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"The PERCCOM experience has increased my core competencies"

Published: 30 September 2016

Sumeet Thombre works as an embedded software engineer at Volvo GTT, Gothenburg for their electrical platform controls team.

What is your area of work?

– Automotive embedded software platform development for Volvo's global truck technologies, predominantly in CAN and I/O communication, diagnostics and failure management. 

Why did you chose the Master programme PERCCOM?

– PERCCOM was a huge enabler, allowing me to diversify my skills set from an electronics background to ICT and computer science. The universities and partners associated with the program are of a very high caliber, possessing different areas of expertise which ensures edification in the fields of pervasive computing, software engineering and networks through this collaborative endeavor.

In retrospect, what is the most important thing you learned?

– The PERCCOM experience has increased my core competencies, in the field of computer science and equipped me with skills relevant in both academic research and the industry. The program structure of studying in four different countries has also given me a sense of perspective, confidence, cross cultural collaboration and communication. 

How did you experience the semester at Luleå University of Technology?

– I spent two semesters at Luleå University of Technology, one at the Luleå campus and the other one at Skellefteå. It has been one of the most satisfying experiences, well administered and managed. It has a very good curriculum and one of the most interesting courses of the program. My thesis semester has well acquainted me with the aspects of conducting and publishing research. It has been a wonderful experience working alongside Prof Karl Andersson, who was the coordinator for our batch and also my thesis supervisor, which lends additional credibility to my opinion of his effective management.