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 Date Submitted:21-10-2014
 Last Modified:03-08-2015 (03:32)
Job information
 Current job:O&M Software Engineer for the European Space Agency
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsSoftware Engineering; Human Computer Interaction; Image Processing; Fortran 90; C; C++; Object C; OpenCV; Java; Python; PHP; iOS; Web Design and Development; XHTML; CSS; PHP; JavaScript, JQuery; ActionScript; Spring; Joomla!; Wordpress; Liferay;
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

11/2010–09/2014 PhD in Computer Science
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, in parthership with "Sapienza" Università di Roma
Dissertation title:
"Informatisation of a graphic form of Sign Languages - application to SignWriting"

Topics covered:
Image processing; Computer vision; Human-computer interaction; Software engineering; Web design and development.
C#; C++; GWT, Java; Microsoft Kinect SDK; MySQL, ORACLE, OpenCV; Python; Sikuli; UML; XML;

03/2008–09/2010 Master's degree in Computer Science 108/110
"Sapienza" Università di Roma
Thesis title:
"SWift: SignWriting improved fast transcriber"

Topics covered:
Human-computer interaction; Software engineering; Web design and development; networks; Theoretical computer science; Physics.
Adobe Creative Suite; Java; JavaScript; MySQL, ORACLE, PHP; SQL; UML; XML;

09/2003–02/2008 Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 104/110
"Sapienza" Università di Roma
Topics covered:
Computer science; Math; Physics. Programming.
C; C++; Fortran 90; Java; SQL; Windows/Unix system programming;

WORK EXPERIENCE

06/2013–Present Software Engineer
Serco SpA, Frascati (Italy)
Software Engineer involved in the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) program for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Activities:
  • Design and development of Service Management (ITIL) web platform
  • Interface testing and automation
  • Web design and development


Skills:
Software engineering; ITIL process management; Web design and development.
Ant; CSS; GWT; Java EE; JavaScript; JQuery; JSF; JUnit; Liferay; Maven; MySQL; ORACLE; PostgreSQL; Primefaces; Servlets; Spring MVC; SVN; Twitter Bootstrap; UML; Webservices; Wordpress; XHTML; XML;

12/2012–06/2013 Software Engineering Internship
Serco SpA, Frascati (Italy)
Software Engineering intern involved in the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) program for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Activities:
  • Design and development of Service Management (ITIL) web platform
  • Web design and development


Skills:
Software engineering; ITIL process management; Web design and development.
Ant; CSS; GWT; Java EE; JavaScript; JQuery; JSF; JUnit; Liferay; Maven; MySQL; ORACLE; PostgreSQL; Primefaces; Servlets; Spring MVC; SVN; Twitter Bootstrap; UML; Webservices; Wordpress; XHTML; XML;

01/2011–12/2013 Software Engineer and HCI Consultant
Dept. of Chemistry, "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Rome (Italy)
Software Engineer and HCI Consultant directly involved in the ModelPROBE european project with "Sapienza" University of Rome.
Activities:


Skills:
Software engineering; Human-computer interaction; Web design and development.
ActionScript 3; Adobe Creative Suite; CSS; HCI; Javascript; Joomla!; JQuery; MySQL; PHP; XHTML;

10/2011–03/2012 Mobile Software Engineer
Dept. of Computer Science, "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Rome (Italy)
Software Engineer directly involved in the production of mobile (iOS) applications
Activities:
  • Analysis, design and development of a context-aware augmented reality app for the infomobility in the city of Rome for iOS devices.
  • The software was framed in the project: “iCARA: infomobilità usando un sistema Context Aware con funzioni di Realtà Aumentata”.


Skills:
Software engineering; Human-computer interaction; Augmented reality; Mobile software design and development.
Augmented Reality; GIS; iOS; Objective C; XML;

10/2009–10/2010 Software Engineer and HCI Researcher
ISTC-CNR (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - Italian National Research Council), State Institute for the Deaf, Rome (Italy)
Software Engineer and HCI Researcher involved in the production of web applications for the inclusion of written Sign Language in digital services for the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
Activities:
  • Analysis, design and development of "SWift": a web application allowing digital writing of sign languages using SignWriting notation.
  • Production of "Think by Signs", a novel deaf-oriented usability assessment technique based on the "Think-Aloud Protocol".
  • Applcation of "Think by Signs" test to "SWift" for usability assessment purposes.


