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					Mark Edwin Hurd
 B.Sc. (Ma.) (Hons.)


                    Resume

                          Prepared 17/02/11


 Also available from http://www.ozemail.com.au/~markhurd/resume.html
                                      Personal Details
   Name:                  Mark Edwin HURD
   Address:               506/15 Wyagdon St.,
                          NEUTRAL BAY,
                          New South Wales 2089
   Telephone:
               Home:       (02) 9955 0875
               Work:
     Adelaide contact:     (08) 8388 2291

   Date of birth:      1st August 1969
   Place of birth:     Adelaide, South Australia
   Present Age:        29
   Marital status:     Single
   Australian Citizen.
   DSTO Security Clearance passed.
   Drivers Licence Number: E54644 (car)

   Preferred Career:
          Systems analyst, preferably in a mathematical or research oriented problem-solving field, with a
     wide range of day to day tasks, including ‘help desk’ support. Some teaching, tutoring, consulting or
     high-level mathematics would be an advantage.

                                              Summary

Computing Employment History
   Masterpack International                   September 1997   to   July 1998
   Coopers & Lybrand (Australian Firm)        March 1994       to   June 1997
   Logica Pty Ltd                             August 1992      to   February 1994
   Ebor Computing                             November 1990    to   November 1991

Skills/Abilities
   Visual Basic          „C‟                     Lisp
   Microsoft Windows     Unix                    X
   Microsoft Excel       Microsoft Word          Microsoft Office
   User interface        Reverse engineering     Tutoring
   Multiprocessor        Transputer              PC

Education
  University of Adelaide
   Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences with Honours, majoring in Computer Science.
  Westminster School, Marion, SA
   Matriculation University Entrance Score:       88.4/100




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                                    Employment History

Computing Work:
   Masterpack International
    Product Development
    Position:
           Software Development Engineer
    Dates:
                  September        to   July 1998          (Full time)
                  1997
     Duties:
     Development of Visual Basic-5 based projects was completed in-house, where I was part of a team of
three or four programmers reporting to a project manager. I was involved in the design and coding of the
objects (classes) and their interfaces. As part of the testing procedure, I also documented the complete
installation procedure. I was also available to solve general computing problems and give advice to other
programmers and macro writers.
    Projects:
           Developed the multi-tasking kernel of MasterConnect, using the features of Visual Basic 5 classes
      in Microsoft Transaction Server. This involved the use of leading-edge technology and a lot of
      Microsoft documentation research.
           Completed MasterConnect, which involved creating a simpler interface to the above project that
      included connecting to UniVerse via UniVerse Objects and a licensing mechanism.
           As part of the team, I helped develop an ASP-based web site for the administration of the
      complete Masterpack Internet Commerce module. This included pages to administer MasterConnect
      and modify relevant registry settings.
           Using InstallShield, I also helped develop the installation program.




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   Coopers & Lybrand (Australian Firm)
    Tax Technology Services
    Position:
           Senior Consultant II (Programmer)
    Dates:
                  March 1994        to   June 1997           (Full time)
    Duties:
    Development of Visual Basic-based projects was completed in-house, where I reported to a Project
Manager, who was also the original developer of the products. I was involved in design, coding, testing, the
production of bound manuals, and training for the products. Although not required, I was also available to
solve some general computing problems.
    Projects:
           Completely revised and upgraded TaxModeller, an application to produce a company‟s tax
      model for tax-effect accounting. This product is sold to clients and non-clients of Coopers & Lybrand
      throughout Australia.
           Completely upgraded, from the 1993 version, the 1994 Company TaxKit, an application that
      prints a company‟s details and tax figures directly onto standard Australian Tax Office (ATO) tax
      form stationery. This product is only given to clients of Coopers & Lybrand, as it also contains a 300
      plus list of checklist questions that can be answered on-screen.
           The 1994 Mining TaxKit was derived from the 1994 Company TaxKit with only a change of
      colours and additional questions in the checklist. The 1994 Superannuation TaxKit, being for a
      different ATO form, was effectively a complete rewrite, as it required a new on-screen layout with
      different information.
           These products have been maintained and updated each year and, from the 1995 year, actually
      print facsimile copies of the ATO forms. The latest update included a transfer from VB3 to VB4, and
      the Superannuation TaxKit was merged back into the main TaxKit code using conditional
      compilation.

