In my spare time, I lead Artifact Evaluation for PPoPP
(together with Bruce Childers), and continuously improve code/data/experiment sharing
and validation procedures based on practical cTuning.org/
Collective Knowledge experience.
I spent most of my spare time in the past 10 years on enabling and
promoting systematic, collaborative and reproducible research in computer
engineering using my interdisciplinary background in physics and machine learning.
In 2008, I established cTuning.org portal
(and later a non-profit foundation) to develop open-source
technology and public repository
that would allow easy sharing, linking and embedding of code, data and experimental
setups as reusable components along with interactive publications (rather than
only writing numerous manifestos and papers about importance of reproducibility).
I have my own strong views on the following topics: "double standards in politics",
"coexistence of multiple religions in the world", "discrimination and inequalities",
"separatism and national identity", and many others.
A few things I dislike:
extremism and fanaticism (including religious)
bureaucracy (including in academia)
careerists (particularly in academia)
selfishness and extreme individualism as well as extreme socialism
lack of environmental education
unreliable and non-caring people
narrow minded people who are sure that they know everything and do not listen opponents during arguments
people arguing hard about something without knowing the subject well