Björn F. Postema

ABOUT ME

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Twente. I am affiliated with the group Design and Analysis of Communication Systems group. I was born in 't Harde, 1989, and in 2013 I obtained my Master's degree in Computer Science for the track Methods and Tools for Verification with the final topic Fluid Survival Tool: A model checker for hybrid Petri nets at the University of Twente in Enschede with the committee of Anne Remke (1st supervisor), Rom Langerak (2nd supervisor), Boudewijn Haverkort and Hamed Ghasemieh. In November 2013, I began my Ph.D. research on the topic of data center energy efficiency under the supervision of Boudewijn Haverkort.

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PUBLICATIONS

Promotion related publications:

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2016). A method for power management strategies analysis. (to be submitted)

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F. van den Berg, B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2016). Evaluating load balancing policies for performance and energy-efficiency. In: QAPL 2016. View PDF.

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N.J. Schot, P.J.E. Velthuis and B.F. Postema (2016). Capabilities of Raspberry Pi 2 for Big Data and Video Streaming Applications in Data Centres. In: Proc. of 18th Int. GI/ITG Conf. on MMB & DFT 2016, Münster, Germany, pp. 183-198. View abstract. View PDF.

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2015). Energie besparen in datacentra. Bits en chips, Greentech, pp. 44-45. ISSN 1879-6443. View abstract.

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2015). An AnyLogic Simulation Model for Power and Performance Analysis of Data Centres. In M. Beltrán, W. Knottenbelt, J. Bradley (Eds.): Proc. of the Eur. Workshop EPEW 2015, LNCS 9272, Madrid, Spain, pp. 258-272. View abstract. View PDF.

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2014). Stochastic Petri Net Models for the Analysis of Trade-offs in Data Centres with Power Management. In S. Klingert, M. Chinnici, M. Rey Porto (Eds.): Proc. of the Int. Workshop E2DC 2014, LNCS 8945, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 52-67. View abstract. View PDF.

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B.R. Haverkort and B.F. Postema (2014). Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. In: MMB & DFT 2014 : Proc. of the Int. Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014, Bamberg, Germany, pp. 113-122. View abstractView PDF.

Poster presentations:

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2016). Power and Performance Analysis in Data Centres. STW CPS General User Group Meeting, Amersfoort. View PDF.

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B.F. Postema and B.R. Haverkort (2015). Models for Power and Performance Analysis in Data Centres. An Innovative Truth, Eindhoven. View PDF.

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B.F. Postema and A. Remke (2013). Fluid Survival Tool: A model checker for Hybrid Petri nets. 3TU Innovation and Technology Conference, Eindhoven. View PDF.

Master related publications:

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B.F. Postema (2013). Fluid Survival Tool: A Model Checker for Hybrid Petri Nets. MSc thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Twente, the Netherlands. View abstractView PDF.

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B.F. Postema, A. Remke, B.R. Haverkort and H. Ghasemieh (2014). Fluid Survival Tool: A Model Checker for Hybrid Petri Nets. In K. Fischbach and U.R. Krieger (Eds.): MMB & DFT 2014, LNCS 8376, Bamberg, Germany, pp. 255-259. View abstractView PDF.

Bachelor related publications:

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B.F. Postema (2011). The Influence of Viewpoint Correction to Virtual Human Agents Interacting with Humans through Pointing Tasks. In: Proceedings of the 14th Twente Student Conference on IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.

Personal web pages:

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Björn's online visiting card. My public profile. View webpage.

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Bjornsoft. My web pioneering portal. View webpage.

EDUCATION

I am involved as a teaching assistent in the following courses:

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Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems (192130500), 2013-2014.

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Performance Evaluation (192620300), 2014-2015.

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Performance Evaluation (192620300), 2015-2016.

I supervised/assisted the following bachelor students with their final projects:

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Daniël van de Giessen (2014). Discrete-Event Simulation of Hybrid Petri Nets with General One-Shot Transitions. In: Proc. of 21st Twente Student Conf. On IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.

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Nick Schot (2015). Feasibility of Raspberry Pi 2 based Micro Data Centers in Big Data Applications. In: Proc. of 23rd Twente Student Conf. On IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.

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Paul Velthuis (2015). Small Data Center using Raspberry Pi 2 for Video Streaming. In: Proc. of 23rd Twente Student Conf. On IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.

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Mick van der Vegt (2016). Raspberry Pi 2 as a Feasible Alternative for Cloud Based Parallel Computing Solutions. In: Proc. of 24th Twente Student Conf. On IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.

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Rob van Emous (2016). Towards a Virtualization Testbed for Energy Usage Reduction on a Raspberry Pi 2 Cluster. In: Proc. of 25th Twente Student Conf. On IT, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. View PDF.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

I am also involved in the following:

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The DACS website. Responsible for up-to-date content for several sections. View webpage.

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The International Conference MMB & DFT 2016 website. Responsible for web design, content management system and content. View webpage.

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I participated in and successfully completed the ASCI Autumn School on Embedded Systems 2014 with the central theme “Cyber Physical Systems”. View webpage.

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I participated in and successfully completed the Teaching and Supervising Skills course. View webpage.