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<About Me>

Personal Background
name
Florian Sittel
born
October 11th 1984
place of birth
Idar-Oberstein
family status
married, happy dad
What I like
my family
science
tolerance
open source
my computers
my saxophone
reading (textbooks, magazines, newspapers, novels, ...)
long-distance running
frankness
music (classical, jazz, classic rock, metal and everything in between)
the quest for the 'Why?'
pen&paper role-play
'thinking out of box'
light bulb moments
woods
the 'wiki-principle'
fairness
What I don't like
arrogance
pessimists
dancing
ignorance
the yellow press
censorship (of any kind)
loud noise
narrow-minded people
chauvinism
frozen minds
Skills
key qualifications
autodidactic learning
teamwork
flexibility
concise replies
permanent personal evolvement
individual solutions
professionalism
general IT knowledge
office suites and automization of business processes
design, implementation, maintenance and integration of databases (SQL and NoSQL)
administration of Linux workstations and clusters
programming knowledge
deep knowledge of diverse programming paradigms (procedural, object-oriented, functional)
practical programming knowledge in many languages (focus on C++, Python and R)
experience in design and implementation of parallel high-performance code (CPUs and accelerators like GPUs and Xeon Phi) using OpenMP, MPI, CUDA and OpenCL
experience in test-driven programming and agile development
statistics and machine learning
multivariate statistics in high-dimensional spaces
classification (supervised and unsupervised)
time series analysis and modeling of dynamic processes
experience in the efficient handling of big data
experience in the description of information flows in complex systems
languages
German (native)
English (fluent)
Spanish (basic knowledge)
miscellaneous
European driving license class B
Career
since October 2013
Ph.D. in the biomolecular dynamics group of Gerhard Stock
October 2011 - September 2013
M.Sc. (physics) program at University of Freiburg
October 2008 - September 2011
B.Sc. (physics) at University of Freiburg
August 2007 - July 2008
Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur; University entrance qualification) at Berufsoberschule II (BBST1), Ludwigshafen/Rhein
August 2005 - January 2007
Allgemeine Fachhochschulreife (Fachhochschule entrance qualification) at Berufsoberschule I (BBST1), Ludwigshafen/Rhein (evening school while working full time)
February 2005 - March 2008
software development at BASF SE, department of quantum chemistry/scientific computing
2002 - February 2005
apprenticeship as IT-specialist specialized in software development at BASF IT Services, Ludwigshafen/Rhein (finished ahead of schedule)
2001 - 2002
Mittlere Reife (secondary school level I certificate) at Realschule Bad Sobernheim
1995 - 2001
Paul-Schneider-Gymnasium Meisenheim/Glan
1991 - 1995
Elementary school Meisenheim/Glan