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     Date Submitted:15-04-2011
     Last Modified:18-04-2011 (11:25)
    Job information
     Current job:Trainee at ESOC
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSoftware developer in Linux, MS Windows and Mac OS X Programming Languages: C/C++, C#, JAVA, SQL, PHP, HTML Skills: Proactive, self-motivated, team player, inquisitive and persistent

    Relevant education


    Master of Informatics ( Thesis due for delivery in 2011 )

    Key courses: Software architecture, project design, computer graphics, parallel computing, high performance techniques, load balancing

    September 2001 ~ Present

    Universityof TexasAustin|Portugal CoLab

    Key courses: - High Performance Computing

                                - Many-Core architectures

    Key processes: Debugging, profiling, process scheduling, memory management, many-cores architectures(CPU and GPU)

    August 2009

    June 2010


    Technical skills

    Operating Systems

     Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, SLES


     MPI, OpenCV, Linux administration


     C/C++, C#, JAVA, SQL, PHP, HTML


     Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Studio, XCode, Subversion, CVS, Terminal, SSH, sed, Skype, VMWare, OpenOffice. MS Office, iWork, Putty, VNC, Photoshop, GIMP


    Relevant experience

    Software integrator

    ·     Tools integration at the European Space Operations Center: Mission Control System(MCS), the Earth Observation kernel (EOMCS), Automated Regression Tool (ART), Ground Simulation Testing and Validation interface(GSTVi). This setup provided a work frame to develop tests that targeted the entire ground segment for a ESA mission

    January 2011 ~July 2011

    (6 months)

    Software developer

    ·     Implemented the software for a 3D laser cutting machine, using of Computer Vision techniques, along with augmented reality artifacts for increase precision. The software is used to control a 5 axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) industrial machine (based on  Sinumerik 840D)

    ·     Parallelized a sequential interactive Ray Tracer in a Distributed Shared Memory Cluster. Load balancing and space coherence were exploited to achieve close to linear speedups with the increase of the available processing nodes

    ·     Implemented a food diet and exercise monitoring solution, based on sensors to measure energy spent, user input to estimate energy consumed along with a model to guide a diet plan. This solution was based on the .Net framework, awarded with the prize of  Sapo at the Imagine Cup’09

    November 2008 ~ Present

    (2 years, 6 months)

    Other activities

    ·     Portuguese teacher of foreign students. Translator from English to Portuguese. Responsible for the translation of “The Exemplar Beyond Compare” by Osman Nuri Topbas, acting as a human resources manager, translator and reviser. Currently supervising the translation of a second book

    ·     Volunteer teacher of English language and informatic skills to elder people

    April 2008 ~ Present

    (3 years)

    Language skills




    Portuguese (Native )

    English (Good)

    French, Spanish (Average)

    Italian, Turkish (Weak)

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