Hi, I'm Anita.

I'm a Computer Science student minoring in Life Sciences at the University of Ottawa, with experience in mobile applications, web development, and scientific research.

Who am I?

Hi there! I'm a senior Computer Science student at the University of Ottawa. My passions are:

  • developing applications that simplify tasks for a wide range of users
  • connecting individuals within and across communities
  • improving business operations
  • contributing to youth education
  • modernizing medical operations by improving the use of technology in the healthcare sector and giving doctors more information to diagnose and treat patients.

  • During my undergraduate studies, I've interned at Shopify and IBM, researched at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and University of Ottawa, and been a student association executive for over three years.

    Outside of my career, I have played violin in the Ottawa Pops Orchestra, joined an intramural volleyball league, and participated in hackathons and conferences. I also enjoy reading, music, films, running, skiing, badminton, and amateur photography (but learning every day).

    I'm currently interning at Apple and will be completing my undergraduate degree in December 2018.

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    Here's a snapshot of some of the projects I've worked on. Click the icons to learn more!


    A website with an editing interface like Google Docs that lets medical professionals format and publish medical information online without the need of any coding knowledge such as markdown.

    Skills: HTML/CSS and JavaScript, Jekyll, Firebase.

    Written as project during Hacking Health Ottawa 2017; Award winner for Best Health Education Solution Award.

    View the GitHub code for this project here or see our story on Devpost.

    NeuroVR Target Practice

    View my poster here. I built two virtual reality environments to be used in Parkinson's Patient studies in the Sachs Lab at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). I conducted a pilot study to analyze the engagement and reaction time of individuals in a centre-out task in different environments.

    Skills: C#, Unity. Used Python, MATLAB to conduct experimental analysis of the trial data.

    Completed as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic term.

    You Watch Movie Now!

    This is a web application which allows the user to view a film catalogue, view details of each film, and rate films dynamically. This was made for the Databases I course at the University of Ottawa (CSI2132).

    Skills: JavaScript, NodeJS, PostgreSQL. A Python script was used to populate the database from a public movie web page.


    Linked here are notes for courses in my undergraduate program.

    Get in Touch

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at anita.popescu@gmail.com.