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time to say good bye

Since we have finished all the final project presentation, it’s time for me to say good bye to you all. (Prof I-Tung Yang – last day of the Application of Computational Intelligence in Engineering)


After about one semester dealing with the coding, finally we’re done. No extravagant tears for ending this class. Still I can take so many advantages for taking this class. Of course, mostly because of the Professor himself (*what a perfect reason for always taking this lousy courses…haghaghag). For the last 2 or 3 weeks there are some stories that I haven’t shared, which is so poor if I don’t record it here (*just for my consumption, but I’ll let everyone laugh if you think that it’s fun)

1st Conversation (between the Professor and one of the Indonesian team member in my class)

P : “So, have you decided that you’re going to change the sequence of your presentation to the first week instead of the second week?”

*my friend is turning her head and find her other team member. Murmuring and giving some codes. End with saying OK. Then get her head to the steady position, face the Professors and ready to give the answer

Y : “yo wes…”

*gubraakkkkkssss….what kind of answer is that. The giggling laughter is unbearable. But, I forget not to see the Professor’s reaction due to that weird answer, since I’m busy to laugh too (*regretting). Oh my goodness, Javanese comes to exist itself ūüėÜ

2nd Conversation (setting time is when the presentation show off, actually I sit in front of the Professor, really close till I can see each of his expressions clearly)

P : “Team no. 21. Loli (my chinese name), Munif, and Gandhi. Please come forward and do the presentation.”

*I stay in my seat. Holding the term project report and pass it to Munif for being delivered to the Professor.

P : “Loli, now you are not doing the presentation. OK, I think it’s quite fair. You do the presentation in the midterm right?” – followed by the sweet smile from him

R : “Yes, I think it’s time for the men to show off” – another sweet smile from me (*do I have that kind of sweet smile..I doubt myself actually :sigh: )

*I’m a bit surprised that the Professor still remember me who is the one doing the presentation. Of course he will, since the “moving to the other class” drama of the midterm presentation is so booming ūüėÜ

~ dreaming of another Professor I-Tung Yang’s class ~

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hang twice – move to another class

young-man-having_u12406305What can I say about today’s presentation? There’s no feeling about performing a good presentation or not. Actually all my attention has already caught by the computer in the class. Our team is lucky number one to present the term project to substitute the midterm exam. Since yesterday, I’ve already felt so nervous about presenting this term project. I choose to present it since the time given is just 5 minutes. So I will take the risk for presenting the term project to share some burdens of this project. Since I don’t have any ability to do the coding, so I will take the other part of the burden that I can carry on. Of course those¬† two other gentlemen will take the coding part.

The presentation day is coming. I can’t run from it. I always have this kind of nerves when I present something in front of many people. That’s my weakness, I can’t face a group of people. So scarry!! Then the Professor asks the group who will present in the first sequence. I just¬†wake up¬†from my seat and move forward,¬†while the ¬†Professor talk to the class why the men are not taking their job of presenting. I said nothing, just giving him a smile. Then I grab the mouse to open the presentation which is already downloaded to the Blackboard system yesterday. Double click…no respons! Right-click…click open…still no respons! Then the Professor come to me and talk what happen. “It can’t be opened” I answered him. He starts to make a disappointed sigh, then taking over the computer. For a while he presses¬†some Ctrl-Alt-Del in the keyboard. Not running! “Should we restart the computer?” He asked me. Then he just turn it off. Then ask me whether I bring some virus in this PPT file. “No”, I insisted. Then around a minute the computer is coming back then he open the PPT for me. Finally it’s working. Then I start to say “Good Morning everyone”. The Professor also ask the class to be a little bit calm down. I press the F5 to make the display as the slide show. But, again it’s hanging up. Then the Professor ask me to make the display change. He click the icons of slide show, but it’s hanging up again. Deep sigh from the Professor…I’m so released, until I can’t feel the nerves of showing a bunch of people. The class becomes so messy. The Professor says sorry to me for this inconvenience. No need to, actually.

