Trainees 2008

Raphaël (Jean Joseph) Favier obtained a Technical Degree in Computer Science with a specialty in Industrial Systems from the Technical Institute of Valence - France in 2004. He graduated top of the year after carrying out an internship in Polyspace Technologies in Grenoble - France. He then continued his studies within the University of Technology of Belfort-Montebeliard (UTBM) - France. His second internship took place in 2005 within the Internet Laboratory of Chonbuk National University (CBNU) - South-Korea, where he worked on Data-Mining. He then interrupted his studies in order to backpack in New-Zealand for 4 months before going to the University of Quebec in Trois Rivieres (UQTR) - Canada, for an exchange semester in 2007. After a final internship spent working on Neurofeedback applications within Philips Research in Eindhoven, he received his M.Sc. with a specialty in Real-Time Embedded and Mobile Systems in March 2008 from the UTBM.

Rene Ladan studied Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technologies where he received his M.Sc. in 2006. He did his graduation assignment at a commercial company, Getronics PinkRoccade, located in Amsterdam. For this assignment he designed and implemented a method to automatically transform UML models based on a functional description written in UML itself. After his graduation he worked for 1.5 year at the Software Architecture and Networking department of this university. During this work he worked on a tool to analyze and optimize models based on these analysis results. This work was part of the European FP6 COMET project In his free time, Rene is involved in a local scouting group ( and the FreeBSD Project (

Paul-Robert Marcu graduated from the University Transilvania Brasov, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2007. During his Bachelor study he took part in an internship at Siemens PSE Brasov. In 2008 he received his Master degree in Algorithms and Software Products from the University Transilvania Brasov. The thesis project concerned Web 2.0 Mashups in Java. During his Master study he worked as a developer at Dynamic Ventures (Silicon Valley based company).

Fred van Nijnatten received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in November 2008 from the department of Mathematics and Computer Science ( of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His master's thesis is titled "Range assignment with directional antennas" which is about an energy optimization problem in the field of wireless networks. The problem Fred studied is algorithmically closely related to the famous Traveling Salesman Problem.

Tim Paffen did his Bachelor in Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He obtained his master degree in Embedded Systems in 2008 also from the TU/e. The final project he did was about reducing power consumption in and easing software development for wireless sensor nodes using software abstractions. This project was carried out at Philips Research in Eindhoven.

Igor Perovic graduated from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade on the section for information systems and technologies.  He is the proud owner of the Master degree Graduate Engineer of Organizational Sciences – section for informational systems and technologies. It was an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to information technologies. On one hand IT courses, and on the other a lot of business, economics, statistics and similar courses.

Sunder Aditya Rao received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from VTU, INDIA in 2004. After graduation he worked as a Network Engineer and Consultant at Business Link Automation India Ltd until 2006. His main role at his work was to provide wireless solutions to the clients. In 2006, he joined Manipal Institute of Technology for his M.Tech in Information and Communication Network Engineering. His master thesis was based on Vehicular Networks titled “Geocast routing protocols for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”. He graduated in August 2008. During his master’s career he authored a technical paper titled “Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing with Lifetime for VANET’s”.

Daniela Remenska received her Computer Science Engineer's degree in December 2006 from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Macedonia. She carried out her final thesis on the topic of "Application of Markov Chains in Google's PageRank Technology”. During her studies she held faculty courses as a lab assistant at the Institute of Informatics for three semesters. After graduation she worked for 1.5 years as a software developer at MAK-SYSTEM International group – a medical information technology company specializing in enterprise software for blood banking and blood transfusion.

Assad Saleem has a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering (2004), and an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering (2007) from Western Michigan University (WMU) USA. There, he taught graduate and post-graduate labs in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Later he joined the "Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication" as a Lecturer. He also has experience working in the industry as an Embedded Systems Engineer in Lexmark at Lexington USA, and as an Embedded Software Engineer in Accurate Technologies at Detroit USA. Along with a professional career, he actively participated in various organizations and played various leadership roles such as President of WMU Cricket Club, elected Vice-President of Muslim Student Association at WMU, and Corresponding Secretary for IEEE’s West Michigan Chapter. In recognition of his excellent scholarship and professional abilities, he has been manifested the membership of Electrical & Computer Engineering Honor Society aka Eta Kappa Nu.

Egbert Teeselink received his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering  from Eindhoven University of Technology in September 2008. He wrote his Master's thesis at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on verifying security protocols by combining static analysis and model checking, a collaboration between DTU and TU/e. During his studies, he ran a small internet solutions company with two other students and prior to his Computer Science endeavors, he studied Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland, for one year.

Tatiana Ungureanu received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Systems and Communications in 2006 from the Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, of the Craiova University, Romania. Her final project was developed in cooperation with University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, within a Socrates-Erasmus scholarship. The goal of the project was to develop a group editor to be used with the synchronous groupware Passenger, an ongoing project that involves several universities around the world, and which aims at improving cooperative work in e-learning. After graduation, she worked in a outsourcing software company, as a Quality Assurance Manager and later as a software developer. Having these roles, she worked in a large variety of projects, for companies in US and western Europe.

Bui The Vinh received his Bachelor’s degree of Information Technology at Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 2002. After graduation, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology. He attained his Master’s degree in Software Systems Engineering in 2008 from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen), Germany. The topic of his thesis was “Range Queries in Hierarchically Structured Peer-to-Peer Systems”. The research resulted in a publication in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks. During his study, he worked as an assistant in the project of “Development of an Ad-hoc Service Management for Self-organizing Wireless Networks”, which is part of the Priority Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Chair of Computer Science 4, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

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