Anca Dumitrache

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Web & Media Group at VU University Amsterdam, together with IBM Research New York and IBM Netherlands Centre for Advanced Studies. I am working at the Crowd-Watson project, under the supervision of Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty, and Robert-Jan Sips. My research interests are crowdsourcing, natural language processing, and semantic web technologies.

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You can email me at: anca dot dumitrache at student dot vu dot nl


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Here are some of the courses I've been taking as part of my Master's, with links to notable projects:

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11/2013 to date Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD. Web & Media Group, in collaboration with IBM Research New York and IBM Netherlands Centre for Advanced Studies.
09/2011 to 10/2013 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
MSc. Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Internet Applications specialization.
09/2008 to 06/2011 Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
BSc. Computer Science.
09/2004 to 06/2008 Colegiul Naţional "Liviu Rebreanu", Bistriţa, Romania
High school education, with emphasis on Mathematics and Computer Science.


Research Experience

10/2011 to date Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Student assistant in the KR&R research group, contributing to the OpenPHACTS project.
07/2011 to 08/2011 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Research intern in the WBSG research group.
10/2009 to 06/2011 Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Student developer in the KWARC research group, for the BauDenkMalNetz project.
06/2010 to 09/2010 DERI, Galway, Ireland
Research intern in the URQ group.
06/2009 to 08/2009 Recognos Romania
Intern in the software development department.


Other Work Experience

09/2009 to 06/2011 Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Teaching assistant for the Programming in C, Programming in C++, Operating Systems Lab, Text and Digital Media courses.
03/2009 to 06/2011 Universität Bremen, Germany
Student assistant in the Cognitive Systems research group.


Skills and Achievements

Programming languages Advanced: C/C++, Java;
Working knowledge: C#, Prolog, Scala;
Basic: Perl.
Software Hadoop, HBase, Protégé.
  • 2009, 2011 - Jacobs University President's List, for academic excellence;
  • 2010 - COST Action WG1 (Semantics) scholarship for short-term scientific missions, as part of an internship at DERI Galway;
  • 2004-2008 - various awards at regional and national Mathematics and Computer Science competitions, Romania.
  • 2008 - Romanian Ministry of Education certificate in Computer Science, awarded for algorithmic programming (C++), database implementation (C#, Microsoft SQL Server), operating systems (Linux);
  • 2006 - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), passed with grade A.
Workshops and conferences
Languages Romanian: mother tongue
English: fluent
French: fluent
German: working knowledge
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