Curriculum Vitae

Full current CV can be downloaded here: CV-Una_Pale-2019


· 11/2019 – … PhD student at Embedded systems lab
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
· 02/2018 – 11/2019 PhD student at UPHummel lab
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
· 09/2014 – 09/2016 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (GPA: 4.814/ 5.000)
·  09/2015 – 03/2016 Erasmus exchange
at Master program Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
· 09/2011 – 07/2014 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (GPA: 4.701/ 5.000)
·  09/2011 – 09/2013 Collegium General Physics (4 semesters)
Physics department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia (GPA: 4.750/ 5.000)
·  09/2007 – 09/2011 XV. gymnasium (Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Zagreb, Croatia


· 02/2017 – Present


Development engineer
UMO neuroscience j.d.o.o,  Zagreb, Croatia
Working on a patent of an algorithm for automatic detection of Cz electrode on a neurofeedback headset which is developed within the company.
· 07/2015 – 09/2015


Summer intern
Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Research Center Renningen, Stuttgart, Germany
Programming Fanuc robot and industrial cameras for automatic video inspection of products. Writing library for cell phone cameras (C ).


·  09/2016 – Present ·         Nadi shodana breathing techinique’s influence on autonomic nervous system
The main idea of research is to determine how does yoga breathing technique “Nadi shodana“  affects on autonomic nervous system which is assessed using  heart rate variability. Research is conducted The University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia.
·  MSc thesis
03/2016 – 09/2016
·         Electromyographic biofeedback system
Design, construction and testing of a compact-size, wireless (BLE) and surface EMG measurement system for personal use, with developed Android application (Java) for user interface. Main usage of device would be for physiotherapy trainings.
· Graduate project
09/2015 – 02/2016
·         Contactless assessment of heart rate and pulse transit time using Eulerian video magnification
Idea of this project was to evaluate if Eulerian video magnification applied to video recordings of palpation sites of human could be used for contactless heart rate (HR) and pulse transit time (PTT) assessment. Project was done at Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
· Biomedical sensors and signals seminar
09/2015 – 11/2016
·         Heart rate variability analysis using wavelet transform
In this seminar, three methods of wavelet transform were used and tested for heart rate variability (HRV) extraction from HR signal. Project was done at Technical University of Vienna, Austria. With this work I participated at “Mipro conference” (2016).
·  BSc thesis
03/2014 – 07/2014
·         Modeling of bee’s movements in a biohybrid simulator
In this project bees’ reaction and movement in a field with a temperature gradient was researched and as a result two models were proposed and compared with real movement recordings.
· Undergraduate project
10/2013 – 02/2014
·         Coordinated control of autonomous quadcopter and mobile robots
The task of the project was to use autonomous quadcopter to coordinate and lead mobile robots that randomly move within an arena in certain smaller area. I worked on image processing for detection and localization of mobile robots within arena.


·           Pale U., Cifrek M., Krois I., Peharec S.:  Personal electromyographic biofeedback system „MyMyo“
CMBEBIH International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Paper will be published in IFMBE Proceedings by Springer Nature.
·           Pale U., Popović G.:  Audio phonebook for the blind people
MIPRO, 2016, Proceedings of the 39th International Convention, pp. 1924-1929
·           Pale U., Thürk F., Kaniusas E.:  Heart rate variability analysis using different wavelet transformations
MIPRO, 2016, Proceedings of the 39th International Convention, pp. 1930-1935
·           Publication of solutions of problems from IYPT  in the book: “IYPT Proceedings Book 2010-2011” with two papers:
–            Soap film: Deflection in uniform and radial electric fields
–            Liquid light guide: Reflections in the Colladon fountain


·           Gold medal in 9th “International Exhibition of Inventions” (Kunshan, China) 2016 and Silver medal in 14th “International Innovation Exhibition” (Zagreb, Croatia) 2016  with „Personal electromyographic biofeedback system  – MyMyo“ poster
·           Rector’s Award, 2015 – for work on project titled “Audio phonebook for the blind people” (with colleague Goran Popović)
·           BEST Engineering Competition (Team Design category), 2013 – European competition in which teams of 4 students have to design and construct a prototype which fulfills task’s requirements within a limited amount of time and material. Won 6. place in finals.
·           Dean’s Award “Josip Lončar”, 2012 – for outstanding performance in the second year of undergraduate study, University of Zagreb
·           Scholarships
The “City of Zagreb” University Scholarship (2013 – 2016)
“Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans” foundation scholarship for summer internship (2015)
DAAD scholarship for German language summer course (2014)
The “City of Zagreb” High School Scholarship (2009 – 2013)
·           International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT), Teheran, Iran, 2011, bronze medal
·           International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT), Vienna, Austria, 2010, bronze medal


· 09/2014 Arduino workshop for high school girls as a part of “Pyxie Dust Project”
· 09/2013 – 09/2014 Student assistant for the course Physics 1,2 (winter and summer semester)
· 07/2013 Workshop leader at “Summer Science Factory 2013”, Samobor, Croatia  (“Electromagnetic Fellowship” for 7th and 8th grade of primary school)
· 09/2012 – 09/2013 Student assistant for the courses Electric circuits, Electronics 1, Electromagnetic fields
· 07/2012 Workshop leader at “Summer School of Science S3 + +” 2012th (“Shape memory alloy robotic arm” for students 3rd and 4th year of high school)
· 10/2011 –  05/2012 Mentor to students at the National Competition in Physics for experimental work with the work: “The properties of Nitinol springs and manufacture of robotic arm”


· 08/2014 German language course, B2
German Courses Passau, Passau, Germany
· 09/2000 – 07/2012 Music school
Music High School “Vatroslav Lisinski” – instrument Harp (2009 – 2012)
Music High School “Vatroslav Lisinski” – instrument Clarinet (2008 – 2012)
Music Primary School „Ivan Zajc“ – instrument  Piano (2000 – 2007)


Job-related skills –         versatility, persistence, attention to details, reliability and curiosity for research
–         ability to work in multicultural environments, gained through
international camps and international competitions
–         experience as a team leader in several student projects
–         organization  skills through leading of “Youth research center” student organization  (2012-2016), and organization of Croatian selection for International Young Naturalists’ Tournament (2014 – Present)
–         languages knowledge: English C1, German B2, French A1
–         driver’s license B, active driver since 2010
Computer skills –         good knowledge and experience with: Matlab, C, Python, Solidworks, Altium
–         intermediary knowledge of: Java and Android Studio, C++
–         good grasp of signal and image processing algorithms
–         experienced with microcontrollers programming and PCB design (Arduino, MSP430, Stellaris…)