Martina Sofranac was born in Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia in 1984. In 2003 she obtained her Bachelor’s at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, graduating in 2007 as the student with the best average grade in her generation. Following this she was an intern at the Research Center Dinamia which is part of ISCTE University in Lisbon.
From 2008-2010 she was the holder of an Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarship from the European Commission. As part of her Master’s studies in ‘Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, and Applications’ she studied at three Universities: University of L’Aquila in Italy, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France and Gdansk University of Technology in Poland.
Martina took up an internship during 2009 at Orange R&D Lab for Antennas in La Turbie. The project was on Inverse Computational Electromagnetics Problem.
The scope of her Master’s thesis was numerical solving of Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations with Periodic Boundary Condition. The goal was to simulate solitons collision in Kerr medium. She defended her thesis in July 2010, at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Gdansk University of Technology.
After graduating Martina worked for two years as implementer and developer in a software company in Montenegro. Currently Martina is a Marie Curie Fellow at CST - Computer Simulation Technologies AG within the oPAC project.