Background and activities

Girts is an enthusiastic programmer who likes to program himself and teach programming to others. He is the program coordinator for Computer Science bachelor program (specialization: Application development) in NTNU campus Ålesund. His industrial and research interests have evolved around software development for various applications and environments: from PostgreSQL databases and responsive websites to low-level C programming for low-power microcrontrollers. Girts received a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Latvia in 2014 with PhD thesis "Software design rules for Wireless Sensor Networks". He was active in research as a PhD student and has co-authored more than 10 well-cited research articles. Since 2015 is Girts focusing more on teaching. He has taught different subjects, including operating systems, object-oriented programming, mobile and distributed applications, and system development. Currently Girts is teaching computer networks and network programming (IDATA2304) at the undergraduate level and data processing and visualization (IE500417) at the graduate level.

In the free time he likes to program hobby projects, raise  competence in online courses, read books and work in the garden. Some of Girts' recent book favorites:


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Strazdins, Girts; Wang, Hao. (2015) Open Security And Privacy Challenges for the Internet of Things. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2015).



  • Strazdins, Girts; Komandur, Sashidharan; Styve, Arne. (2013) Kinect-based systems for maritime operation simulators?. Proceedings 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2013, May 27th - May 30th, 2013, Ålesund, Norway.