University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science
August 2015—May 2017 (Expected)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science
Graduated May 2013

Work Experience

Dair-E-Land Holsteins

Technician, Developer, and Laborer
Augsburg, IL

Dairy and grain operation owned by my family with about 130 milking cows and 900 farmed acres

  • Improved Internet access by using Multipath TCP to simultaneously utilize two ISPs
  • Built a system and software to monitor cows using IP cameras viewed on a webpage, TVs, and phones
  • Currently building a system to automatically feed our cows, using a PLC with web-based control
  • Acquired practical, hands-on experience involving operating tractors and machinery, mechanical and electrical systems, troubleshooting, and caring for animals, all while developing a strong work ethic

Nyx Technology

DevOps Engineer
Chicago, IL
January 2014—August 2015

Nyx is a mobile app startup that allows customers to order food and drinks at resaurants and bars

  • Built the backend in Amazon Web Services to store the menu, login users, and take orders with payments
    • Both Android and iOS clients communicate with the backend over a REST API
    • By following current best-practices, designed to be secure, scalable, and resilient to failure

Riverbed Technology

Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Champaign, IL
Summer 2012 (Intern)
May 2013—April 2015 (Full-time)

Riverbed makes products to optimize application protocols over low-bandwidth and high-latency networks

  • Helped write automation to install and test releases of Riverbed's software for Microsoft Azure
  • Maintained automation for testing optimization of the Microsoft Exchange protocol
  • Built performance and feature tests for an Android application that optimized mobile SSL traffic
  • Interned during Summer 2012
    • Developed tool for crawling a website on a mobile browser to generate HTTP traffic for testing
    • Gained experience with Python, Android development, and Selenium WebDriver

University of Illinois Computer Science

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Champaign, IL
March 2011—May 2013

Developed Locus: A vehicular-based content management network for location-centric applications

  • Gained experience with Wi-Fi, OBDII, GPS, Android, energy efficient protocols and DTN protocols
  • Worked full-time during Summer 2011
    • Wrote software enabling cars to connect to University access points, create ad-hoc networks, collect car location and telemetry data, and send collected information to a central server
    • Designed and implemented a web interface to play back historical and live data

University of Illinois Housing

Network Technician
Champaign, IL
August 2010—May 2012
  • Provided technical assistance for University Housing residents and responded to network problems

Technical Skills

  • Python, Go, C/C++, Java, Javascript, MySQL, AWS, TCP/IP
  • Relevant hobbies include audio/video production and electrical circuits