18 Jan Tue
Inter-Actief room open again »

Now that physical education on campus is allowed again, the Inter-Actief room will also be opened again from 9:00 to 16:00 every day.

Due to the 1.5m measure, there is still a limited amount of people that can work in the Inter-Actief room at the moment. But coming by to buy a snack in our cookie corner or to ask a quick question is always possible. We would also like to point you to the university policy to take a self-test twice a week and to always wear a face mask while in university buildings.

22 Dec Wed
IBC committee 2022 has been formed! »

The IBC committee for 2022 has been formed!

The committee consists of the following members:

  • Wander Stribos - Chairman
  • Cas ten Have - Secretary \ Promotion
  • Gilian Schrijver - Treasurer
  • Pim Mulder - Logistics
  • Pepijn Visser - Excursions
  • Arda Koc - Excursions


19 Dec Sun
Inter-Actief room closed »

Due to the current covid measures, unfortunately, the Inter-Actief room has been closed once more.

Last Saturday, the 18th of December, the government announced new covid measures as a response to the fast-spreading omikron variant of the virus. As a result, the Inter-Actief room is currently closed for members, and most planned activities won't continue.

More information on the effects of the new measures will follow later. For now, there will still be board members available in the association room to help with any questions or problems. Next to that, you can of course still reach us at contact@inter-actief.net.

14 Dec Tue
Kevin Alberts: Member of Merit »

During the General Members Meeting of the 13th of December 2021 it has been decided to proclaim Kevin Alberts a Member of Merit.

Kevin receiving his certificate

Eight years ago Kevin Alberts started studying at Inter-Actief, Almost immediately after starting his studies, he got active at the system administration committee. Starting a long and very fruitful time helping the association with our IT systems, not only in the SysCom but also in the website committee, slowly turning into someone that was always there to help with any issues regarding any system Inter-Actief has (Also known as yelling "Albeeeerts help!" through the room). But not only has Kevin helped a lot with our IT systems, he also joined multiple committees helping us organize various events. Most notably as a bartender and member of the Societeits committee. With 227 tended drinks in his name and his time as a Quaestor for the Societeits committee, not only fulfilling this task but building a system to help his successors and future treasurers of Inter-Actief. This afterwards turned into multiple years of giving advice as a member of the Audit committee. Summed up, Kevin has helped out our association a great deal, not only as someone who was there to help out during his time at our university but also as someone who has helped the association to set-up for the future.

16 Nov Tue
New covid measures »

Due to the current covid measures, unfortunately, several things can't continue. However, the Inter-Actief room will, fortunately, remain open.

Last Friday, the 12th of November, the government announced new covid measures, and yesterday, the 15th of November, the university decided which measures they would take as a response. During this lockdown period, fewer activities will be able to continue. But fortunately, the Inter-Actief room will still remain open for questions, printing, or simply getting coffee and snacks.

However, while the advise stands to work from home, the Inter-Actief room is not meant for social gatherings or large groups. Next to that, we would like to point you to the advice of the university to frequently make use of self-tests, and to the mandatory use of face masks while moving around the university.

For now, those are all relevant updates. We as the board hope this informs you well enough, and we hope you stay safe.

01 Nov Mon
Looking for TAs »

Looking for TAs for programming courses!

A message from Jan Broenink:

I am looking for student assistants for my courses on programming:

ECSI part of CPS (Embedded Control Systems Implementation of minor / elective module Cyber-Physical Systems) in 1B on Raspberry Pi and Linux (Raspbian) that students use to write very simple and basic I/O driver programs to control a motor. This part is attended by EE and AT students, TCS students take the other part of the module on Wednesdays, namely Physical Systems Modelling and Control. The practicals run on 6 Wednesdays, starting from 17-11 up to and including 22-12, so all activity is before Christmas. That practical is full day. Next to that some preparation work spread over the 3-4 weeks ahead of the quarter, and grading of each week’s exercise, taking 4-5 hours.

RTSD, Real-Time Software Development (MSc course) in 1B This year on real-time programming using Raspberry Pi 4, using Xenomai (Real-time version of Linux) on 2 cores and Rasbian on 2 other cores. Next to that, also use of ROS2, a networking / messaging (middleware) system used in robotics. It is a big change compared to previous years. So, now experience of student assistants is more on computer engineering, C, C++ programming, testing of hard-real time software, and of course controlling some robotic setup (2 motors and a webcam).

Programming 2, BSc + MSc couse in 2A On the basics of C++ programming, for BSc students part of EE-Module 7B (3 EC). MSc students are mostly from Biomedical Engineering, and do a larger end project.

If you are interested please email board@inter-actief.net

21 Oct Thu
Become a Student For A Day Mentor! »

The University of Twente is looking for new first-year students who would like to become a Student for a Day mentor!

Hi everyone!

The University of Twente is looking for new first-year students who would like to become a Student for a Day mentor! The Student for a Day program is a program that allows high school students to join a first-year student for one day at university to learn more about the studies, city, and the UT itself to make the right choice of study.

Your job would be..
• ..to contact your student, plan a date, and keep in touch through the system
• ..to show as much as possible on the day itself: lecture, practical, campus tour, study advisor and you will have lunch together
• ..to have skype calls (Skype Buddy Chat) with international students who cannot visit the university and create an online student for a day experience. If they do want to visit the university, you can offer them a campus tour
• ..to have a Follow-Up conversation via Whatsapp a few weeks afterward to ask the students about their experience

What does the university offer you?
You get paid on university scale and the different jobs get paid a different amount of hours.
• 2.5 hours for a Student For a Day
• 2.5 hours for a Skype Call (and an additional 1 hour for a campus tour)
• 1 hour for a Follow up (to improve the Student For a Day program)

How can you apply?
You can apply via a google doc form for the student for a day program in which you can include general information about yourself and your motivation: https://forms.gle/wbMfgjHxJbXy8nN59.

