The science behind ‘Magic: The Gathering’

Magic: The Gathering (MTG) is a funny trading card game inspired by fantasy role-playing games. MTG emulates a combat between players’ creatures, where not only their strength matters but also their abilities. Everything revolves around magic, which is present in the form of enchantments, artifacts, sorceries and many other exciting...

WHY project at the EU Green Week 2021

Last week, the WHY project held its first WHY Open Day in the framework of the European Union Green Week 2021. The event was titled ‘Predicting the Impact of Household Behavior Intervention on Environmental Pollution’, and various stakeholders and policy makers were invited to discuss Energy System Models (ESMs). This...

WHY project at Zientzia Azoka 2021

The Zientzia Azoka 2021 science fair took place yesterday morning in Bilbao. It is a yearly space that fosters scientific communication and dissemination among high school students and is open to all audiences. Students between 12 and 18 years old but also professional researchers from Basque universities have exhibited their...

Benford's law and the 2021 Madrid regional election

I originally wanted the title of this post to be “Was the 2021 Madrid regional election fraudulent?”, but I found it too much for a post about observation-based laws and R code. In particular, this post focuses on Benford’s Law. This law describes a phenomenon by which, in many real-life...

Segmentation of load profiles by time series feature extraction

Part of my current work focuses on the H2020 project entitled WHY: Climbing the causality ladder to understand and project the energy demand of the residential sector. At University of Deusto, we are building a causal model of the energy demand at household level. The objective of this model is...

Published my second article on microcapsules!

A month ago, on Christmas Day, the second (and last) of the articles I wrote during my stay at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) was published online. What a cool Christmas present! The article is entitled Diffuse approximation for identification of the mechanical properties of microcapsules and can...

Published my article on microcapsule shape prediction!

This week I have a lot to celebrate. One of the articles I wrote three years ago, when I was doing my postdoc at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), has been published online! It is entitled Real-time prediction of the deformation of microcapsules using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and...

Scope of variables in R

One of the things I liked the least about R when I was learning to program in it was the scope of variables. Its behavior is substantially different from that of other more popular languages and can cause code errors very easily if one doesn’t know how it works. Let’s...

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