Prof. Dr. Ela Pustulka-Hunt


Angestellt, Professor, Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW

Abschluss: PhD, University of Glasgow

Olten, Switzerland


Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Data Mining
ITIL Foundation Certification
Scrum Master
Data Analysis
BMC Control-M
Software Development
sentiment analysis
Data Extraction
machine learning


Professional experience for Ela Pustulka-Hunt

  • Current 2 years and 1 month, since Jan 2020


    Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW
  • 3 years and 3 months, Oct 2016 - Dec 2019


    Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW
  • 2 years and 10 months, Jul 2016 - Apr 2019

    Fachreferentin Informatik

    ZHB Luzern

  • 2 years and 5 months, Mar 2014 - Jul 2016

    IT Expert

    Suva Luzern

    Oracle, Informatica, XML: installation, administration, developement of Power Center workflows, developement of BMC-Control-M workflows, scheduling. Development of an XML generator in Perl-LibXML, to support a large DB2 to Oracle migration and a quality check of migrated data. Generation of Informatica Power Center mappings of various types, also including metadata injection. Configuration and development of Informatica CDC for Oracle, including workflows.

  • 2 years and 2 months, 2012 - Feb 2014

    IT/DB Specialist

    Bundesamt für Statistik, Schweiz, Neuchâtel

    Oracle, Informatica Power Center, Informatica Identity Resolution, Java, XQuery, XSLT, Informatica Data Explorer, system maintenance, installation, administration, debugging, development

  • 2009 - 2011

    Informatikerin, Deputy Project Manager


    Project management, Scrum, organisation of activities supporting IT developments withing, including documentation, meetings, knowledge exchange, requirements specification, prioritisation. Software testing, job submission on a cluster, publishing, web presence (Confluence wiki), publishing.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

    Research Lecturer in Computer Science

    University of Strathclyde

    teaching: Database (MSc course), Software Engineering (BA course 2nd year), e-Commerce (BA course, 4th year), using Oracle, XML, SQL, UML, Java research: data integration, data visualisation, supervision of PhD and BA students writing grant applications

  • 2 years and 2 months, May 2006 - Jun 2008

    Marie-Curie Research Fellow in Computer Science

    ETH Zürich

  • 7 months, Oct 2005 - Apr 2006


    Universität Zürich

    Forschung: Mitarbeit mit Doktoranden von Prof. Klaus Dittrich. Prüfungsübersicht, Vorlesungsvertetung. Tutorien: Wissenschaftliches Rechnen für Prof Stefan Sauter, mit Java und Matlab. Programmieren: Java und Oracle. Datenanalyse für Bioinformatik.

  • 4 years, Oct 2001 - Sep 2005

    Medical Research Council (UK) Research Training Fellow in Bioinformatics

    University of Glasgow

    Research in data analysis for bioinformatics using ontologies, text search, sequence indexing. Data visualisation (genome maps, proteomics fingerprint visualisation, starfield, ontology visualisation using hyperbolic trees, etc). XML summarisation, data integration using XML. Genome data management, search and analytics.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Apr 1998 - Sep 2001

    Research Fellow and PhD Student

    University of Glasgow

    Development of Java algorithms using persistent Java (PJama) to store indexes to biological sequence data (alphabets of 21 or 4 letters). Development of very large persistent suffix trees, for entire human chromosomes. Extensive experimentation with alternative persistence mechanisms, also for XML storage, inclucing Oracle Java stored procedures and java.nio serialisation. Data analysis of the experimental results.

  • 2 years, May 1996 - Apr 1998

    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

    Max Planck Institut für molekulare Genetik, Berlin Dahlem

    Datenanalyse, Datenbank-Entwurf und Implementierung, Datenintegration, Workflows, ACeDB, Oracle, Perl, CGI, SQLPlus

  • 7 months, Oct 1995 - Apr 1996

    Studentische Hilfskraft

    Freie Universität Berlin, Informatik

    Python, Sybase, CGI - Implementierung eines Webbasierten Vorgängers von Google-Scholar, working in the group of Heinz Schweppe

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jan 1989 - Aug 1992

    Software Engineer

    British Petroleum, Glasgow and Aberdeen

    software development, Oracle, Excel, database design, Sybase, SQLPlus, SQLForms, SQLReport, accounting systems, North Sea tax modelling (Acumen), pipeline corrosion monitoring (Excel), gas contract monitoring (knowledge base)

Educational background for Ela Pustulka-Hunt

  • 4 years and 4 months, Apr 1998 - Jul 2002

    Computer Science

    University of Glasgow

    Database, java, indexing, stringology, performance analysis, algorithms

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 1985 - Jul 1987

    Scottish literature

    University of Glasgow

  • 5 years and 10 months, Oct 1978 - Jul 1984

    Englisch (Lehramt)

    Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau


  • German


  • English

    First language

  • French


  • Polish

    First language



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