This is the research site of Bernard van Gastel. This site includes academic articles, and background articles. Sometimes I appear in the media, and that is also listed here. I work at the Radboud University, in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). I work on energy efficient software by creating methods to analyse energy consumption of software, and combine that with research into the effects of digitalization which affects society. Together, I call this Sustainable Software. My non-academic programming work can be found on my Bit Powder site, which include a shared clipboard over SSH utility, and some libraries.
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2023-06-29 Vacancy (closed 20 August) for a PhD Candidate (4-5 years) on Assuring Privacy and Security of Research Data. It is part of the new Dutch National AI Education Lab for schools, called NOLAI. NOLAI uses the PEP software developed by me for its central data storage. And this PEP software plays a central role in this PhD project. Read more and apply.
2023-06-15I was interviewed by Trouw (in Dutch) about the new EU AI Act and the sustainability rules that where part of the act. Europa wil AI-techniek beteugelen, ook de grote CO2-voetafdruk ervan.
2023-06-12Took part in a panel discussion on the harmful side of AI, organized in response to the VPRO Tegenlicht episode about that topic. The panel discussion itself was recorded and can be viewed.
2023-05-31I was interviewed by KennisLink (in Dutch) about the energy consumption of our online behaviour. 5 vragen over ons online energieverbruik.
2023-05-22I was interviewed by het Financieel Dagblad (in Dutch) about the likely stall in applying/integrating AI due to the energy consumption and the scarcity of energy. Ontwikkeling AI loopt vast op astronomisch stroomverbruik.
2023-04-29I was interviewed by de Datavakbond (in Dutch) about sustainable digitalization, mainly focusing on energy consumption.
2023-04-24I was interviewed by The Register about a new type of storage device that has build in AI to help protect against Ransomware.
2023-03-23Gave a presentation to 40 IT people of our university about strategies for energy reduction in IT. This is a theme I am going to work more on. More forthcomming.
2023-02-28Co-organized the 3rd Rust meet up in Nijmegen, with talks on correctness and GATs.
2023-02-15Obtained funding for a PhD in energy consumption of software. This can be energy analysis, or software engineering related. Let me know if you are interested.
2023-01-19Installed in the digital ethical committee of my municipality Nijmegen. This is an advisory body under the board (mayor etc) of the city.
Bernard van Gastel (in full: Dr B.E. van Gastel)
Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS)
M1.01.01a in the Mercator 1 building, Radboud University (see route description)