If you think you are suited for this job, please fill in the google doc form including your CV AT LATEST on the 27th of October.
If you have any questions regarding the job offer, please send me an e-mail: f.m.rademaker@student.utwente.nl.

Best regards, Floor Rademaker (SfaD coordinator AM, BIT, TCS)

21 Sep Tue
Tim Kemp wins the ENIAC Thesis Award 2019 – 2020! »

On September 12, 2021 Tim Kemp has received the ENIAC Thesis Award 2019-2020 for his thesis.

His thesis is titled: “An algorithmic approach to a conjecture of Chvátal on toughness and hamiltonicity of graphs”. A delegation of the ENIAC board visited Tim at home to hand over the big cheque (worth €500,-) and the physical trophy.

Tim Kemp with his Thesis Award

The jury consisted of Meike Nauta (winner 2018-2019), Rom Langerak (FMT) and Pieter-Tjerk de Boer (DACS, winner Inter-Actief Decentralised Educational Awards 2019-2020 (IDEA)). They scored all nominated theses on a number of criteria:

  • Scientific approach
  • Practical approach (“engineering approach”)
  • Difficulty of research
  • Readability and usability of thesis to specialists and computer scientists in general
  • Benefits of research / development for greater good

The jury had the following to say:

The jury had the pleasure to consider and discuss three excellent master theses. All addressing relevant topics, though very different in nature, showing how broad and diverse computer science and its related field Business&IT can be. The jury was genuinely impressed by the quality of the nominations. After assessing the theses on scientific approach, practical approach, level of difficulty, readability and relevance of research, the jury unanimously selected Tim Kemp as the winner of the ENIAC thesis award 2019-2020!

The title of the thesis, “An algorithmic approach to a conjecture of Chvátal on toughness and hamiltonicity of graphs”, might sound complex and difficult, but Tim managed to introduce and explain the mathematical jargon in an accessible way with clear examples and figures. He took up a complex and highly theoretical topic, and combined it with a novel algorithmic approach and evolutionary algorithms. He therefore used computer science in an original way. His approach was thorough, systematic and methodologically sound. He also critically reflected upon his own approach and suggested various promising directions for future work.

Tim developed three efficient pieces of software, which were used to validate known solutions from literature, but have also led to new theoretical insights. His thesis showed that the research to find a specific type of graph by hand “does not have to be continued”. This is a perfect example of the relevance of computer science when tasks get too complicated to do by hand and head. As his supervisor summarizes it: “The new approach developed by Tim can in principle lead to new breakthroughs and have potentially high impact in the Graph Theory community.

Congratulations Tim!

Tim was nominated by the FMT group. Besides Tim, the other nominees were:

  • Valentine Legoy (SCS) – Retrieving ATT&CK tactics and techniques in cyber threat reports
  • Dico Defize (BIT) – Developing a Maturity Model for AI-Augmented Data Management We would like to thank the departments for the nominations and the jury for reading and grading the theses. We wish all nominees the best of luck with their future careers!

Original message: https://eniacalumni.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/tim-kemp-wins-the-eniac-thesis-award-2019-2020/

08 Sep Wed
The 43rd board of I.C.T.S.V. Inter-Actief »

The 43rd board of I.C.T.S.V. has been appointed!

At the GMM of 7 September 2021, the 42nd board made way for its successors. The 43rd board has been charged as follows:

  • Chairman - Bart Leenheer
  • Secretary - Wouter Suidgeest
  • Treasurer - Wesley Joosten
  • Officer of Internal Affairs - Bram van Dartel
  • Officer of External Affairs - Michael Janssen
  • Officer of Educatonal Affairs - Rosan Maas

Board 43 From left to right: Rosan, Bram, Wouter, Bart, Wesley, Michael

24 Jul Sat
Looking for: pedellen! »

Do you want to be a 'pedel', guard, during the constitution drink of the 43rd board of I.C.T.S.V. Inter-Actief?

On the 7th of September the candidate board will most likely be charged as the 43rd board of I.C.T.S.V. Inter-Actief. In case this happens it is worth a party, so we will celebrate it with an amazing constitution drink on the 19th of October. The fresh board should of course be protected by 'pedellen', guards, during this drink. Are you interested in becoming a pedel?

Sign up via this form.

29 Jun Tue
Educafé has reopened »

As of yesterday, the Educafé has reopened for studying. You can now work again on your final exercises in the Zilverling.

Due to the 1.5m regulations, the capacity is still lower than usual, but there is plenty of space to work on the final bits of your study.

21 Jun Mon
Looking for Programme committee student members! »

The Programme Committee for Computer Science is looking for new student members.

If you would like to have a say in how Computer Science at this university changes, this is the right committee for you.

We meet monthly to discuss and decide on how to improve the CS curriculum, inspect the feedback given by the students about the modules/courses and encourage module coordinators/lecturers to reflect on the modules/courses in order to improve them every year. Any large modifications are brought to us and we do our best to inspect and improve them. The committee consists of teachers, students and other programme staff. To find out more visit www.utwente.nl/en/tcs/organisation/programme-committee/.

If you are a computer science student (bachelor or master) and this sounds like something for you please send an email to Sander Bakkum (s.bakkum@student.utwente.nl) before the 28th of June. Please include some information about you and any previous experience (if applicable) that might be relevant for the PC-CS.

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