Technical University of Denmark, Wroclaw University of Technology
PhD in telecommunications, MScEng in telecommunications and computer science
Japan, Italy, Denmark, Ireland
Favourite thing to do in my job: Coming up with new ideas to solve problems- it's a like a constant puzzle quest!
About Me: I'm from Poland, have lived in 6 countries, and travelled to over 30. Since 2014 Dublin has been my home.
I love travelling and spending time outdoor, so I enjoy Ireland a lot thanks to fast access to both mountains and seaside. In my free time I also do various DIY projects, from sewing to furniture upgrades.
My Work: I am a research scientist at Nokia Bell Labs. We build communication networks to connect everyone on the planet (and beyond!). My job is to automate the networks and make them more intelligent.
You could connect devices via fiber, or copper or don’t use wires at all. I make sure that the wireless devices, like your smartphone, laptop or sensors that you may have at home, connect to the right network and provide you with a good experience. To do that, there is a lot of decisions to take on the network side, too many for any human to process fast. That’s why my task is to propose solutions that help automate them.
My Typical Day: Every day is different but there are some clear patterns. The mornings I usually spend discussing the projects and challenges with my colleagues, while in the afternoon I like to do any creative work and writing (code, articles, patents). There are also many coffee breaks- these are the best for brainstorming!
What I'd do with the money: I would ask you for good ideas on how to spend it best! For sure, I would like to support a local community centre with some equipment. This way it would be open to everyone, and also last longer than just one time event.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, curious traveller.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
For a year I worked in a telecommunications lab in Japan.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Radio, I remember there was a huge old radio that my grandparents bought. It has been a magic medium since I was a child.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a journalist but decided to study telecommunications and worked in a radio-station at my university.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Small troubles- unavoidable :)
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Radio shows related to travelling.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I like rock, so tunes of Rolling Stones, Coldplay or U2 would boost my energy.
What's your favourite food?
Number one is green tea ice cream.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I took a helicopter flight.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be healthy, create a teleport, clean the Earth from plastic.
Tell us a joke.
- How do trees get online? - They log in.