Veronika Siska


  • Name: Veronika Siska
  • Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary
  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1990
  • Nationality: Hungarian
  • E-mail: [email protected]


    2012 - [2014]: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Programme in Complex Systems Science

  • The University of Warwick (United Kingdom), Ecole Polytechnique (France), Chalmers University (Sweden), University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
  • International M.Sc. programme taught exlusively in English, with a duration of 2 years.
  • 2009 - 2012: B.Sc. in Physics

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • Graduated with Honors

Research experience

    2012 - 2013: Predicting the fate of Tasmanian devils with a spatial epidemiological model.Project, University of Cambridge, University of Gothenburg.

  • Development of a spatial epidemiological model using a compartmental metapopulation framework for the spreading of Devil Facial Tumour Disease on the island of Tasmania. Fitting the model to estimations from available data and predicting the fate of the species.
  • Presented as a poster on the European Conference of Complex Systems, 2013.
  • 2012 - 2013: Disease spreading in metapopulations, Project, University of Gothenburg

    Applying the SEIR model in metapopulations. Investigating fluctuations due to the finite number of populations through a theoretical model and stochastic simulations. Persistence of an epidemic in a metapopulation exposed to natural birth and death.

    2011 - 2012: Optimizing the optical system of an intelligent fluorosensor, Bachelor thesis, BME, Faculty of Physical Optics

  • Creating a model of the optical system of an intelligent fluorosensor developed at the faculty and using it for optimizing its parameters. The device is used for measuring plant fluorescence in order to enhance plant breeding.
  • Presented on the International Conference of Physics Students 2012.
  • 2009 - 2010: Completing a system measuring plant fluorescence with a data reader and handler interface, Project, BME

  • Complementing the device's software with two new functions: connection with a QR code reader and handling the incoming fluorescence and temperature data.
  • Presented on the National Scientific Students' Associations Conference (OTDK).

Work experience

    2011 - 2012: Teaching fellow, Department of Stochastics, BME

  • Holding exercise classes of first-semester mathematics for civil engineers, supervising and correcting examinations.
  • 2010 - 2011: Website administrator, Hungarian Association of Physics Students(HAPS)

  • Management of the HTML-based website and development of a new version, using the Drupal Content Management System. Participation in the International Conference of Physics Students (2011) as an coordinator.
  • 2009 - 2012: IT administrator, committee member, HAPS local committee

  • Development and maintenance of a Drupal-based website, organizing various events (e.g. presentation competition, guest lectures).

Other experience

    2012 - 2013: "Language Friend", ABF Vux, Gothenburg

  • Volunteering at ABF Vux, a college for further education in English language for adults.

Computer skills

    Programming languages: C/C++, C# (basic), Python (basic)

    Scientific software: Matlab, Maple, OriginPro, ZEMAX

    Office suites: LaTeX, Microsoft Office, Open Office

    Operational systems: Windows, Linux, OS X (basic)

    Web technologies: Drupal, HTML (basic), CSS (basic)


  • Hungarian - Native speaker
  • English - Advanced level (TOEFL iBT: 111 points)
  • German - Intermediate level (CEFR: B2 level)
  • Swedish - Beginner


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