Trainees 2009

Melike Bozkaya received her BSc degree in Computer Science from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2005. After gaining work experience as a software engineer in software development companies, she started her MSc degree in Business Information Systems in August 2007, in Eindhoven University of Technology. Her master thesis is titled "Business Process Analysis using Semantic Dotted Chart" and it has been performed in Philips Healthcare. The main goal of the project was extracting usage information of X-ray machines from log files by using Process Mining and Semantic Web Technologies.

Cristian Traian Cirstea graduated the "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science in 2008. He carried out his final thesis on the topic of "Business Process Functional and Performance Metrics” at Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute from Berlin, Germany. During the Faculty he worked at Axway (world wide company) as a programmer and technical leader. After graduation he worked as a programmer at IBX Romania for an e-purchasing system.

Yeasin Habib received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in May 2006 from the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). In November 2008 he received his M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems from the department of Information and Communication Technology of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His Master’s Thesis was titled “Secure On Demand UPnP Remote Access and Content Sharing between Home Networks”. This Master’s Thesis was carried out at Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Catharina Ibrahim obtained her master degree in Computer Science from Technische Universiteit Delft, the Netherlands in 2001. Her master thesis concerns the Semantic Editing of XML at Philips Research in Eindhoven. The thesis resulted in two patent applications. After graduation, she did projects for TASS, Philips Applied Technologies, Silicon Hive, and Oce, ranging from CD & DVD families verifiers to graphical editor for designing processors and animated GUI for printer devices with built-in intelligence to manage settings. Besides studying and working, she likes to cook & dine and play board games together with friends and family. She also loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and 3-year old son.

Yogesh Khambia obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering in 2006 from IET, DAVV- the best computer engineering institute of Central India. He worked as a trainee for TCS, learning the use of RUP for project evaluation and software development. In 2007, he joined 2 years Master programme in Computer Science in the top technical university in Poland - Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT). He worked as an ABAP developer in the SAP Department in Volvo IT – Poland in 2008. He completed the Master of Science degree with Honors after defending the thesis titled Modeling of Software Testing Process in Organization in 2009. During the Master studies, he was awarded the academic scholarship, best international student award and Teaching Assistantship in WUT.

Nikola Lazovski finished his Computer Science studies in 2008 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Macedonia. The thesis that marked his BSc title was the creation of a system named “Wise Search – Informational Hierarchical System with Intelligent Search” that was designed in collaboration with the National Institute of Agriculture. One year before, he started to work for a small IT company creating enterprise web-applications. During that working experience, he designed several systems intended for the Republic of Macedonia government’s administration institutions. His affinity towards teaching was born while working as a teaching assistant for two years at the Institute of Informatics. He also spent four years in training talented students for international programming competitions, many of which were later members of the Macedonian national competitions teams. His interests orbit around Data Mining, Informational Systems and Web-system architectures.

Lorraine Liang obtained her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her Master’s dissertation titled “Spell Checkers and Correctors: A Unified Treatment” is focused on a classification of various spell checking and correcting techniques and algorithms. During her studies, she also worked as a lecturer and researcher at the School of Computing of the University of South Africa. Her specialised research areas include pattern matching, text processing, information retrieval, computational linguistics, and database design and implementation, to name a few. She has various publications in these fields. Furthermore, she worked as a requirement engineer at an international company for two years. She is a member of ACM, FASTAR Research Group, IEEE, and SAICSIT.

Xavier Lobo Ernest Mithun received his B.E. degree in Information Sciences from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, India, in 2007. In September 2009, he received his MSc. degree in Computer Science from Eindhoven Institute of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands. He received his MTech. degree in Software Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India, in November 2009. He did his graduation in the Visualization group of the department and focused on dependency graphs. His master’s thesis is titled “Linux Package Dependency Visualization” which is about visualizing relationships between packages of the Linux system.

