Paul De Bra's personal website
(Photo taken at a lighthouse on the Hudson river around 1988.
Click here for a more recent photo.)
|My main activities are:
Job: I'm a (full) professor in computer
science at the Eindhoven University of
Technology with this professional website
Photography: Many public and private images are served by Zenfolio.
Music: This is my most intense hobby, consisting of conducting,
playing and arranging music.
- Until 2014 I was conductor of the accordion orchestra
- I play the piano, piano-accordion, button accordion (C-griff),
accordina and bass accordion and am a member of Accordeana (in Helmond) and the Nederlands Symfonisch AccordeonOrkest.
I also play in the accordion quintet ARTE, with enthusiastic
accordion players from the Eindhoven region, and the accordion
quintet Kwintissimo with enthusiastic accordion players from all over the Netherlands.
- I arrange all types of music for acordion and accordion
orchestra and sometimes also compose something myself. All my arrangements are freely available from this site.
- I also tune (and repair) accordions. I simply cannot stand it
when my (or someone else's) accordion is out of tune so I have
learned to tune accordions (many thanks to Henk Vos).
3D printing: When something breaks and it can be fixed with a
plastic part I design it and print on my Makerbot or my FlashForge Creator Pro.
email: debra at win.tue.nl
professional homepage: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~debra/
personal homepage: http://www.de-bra.nl/
If you happen to know my home phone number and try to call, be aware that we
block incoming calls with a witheld number.
Main parts of this website:
Paul De Bra
Prof. dr. P.M.E. De Bra
The following information is available on Paul De Bra:
Short list of public professional functions of Paul De Bra
Former Scientific director of the Research School SIKS (2011-2017). Honorary member of SIKS since September 2017.
Former president of User Modeling Inc. (and member of the advisory committee of UM Inc. since July 2017).
Initiator of the (now discontinued) Web Science bachelor program at the TU/e
Treasurer of the Computer Science Foundation (Stichting voor Informatica) of the computer science deparment of the TU/e.
Treasurer of the ASPT Foundation (Advanced Software Productivity Tools) of the information systems group of the TU/e.
Opportunities / Vacancies
Our research groups has no vacancies for summer interns,
whether they come with their own funding or not.
For other types of job applications, please visit the university website
Valedictory Lecture: October 13, 2017, 16:00 in the Blauwe Zaal of the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Keynote talk at the ACM UMAP 2017 conference (Bratislava, July 10, 2017). (slides used during the presentation)
DSC/e lecture on Expert-Driven versus Data-Driven adaptation (TU/e, October 6, 2014).
slides and a presentation video made available by DSC/e.
Invited talk at the Sofsem conference, Spindleruv Mlyn, Chech Republic, January 21-27, 2012.
Invited talk at the Learntec conference and fair, Messe Karlsruhe, Germany, February 1-3, 2011.
"Unkeynote" at the Web / Art / Science Camp, London, UK, November 6, 2010.
talk at the WEBALT2006 conference.
- Photos of public (and private)
events are hosted by Zenfolio. If you like that site, use code "V9S-JPM-YAX"
to get a $5 discount when opening your own account there.
- Information on the AHA project and the
is available, including software.
- The full text of my
inaugural speach is available online.