Languages and/+ computing

Whether for entertaining human relationships, for dealing with documents, or for instructing computers correctly, linguistic proficiency is key at Watermotion — Well-thought and well-rendered messages help stimulate appreciation, evaluations and decisions about the fascinating intricacies of the flowing environment

Computing machines expand and complement human creativity and insights; you might well compare a properly-instructed computer to a musical instrument making all desired sounds on key
The attention for a broad literacy and numeracy base is driven by willingness of • overcoming the unfamiliar • entering into dialogue with people and their cultures • exchanging meaningful information

Many of the linguistic and computing skills of Watermotion are certified by leading educational institutions in the field

Among humans

Striving for fluency in many natural languages is a powerful brain gymnastics that trains interpretation, critical thinking as well as sensitivity for nuances, constraints and irregularities

— related ↓ common European framework of reference for languages (PDF file)

Italian mother tongue

Dutch   full professional proficiency

evaluation   listening B2 • reading C1 • speaking interaction C1 • speaking production C1 • writing B2
certificate   Staatsexamens Nederlands als Tweede Taal, Programma II, 2012

English   full professional proficiency

evaluation  listening C2 • reading C2 • speaking interaction C2 • speaking production C2 • writing C2
certificate   TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language, 2001 • TWE – Test of Written English, 2001

French   partial professional proficiency

evaluation   listening A1 • reading C1 • speaking interaction A1 • speaking production A1 • writing A1

For computers

Number crunching for data and calculations is an integral part of Watermotion’s expertise —  Computer-savviness is an essential aid to the interpretation of challenging topics — Artificial languages enable to harness the assistance of machines in tackling large, complex and repetitive tasks efficiently and correctly, by breaking them into linked-up and manageable jobs

Operating systems

Linux : +MOOC certificate (The Linux Foundation)
Microsoft Windows

Development languages

C++ : +MOOC certificate (Microsoft)
CUDA  : Delft University of Technology
MPI : Delft University of Technology

Python : +MOOC certificate (MIT)

Data analysis

R : +MOOC certificate (Karolinska Instituet)+MOOC certificate (MIT)
GIS software : +MOOC certificate (ESRI)

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∨ education and career — from civil engineering to civilised engineering
∨ lifelong learning — advanced courses • MOOCs • congresses
∨ awards and publications — award-winning articles in peer-reviewed journals • conference contributions • posters • infographics

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last edited February 2019 · authored by Giordano Lipari

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