Dr. Claus D. Volko

Papers: Comp Sci - Medicine - Misc + Games - Demos

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I am a computer programmer educated at the Vienna University of Technology. My specializations are algorithm design, code optimization and creative problem solving. I mostly work with C# and SQL but I also have knowledge in a variety of other programming languages, such as Basic, Pascal, Delphi, Assembler, C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Perl, Scheme, Python, Scala, and Kotlin.

In addition to my engineering diploma in computer science, I have a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of Vienna. I am mainly interested in theoretical aspects of medicine, such as pathophysiology, biochemistry and microscopic anatomy. Together with the late Dr. Uwe Rohr I authored several papers on endocrinology, immunology and psychiatry.

I was very much influenced by computer games in my development as a person. I got my first computer, a Commodore 64, a week before I started school. This was soon followed by a Nintendo Gameboy and a Sega Mega Drive. I spent my free time not only actively playing games, but also reading computer magazines and thinking up my own games, sketching them out with paper and pencil. At the age of eight I was ready to put my ideas into practice. To develop computer games you need knowledge in programming, graphic design and music composition. Of these three things, programming turned out to be the easiest for me. Soon I created several simple text adventures and economic simulations with modest audiovisual quality but solid programming code.

After graduating from high school, my father wanted me to become a doctor, but when I found out during the internships in medical school that you also have to be very handy as a doctor, which I wasn't, I enrolled in computer science as a second degree at the same time and finished both studies after a few years. From then on I earned my living as an employed software developer. Among other things, I was responsible for the further development of the building physics simulation software AnTherm at Kornicki, for which I implemented a simplified input of slopes and curves as well as a mesh voxelizer for importing complex 3D graphics.

According to a psychologist-administered intelligence test I have an IQ of 142. On online tests I have sometimes scored IQ 160 or even higher. But I value creativity more than intelligence and I think I am a very creative person.


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