I get back to my seat, and my friends keep on accusing me for doing some crackness toward the computer. Since when I touch the computer, it¬†is hanging up. After some time in trying to fix the computer, even bringing the¬†notebook to change the function the computer, it’s still not working at all. The last decision is moving out the class to another classroom. Hohohoho…What a messy today!! “Please move to the room 701” He declared to the class. Another team member of mine said, maybe the problem is trully coming from our PPT file. But, I say to him just see the result if our PPT file¬†can be¬†opened¬†in another computer or not. Finally the file is successfully opened. And I made a very weird presentation. The nerves get back, hopefully it’s not too bad. Since I always getting clumsy in speaking, even in Indonesian. Hopefully the Professor get the idea of my presentation, and I think he got it. He even asks a question about our presentation. But, let the gentlemen answer it. MY JOB IS DONE…!! (*horrraaaaaayyyyyy)

There’s always something fun in this class. When¬†the Vietanamese students hold a presentation, they even attached the picture of them. What a truly¬†narcissism action! Then they also attached the Professor’s picture, since they took the journal paper which is written by the Professor. What a surprising thing is the Professor even gives a comment to his own picture. He said that the picture is taken on his wedding day. It’s full of smile. Then he said that he smiled like¬†that because his wife ask him to do so. “You know it’s a wedding day, than your wife ask¬†you to do so. You can’t just neglect her wish, so that’s the result”, he explained. I can’t take myself of not being laughed of his statement. Actually he don’t need to explain the whole story. Then he get shy and ask the student to close the presentation. What a funny and handsome Professor! (*but already has a wife and a daughter…why’s so disappointed??? hihihihi…)

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CODING…as crunchy as ’emping’, but prepare for the ‘hard-feeling’

The theory seems so easy to understand. I saw you just make a big O after I explain all the material during the class.¬†Then it’s totally different when you apply it into programming. The problem seems so easy to solve. Just kind of optimization problem such as minimization or maximization. But when you face your computer and open one of the software program, that’s the real coding. The difficulties¬†are coming, what should I do first???¬†(everbody starts laughing…and so the Professor…) – Prof. I-Tung Yang (today’s class berfore the bell’s ringing, Wednesday, April 22, 2009)


This could be the most interesting class that I’ve ever attended beside Finite Element Method. I will reveal that the Professor is obviously handsome, no doubt of it. I will thank to my Professor too, since he asked me to follow this class. Actually I have a big nerves in choosing this class, since I have no basic about programming or coding. Eventhough I’m familiar with the algorithm, but I can’t make it on my own. I have to deal with algorithm when I finish my Bachelor thesis, but it’s just understanding the algorithm not making on my own.

My friend unconciuosly declares that the Professor is a little bit like the picture that I attach here ūüėÜ But please don’t interpretate in a negative way. He is still handsome, trust me! You know what’s the statement that makes him looks like Suneo’s expression. “Do you know what I’m talking about?” or “Is it OK?”. When he said these two words his face will be so guilty and confused. That’s the good capture, maybe that’s why my friend uncounciously declare him looks like Suneo.

The most interesting part¬†was today’s class. He explained about PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization). Focusing on the type of constraint handling in PSO, they are bouncing strategy, adhere¬†strategy, re-entering strategy,¬†and penalty. When he tried to get focus on re-entering strategy, he gives a visualization as the “Doraemon door” which can enter another part of the places when you open it. The first time he mentioned the Doraemon comics all the class becomes so lousy. Not to be left behind, my friend and¬†I looked each other and laugh as satisfy as we can. I never thought that the word Doraemon would be shouted from his mouth. Fortunately he didn’t mention the other cartoon character like Suneo. I can’t imagine what if he reveals Suneo too. Must be unbearable laugh will be…

Without being lost of my respect to him, I admire him for his good talent and cleverness. Beside, he is a very understandable lecturer. He knows that the students will not¬†complete the task until the time of its completion. Of course, why do we need so diligent? The other homework is also waitting for its completion ūüėČ

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