2010, April – Present, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Funchal, Portugal
Research on how community generated content (such as Twitter status updates) can be leveraged to improve situational awareness in large-scale crises. The project is funded through an IBM faculty award and my primary research interests include data mining, crowdsourcing and information visualization.
Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering
2004, August – June, 2009, Linköping University, Sweden
4.5 year integrated Masters, with a focus on programming, project management and visualization of large datasets (e.g. high resolution census data, volumetric medical data, and financial trend analysis). The degree also includes topics such as software engineering, mathematics, data mining, computer graphics, image and signal processing, design, user interfaces and automation theory. Thesis work at Ethiopia Commodity Exchange in Ethiopia (see below).
Communication Systems Officer
2002, October – 2004, January, Military service, Royal Swedish Navy
2010, May – August, Centre for Internet Excellence, University of Oulu, Finland
Collaboration with researchers at the University of Oulu and several regional public sector organizations on modeling of traffic and pedestrian flows in the city of Oulu.
2009, August – 2010, April, Card Network Solutions, Norrköping, Sweden
Design and development of software tools to assist maintenance staff of petrol station companies in their daily monitoring of hundreds of petrol stations and thousands of pumps. The work included development of a back-end system of statistics-based automated alerts, performance tuning of database queries, front-end user interface design with extensive use of visualization techniques, development of business intelligence tools for corporate management and participatory design with frequent usability testing.
MSc Thesis - Visualizing the Ethiopian Commodity Market
2009, January – May, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Requirements elicitation, development and evaluation of specialized data visualization tools for supporting the exchange's market surveillance staff in their daily process of detecting market manipulation and fraud. In addition, I developed public visualizations of market trends for the exchange's website. The project was carried out in close collaboration with the exchange's senior management and analysts, and its 100 000 SEK budget was supported by three scholarships.
2008, June – December, National Center for Visual Analytics, Linköping University, Sweden
Reworked the internal data handling of an in-house developed research framework for information visualization (C#, .NET, DirectX 9.0) to support hierarchical and implicit data, value aggregation and non-numeric data. I also developed a GUI for dataset management, a treemap implementation and a demonstrational application that linked the treemap with a choropleth map, scatter plot and parallel coordinates plot to visualize hierarchical census data from OECD and Statistics Sweden.
2007, June – August, National Center for Visual Analytics, Linköping University, Sweden
Development of a browser plug-in for embedding interactive hardware accelerated (Direct3D) data visualizations in HTML documents. The work also included documentation, development of examples and other component development for an in-house developed visualization framework.
Teacher's Assistant in Transform Theory
2007, January – March, Linköping University, Sweden
SI Mentor in Introductory Mathematics and Linear Algebra
2006, August – December, Linköping University, Sweden
Assembly Line Worker
2006, June – August, Whirlpool Sweden, Norrköping, Sweden
Guide during educational visits at Linköping University
2006, February – 2007, June, Linköping University, Sweden
Hardware Store Clerk
2004, January – June, Biltema, Örebro, Sweden
2002, June – July, Laxsjöns Friluftsgård, Dals Långed, Sweden
2001, March – 2002, June, Tullängsskolan, Örebro, Sweden
2000, June, Tullängsskolan, Örebro, Sweden
Winner of Norrköping Science Park MT Awards 2009 (Technical Achievement) with the project Fluid Paint + Ink Flow.
Winner of Norrköping Science Park MT Awards 2008 (Artistic Elements) with the project Linnaeus.
Norrköping Science Park MT Awards nominations:
– Fluid Paint + Ink Flow, in Artistic Elements (2009)
– TabletSynth, in Technical Achievement (2009)
– Linnaeus, in Technical Achievement (2008)
– Lennings utlandsstipendium
– Norrköpings Polytekniska Förenings stipendium
– Kolmårdsfonden (Norrköping Campus Rotaryklubb)
Diplomas and Certificates
MSc with focus on project management. Knowledge equivalent to the D level and parts of C level of the International Project Manager Association's (IPMA) certification system.
Green Belt in Kenpo Karate