Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Conference publications:

  • Video Streaming Optimization Using Degradation Estimation with Unequal Error Protection
    P. Tovstogan and H. F. Hsiao
    IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Baltimore, MD, 2017
    DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2017.8050577

  • Cross-Layer Unequal Error Protection for Video Streaming over Wireless Broadband Networks
    P. Tovstogan, K. J. Tseng and Hsiao H. F.
    Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013

Awards and Honors

  • NCTU Silver Bamboo Scholarship (Fall 2008 - Spring 2009)
  • NCTU Golden Bamboo Scholarship (Fall 2009 - Spring 2012, Spring 2013 - Fall 2013)
  • NCTU Outstanding New Student Scholarship (Fall 2012)
  • NCTU Academic Achievement Award (Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2012)

Work experience

  • Predoctoral Researcher (09/2018 - present)
    Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    • Research and development of interactive music exploration system
    • AcousticBrainz.org: support of new features relevant to the research
  • Software Developer (01/2018 - 08/2018)
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Phonos Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    • Freesound.org: bugfixes and implementation of new features (Python, Django, PostgreSQL)
  • Software Developer (05/2017 - 08/2017)
    LyraVR, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Cross-platform support implementation
    • Oculus Rift & Touch control integration
    • Backend cloud system design
  • R&D Engineer (01/2016 - 04/2017)
    Bovia Co. Ltd., Zhubei, Taiwan
    • Development of integration layer between web UI and Linux system (Debian) in Python (flask-restful) for BoviCam embedded device (BeagleBone Black, Intel Edison).
    • Research and development of continuous integration (CI) firmware building system (linux server + embedded devices for testing on specific platforms)
    • Maintenance and development of new versions of mobile apps (iOS, Android) for cloud surveillance system: live stream caster from device to server, and player of multiple streams from server
    • System Administration (Google Cloud, Atlassian JIRA + Confluence + BitBucket, Amazon Web Services, GitLab)
  • Software Developer (10/2014 - 01/2016)
    Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • Research and development of various projects based on BeagleBone Black embedded system (Java, JS, Python, PHP)
    • Corporate bicycle rental system maintenance (LAMP stack), architecture design and development of next version of system (MEAN stack)
    • Architecture design and prototyping of video surveillance system for vehicles (big data optimizations, Apache Kafka, load balancing)
  • Research Assistant (9/2012 - 6/2014)
    Network and Information Processing lab: Taiwan Government Project on WiMAX Mobile Surveillance System, National Chiao Tung Universtiy, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • H.264/H.265 channel coding research and library implementation with dynamic perceptual quality optimization (MATLAB, C++)
  • Software Developer (3/2011 - 2/2012)
    Changing Information Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan
    Surveying and evaluating specifications and new technologies. Integration of one-time password provider device into various systems:
    • PEAP-MSCHAPv2 RADIUS authorization server for WiFi AP (Java)
    • MSCHAPv2 RADIUS authorization server for VPN access via MS Windows Server 2008 (Java)
    • Windows Logon Manager (C#)

Language Proficiency

  • Ukrainian - native
  • Russian - native
  • English - fluent
  • Mandarin - intermediate
  • Spanish - elementary