Trainees 2012

Christos Apostolou received his Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering from the polytechnic department of the University of Patras in 2011. During his studies he focused on Computational Intelligence and Software Technology. His diploma thesis “Design, Implementation and Applications of Ant Algorithms to Management and Economy” examines the field of Ant Colony Algorithms and how these can be modified for multi-objective optimization problems such as Portfolio Optimization. After his studies he worked at the Hellenic Airplane Industry as a software developer and applications management support.

Bayasgalan Baatar received her BSc degree from National University of Mongolia in 2007. In her BSc thesis she designed and developed a Customer Relationship Management System for the Investor Education Organization. After her graduation she worked at National University of Mongolia as an Engineer of Information Systems for one and a half year. She received her MSc degree from University of Tsukuba in 2012. For her MSc thesis she made a comparison between sensor based and vision based techniques for dynamic gesture recognition. During her internship at Fujitsu Co.,LTD she worked on Cloud Computing System development. Also, she won a Tsuji Asia scholarship from 2011 to 2012.

Tarun Gupta received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (2007) from VCE, MD University, India. After his bachelors he worked for an Indian IT major, for five years (2007-2012) in projects focused on the infotainment domain like Navigation, In-Car Entertainment and Telematics (TomTom, Netherlands and Toyota Motor Sales, USA). He has keen interest in problem solving and has experience on automation, developing desktop applications and data simulation applications. He has worked on developing custom controls and telematics mockup tools using Android. His interests include data analysis, algorithms and application design.

Miroslav Janeski received his Diploma of Engineering (2008) and MSc degree in Intelligent Information Systems (2011) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia. The main tasks of his master thesis entitled “Forecasting financial time series” was finding an optimal artificial neural network based model for forecasting Balkan stock exchanges. As a result he published two papers in international conferences, ICT Innovations 2010, Ohrid, Macedonia and ICIC 2011, Zhengzhou, China. After graduation he worked for four years as a software specialist at Neocom, Macedonia. His specialties are design and development of web applications for government agencies.

Vladimir Levkov received his Computer Science Engineer degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia, in December 2009. His final thesis project entitled "Ubiquitous Computing Interfaces" was a continuation of the projects he conducted during his studies on wireless embedded sensor systems, robots and mobile devices. After his graduation he worked for three years as a software engineer for a Swiss company specialized in tailor-made software. His working experience is connected with Java and related frameworks and database systems.

Surafel Teshome Mamo received his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2007. He worked at a software development firm before he left to South Korea for his master studies. He received his MSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Ajou University in 2012. During his master studies he was mainly focused on flash memory and flash memory database systems. In his master dissertation he investigated a bit-wise partial encryption mechanism that can be adopted to solid state drives. He conducted a number of researches that are published in international conferences and journals. Before he joined the Software Technology programme he worked as research assistant at Advanced Database Laboratory of Ajou University.

Vadim Marchenko received his Diploma of Engineering from the Department of Automated Control Systems of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio Electronics, Russian Federation in 2012. During his studies he specialized in multimedia data processing. From 2009 to 2010 he worked at LLC “MainConcept - DivX” as junior software developer. Since 2011 he has been working at CJSC “Elecard Devices” as software developer. His final thesis was carried out at “Elecard Devices” in the field of optimization of DirectShow filters for digital video processing.

Mohsen Mehrafrouz is holding a Bachelor’s degree from Sheikh Baha’i University of Isfahan in Iran. He carried out his final project on Design and Development of a “Secure Web-Mail Service Using X509 Certificates”. He also worked for 2 years as a part time software developer. He accomplished his Master’s course in Computer Security with a Distinction at University of Birmingham in 2010 where he worked on his dissertation regarding Android’s Security aspects which resulted in his own version of “Froyo” for Htc Hero. Moreover he released a review about security features of SSL/TLS. From 2011 to mid-2012 he worked as RFID project manager at Iran Software and Hardware Co. where he improved and designed a few software solutions for industrial applications.

Mari Mnatsakanyan received her BSc (2003) and MSc (2005) degrees in Computer Science at State Engineering University of Armenia by specialty “Technology and Design of Integrated Circuits”. Both bachelor and master theses were dedicated to the research and development of Special Input/Output devices. She defended her master thesis titled "Research of Parameter Variability of LVDS, Depending on Physical Implementation". She started her professional career before graduation as a Layout Design Engineer in two small companies designing Integrated Circuits. Started from 2006 she worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer in the Armenian branch of the "Synopsys" company, where she worked more than six years.

