Publications and talks,
J.H.M. Dassen, MSc.
Email: jdassen at debian dot org (GPG/PGP keys)
IRC: JHM on
Job hunters, don't bother.
- Born: April 19th, 1973 in Heerlen.
- Did VWO (grammar school).
- Started studying Computer Science in September 1991.
- Worked as a student assistant January 1994 - May 1996 (for the
"Computerorganisatie", "Programmeermethoden", "Computerarchitectuur"
and "Compilerconstructie" courses)
- I did a student project GIFGIS: producing soil pollution maps.
- MSc in Computer Science, August 1996.
My MSc project was on Molecular Computation (aka DNA computation)
and Splicing Systems.
As a part of this, I maintained a hyperbibliography on Molecular
Computation and Splicing Systems, which was later maintained by
Pierluigi Frisco and which is now available on his site.
- September 1996 - October 1999.
Research on the formalisation of the sofware process modelling
language SOCCA in the SEIS (Software
Engineering & Information Systems) group of
I assisted in various courses: "Simulatie",
"Object-geörienteerde Concepten", "Concepten van
Programmeertalen" and "Software Engineering".
- Left academia end of 1999 to be an IT professional
- Details of my professional career are on my LinkedIn profile.
On 3 May 2005, I gave a presentation on The free software ecosystem [PDF] at the IBM Linux Knowledge Center at IBM Amsterdam.
On 27 October 1999, I gave a presentation about Software Development under Linux at
P.J. 't Hoen,
Formalising Object-Oriented Modelling Languages,
27 September 1999, LIACS Technical
On 14 September 1999, I talked about The Free
for the Studievaardigheden course.
On 17 February 1999, I gave a talk on "Open
Source Development" at
Alpine, an IBM SIG on open systems and open standards.
P.J. 't Hoen,
A formalisation of SOCCA using Z (Part 1: the type level concepts),
5 February 1999, LIACS Technical report 99-03.
J.H.M. Dassen and I.G. Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper,
Debugging C and C++ code in a Unix environment.
Material for Studievaardigheden 2.
I gave a talk at the "Semi-Formal and Formal Specification Techniques for Software Systems" seminar at
Dagstuhl on "The formalisation of SOCCA using Z" (Slides (.ps.gz), Abstract (.ps.gz))
A bibliography of Molecular Computation and
Molecular Computation and Splicing Systems. MSc thesis, August 1996.
Co-author of Seminarium Geavanceerde Algoritmen (voorjaar 1994)
I was Co-author of the original Debian Linux FAQ
I think software patents are evil and try to educate people about
them, e.g. by pointing them to
the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure,
the League for Programming
I'm a hacker, in particular of
I educate people on the all too common misuse of the term
to mean cracker.
I advocate free speech.
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I think cryptography is useful as a means
of protecting privacy and providing authentication when needed.