It is independent on any particular knowledge, but the insight on solutions, quick understanding of questions, and pragmatic way of problem solving.