Jonathan Nelisse received his BSc degree in 2011 and his MSc degree in 2012. Both degrees were received in Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His specialization was in Formal System Analysis. His BSc project was developing a graphical process editor for the formal verification toolkit that accompanies mCRL2. The MSc thesis he made was about extending the practice of model driven software development with formal verification using mCRL2. This was investigated in the area of complex multi-disciplinary domain-specific models for embedded systems. During his studies he worked on a few projects for the Laboratory of Quality Software.

Konstantinos Plataniotis received his Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2012. During his studies he focused on Software Technology and Computer Science. His diploma thesis titled "Open Source Routers and Quality of Service (QoS)" was assigned by the Communication Networks Laboratory. The aim of his thesis was to study the QoS technology and to present the Open-Source Routers focusing on their support of QoS.

Fangyi Shi received her MSc diploma in Software Engineering from Technical University of Denmark in 2011. Her Master thesis was titled “Translating Communicating Sequential Processes to Formal System Design Models”, which researched a mapping strategy from a high level language to a system design model. She obtained her BSc diploma in Information Security from Beijing University of Technology in 2009. Her Bachelor thesis was about face recognition based on artificial neural net. During her Bachelor and Master studies, she took two internships, and had some experience at software quality assurance and web establishment. Her main research interests include real-time system development and software design.

Abelneh Teka did two bachelors, in Physics (2006) and Computer Science (2010) in Ethiopia. He received his MSc in Computer Science (2012) at University of Twente, Netherlands, where he also worked as teaching assistant. During his master studies the topic of specialization was software engineering. For his master project he developed an extension for an Enterprise Architecture modeling language to support dynamic requirements management. Before coming to the Netherlands he worked as physics teacher and ICT center coordinator in Ethiopia. His main interests include Model Driven Architectures, Formal methods and Enterprise Application Developments.

Panagiotis Thomaidis received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011. During his studies he focused on Software Technology and Computational Intelligence. His diploma thesis, titled “Computational Intelligence (Transductive Support Vector Machines and applications on classification problems)”, studies the robustness of a semi-supervised learning variant of the Support Vector Machine. Also, during his studies, he got involved with PANDORA, the University’s robotics team, where he worked on improving the robot’s SLAM subsystem, in C. Furthermore, he did an internship in ALTEC Software working with Java to create a Blog feed monitor application. He has broad interests ranging from painting and graphic design to software and artificial intelligence and is always researching new tools and languages looking for new concepts and ideas.

Djohan Wahyudi graduated from Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Surabaya, Indonesia, with a degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (2006). During his bachelor studies he developed several software systems for different companies in Indonesia as a freelancer. After his graduation, he was recruited by Philip Morris International and worked as an IT Consultant. He also worked in a software company called Artindo. He continued his master studies under an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fully funded by the European Commission. After finishing his studies he was recruited by a web-based company in the UK and responsible for developing and maintaining several websites. He has a passion for Software Engineering and he wants to continue gaining experience and expertise in this field.

Süleyman Yildirim received his BSc (2008) in Applied Mathematics and MSc degree (2012) in Information Technologies from Ege University, Turkey. His master thesis is titled “A Belief-Desire-Intention Agent Architecture for Partner Selection in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Live Video Streaming Applications”. Between 2011 and 2012, he participated in a funded research project as a researcher and developer in International Computer Institute, Turkey. In 2010, as part of his master degree, he worked for six months as a researcher at the Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center in Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal. He specialized in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering and has a journal publication.

Parisa Zahedi received her BSc in the area of Software Engineering in 2006, Mashhad, Iran. After that, she started to work as a software developer at an IT company; within three years she was acting as a project manager of small IT projects. Under the Global Software Engineering European Master (GSEEM) program, she received two combined Master of Science degrees in Software Engineering, in 2010 (Malardalens Hogskola, Vasteras, Sweden) and 2011 (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands). During her studies she focused on software development and architecture. Her master thesis was entitled “Service Oriented Architecture migration solution for Dutch nationwide Health Record System”, assigned by Logica. Her main interests include software architecture evaluation, software design and database management systems.

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