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Michael Brevard

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Previous positions

  • Teaching Assistant at University of California, San Diego – Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Program Analysts at University of California, Riverside

Education

University of California, San Diego, Master’s Degree, Computer Science

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Background

Experience

  • Software Engineer

    Informatica

    April 2017 – Present(2 years 6 months)Redwood City, CA

  • Full Stack Developer

    Flowopt

    June 2016 – Present(3 years 4 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    Built a REST API that evaluates requests from web and mobile applications for information from the RDS. Designed an AWS based architecture for the company. Created an application that processes data and transfers the data to a RDS. Constructed an application that processes HL7 data for a real-time healthcare job assignment product. Skills used: AWS, Java, MySQL, MongoDB, Spring, Hibernate, Apache Maven, Apache Tomcat, JSON, HTML, Javascript, and Bash.

  • Teaching Assistant

    University of California, San Diego – Jacobs School of Engineering

    September 2015 – March 2017(1 year 6 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Collaborated with Dr. Alin Deutsch in Fall 2016 for Data Models in the Big Data Era (CSE 190). Supported Dr. WIlliam Griswold in Spring 2016 for Software Engineering (CSE 110) as head teaching assistant of a team of three teaching assistants and five tutors. Assisted Dr. Alin Deutsch in Winter 2016 for Database System Applications (CSE 132B). Aided Dr. Alin Deutsch in Fall 2015 for Database System Principles (CSE 132A). Built an automatic grader to grade students’ assignments and notify them of their grades. Facilitated weekly discussions and office hours. Answered questions on an online forum and proctored exams. Skills used: MySQL, Java, and Android.

  • Program Analysts

    University of California, Riverside

    May 2014 – September 2015(1 year 4 months)Riverside, CA

    My high-level role is a Web Application Developer. This role consists of developing, implementing, and maintaining a web application displaying ranked results from database queries. The majority of my work lies in the front-end of the application. My duties are to create the user interface and the functionality, primarily through using Google Web Toolkit (GWT). I also have worked on some back-end features that connected to a MySQL database.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

    University of California, Riverside

    August 2012 – September 2015(3 years 1 month)Riverside, California

    Social Predictor, Social Network Search, Health Social Predictor Dr. Vagelis Hristidis, Riverside, CA www.dblab-server.cs.ucr.edu/SocialPredictorTest | www.dblab-server.cs.ucr.edu/osni | www.dblab-server.cs.ucr.edu/HealthPredictor Build and design web applications that uses Twitter data to display trends in information. Program in Java, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and XML in Eclipse IDE with Google Web Toolkit.

  • Student Health 101: Electronic Magazine Team Leader

    University of California, Riverside

    September 2011 – March 2015(3 years 6 months)Riverside, California

    Student Health 101: Electronic Magazine Team Leader www.readsh101.com/ucr.html Update programming calendar and websites ensuring that information is accurate. Identifying resources that need more attention and visibility on campus.. Encourage peer educators to have their opinions validated through the writing and participation process of each month’s articles.

  • Undergraduate Research Bioengineering

    University of California, Riverside

    January 2013 – June 2014(1 year 5 months)Riverside, California

    Optical Coherence Tomography Dr. Hyle Park, Riverside, CA Design and implement cloud database for laboratory. Rewrite programs for graphics processing unit instead of the central processing unit. Program in MATLAB and CUDA and use Bitbucket

  • Undergraduate Research Computer Engineering

    University of California, Riverside

    January 2013 – September 2013(8 months)Riverside, California

    Finite Difference and Finite Element Mesh Generations www.ee.ucr.edu/~stan/ceitres/2013_program.html Design 3-dimensional Through Silicon Via (TSV) chips in GMSH and create a graphical user interface (GUI) that can create Finite Difference or Finite Element mesh generations. Five week program in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China provided by a NSF Program in C++ and Visual Basic in GMSH and Visual Studio

Education

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Projects

  • Social Predictor

    June 2013

    -Goal is to bring the power of social and news big data to the user’s fingertips -User can search indexed keyword queries through a Twitter database and see statistical analysis and predict how various features, like sentiment, are expected to change in the near future. -Line Charts display the results

    Team Members (3):
    • Vagelis Hristidis,
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Eduardo Ruiz
  • Social Network Search

    August 2012

    -Goal is to bring the power of social and news big data to the user’s fingertips. -User can search indexed keyword queries through a Twitter database. -Google Map displays Tweets with location.

    Team Members (3):
    • Vagelis Hristidis,
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Eduardo Ruiz
  • Health Social Analytics

    September 2013

    -Goal is to bring the power of social and news big data to the user’s fingertips -User can search indexed keyword queries through a health related database and see statistical analysis through line charts and maps.

    Team Members (4):
    • Vagelis Hristidis,
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Eduardo Ruiz,
    • Moloud Shahbazi
  • Computer Engineering International Training and Research Experience for Students (Ceitres@UCR) Program 2013

    April 2013 – July 2013

    – 10 week research/cultural experience program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) including 5 weeks at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. – Worked as part of a 3-member undergraduate research team under Dr. Sheldon Tan. – Performed research to construct 3D multi-layer models of Through Silicon Vias (TSVs) and simulate finite difference mesh generations. – Generated a Windows application with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows finite element/difference mesh generations of TSV models and different options for analysis of TSV meshes.

    Team Members (3):
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Andrew Nguyen ,
    • Michael Brevard
  • UCRRunner

    September 2014

    Team Members (5):
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Keshav Dasu,
    • Dennis Nguyen,
    • Cole Murray,
    • Martin Ting
  • SmartDocFinder

    May 2014

    SmartDocFinder learns every patient’s healthcare needs, personality and priorities, and every provider’s expertise and care delivery style. For that, it employs proprietary data analysis methods on the patients’ interaction with the system and dozens of external data sources.

    Team Members (4):
    • Michael Brevard,
    • Matthew Wiley,
    • Vagelis Hristidis,
    • Henry Garcia

Skills & Expertise

  • Algorithms
  • Computer Science
  • Git
  • Matlab
  • Visual Basic
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • C/C++ STL
  • XML
  • Spring Framework
  • Video Games
  • Eclipse
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Databases
  • Visual Studio
  • Python
  • Web Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Linux
  • Web Applications
  • HTML5
  • C++
  • Android
  • Mathematics
  • HTML
  • Bash
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Programming
  • Java
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP)
  • Software Development
  • SQL

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    March 2015

    Winter 2015. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    March 2014

    Winter 2014. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean List

    University of California, Riverside

    June 2014

    Spring 2014. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    June 2013

    Spring 2013. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    December 2014

    Fall 2014. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    December 2013

    Fall 2013. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

  • Dean’s List

    University of California, Riverside

    December 2012

    Fall 2012. The Dean’s List Award at University of California, Riverside is given to a student when his or her quarter GPA is greater than 3.50, along with no courses being below a B.

Organizations

  • Association for Computing Machinery

    September 2012 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Stressbuster

    University of California, Riverside

    September 2011 – June 2015(3 years 9 months)Health

    UCR Counseling Center, Riverside, CA Present Stress Talks to groups and organizations (a Stress Talk is a presentation on meditation techniques, breathing exercises, and ways to manage stress.) Provide students with information about the Counseling Center at tabling events. Liaison between the Counseling Center staff and college students

Causes Michael cares about:

  • Health
  • Science and Technology