Completion of a B.Sc Specialist degree within Computer Science: Software Engineering and Major in Mathematics, at the University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) Campus. Currently a returning student to the UTSG to complete a Masters of Science degree within the research field of Software Engineering.
My interests towards computers began when I was very young, when my father purchased my family's very first home computer. My initial reaction towards it was complete amazement, more so towards how one interacts with it. It didn't take long from then on until I realized my true curiosity and interests towards the computer's developmental/computational abilities. An introduction to computer science course in high school easily led me in the inevitable path to my hopeful career. Without a doubt, I definitely feel computer science is the path I want to follow and I intend to see how far it'll take me. This journey is filled with an endless amount of developing knowledge that I intend to be a part of.
Although I am specializing in software engineering, I also hold a strong interest in research, web development, and human-computer interaction (HCI). I enjoy all aspects of understanding how the computer works and as well as how it's able to handle what it does for us on a daily basis. In addition, I also appreciate the design of all computer interaction systems (both hardware and software tools) as well as its developmental processes.
In terms of community involvement within the university, I've been the communication coordinator executive for the Psychology Students' Association (PSA). This organization represents all psychology students within the St. George campus, providing many events as well as opportunities for them. I've also been an ambassador for the Department of Computer Science (DCS). And as a DCS ambassador, I help out with university and department related events regularly.
In addition to volunteering, I hold a strong interest in tennis, playing that sport regularly. Other sports I'm interested in are badminton and table tennis.
|Programming Languages:||Java, Python, Matlab, Visual Basic, Scheme, C|
|Web Services/Frameworks:||Jersey, CodeIgniter|
|Databases:||MySQL, DB2, Oracle SQL|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, UNIX & Linux (Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu)|
|IDE & Version Control:||Eclipse, NetBeans, Wing, SVN, Rational Team Concert (RTC), Git|
|Ticket Systems:||Trac, RTC|
|Methodologies:||OOD, MVC, REST|
Graduate Teaching Assistant
(Sept 2014 - Apr 2015)
- CSC343, CSCC43, 3rd Year - Introduction to Databases
- CSC302, 3rd Year - Engineering Large Software Systems Answered and presented fundamental concepts within each respective course clearly to students. Graded assignments, invigilated final exams & midterms, as well as held office hours.
Business Technology Analyst, Consulting
(May 2014 - August 2014)
Responsible for developing and delivering a strategy for clients to help create profitable growth with their
customers, building and implementing technology applications that address key business challenges and
opportunities, and applying tools that help companies share information, manage business processes, and
convert raw data into information to manage business processes more effectively and improve the ability to
make informed decisions.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
(Sept 2013 - April 2014)
- CSC108, 1st Year - Introduction to Computer Science
- CSC104, 1st Year - Computational Thinking
- CSC324, 3rd Year - Principles of Programming Languages Answered and presented fundamental concepts within each respective course clearly to students. Graded assignments, invigilated final exams & midterms, as well as held office hours.
Software Prototype Developer Intern
(May 2012 - Aug 2013)
Leading the web application & mobile project DIANE (Domain Informatics Analytics for Enterprise).
Under the research theme of business intelligence and business analytics, it is an application with the
initiative to gain an understanding of enterprise consumption of informatics technologies through real case
studies, in order to find out the consumability issues and barriers of technology adoption. Utilizing many
concepts such as predictive analytics, data mining, decision optimization, and text analytics.
Organization Software Developer
(April 2011 - August 2012)
Developed, managed, and independently instituted a volunteer login software system used by over 80
volunteers every semester. This is a freely developed system meant solely for the Psychology Students'
Association using record files to keep track of the number of hours each volunteer has devoted to the
association. Administrated and maintained log of records for each volunteer.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
(May 2011 - August 2011)
Professor: Marsha Chechik
Supervisor: Rick Salay
Tasked with the creation of new features for a Model Management Tool Framework (MMTF) infrastructure
that will aid software modelling complexities through a set of techniques. MMTF is an Eclipse plug-in for
software model management developed by the University of Toronto which is used to create (user-defined)
models in many notations, define relationships between these models, as well as transformations performed
Blue University President
(May 2012 - August 2013)
Blue U, formally known as Blue University is a month long event organized by the Future Blue Career &
Development Team. This event allows the student community to gain valuable knowledge on essential soft
skills from the best of the best here at IBM. Our goal is to have successful speakers provide students hints
and tips of how they have come to master the art of presentation, networking and leadership skills.
Future Blue Blogger
(May 2012 - August 2013)
The FutureBlue Communications Team runs this blog for current (and potential future) EPIC students of
IBM Canada. To continue functioning as the trendiest Student/Intern/Co-Op community, the Future Blue
team is ready to change the way we communicate, give students an interactive forum, take risks and provide
students with the resources and updates they need (without having to send a flood of e-mails).
Psychology Students' Association - Communication Coordinator Executive [PSA]
(September 2009 - September 2013)
Within the Department of Psychology, the Psychology Students' Association (PSA) is an organization at the
University of Toronto that represents over 5,000 psychology students. We act as a liaison between faculty
and students, and participate in the promotion of multiple facets of psychology student life. Tasks include
updating and managing all forms of online media associated to PSA: Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook,
Department of Computer Science - Ambassador [DCS Ambassador]
(September 2010 - April 2011)
Within the Department of Computer Science, DCS Ambassadors are Computer Science students who serve
as representatives of the department as they volunteer at outreach events and activities throughout the
year, sharing their enthusiasm for computer science and for DCS as well as personal experiences.
Psychology Students' Association - General Volunteer [PSA]
(September 2009 - April 2011)
Volunteering responsibilities include answering phone inquiries, selling numerous test packages, addressing
and directing questions, operating a large test and graduate school library, and aiding in the general
administration of office operations.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Certificate
(May 2014 - August 2014)
University of Toronto
Explore U of T Certificate Program
(Sept 2009 - March 2011)
- Academic Skills Development Certificate
- Personal Skills Development Certificate
- Leadership Development Certificate
- Civic Engagement and Campus Involvement Certificate
Google's Go and Dart: parallelism and structured web development for better analytics and
In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research, IBM Corp. Riverton, NJ, USA ©2012
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