Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

06/2018 – present   Product Security Engineer Intern at GitHub Inc. – San Francisco CA, United States
At the Product Security team I am working on building new security features for GitHub and services.
08/2017 – present   PhD Research Assistant at the University of Notre Dame – Indiana, United States
My research focuses on IT Security, Networking Systems and Big Data. GPA: 4.0
02/2017 – 08/2017   Software Engineer at SoundCloud Ltd. – Berlin, Germany.
I am part of the engineering and infrastructure team working on building and maintaining SoundCloud’s backend and micro-services for user authentication and authorisation experience.
09/2016 – 01/2017  Research assistant at Fraunhofer Institute IPK (Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik) – Berlin, Germany
At Fraunhofer I work at Security Technologies research group focusing on machine learning techniques for image/video analysis, pattern recognition, person re-identification etc.
04/2016 – 06/2016 Software engineer intern at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH – Reutlingen, Germany
Supporting software test automation for BCDS’s Active Parking Lot Management system and Transport data logger (smart package delivery condition monitoring system) projects. Controlling robots for acceptance test of these projects with Python and C++, part of the agile software development process using tools such as GIT, JIRA, STASH, Conflunce, Jenkins
05/2014 – 09/2014 Engineer Intern at Bosch Power Tools, Lawn and Garden – Stowmarket, England
I was part of the engineering team working on the development of Bosch’s new robotic lawn mower Indego S. My main tasks include evaluating system concepts; new implementation of the safety system (tilt sensing, lift-up sensing); field testing for obstacle detection; wiring the new hardware prototype, working with marketing and QA to select new mower components, and with electronic suppliers for technical assessment of ICs
06/2013 – 09/2013 Research Intern in Control Engineering, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern – Kaiserslautern, Germany
I was selected by the prestigious DAAD RISE program and worked for Lehrstuhl für Regelungssysteme at TU Kaiserslautern on the Project “Vibrationskontrolle eines flexiblen Roboter”, where I simulated three systems using Matlab/Simulink: pendulum, moving pendulum and inverted flexible beam, designed and implemented sensor data fusion algorithms and an estimator for angular velocity estimation at the tip of the robotic arm. Verification of the implementation was done in lab.


10/2014 – 10/2016 (Joint degree) Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Security and Privacy, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy) & European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Main curriculum: Communication Network Security (VL+PJ), Hardware Security, Quantum Computing, IT security lab – vulnerability assessment, Quality assurance of embedded systems, Embedded-system Security Labor, security seminar, Open source and IP in digital society, Ideation-Seminar, FüS-Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, EIT Summer School “Future Networking Solutions” at Swedish Royal Institute of Technology – KTH; Offensive Technologies Laboratory (Hacking-team malware analysis), Security Engineering, Digital watermarking and forensics, Internship in industry, I&E minor thesis, Master Thesis
09/2010 – 05/2014 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics &Electrical Engineering, with honours of the first class, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Main curriculum: digital signal processing, communication systems, computer architecture and communications, real time computer systems, control engineering, digital circuit design (VHDL), VLSI design, electronics system design, electronic devices, electronic circuit design, electromagnetic compatibility, probability and statistics, team design project 3, Bachelor thesis

Conference attendance, awards, scholarships and certificates

Troopers Security Conference – March 2016 Heidelberg, Germany
Chaos Communication Camp – August 2015 Brandenburg, Germany
33rd Chaos Communication Congress – December 2016 Hamburg, Germany
Full Merit scholarship for master studies and stipend – 2014-2016 EIT Digital Master School
Scholarship for conducting research internship in engineering at TU Kaiserslautern – 2013 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD RISE)
Francis Morrison Award for academic exellence – 2013 Glasgow University School of Engineering
Engineering Excellence List – 2013, 2014 Glasgow University School of Engineering
Bloomberg Business Aptitude Test (BAT): 560 = 87 percentile
Coursera certificate of accomplishment: Cryptography 1, Prof. Dan Boneh, Stanford University; Interactive Programming in Python, Rice University


EE: robotics, control engineering, EDA with OrCAD, soldering and hands-on lab skills
CS: software engineering, computer networking, internet of things, embedded systems, cryptography,
steganography, linux, C++, python, Scala, Git, Matlab, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL, Bitbucket, GoCD, docker, Kubernetes, JIRA, Rational Team Concert, Latex, TDD, Scrum
English -fluent; German – intermediate; Hebrew – beginner