Trainees 2007

Muhammad Zubair Afzal received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Hamdard University, Pakistan. He worked as a graduate research assistant for the Uniklinikum Aachen, Germany and for the Department of Information Systems & Database Technology, RWTH-Aachen. In October 2005, he joined Fraunhofer Institute of Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS), Sankt Augustin, Germany for his Master's thesis. The Master's thesis research work was carried out in collaboration with Deutsche Welle and Westdeutschen Rundfunks (WDR). The topic of his research thesis was "Retrieval of spoken documents using fuzzy keyword search in syllable transcripts". He attained his Master's degree in Software Systems Engineering with a specialization in Information Systems, Data Mining and Data Exploration in 2006 from Aachen University of Technology, RWTH-Aachen, Germany. In September 2006 he joined the subgroup of Discrete Algebra and Geometry of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as a software developer at the
Eindhoven University of Technology.

Zebide Akkus studied Computer Science at the University of Crete, Greece where she received her B.Sc. degree in 2002. She continued at the same university and she holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems & e-health and e-commerce. During her Master's studies she worked at Information Systems Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH as a research assistant and Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, Greece.

Tseesuren Batsuuri received his Bachelor degree of Electronic Engineering from National University of Mongolia in 2002. After graduation, he worked at the same university as a young research until 2004. He received his master degree of communication and system engineering from Chungbuk National University in 2006 in South Korea. During his study, he did some research on embedded software design, SoC design and verification. His Master’s Thesis project was about developing an efficient power estimation framework for platform-based design.

Xiaochen Chen received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms (BUPT) in July 2003. She continued her studies at the Ecole d'Ingénieur ESME-Sudria , France and received her Diplôme d'Ingénieur (Master's degree) in Telecommunications in October 2005. During the last 6 months of her studies, she accomplished her Master's thesis at France Telecom R&D at Rennes, France. After that, she worked as an engineer in Terminal Lab of France Telecom Beijing R&D Center in China.

Jorge Crespo Cedeño received his Computer Engineer's degree in January 2000 from the Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic Superior School of the Coast (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador. His final project was an IP traffic monitor for ethernet networks. During his studies, he worked as Software Developer for the Application Development Center (CDA) of the ESPOL and as IT Support for IBM in Guayaquil. From July 2000 to August 2003, he worked as Senior Project Engineer for the Ecuadorean Consortium of Telecommunications in Guayaquil. He received his M.Sc. in October 2005 from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany. He did his Master's thesis on interactive measurement mechanisms for collaborative 2D maps. For a year, he worked as scientific researcher for the Collide (Collaborative Learning in Intelligent Distributed Environments) research group in Duisburg, Germany and afterwards he worked dictating the lecture of Multimedia Systems for the Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the ESPOL.

Oana Dragomir received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Computer Science in 2007 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Bucharest University, Romania. For her final project she developed a Multi System Application for the Supervision of Diabetes Patients' Self-Care, in collaboration with the Technology University of Delft (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. During her studies she also worked for nine months as a Technical Consultant at Hewlett-Packard Romania.

Eric Elsackers attained his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization in Information Security Technology in August 2007. He received the degree from the department Mathematics and Computer Science (Formal Methods group) of the University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e). He carried out his graduation project on “Extending DRM technology to support co-creation” at the Information and System Security group of Philips Research Eindhoven.

Lusine Hakobyan received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from the Yerevan State University of Armenia in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Her Master Thesis was finalized at the ‘Differential Equations and Functional Analysis’ sub-department. Afterwards, she continued her education in Computer Science at the American University of Armenia, where she made her second M.Sc. degree in 2003. Her second Master Thesis with the title of ‘Object-Oriented Design of a Multi-Method Solver of Partial Differential Equations’ was performed at the department of Computer and Information Science. After her graduation, for almost one year, she worked as a web developer in a start up company in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2005, she got involved in a research project at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology, which was focused on "Statistical Testing and Reliability Estimation of Software Systems".

Amar Kalloe received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology in January 2006. He continued his studies at the same university in the Embedded Systems Master's program. During an internship at Philips Research in Bangalore, he performed research into "Providing Performance Guarantees with Virtualization". Subsequently, he participated in the European Union Integrated Project "WASP", which resulted in a final thesis on "An Event-Based Programming Model for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks."

Joseph Kavuma received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in 2004 after which he worked as an Assistant Lecturer teaching various courses on Programming, Architecture, Compiler Construction, and Finite Automata. In 2005 he joined the Radboud University Nijmegen for his M.Sc. studies in Computer Science majoring in Information and Embedded Systems themes. He graduated in August of 2007 and his Master's research was entitled "An agent-oriented approach to domain modelling".

Orlando Mendez did hid Bachelor's in Informatics at the Technological Institute of Apizaco, Mexico(1995-1999). After that he worked for 2.5 years at the ministry of finances of the province of Tlaxcala. From August 2002 until August 2004, he studied at the Technical University of Delft, where he got his Master's in Software engineering. He spent 2005 doing voluntary work in Chili teaching English at an elementary school/ Later he worked both as free-lancer programmer and at some companies in Mexico city (February 2006- September 2007).

Chitralekha Padmanabha Pillai received her Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electronics Engineering in 1999 from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. During her studies, she did an internship at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the main Research & Development establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization. After completion of her Bachelors degree, she joined Philips Semiconductors, now NXP Semiconductors, where she was involved in video codec development on NEXPERIA platform, based on MPEG and JPEG standards. For the past three years, she has been working on the productisation of Digital TV for US and European consumer markets. During her professional career, she has also co-authored two technical papers - " G.lite on Trimedia" and "Error concealment techniques in video decoders".

Erik Sluiters has a M.Sc. degree in both Medical Biology (2002) and Medical Informatics (2005), both from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
He wrote his Master's thesis for Medical Informatics during his internship at the National Coordinating Structure for Infectious Disease Control (Bureau LCI) in Utrecht, the Netherlands titled 'the Netherlands and SARS: Intelligence gathering at the organizational level, information technology as a tool for outbreak preparedness' (translated). In the first halve of 2005 he worked at the National Organization for Dutch Municipal Health Services (GGD Nederland) on several projects involving systems for managing large scale viral outbreak situations and on communication standards for Dutch municipal health organizations. From June 2005 to September 2007 he worked as a bioinformatician on an integrated microarray data analysis pipeline for the Genomics Lab at the University Medical Center in Utrecht.

Tingjun (Emma) Song received her B.Sc. degree in Measurement & Control Techniques and Instruments in 2005 from the college of Biomedical Eng. & Instrument Science of Zhejiang University, China. She continued her study at the same university and holds a Master's Degree in Electronic Information Technology & Instruments, 2007. She explored the area of software development on embedded systems. For her final project she developed software for Digital Video Recording. After that, she worked for Hewlett-Packard in Shanghai China and developed software for color LaserJet printers.

Arcilio Jaime-Raul Virginia attained his M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in May 2007 from the Computer Engineering Laboratory of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). In this institute he conducted research into ANSI-C to VHDL compilers as to ascertain through qualitative and qualitative measures the characteristics of the compilers that generate the best performing RTL VHDL. This research resulted in two publications in the context of ProRISC and the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2007) proceedings. After he obtained his Masters diploma, Arcilio J-R Virginia worked for Atos Origin as a Software Engineer. Prior to his academic achievements at TU Delft, he was a Network Design Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent, where his responsibilities involved network design, third level technical support of network equipment and project management.

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