Srinivas Pinisetty received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat, India in 2007. Later, in September 2009, he completed the dual degree master’s programme. The first year study of the master’s programme was at Manipal University, India and the second year study was at Technical University Eindhoven. He received Master of Science in Computer Science degree from Technical University Eindhoven and Master of Technology in Software Engineering degree from Manipal University, India. For his master’s thesis project, titled “The Virtual Machine for the Wafer Stage Hardware” he worked at ASML, Veldhoven, Netherlands.

Klemens Schindler received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2009 from the department of Mathematics and Computer Science ( of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). During his studies, he participated in a number of projects. He started with the KAMI software engineering project, which involved creating a web-based printer monitoring system for Océ Technologies B.V. For his internship, he created a resource usage visualization tool and a performance visualization and analysis tool. Klemens' Master's project is titled "Visualization of a Mechatronic Software-In-the-Loop Printer Simulation System" and has been performed at Océ Technologies B.V. The project's main goal was to create a domain-specific library which allows writing printer visualizations that can be used in Océ engineering and development environments.

Vikas Sinha received his BEngg degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal University, India, in 2007. In september 2009, he received MSc degree (cum laude)in Computer Science and Engineering from Eindhoven Institute of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands. The master's was a dual-degree course so he also received a degree in Software Engineering from Manipal University. The master's thesis was done in cooperation with ASML who provided the Henk Bodt scholarship for the master's studies. The topic of the thesis was 'Design and Implementation of a Domain Specific Language for Modeling Hardware and the Design of Models'. The objective of the model was to obtain executable software, the language was designed for this translation. The software was used as a 'virtual machine', replacing the hardware used while testing the lithography machine control software. During my bachelors I did internship at VirtualWire Technologies, an IIT-Delhi startup company working in the embedded and wireless domains. My interest is in a wide variety of software development from system level to user level applications.

Juan Manuel Streb received his Electronics Engineering degree with a specialization in Telecommunications in July 2009 from "Buenos Aires Institute of Technology" (ITBA), Argentina. He worked in different projects in image processing and embedded systems. His final project at ITBA was a home automation system for controlling lights (HPLeds) and sensors from a web application running in an embedded web server. Since 2006 he worked in different companies in the telephony business as Condor Technologies, Nextel Communications and Gemalto.

Sofia Szpigiel received her Software Engineer's (MSc.) degree in December 2008 from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina. Her final project was a Java web-based application used to manage projects in a proactive way. She worked in three different software development companies in Argentina and has more than three years of experience in web-based enterprise applications development. She also has experience in team and project leadership, and has been Java Technical Leader for more than one year.

Marco Verstege received his BSc. in "Technische Informatica" in August 2007 and his MSc. in "Computer Science and Engineering" in August 2009, both from Eindhoven University of Technology. He did his graduation in the algorithms group of the department and focussed on computational geometry and graph drawing. His Master's thesis is titled "Fixed-Weight Minimum-Dilation Networks" which is about creating a network between given points and a given maximal total length of the edges, such that the path between any two points is minimal.

Mehmet Firat Vural received his BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2005) and MSc Modeling and Simulation (2009) from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He researched on registration of multi-spectral satellite images during MSc studies. He presented the results of MSc thesis work in IGARSS’09 and SIU’09 international conferences. He had worked on power plant automation after receiving his BS degree between May'05 and Aug'07: One year as start-up engineer in Jordan and one year as project engineer in Ankara/Turkey. In Sep'07 moved to Aselsan Defence Electronics Inc. as an embedded software design and development engineer. He developed low level video processing algorithm on digital signal processors. He worked for Aselsan until Sep'09.

Ying Zhao received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China in 2003. Two years later she obtained her M.Sc. degree from Computer Engineering group in Delft University of Technology. Her master thesis is titled "Benchmarking and profiling the RSVP protocol". After graduation, she joined Motorola Global Software Group in Nanjing as a software engineer and worked on DLNA, Bluetooth feature development on mobile phones for 3.5 years.

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