4+ years experience with search engine technology and
data mining algorithms.
Excellent skills in project management, supervision,
technical writing, as well as oral communication.
Abstract thinker, with good problem solving and
Good knowledge of data structures and algorithms,
databases, foundational statistics, and mathematics.
Passionate for numbers, familiar with microeconomic
theory and competitive strategy analysis.
- Creative, success driven team
player who continuously meets and exceeds goals.
2003 – 2007 University of
Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Ph.D. in Information
Retrieval: Emerging applications of link analysis for ranking.
Awarded the "Summa Cum Laude" graduation distinction.
Dr. W. Nejdl (Univ. of Hannover), Dr. R. Baeza-Yates (Yahoo!).
1998 – 2003 “Politehnica” University,
M. S. in Artificial Intelligence and
Computer Graphics (Thesis: “Personalized web search”).
B. S. in Computer Science (Thesis:
“Analysis of the S@TML language to provide support for JavaCard applets”).
Graduated within top 1% and received the
maximum grade for both graduation theses.
2000 – 2001 Ecole Polytechnique, Paris,
ACM / Digital Think courses and certifications on
project planning, personnel management, negotiations, business
communications and etiquette.
Management Certified Professional (By Brainbench, 2006).
Extensive extracurricular courses on
most areas of Information Retrieval and Data Mining taught by the top
WEB-BAR 2004: Bertinoro Advanced Summer School in Web
Information Retrieval and Mining, Bertinoro, Italy (By P. Raghavan and
ACM SIGIR 2006: Tutorials on Web Advertising (By R.
Baeza-Yates, P. Raghavan, and A. Broder) and on Language Models for
Information Retrieval (By C-X. Zhai).
ACM SIGIR 2005: Tutorials on Database Information
Retrieval (By R. Baeza-Yates and M. Consens) and on Multimedia
Information Retrieval (By D. Ponceleon and M. Slaney).
ACM SIGIR 2004: Tutorials on Web Search Architectures
(By K.-M. Risvik and M. Hearst) and on XML Information Retrieval (By R.
Baeza-Yates and N. Fuhr).
Graduated a leading national high
school within top 2%. Major in Computer Science and minor in Economics.
Using ODP Metadata to Personalize Search.
Paul - Alexandru Chirita, Wolfgang Nejdl, Raluca Paiu, Christian
Kohlscütter. In Proc. of the 28th ACM Intl. SIGIR Conference
on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (2005).
Personalized Query Expansion for
Paul - Alexandru Chirita,
Claudiu Firan, Wolfgang Nejdl.
In Proceedings of the
30th ACM International
SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information
Retrieval, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007).
Site Level Noise Removal for Search Engines.
Andre Carvalho, Paul – Alexandru Chirita, Edleno Silva de Moura, Pavel
Calado, Wolfgang Nejdl. In Proc. of the 15th Intl. World Wide
Web Conference (2006).
P-TAG: Large Scale Automatic Generation of
Personalized Annotation TAGs for the Web.
Paul – Alexandru Chirita,
Stefania Costache, Siegfried Handschuh, Wolfgang Nejdl. In Proceedings
of the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW),
Banff, Canada (2007).
MailRank: Using Ranking for Spam Detection. Paul - Alexandru Chirita, Jörg Diederich, Wolfgang Nejdl.
In Proc. of the 14th ACM Intl. CIKM
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (2005).
Analyzing User Behavior to Rank Desktop Items.
Paul – Alexandru Chirita, Wolfgang Nejdl.
Paul - Alexandru Chirita, Wolfgang
Nejdl. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on
String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE), Glasgow, United
published papers and book chapters
on Personalized Web Search, Desktop Search, Collaborative Filtering, as
well as Peer-to-Peer Search and Publish/Subscribe Systems.
Data Structures and Algorithms in C++
using the STL. Valeriu Iorga, Cristian
Opincaru, Corina Stratan, Paul - Alexandru Chirita. PoliRom Publishing
House, Bucharest, Romania, 2005; 352 pages, 16 x 23 cm.
C and C++ Programming Problems.
Valeriu Iorga, Paul - Alexandru Chirita, Corina Stratan, Cristian
Opincaru. Niculescu Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 2004; 256
pages, 16 x 23 cm.
Computer Networks, Fourth Edition.
Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Co-translated the
book into Romanian.
2003 – 2007 L3S Research Center,
Researcher / Project Manager
Previously employed as an
intern (03.2003 – 08.2003), junior researcher (08.2003 – 03.2004), and
team manager within the local iSearch project on designing personalized
search algorithms (03.2004 – 10.2005)
Manager of the EU Nepomuk project on
building the Social Semantic Desktop, as well as co-author of its
funding proposal (approx. 11.5 Mio. Euro overall, with an L3S
share of about 1 Mio. Euro for a period of 3 years).
Determined Information Retrieval to be
a new strategic interest area for the institute: First employee working
on this topic, whereas currently 15 researchers are involved in
Information Retrieval related activities.
Served as a technical consultant for
other projects in order to provide Information Retrieval specific
Supplied the institute with new high
quality researchers by acquiring additional partners and developing
regular recruiting sessions with them.
Yahoo!, Barcelona, Spain
2005 Federal University
of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil
2004 – 2006 University of Hannover,
Teaching Assistant (Internet Technologies)
2002 – 2003 National Center for
Information Technology, Bucharest,
Research Assistant (EU Codestar project), C++
2001 – 2003 “Politehnica”
University, Bucharest, Romania
Teaching Assistant (C/C++ Programming,
Data Structures and Algorithms, Numeric Algorithms, Computer Systems)
Industries, Paris, France
Wireless Engineering Intern
Fluent in English, French, German, and Romanian. Some
knowledge of Spanish.
Participated in different official and
unofficial organizations since 1994. Class union leader during
1994-1998, as well as co-founder and leader of the OkCode Group of
software engineers during 1998-2003.
15 years of interaction with the
business world through the 3 companies run into my family.
Awarded several science and technology related
prizes, including Best Romanian Undergraduate Research Project of the
Year (2000), Best Mathematics Research Project (2000), Best Physics
Research Project (2000), and 3rd prize at the National
History Olympiad (1993).
Awarded a (merit) scholarship by the “Politehnica”
University of Bucharest for the prominent professional results during
all five years of study.
Hobbies include history, watching movies, as well as
playing tennis and basketball.
Created by Paul - Alexandru Chirita, chirita
[AT] l3s [DOT] de.