HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Strong technical skills
  • Entrepreneurial and creative
  • Keen interest in a wide variety of topics
  • Earned highest ratings of Excellent or Outstanding on every work placement

Skills Summary

Extensive experience and proficiency with all of the following:


  • Cloud computing and distributed computing: Google MapReduce, Condor, Protocol Buffers, lots of experience writing networked and client/server software
  • Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Python, SQL, C#, VB, VBA, Tcl/Tk
  • Databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access
  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS
  • Web programming: HTML, ASP.NET, PHP
  • Deep understanding of algorithms and data structures, and years of experience applying this knowledge to solve real-world problems
  • Well-practiced in using Artificial Intelligence techniques such as neural networks, genetic algorithms, decision trees, Bayesian networks, and heuristic search algorithms

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • cameron.jp@gmail.com
  • http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~j3camero
  • 18 Pinecone Trail, Stittsville, Ontario, Canada K2S 1E1
  • Senior Math and Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo
  • (519) 502-2335

WORK EXPERIENCE

Google

Summer 2009

  • Interned as a software engineer with the Web Search team within Google
  • Designed and implemented a new component of Google's document-scoring system
  • Significantly expanded knowledge of state-of-the-art computing technologies by becoming well-practiced in the use of such Google technologies as MapReduce, GFS, and Protocol Buffers
  • Actively followed and contributed ideas to company-wide debates and discussions, in some cases succeeding in changing the direction of certain products planned for public release in small ways
  • Had an absolute blast by running my software on huge clusters of machines on a daily basis

Scotia Capital

On and off between April 2007 and December 2008

  • Used databases and web programming tools to create successful business intelligence tools that are now used by senior managers
  • Developed and tested trading strategies that make use of a variety of artificial intelligence techniques
  • Independently identified areas where the business could be improved, and took the initiative to devise systems and software tools to capture new opportunities
  • Created dynamic web applications powered by databases under Microsoft Windows and Linux
  • Applied clustering analysis to stock market data to extract insight
  • Applied forecasting models such as Markov models, neural networks, and genetic programming to stock market data

National Research Council of Canada

On and off between November 2005 and December 2006

  • Independently identified applications of the data-mining technologies invented by colleagues in the fields of cancer research and intensive care. Arranged meetings between specialists in medicine and NRC personnel on own initiative
  • Used data-mining to investigate climate change, genetics, proteomics, and other fields
  • Developed interactive virtual reality software from scratch using OpenGL
  • Maintained parallel versions of C/C++ software on Windows and Linux
  • Used Linux clusters and distributed computing environments for high-throughput computing

Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor

June 2003 to June 2005

  • Performed lifeguarding and instruction duties at a number of pools around Ottawa
  • Taught swimming lessons to children and adults of all ages
  • One-on-one work with physically handicapped and autistic children

INTERESTS & PERSONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Author of several successful chess- and checkers-playing computer programs, including some that learn to play on their own without any human instruction
  • Succeeded in creating a program that can pass the test used by Google to tell the difference between humans and malicious computer programs (such as e-mail harvesters or spam-bots trying to sign up for e-mail accounts)
  • Data mining news articles in real time to extract various insights
  • Dozens of personal projects that make use of databases and artificial intelligence
  • Economics and financial markets: investment strategies and market forecasting
  • Discovering trading strategies using artificial intelligence

Other

Language

  • Fluent in French and English

Education

  • Candidate for the degree of BMath (CS) from the University of Waterloo
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Sports and Hobbies

  • Double provincial gold medalist in Alpine Ski Racing (OFSAA)
  • Lots of experience in alpine ski racing, biking, rugby, track & field, ski jumping, curling, swimming, sailing, and other sports
  • Enjoy playing and writing songs on the guitar and piano
  • Extensive first-aid training
  • Several awards in programming, mathematics, athletics, and music