Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
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Krzysztof Gonciarz is a scientific software developer with the MOSAIC group since March 2015. He is a Polish citizen and was born in 1978 in Poland.
In 2004, Krzysztof graduated with a Master of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Lodz University of Technology at the faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics. His master thesis focused on utilizing TCP/IP in industrial applications based on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
Immediately after graduation, Krzysztof joined Ericpol Telecom as a software architect and system engineer. During his work he was involved in number of projects for Ericsson, including developing and testing Base Station Controllers (BSC), a telecommunication GSM simulator, and Site Integration Units (SIU - multi-standard telecommunication routers).
In the beginning of 2013, Krzysztof moved to Germany and started working for the navigation-system producer TomTom in Berlin as a Senior Developer. He joined TomTom's navigation guidance team, mainly engaged in developing algorithms and heuristics for the navigation engine and for instruction generation and high-quality route information.
Krzysztof is a certified Scrum Master and is familiar with working methodologies from Waterfall to Agile. He has over 10 years of experience in professional software development and maintenance of large software projects.
In the MOSAIC group Krzysztof is responsible for the development and maintenance of our open-source projects, including developing new features based on current research and producing documentation. He also helps group members with software design and programming advise.
A Word from Krzysztof...
"Vision without execution is hallucination” (Thomas A. Edison). Even the best scientific paper cannot track particles and cannot segment images, but… good software can! Making software, based on the latest research of the MOSAIC group is the last but not least element of scientific discovery. It starts from an idea, and through research it leads up to a working and user-friendly piece of software. My contribution to MOSAIC's software helps scientists around the world use and appreciate the MOSAIC group's algorithmic achievements. One of the goals of the MOSAIC group is to show the importance of Computer Science in Biology. My work on software is an important step towards achieving that.