Skills:
Software engineering; Human-computer interaction; Web design and development; Sign Language.
ActionScript 3; Adobe Creative Suite; CSS; HCI; Java; Javascript; JQuery; MySQL; PHP; XHTML;

PERSONAL SKILLS

Mother tongue(s) Italian
Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
French B1 C1 B1 B1 B1
Latin

 

Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


Communication skills 3 years volunteering activity as Scout, working with several organizations, including Caritas.
Organisational / managerial skills Experience in organization of activities for different groups of people (including impaired persons).
Computer skills Development: ActionScript 3; Ant; C#; C; C++; CSS; Fortran 90; Java; JavaScript; Maven; Object C; PHP; Python; SVN; Unix System Programming; Windows System Programming; XHTML;

Databases: MySQL; ORACLE; PostgreSQL; RDBMS; SQL;

Technologies: GWT; Java EE; JQuery; JQueryUI; JSF; OpenCV; Primefaces; Sikuli; Spring; Twitter Bootstrap;

CMS: CMDBuild; Liferay; JOOMLA!; Wordpress;

Computer Science: Software Engineering; Human Computer Interaction; Image Processing;

Development Methodology: AGILE; Waterfall;

Other skills Videogames, Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Hockey. Contemporary Art (fond of), Architecture (fond of), Drawing, Painting, Body Painting, Writing.
Driving licence B

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Theses Borgia, F.(2010). SWift: SignWriting improved fast transcriber (Unpublished master's thesis). Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

Borgia, F.(2014). Informatisation of a graphic form of Sign Languages - application to SignWriting (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation). Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in international partnership with Sapienza Università di Roma (Rome, Italy).

Papers

Borgia, F., Bianchini, C. S., & De Marsico, M. (2014). Towards Improving the e-learning Experience for Deaf Students: e-LUX. In C. Stephanidis & M. Antona (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (Vol. 8514, p. 221-232). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5 21

Bottoni, P., Borgia, F., Buccarella, D., Capuano, D., De Marsico, M., & Labella, A. (2013). Stories and signs in an e-learning environment for deaf people. Universal Access in the Information Society, 12 (4), 369-386. doi: 10.1007/s10209-012-0283-y

Bianchini, C. S., & Borgia, F. (2012). Writing Sign languages: analysis of the evolution of the SignWriting system from 1995 to 2010, and proposals for future developments. In Proceedings of the International Jubilee Congress, Technical University of Varna (pp. 118-123).

Bianchini, C. S., Borgia, F., Bottoni, P., & De Marsico, M. (2012). SWift: a SignWriting improved fast transcriber. In G. Tortora, S. Levialdi, & M. Tucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (p. 390-393). Ney York, NY: ACM. doi: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2254556.2254631

Borgia, F., Marsico, M., Panizzi, E., & Pietrangeli, L. (2012). ARMob - Augmented reality for Urban Mobility in RMob. In G. Tortora, S. Levialdi, & M. Tucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (p. 258-261). New York, NY: ACM. doi: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2254556.2254604

Bianchini, C. S., Borgia, F., & De Marsico, M. (2012). SWift - A SignWriting Editor to Bridge between Deaf World and E-learning. In 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Vol. 0, p. 526-530). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. doi: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2012.235

Borgia, F., Bianchini, C. S., Dalle, P., & De Marsico, M. (2012). Resource production of written forms of Sign Languages by a user-centered editor, SWift (SignWriting improved fast transcriber). In N. Calzolari et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association.


Conferences

Bianchini, C. S., & Borgia, F. (2012). Writing Sign languages: analysis of the evolution of the SignWriting system from 1995 to 2010, and proposals for future developments. In Proceedings of the International Jubilee Congress, Technical University of Varna (pp. 118{123).

Bianchini, C. S., Borgia, F., Bottoni, P., & De Marsico, M. (2012). SWift: a SignWriting improved fast transcriber. In G. Tortora, S. Levialdi, & M. Tucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (p. 390-393). New York, NY: ACM. doi: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2254556.2254631

Bianchini, C. S., Borgia, F., & De Marsico, M. (2012). SWift - A SignWriting Editor to Bridge between Deaf World and E-learning. In 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Vol. 0, p. 526-530). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. doi: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2012.235

Borgia, F., Bianchini, C. S., Dalle, P., & De Marsico, M. (2012). Resource production of written forms of Sign Languages by a user-centered editor, SWift (SignWriting improved fast transcriber). In N. Calzolari et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association.

Borgia, F., Marsico, M., Panizzi, E., & Pietrangeli, L. (2012). ARMob - Augmented reality for Urban Mobility in RMob. In G. Tortora, S. Levialdi, & M. Tucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (p. 258-261). New York, NY: ACM. doi: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2254556.2254604


Theses Advisorships

Pllaha, N. (2012)Riconoscimento delle forme geometriche e delle appendici del SignWriting (Unpublished bachelor's thesis). Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

Rotiroti, M. (2013) Binarizzazione di documenti prodotti in SignWriting scritti a mano (Unpublished master's thesis). Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

Franciosi, L. (2014) Riconoscimento di glifi di movimento della mano nel SignWriting scritto a mano (Unpublished bachelor's thesis). Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.


Honours and awards

"Globo Tricolore" Award 2013for "SWift and OCR recognition of SignWriting corpora"

Bourse "Vinci" 2011 pour l’intégration des systèmes d’enseignement supérieur français et italien
Université Franco Italienne/Università Italo Francese (UFI/UIF)



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