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About me - short autobiography
My name is Gabriel Nicolae CARSTOIU, I am 24 years old, and I hold a diploma engineer degree (dipl. ing.) in Computer Engineering, issued by POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara, Romania.
I graduated in June 2009 at the Computer and Software Engineering department of the Faculty of Automation and Computers, with a grade of 10 out of 10.
My graduation thesis is posted in the Articles section: Diploma thesis
I am an active member of the DSPLabs R&D team since november 2006.
Personal details Birthday: 24.09.1985
Place of birth: Petrosani, ROMANIA
Nationality: Romanian
Home Adress: Brazilor street, no. 8, 337345, Pui, jud. Hunedoara, ROMANIA
DSPLabs Address: Room B511, B building, 2, Vasile Parvan Blvd., 300223, Timisoara, ROMANIA
Mobile: +40 761 608876
E-mail: cgabydsplabs.cs.upt.ro, gabriel.carstoiugmail.com
Educational background October 2009 - present: Master in Computer Engineering (expected 2011), Faculty of Automation and Computers, POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara
October 2004 - June 2009: Diploma Engineer degree (dipl. ing.) in Computer Engineering, Faculty of Automation and Computers, POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara
November 2006 - April 2007: Optional course on Elements of Quality Management, POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara in collaboration with Siemens VDO Timisoara
September 2000 - July 2004: Highschool diploma (9.75 out of 10), "I. C. Bratianu" Highschool, Hateg, Romania
Professional Experience July 2007 - present: Embedded software developer, Continental Automotive Romania (former Siemens VDO), Timisoara, Romania
July 2006 - August 2006: Summer practice student, SC Digital Vision SRL, Hateg, Romania
Awards and Certificates June 2003: Cetificate in Advanced English (CAE), from the University of Cambridge, ESOL Examinations, United Kingdom
December 2003: Diplome Approfondi de Langue Francaise (DALF), or Diploma of Advanced French Language Studies, from the Ministere de L'Education Nationale, CIEP, France
June 2004: Professional certificate in Informatics, by the Ministry of National Education, at "I.C. Bratianu" Highscool, Hateg, Romania
September 2006: Graduated driving school, received a clean driving licence (B)
Qualifications and skills General computer knowledge:
  • Operating systems and applications (MS Windows and Linux)
  • Programming languages: C, C++, x86 Assembler, AVR Assembler, Java
  • Web technologies: basic PHP, HTML, Javascript
  • Networking protocols: Ethernet, TCP/IP
    Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems experience:
  • AVR 8-bit architecture (ATMEL ATMega8, ATMega16), completed projects involving signal acquisition, LCD displays, monitoring and communication
  • ARM7 32-bit architecture (NXP LPC2294, LPC2148, LPC2138), projects involving power management, communication protocols
  • DSP56F80x 16-bit DSP architecture, implemented various DSP applications (audio loopback & FIR filter), developed low-level drivers and a laboratory framework for use in DSP classes at DSPLabs
  • TRICORE 32-bit architecture (Infineon TC 1775), completed an Ethernet-to-SPI gateway project in C, contributed to a later version done in C++
    Embedded IDE experience:
  • KEIL uVision, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Tasking VX toolset for TRICORE, AVR Studio, WinAVR+avrlib suite
    Debuggers and flashing tools:
  • Lauterbach TRACE32, KEIL uLink2, AVR JTAG
  • Research interests My research work at DSPLabs focuses on the following topics:
  • Design and implementation of hardware and software for embedded microcomputer and microcontroller systems
  • Digital power management and measurement techniques for battery powered embedded systems
  • Designing communication protocols for real-time systems, based on a time-triggered architecture (HARETICK model)
  • Hobbies and other interests Computers, mountain hiking, reading
    bike riding, playing soccer
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