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Blerta Lindqvist

Role: 
DCS Grad Student
Title: 
TA
Degree: 
Phd
Email: 
bl444@rutgers.edu
Room: 
CBIM 00
Teaching: 
Principles of Aritificial Intelligence
Research Area: 
Machine Learning
Statistical Learning
Biography: 

Blerta Lindqvist
617 Bowser Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8014
bl444@cs.rutgers.edu

CURRENT AFFILIATION
Rutgers University, PhD student in Machine Learning Jan 2016 – Present

RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research interests are in machine learning and statistical learning. Experience with deep learning. Skills: Deep Learning, Keras, cuDNN, Torch, Lua, Python,
MATLAB, SQL, digital signal processing

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Technology (Distinction) - Computer Science and Engineering, Security and Mobile Computing - Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
2006 – 2008
Master of Science, Information Technology - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 2006 – 2008
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania 2001 – 2006

PATENTS
Patent: 2013. User interface for emergency alert system. U.S. Patent 8,533,612, filed Jun. 7, 2010, and issued September 10, 2013

PUBLICATIONS
Lindqvist B, Pavlovic V, Michmizos K, Unbiased and nonparametric spike sorting, IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2018, submittedIsmailov R, Lindqvist B, Lin P, Feature Selection in Learning Using Privileged Information, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 2017, accepted
Michmizos K, Lindqvist B, Wong S, Hargreaves E, Mitsis G, Danish S, Nikita K, Computational Neuromodulation: Future Challenges for Deep Brain Stimulation, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE
Machine Learning Intern, Vencore Labs, NJ, Jun 2017 – Aug 2017
Deep Learning R&D Intern, Nvidia, NJ, Jun 2016 – Sept 2016
Software Engineer, Metis Secure Solutions, PA, May 2010 – Sept 2011
Software Engineer, Zokem, Finland, Nov 2008 – Sept 2009
Researcher (Developer), HIIT, Finland, Jun 2008 – Nov 2008
Research Assistant, HUT, Finland, Jun 2007 – Aug 2007
Software Engineer, Alpha Bank, Albania, Apr 2006 – Aug 2006
Software Engineer, IMB, Albania, Jan 2003 – May 2005

Awards & Distinctions: 
Graduated with distinction, Master of Science at the Helsinki University of Technology, 2008 Erasmus Mundus two-year scholarship for Masters program, 2006 – 2008 Student of Excellence Award, 2006 University of Tirana, equivalent to valedictorian, 2006