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.

Contests and Work Experience

  1. Microsoft Corporation, Bing, Customer Experience Analytics Bellevue, Washington Senior Software Engineer, Technical LeadData Mining and User Experience Dec. 2014 – Present Software Engineer 2 – Data Mining and User Experience Sep. 2012 – Dec. 2014
  2. 4 patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office 10/2010 – 1/2015
  3. Microsoft-wide Hack Days, 4th Prize 2/2014
  4. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, Mentor, 3rd Place (out of 53) 11/2013
  5. Microsoft-internal Bing Innovation Awards, 3rd Place (out of 56) 10/2013
  6. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 2nd Place (out of 65) 7/2013
  7. Microsoft-internal Bing Science Fair, Best Business Value Winner (out of 72) 5/2013
  8. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 1st Place (out of 93) 11/2012
  9. Seattle Give Camp, Technical Volunteer 10/2013 Redmond, Washington
  10. Microsoft Corporation, Bing, Image and Video Search Bellevue, Washington Software Engineer 2 – Instrumentation, Metrics, and A/B Testing Jul. 2010 – Sep. 2012
  11. Microsoft-internal Bing Intern Hack Days, Mentor, 3rd Place 7/2012
  12. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, Judge 11/2011
  13. Microsoft-internal Bing Hack Days, 1st Place (out of 42) 06/2011
  14. Microsoft University Careers, Eastern Europe Recruiting Events 02/2011 Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria
  15. University of Siena, Interaction Design Department Siena, Italy Workshop SpeakerDesigning Tangible User Interfaces Apr. / Oct. 2009 and Feb. 2010
  16. Microsoft Corporation, Bing Search, Image and Video Search Redmond, Washington Software Engineer Intern (total of 50 international interns) – Data Mining Internet Explorer Logs Jul. – Sep. 2009
  17. Jožef Stefan Institute, Center for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies Ljubljana, Slovenia Software Engineer InternAudio Indexing Jul. – Sep. 2008
  18. Google Summer of Code, Openmoko Inc. Apr. – Sep. 2008 Software Engineer (out of 12) – Recognizing Accelerometer-based Gestures
  19. Microsoft Developer Network Author, 4 Articles 04/2006 – 12/2007
  20. Microsoft Imagine Cup, Worldwide Finalist in Software Design 08/2007 Seoul, South Korea
  21. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 1st Place in Software Design 05/2007 Timişoara, Romania
  22. Microsoft Imagine Cup, Central and Eastern Europe Regional Finalist in Software Design 05/2006 Maribor, Slovenia
  23. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 1st Place in Software Design 04/2006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  24. Brooktrout Extreme Code Makeover Contest, 1st Place 03/2006
  25. Siemens Program and System Engineering, Scholarship 11/2005 – 06/2006
  26. Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Finals 3rd Prize in Software Design 04/2005 Iaşi, Romania
  27. Olympiad, National Finalist in Informatics 03/2005 Galaţi, Romania
  28. Unirea National Programming Contest, Participant 01/2005 Focşani, Romania
  29. Olympiad, National Finals 4th Prize in Informatics 04/2004 Buzău, Romania
  30. Component Source Speech Control Contest, 1st Place 06/2003
  31. Olympiad, National Finalist in Informatics 04/2003 Focşani, Romania
  32. Ştefan Odobleja National Programming Contest, 2nd Place 04/2003 Craiova, Romania

Education

  1. Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca 10/2008 – 07/2010 Cluj-Napoca, Romania 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, Romania Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Rank: 2 (out of 85); GPA: 9.85

Technical Skills

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