Paul V. Borza

BORZA, Paul V.

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Paul is a software engineer born in Transylvania who lives in the United States of America and works for Microsoft.
His interests include cycling, table tennis, speedcubing, dancing, and most recently, chess.

Work Experience and Honors

  1. Microsoft Corporation, Bing Search, Customer Experience Analytics Sep. 2012 – Present Senior Software Engineer – Data Mining and User Experience Bellevue, Washington
  2. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, Mentor, 3rd Place (out of 53) 11/2013
  3. Microsoft-internal Bing Innovation Awards, 3rd Place (out of 56) 10/2013
  4. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 2nd Place (out of 65) 7/2013
  5. Microsoft-internal Bing Science Fair, Best Business Value Winner (out of 72) 5/2013
  6. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 1st Place (out of 93) 11/2012
  7. Seattle Give Camp, Technical Volunteer 10/2013 Redmond, Washington
  8. Microsoft Corporation, Bing Search, Image and Video Search Jul. 2010 – Sep. 2012 Software Engineer 2 – Instrumentation, Metrics, and A/B Testing Bellevue, Washington
  9. Microsoft-internal Bing Intern Hack Days, Mentor, 3rd Place 7/2012
  10. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, Judge 11/2011
  11. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 1st Place (out of 42) 06/2011
  12. Microsoft University Careers, Eastern Europe Recruiting Events 02/2011 Bucharest and Sofia, Bulgaria
  13. University of Siena, Interaction Design Department Apr. / Oct. 2009 and Feb. 2010 Workshop Owner – Designing Tangible User Interfaces Siena, Italy
  14. Microsoft Corporation, Bing Search, Image and Video Search Jul. – Sep. 2009 Software Engineer Intern (total of 50 international interns) – Data Mining Internet Explorer Logs Redmond, Washington
  15. Jožef Stefan Institute, Center for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies Jul. – Sep. 2008 Software Engineer Intern – Audio Indexing Ljubljana, Slovenia
  16. Google Summer of Code, Openmoko Inc. Apr. – Sep. 2008 Software Engineer (out of 12) – Recognizing Accelerometer-based Gestures
  17. Microsoft Developer Network Author, 4 Articles 04/2006 – 12/2007
  18. Microsoft Imagine Cup, Worldwide Finalist in Software Design 08/2007 Seoul, South Korea
  19. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 1st Place in Software Design 05/2007 Timişoara
  20. Microsoft Imagine Cup, Central and Eastern Europe Regional Finalist in Software Design 05/2006 Maribor, Slovenia
  21. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 1st Place in Software Design 04/2006 Cluj-Napoca
  22. Brooktrout Extreme Code Makeover Contest, 1st Place 03/2006
  23. Siemens Program and System Engineering, Scholarship 11/2005 – 06/2006
  24. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 3rd Prize in Software Design 04/2005 Iaşi
  25. Olympiad, National Finalist in Informatics 03/2005 Galaţi
  26. Unirea National Programming Contest, Participant 01/2005 Focşani
  27. Olympiad, National Finals Honorable Mention in Informatics 04/2004 Buzău
  28. Component Source Speech Control Contest, 1st Place 06/2003
  29. Olympiad, National Finalist in Informatics 04/2003 Focşani
  30. Ştefan Odobleja National Programming Contest, 2nd Place 04/2003 Craiova
  31. Olympiad, County Finals Honorable Mention in Informatics 03/2002 Aiud
  32. Vasile Goldiş County Contest in Informatics, Participant 11/1999 Alba Iulia
  33. Ovidiu Hulea County Contest in Mathematics, Participant 05/1999 Aiud

Education

  1. Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca 10/2008 – 07/2010 Cluj-Napoca Master's Degree in Computer Science – Major in Machine Learning Rank: 1 (out of 12); GPA: 9.94
  2. Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca 10/2005 – 07/2008 Cluj-Napoca Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Rank: 2 (out of 85); GPA: 9.85

Patents

6 patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Technical Skills

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