Tel. 087 9282019
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2007-2008 MSc. (1.1 Results) in Interactive Entertainment Technology, Trinity
College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2.
This is a part taught and part research course on the technology behind
computer games and interactive entertainment applications in general. Subjects
Graphics hardware and real-time rendering.
Real-time animation and physics.
Numerical methods and advanced mathematical modelling.
Software engineering for concurrent and distributed systems.
Vision systems and augmented reality.
Practical experience obtained includes:
Successful development of two games as a group, which have been
approved for distribution via the Xbox live community marketplace.
Successful development of a networked game.
OpenGL and direct3D C++ programming.
Exposure to agile processes through the use of XP and Scrum.
XNA through .NET/C# and HLSL shader programming.
Client based work, involving collaboration with an external customer to
develop an educational game, and management of an artistic budget.
Physics simulation, animation and vision projects.
For the research part of the course I investigated a number of techniques for the
animation and skinning of 3-dimensional characters. I implemented a skinning
algorithm which is currently regarded as state of the art, along with a proposed
improvement to this algorithm, then studied its properties.
2001-2005 BSc. (Hons) 1.1 in Computer Science and Software Engineering,
Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
This course provided a sound foundation in computer programming, primarily
focused on java. There was a strong emphasis on software engineering and
system specification. During the programme I successfully completed a six-
month work placement and two major projects; one concerning java servlets,
network programming, tomcat and apache and the other in the area of graphics,
image processing and computer vision.
Areas of study: Databases, Operating Systems, Computer Graphics, Software
Patterns and Object Oriented Programming, Networks, Security Protocols,
Cryptography, Digital Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Assembly
languages, Technical Communication, Physics, Electronics.
1996-2000 Moyne Community School,
Moyne, Co. Longford.
Leaving Certificate: Maths, Physics – A1 (Higher Level)
Overall points – 530
Apr04-May05 Avaya, The Atrium Block A, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18.
Internship (6 months full-time, 7 months part-time)
Build maintenance, smoke testing and installer development.
May05-Oct07 Avaya, The Atrium Block A, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18.
Graduate Software Engineer (Full time)
Working on the development of a next generation audio conferencing server:
Media Server C++ coding. Debugging stack traces etc., in a Windows
and Linux environment. Tools used: Visual Studio, gcc, gdb, etc.
Primary developer of a conference booking plug-in for Microsoft
Outlook using .NET and web services.
Developed billing and email notification software running within a j2ee
Scripting experience with Perl, shell scripts, sed and awk.
Gained experience working with Linux.
Experience in enterprise level java technologies: Jboss, hibernate, j2ee,
Primary load tester of a J2EE server and its individual components.
I have a full clean drivers licence.
Hobbies and Interests:
Playing and listening to music, swimming, playing pool and computer games.
Dr. Steven Collins, IET course administrator and Havoc co-founder, firstname.lastname@example.org,
01 896 8436.
Dr. Ladislav Kavan, dissertation supervisor, email@example.com, 01 896 3679.