Curriculum Vitae

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Michael Westergaard


Date of birth September 23, 1980
Place of birth Herning, Denmark
Citizenship Danish
Languages spoken Danish (native), English (fluent), Dutch, French, German
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April 2018- Open Circle Solutions, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Senior Consultant
July 2014-March 2018 Experis Ciber, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Senior Consultant
June 2010-September 2014 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Post Doc
November 2013-May 2014 Civolution, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Advanced Development Engineer
January 2013-October 2013 Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia Lead Research Fellow
February 2001-May 2010 Aarhus University, Århus, Denmark Student programmer (2001-2004); teaching assistant (2004-2007); and post doc (2007-2010)
August 1994-October 2000 Various part time jobs, including systems surveilence, part time-help in a bank, and part-time help at a library


  • Lead Developer, Architect: Orchestration and Ordersystem; Stichting 2014, Koninklijke Bibliotheek 2015-present
  • Lead Developer, Architect: Integration API; Essent STPA 2014-present
  • Lead Developer, Architect:; Zorginstituut Nederland 2015-present
  • Lead Developer, Architect: Contracteinderegister; Energie Data Services Nederland 2016-present

Buzzword Bingo

  • Roles: (Lead) developer, solution architect, teacher
  • Areas of expertise: Object-oriented programming, enterprise intergration, managed systems, functional programming, web programming, low-level programming, formal modeling and verification, data modeling
  • Programming languages: Java, C++, XSLT, PHP, Beta, Standard ML, bash, C, Pascal, x86 assembler/intrinsics, …
  • Specification langauges: UML, (colored) Petri nets, XML Schema, RelaxNG, …
  • Application servers: JBoss EAP, JBoss Fuse, Keycloak, Wildfly, Tomcat, WSO2
  • Frameworks: Spring, Blueprint, CXF, …
  • Databases: SQL, Hibernate, MySQL, h2, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, Elasticsearch, EnergyWorx
  • Testing/CI: JUnit, ReadyAPI/SoapUI, Gitlab CI, Jenkins/Hudson, model-based testing
  • Random names of tools: Eclipse, CPN Tools, ProM, Declare
  • Analytics/reporting: Grafana, Jasper Reports, Google Analytics
  • Containers: Kubernetes, Docker
  • Version control: git, Subversion, CVS
  • Build systems: Maven, ant, Make, CMake
  • Operating systems: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, generix Unix (Solaris/SunOS, Irix, FreeBDS, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SCO OpenServer), OS/2, DOS, …



  • BSc in Psychology; The Open University 2016-present (part-time)
  • PhD in Computer Science; Aarhus University 2003-2007
  • Cand.Scient. in Computer Science; Aarhus University 2002-2005
  • BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics; Aarhus University 1999-2002
  • Mathematical High-school Student; Viborg Katedralskole 1996-1999

Honors and Awards

  • Best Reviewer; BPM Conference; September 2014
  • Lektor Sixhøjs Mindelegat (The Memory of Lecturer Sixhøj Scholarship); Viborg Katedralskole; 1999
  • Viborg Bys Legat (Scholarship of the City of Viborg); Viborg Katedralskole; 1998
  • Nobel Peace Price; 2012
  • Time Person of the Year; 2006


See my Publication List.



Recent Free Time Activities

  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Web-application development
  • Attending concerts
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