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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
Data Structures
Research Area: 
Machine Learning
Statistical Learning
Biography: 

Blerta Lindqvist
blerta@sent.com

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, 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, Informatics - 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, submitted
- Izmailov 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, University of Tirana, equivalent to valedictorian, 2006