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Updated: 06 Jan 2012

Student Profile: Fania Raczinski

FaniaI'm a curious and appreciative girl on an exciting journey with no end in sight. I graduated in 2007 with a First in a BSc in Computer Science (Europe). My major project was centred around a rather uncommon programming language called Haskell, using it to write a Sudoku solver, comparing it to the performance of a SAT (Boolean Satisfiability) Solver and analysing the results.

I enjoyed using Haskell to write a complete program including the GUI and working with SAT was very interesting. Before that I attended a European School where I was taught in my first and second language.

Even though I did Computer Science in my first degree, I don't consider myself a programmer or a geek. I still feel strongly drawn to arts and culture in general. I used to do lots of extracurricular arts and language classes when I was younger and I am taking language classes even now. Languages in general interest me, be it natural languages or programming languages. I am also quite interested in museums and the way we preserve cultural heritage and knowledge.

I decided to do this Masters so I can combine my passion for culture with my educational background in computing. I didn't want to stay in computing but on the other hand I didn't want to lose it either. And I liked the idea of being able to incorporate my interest in creative and cultural things without the need of a previous degree in it.

Since starting the course I have been overwhelmed by all the information being thrown at me and we have the most incredible discussions in lectures and I also like the fact that we are taught by so many interesting people which really broadens my views on things. I am really curious about our “Scrap Attack” Group Project – We don't really know how to do what we would like to do but it sounds exciting and fun most of all!

I am not sure where I see myself in a year’s time at the moment. There are exciting ideas from a variety of backgrounds being thrown at me every day here and even if I give you and idea of where I'd like to be in the future now, it is likely to change completely by the end of the course!

For further information or to be kept informed about the IOCT Masters, please contact:
Dr Sophy Smith
Institute of Creative Technologies
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel: (+44) 0116 255 1551, ext. 6864
Email: SSmith05 [at]

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