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     Date Submitted:15-03-2015
     Last Modified:17-03-2015 (03:18)
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     Current job:ESA Young Graduate Trainee, RF Payload Systems Division
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
    2012 - 2014
    Master of Science in Communication Systems, Wireless Specialisation,   
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland    
    2008 - 2012
    Bachelor of Science in Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology,      
    Politehnica University of  Bucharest  (Valedictorian, GPA: 10/10), Romania    
    Oct. 2014 - Present
    Young Graduate Trainee, RF Payload Systems Division, European Space Agency, Netherlands
    ●  Design and implementation of a system simulator for a beam-hopping satellite system. Proposed an heuristic optimization algorithm for allocating the time slots to the beams proportionally with the traffic request in order to maximize the usable capacity. Performance comparison with a conventional system and a frequency reuse system.
    ●  Implementation and simulation of precoding as a satellite fade mitigation technique with application to the DVB-S2X standard. Performance evaluation for future satellite systems.
    Feb. – Aug. 2014
    Master Thesis  “CMFB Modem for HV Powerline Communication”, ABB Research, Switzerland
    ● Analysis, design and implementation of CMFB modulation, equalization and power allocation algorithms. Performance evaluation by MATLAB simulation.
    Jul. - Sep. 2013
    Internship DLR, Microwaves and Radar Institute, Germany   
    ●  Identification of possible approaches for multi-channel data compression suitable for InSAR. Algorithm prototyping and performance evaluation using Python.   
    Jul .- Oct. 2011
    Internship Romtelecom, R&D Laboratory, Romania   
    ●   Design, testing and  simulation of future Romtelecom's solutions and network equipments.   
    2012 - 2014 ● Excellence Fellowship. Awarded by: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne   
    2012 ● Excellence Scholarship. Awarded by: Romtelecom   
    2008 - 2012 ● Merit  Scholarship. Awarded by: Politehnica University of  Bucharest   
    2012 ● 3rd Prize: National Romanian Contest “Tudor Tanasescu”, Signals, Circuits and Systems   
    Semester Project: Distributed Compressed Sensing 
    ● Proposed, analysed and simulated a new model for Distributed Compressed Sensing. Obtained an improvement on the measurement rate necessary for successful recovery by adapting the l1 - minimization algorithm to the model.    
    Bachelor Thesis Project: An Investigation of OFDM Algorithms using MATLAB
    ● Analysed and simulated the effects of the cyclic prefix’s length on the ISI, the BER performance for various modulation types and several techniques to reduce PAPR  
    Semester Project:  Clock with Hands Built with LEDS
    ● Designed, implemented and programmed an Atmel microprocessor digital clock.   
    ● IT:  C, C++, JAVA, Python, MATLAB, VHDL, LaTeX, MS Office
    ●Technical Areas: Mobile Systems and Networks, Digital Communications, Signal Processing, Wireless, TCP/IP,  Satellite Navigation, Microwaves, Software-defined Radio
    ● Soft Skills: Negotiation, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Problem Solving    
    English -> Proficient
    French -> Proficient
    German -> Intermediate
    Romanian -> Native   

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