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Europass Curriculum Vitae
Personal information
First name(s) / Surname(s) Radu-Nicolae TURCAS
Address(es) Waiblingen, Germany
Telephone(s) Mobile: +49 15771907639
E-mail radu[dot]turcas[at]gmail[dot]com
Nationality Romanian
Date of birth 1986
Gender Male
Desired employment / Occupational field Permanent position in iOS development
Work experience
Dates From March 2014 – present
Occupation or position held iOS / (Lead) Android developer at Quimron GmBh
Main activities and responsibilities Implementation of iPhone and Android applications
Name and address of employerType of business or sector Quimron GmBh, Stuttgart
Dates From November 2009 – present
Occupation or position held Freelance mobile and web developer
Main activities and responsibilities Design and implementation of iPhone and Android applications:

Tops & Tails – Multiplayer Words Domino Game – for iPhone / iPad, can be found in the AppStore

BizEmail – Track Group Email with Cloud Attachments – for iPhone / iPod, can be found in the AppStore

iBoogie sex app– for iPhone / iPod, can be found in the AppStore

A Sense of Place at Hfk – for Android, can be found in Google play.Developed together with a colleague for a photography course

MathAttacks – iPhone math game, can be found in the AppStore

Mr. BioChem – iPhone / iPod productivity app for biochemists
Timbrul de Mediu – iPhone and Android utility app for environment tax calculation concerning Romanian automobils

Spell My Phone Number – Vanity numbers made easy – iPhone / iPod entertainment app for anyoneImplementation of CMS in Drupal for SeSam Biotech
Back-end implementation of a CMS in Drupal for Rescue Apps

Name and address of employerType of business or sector Own apps for AppStore and GooglePlay.Mobile software and websites development
Dates From November 2009 – Mai 2010
Occupation or position held Freelance Web developer
Main activities and responsibilities Design and implemention a content management system(CMS) built with Drupal.
Name and address of employer Sesam-Biotech, Campus Ring 1, D-28759 Bremen
Website address: http://www.sesam-biotech.com
Type of business or sector Biochemical engineering
Education and Training
Dates/Title of qualification awarded. Principal subjects/occupational skills covered From November 2010 – March 2013 Digital Media MSc (English)-Hands free human-computer interaction paradigm using face tracking – Master Thesis
I researched and developed a prototype application for persons with severe motor disabilities like ALS. The application is used to write text on the device’s screen. It works by using the user’s gaze direction and blinks to control the user interface.
The prototype can be downloaded from Google Play: Eye Tracker – Write Messages. However, the application is just a prototype and it resides on Google Play for testing and user evaluation purposes.

Betaville – master‘s project
Team of eight developed a system used for urban development and decision making. The system was developed for three platforms: multitouch table, mobile, website. I was part of the mobile team of two.
Website: http://betaville.hs-bremen.de/

Digital Experience Design
The purpose of the course was to learn about designing and evaluation of user experience. As final project of the course we (team of three students) developed a prototype app for iPhone / iPod: an augmented reality game based on Kick Tipp.Do it your self multi-touch table
Team of eleven international and interdisciplinary students created from scratch a multi-touch table which was further used for the Betaville master project.
Website: http://betaville.hs-bremen.de/techs

Interaction and Interface Design for Tablet, Slate and iPad
Team of three created a prototype app for the iPad called Space Explorer. The app offeres details on the night sky: planets, stars, constalations. Main concern while creating the prototype was the user interaction with the iPad and a consistent and intuitive interface design.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Level in national or international classification ISCED LEVEL 7
Dates From October 2006 to July 2009
Title of qualification awarded Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science,English taught department
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Content Based Image Retreival on the Internet using Google Search – Bachelor ThesisObject oriented programming, Advanced Programming Methods, Web Programming

Intelligent Robots – we (team of 3 students) build and programmed an autonomous robotic tank from Lego NXT

Name and type of organisation providing education and training Babeş–Bolyai University,Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (English),Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Social skills and competences Team spirit
During the Master studies I have always worked for assignments in small groups.
International experience
Gained mostly during the master studies, while working in a team of german and also international students.
Organisational skills and competences Since 2009 to present I have worked as self employed developing websites and mobile application.
During this time, I have worked mostly alone.
Therefore I had to organize myself very well in order to meet the clients’ and my own deadlines.
Computer skills and competences Competent with Apple environment, development tools and frameworks:
– iOS SDK, XCode, Instruments-Foundation, UiKit, Core Data, CoCoa touch, Objective-C, CoCos2d framework.

Competent with Android environment and development tools and  frameworks:
– Eclipse, Android SDK, Java

Some experience with 3D frameworks: DroidAR (Augmented reality), min3D and libGdx

Web design and development experience:

  •  HTML, CSS
  •  PHP, MySQL
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Gimp

Competent with Object Oriented programming (OOP), Design Paterns, User Experience Design and Evaluation and Interaction Design

Competent with operating system as Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Mac OS X

Driving licence Category B
Additional information PUBLICATION
“Hands free human-computer interaction paradigm using face tracking”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013, ISBN:978-3-659-47366-1, Radu Turcas,”Content Based Image Retrieval on the Internet Using Google Search”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013, ISBN:978-3-659-45456-1, Radu Turcas, Sterca Adrian

“The Autonomous Robotic Tank (ART):an innovative Lego Mindstorm NXT battle vehicle”,
KEPT 2009 Knowledge Engineering Principles and Techniques, Selected Papers,
Editors: Militon Frentiu and HoriaF. Pop, p. 127-134,
Turcas Radu, Iova Oana, Marian Zsuzsanna

PERSONAL INTERESTS

I enjoy all sports, especially biking, because it allows me to explore and enjoy nature.
I love to travel and experience new cultures: people, food and architecture wise.
The interest for digital photography goes hand in hand with the love for travel.

Download pdf version of the CV here: Radu CV General 2014

 

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