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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:36:00 +0100
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:02:00 +0100
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:01:00 +0100
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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:30:00 +0100
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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:56:00 +0100
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:05:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:24-01-2011
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     Current job:Wireless Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRF, PLL, FILTERS, DUPLEXERS, MIXERS, FREQUENCY SYNTHESIS, SPECTRUM SENSING, SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT, ADVANCED RF MEASUREMENTS, VNA, VSA, HP ADS, and more
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    EDUCATION
    09/2007 - 11/2010 Dual Ph.D. degree from ESIEE Paris, France and from the Brno University of Technology, Department of Radio Electronics, Czech Republic
    Dissertation: Frequency Synthesis for Cognitive Multi-Radio
    03/2010 - 10/2010 Doctoral Program in Management, ENPC Paris - School of International Management
    09/2002 - 06/2007 Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Brno University of Technology, Department of Radio Electronics, Czech Republic, graduated with distinctions - Red Diploma
    Master Thesis: Soft Handover Optimization in UMTS Networks - Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
    Bachelor Thesis: Spread Spectrum Technique in Global Positioning System GPS
    01/2006 - 05/2006 International Master’s program at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    Research project: Air Interface Aspects of Mobile Cellular Communications

    EMPLOYMENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
    From 11/2010 Wireless Research Engineer in the Laboratory ESYCOM at ESIEE Paris, France
    - Validation and testing of a prototype of balanced FBAR superisolation duplexer for 3G/4G RF front-ends
    - System design of UWB transceiver in 57 – 64 GHz band, modelling of indoor propagation channels
    - Supervisor of master and bachelor projects, part-time teaching (advanced RF measurements and theory of communications)
    09/2007 – 11/2010 Graduate Research Assistant and Teacher at ESIEE Paris, France and at the Department of Radio Electronics, Czech Republic (joint contract at both institutes)
    - Project leader of the radio frequency spectrum survey group (monitoring of radio spectrum utilization in 100 MHz – 6 GHz band in different regions in Europe and under different propagation channels)
    - PLL design for cognitive multi-radio RF front-ends, RF system design of sigma-delta polar transmitter
    - Supervisor of master and bachelor projects, part-time teaching (antenna design, digital modulation techniques and the theory of radio communications)
    04/2009 - 07/2009 Invited Researcher at the Zhejiang University, Department of Information Science, China
    - CNRS project on development of reasoning technologies and reasoning approaches for cognitive radio networks and applications of improved intelligence schemes for cognitive radio
    08/2005 - 09/2005 Training period at the Solectron Scotland Limited, South Ockendon, Essex, UK
    - CNC programming, process supervision and quality control of power dissipation components
    07/2003 - 08/2003 Training period at Klaus Angermaier Spritzgiesstechnik GmbH, Bad Aibling, Germany
    - Operation and control of injection machines, quality control of final products

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
    - Member of the Technical Program Committee at the IEEE ICC’11, CrownCom’11 and GLOBECOM’11
    - Official reviewer of Radioengineering Journal, IEEE PIMRC 2010 and IEEE VTC-Spring 2011
    - Invited tutorial speaker at the course «Nomadic RF transmitter architectures: principles and limits» during the European Microwave Conference EuMW 2010, Paris
    - Member of IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing Society, Czech and Slovak Radioengineering Society
    - Occasional B2B French/Czech/English interpreter at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris
    - Project leader and participant in several international voluntary work camps in the Czech Republic, Germany and Turkey in years 2001 - 2003

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GRANTS
    - French Government scholarship for the joint Ph.D. program «Doctorat en cotutelle», 2007 – 2010
    - Development funding MŠMT awarded by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, 2007 – 2010
    - Research grant «Application of reasoning strategies to improve learning and implementation efficiency in CR networks» awarded by the French National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS and the ESIEE Paris
    - Best paper award at the 18th International IEEE Conference Radioelektronika’08, Prague, 2008
    - First prize at the EEICT Conference and Competition, Brno, 2008
    - Dean’s Award for Research Excellence for the Master’s Thesis, Brno University of Technology, 2007
    - Merit scholarship for academic years 2003/2004 and 2006/2007 from the Brno University of Technology

    COMPUTER SKILLS: Matlab, Simulink, Ansoft Serende, Agilent ADS, Nemo Outdoor tool, OPNET Modeler network simulator, Analog Devices PLL optimization tools, PSpice, Micro Cap, languages C++, Java.

    LANGUAGES: Czech (mother tongue), fluent in English and French, with practical knowledge of German
    INTERESTS: Physics, astronomy, meteorology, photography, volunteering, endurance running, trekking

    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND REFERENCES: available on a request


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