Samuel Audet's Home Page
Welcome to my Web site at the Okutomi & Tanaka Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. This site contains information about my actitivies here in Japan during my doctoral program under the supervision of Professor Masatoshi Okutomi, as well as during my stay at the Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, where I received my master's degree under the supervision of Professor Jeremy R. Cooperstock.
You will find on this site information relating to:
- my curriculum vitae,
- courses I have taken and possible material of interest,
- research that I have been working on, and
- my publications.
I designed this Web site purposely with a prominent green look, including the background texture resembling very robust traditional Japanese paper (washi). Technological advancement must not destroy all that we already have – the rich environment of the natural Earth. A few links of interest on this subject:
- Peak Prosperity – An online community that strives to explain clearly the economic dangers we all face if we continue to ignore the limited resources of our environment, and what we can do concretely about it.
- Greenpeace – An internationally recognized environmental organization.
- Équiterre – A local organization in Québec focusing on energy conservation and fair trade. Of main interest is the community supported agriculture program where individuals can partner directly with local and organic family farms.
- Office of Sustainability – McGill University's environmental gateway on the Web.
- climateprediction.net – The largest distributed computing experiment whose goal is to forecast the climate of the 21st century. Designed so that individuals can easily give computing time to the cause.
In the same vein, since the distribution of software and digital information in general costs next to nothing, I feel they should be shared by all and become common goods. At these few sites, you can learn more about the spirit of free and open source software as well as other related philosophies and how to benefit from them:
- The Free Software Foundation – The organization at the origin of free software.
- The OpenDisc – A collection of mature desktop applications distributed as open source software to get you started right away using great new software without having to drop any of your current software.
- Project Gutenberg – A growing collection of more than 100 000 freely downloadable electronic books, most of which thanks to their expired copyrights.
- Wikipedia – "The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" with over ten million entries.
Author – Samuel Audet <saudet at ok.ctrl.titech.ac.jp>
Last Modified – 2012-06-30