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Taking baby steps

Being born in Austria to Chinese-Vietnamese parents, I grew up speaking Chinese-Cantonese and German. I never realised how lucky I was to grow up surrounded by two different cultures.

My first job

While I was still at secondary school, I started working as an assistant to two psychotherapists. At that young age, I had to juggle my homework assignments, my hobbies and friends, and my career as a leaflet designer, assistant accountant and typist. It was not easy, but definitely not an experience I would want to miss.

What do I want to do with my life?

I always wanted to become a medical doctor since I was young. Having learned programming at an early age, I realised that I enjoyed understanding problems, and setting up algorithms to solve them. Is there a way to combine both of my passions?

My Bachelor's degree

I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Medicine at Vienna University of Technology in 2008, whilst paying my bills with the money I earned from working as a first-level IT support at a law firm. I also got to spend a year in Shanghai to learn Chinese-Mandarin and to eat lots of Xiao Long Bao.

My Master's degree

I immensely improved my programming skills (C/C++ and MATLAB) whilst finishing my Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011. My thesis dealt with the development of micromechanical models to predict bone tissue elasticity using data extracted from the literature and modelling using MATLAB. Download the paper here.

My PhD

I moved to the UK in October 2011 to pursue a PhD degree in 3D Vision at University of Reading, funded by Microsoft Research, Cambridge. I used immersive virtual reality to study how humans build a representation of space in a spatial updating task. I got to visit international conferences to give talks or present posters about my research and be the organiser and chair of fortnightly research meetings. I also learned to appreciate a good cup of Earl Grey.

My future

I have handed in my PhD dissertation end of March 2015, and am now looking for an exciting new challenge to take on. The most important things I anticipate from a job, is the opportunity to constantly learn new things and the possibility to improve skills I already possess.
Do you offer a job that can bring the best out of me? If the answer is yes, then contact me here:
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