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Anamaria Briciu

Enthusiastic, highly-motivated Computer Science graduate seeking out new challenges

Work experience

September 2015October 2015

Junior Software Consultant

MHP Romania

Participated in a training program that covered Java programming basics. 

July 2015August 2015

Perl Intern

Evozon

Learned basics of a new programming language (Perl). Acquired knowledge about Agile software development, and SCRUM principles, respectively.  Worked on an appointment management project, where I improved running time of tasks such as appointment time calculation.

May 2014May 2014

WebDesign 4 WeBiz Course

Centrul de Afaceri TRANSILVANIA Business Center Cluj

Developed a music website using Wordpress and various other e-tools. Learned about the principles of eMarketing and mobile marketing techniques.

Sep 2013Oct 2013

Web Development Internship

Freshbyte

Developed a blog and an online shopping website using technologies such as PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, Javascript and Git.

Skills

Programming languages

Python, Java, C#

Mobile Development

Android

Issues & Versioning Systems

Jira, GitHub

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows, Linux

Database administration

MySQL

Development IDE

Eclipse, IntelliJ Idea, Android Studio, PyCharm, Microsoft Visual Studio

Other

Knowledge of OOP principles, Design patterns

Education

Oct 2016Jul 2018

Master's Degree in Applied Computational Intelligence

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Topics covered in the syllabus included Machine Learning, Statistics & Probabilities, Data Analysis, Simulation Methods, Natural Language Processing and Agent Oriented Software Paradigms. 

Oct 2012Jul 2015

Bachelor in Computer Science

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca (Romania) 

Learned the fundamental concepts of computer science (e.g. data structures, algorithms, databases, optimization techniques) and acquired useful mathematical knowledge. Gained an understanding  of software development and maintenance by developing a variety of applications

Sep 2008Jul 2012

Baccalaurate Diploma

”Nicolae Bălcescu” High School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Attended a wide range of courses with an emphasis on mathematics and computer science.

Certifications

Jul 2011Present

Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (Nivel B2)

Instituto Cervantes
Sep 2011Present

Cambridge ESOL Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Council of Europe Level C2)

University of Cambridge

Projects

Natural Language Processing Projects

One of my central interests is the field of natural language processing, with applications in various fields, from psycholinguistics to more straightforward ones that have a wide ranging applicability. A few projects in which I investigated various uses of NLP techniques are:

  1. Sentiment-based classification of movie reviews (Python)
  2. Similarity-based Movie Recommendation System (Python)
  3. Document Summarization (bachelor thesis, C#)
  4.  Studying the Language of Mental Illness in Romanian Social Media Data (dissertation thesis, Python)

A part of a larger research project, the problem statement for my dissertation was defined as discovering whether there exist correlations between particular language features and mental illness expression. The approach used was a classification of language using machine learning algorithms (Logistic Regression, Naive Bayes, SVM), obtaining results that point to the conclusion that there are efficient ways to differentiate the language in various mental health topics. 

Takeaways

Advanced existing knowledge in the field by engaging in a long-term research process meant to provide new insight into mental health software

Improved technical and research skills

Proved an ability to adjust existing approaches to adapt the solution to the task at hand

Other Projects

  • Generation of Nurse Rosters (Java)
    • The problem: generate a 7 or 28 day schedule for a number of nurses given a series of constraints
    • Takeaways
      • Provided a satisfying solution to a complex real-world problem by exploring a series of solving techniques
      • Learned the importance of heuristics in contexts where an optimal solution is challenging to achieve
  • Android Applications for Mental Health (in progress)
    • Examples: panic management application, mood tracker
    • Motivation:
      • extend reach of mental health knowledge with easily accessible tools
      • provide clinical support tools by exploiting the availability of smartphones 
    • Takeaways
      • I am driven towards continuous personal progress and goal-oriented (e.g. learning Android programming on my own to reach my goals)
      • I have a desire to contribute in a meaningful way to society using the skills I possess

Publications

  • A. Briciu and M. Lupea, "Studying the language of mental illness in Romanian social media", 2018 14th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), Cluj-Napoca, 2018 
  • M. Lupea and A. Briciu, "Formal concept analysis of a Romanian emotion lexicon," 2017 13th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), Cluj-Napoca, 2017, pp. 111-118.
  • A. Briciu and M. Lupea, "RoEmoLex - A Romanian Emotion Lexicon", Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Informatica, v. 62, n. 2, p. 45-56, 2017.