            Using the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol, all of these products make it easy for the user
       to link in figures from detailed working papers. These working papers can be in any Windows
       spreadsheet package that understands DDE, such as Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3. TaxModeller and
       the TaxKits can also exchange information directly using DDE.
            Both of the products generate context-sensitive calls to the Windows Help facility to give detailed
       explanations on how to use the products, about tax-effect accounting, and advice regarding the
       information required by the ATO.
            Each product, and their installation systems, conforms to the Microsoft Windows Style Guide and
       was tested with a variety of hardware and software configurations. Both products have a licensing
       mechanism and process data files produced by earlier or later versions in a „user-friendly‟ manner.




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   Logica Pty Limited
    A wholly owned subsidiary of Logica plc in the United Kingdom.
    Logica has been certified to conform to the Quality Standards ISO9001 and AS3563.1.
    Position:
           Programmer/Analyst; Help Desk support
    Dates:
                  August 1992       to   February 1994      (Full time)
    Duties:
    Development for most of Logica‟s projects occurs at clients‟ premises. My duties included refining
designs, coding, testing, producing documentation, giving demonstrations, and training in the final system.
The client was continually consulted, and kept informed, throughout this process.
    Logica has a comprehensive quality assurance system, conforming to standards ISO9001 and AS3563.1,
and all my work, including plans, documentation and code, conformed to comprehensive in-house standards.
    Between projects, I supported Logica‟s office Novell LAN and the computers connected to it: Sun
SPARCstations running SunOS; and PCs running Windows, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT.
    However, my most satisfying task was providing a „help desk‟ support for Windows, DOS and Novell
applications and features, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Visual Basic.
    Projects:
           Installation and configuration of a network of DEC OSF/1 and SCO Open Desktop systems.
           Planning and execution of the move of Logica‟s network and associated equipment from one
      building to another.
           In-house software development of administration aids. These Microsoft Excel 4 based
      applications included a filing system, a timesheet and an expense report.
           A system of Excel macros to allow the user to easily subscribe to (and publish) Teknekron data
      feeds. This used Excel‟s DDE facility in real-time.
           Maintenance of a large multi-spreadsheet Excel system describing the planned and current
      financial position of the Australian company.
           For Australia Television, the ABC‟s South-East Asian satellite service, a news captioning
      system. This included designing a textual user interface and an underlying database to hold the stories.
      This was developed in „C‟ using Microsoft Programmers’ Workbench and the user interface was
      created using C-Scape.
           Also for Australia Television, a „C‟ and Excel system that translates a spreadsheet describing
      the programming of the station, including each commercial and program segment, into a binary file
      required by software driving a Sony Flexicart that handles the video tapes.
           A system of sh scripts to emulate an X.25 pad under DEC OSF/1. The scripts were also
      modified to performance test the pad, a part of a standard communications protocol.
           Research and prepare a report recommending the best network, operating system and software
      packages for a client based on his current requirements and future expansion prospects.
           Upgraded an Ingres Windows4GL graphical user interface front-end of an expert system, for a
      County NatWest and Dai-ichi Mutual Life joint venture. The system suggested when to trade
      stocks and futures, in real-time, based upon a Teknekron data feed.
           For OTC (now Telstra), the design of the graphical user interface for a traffic management
      system being developed by Logica. The interface was made up of windows in the X windowing
      system and was designed to conform to a user interface style guide.




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   Ebor Computing
             An on-site contractor at DSTO Salisbury.
    Position:
           Programmer (while working full time)
           Research & Development (while working part time)
    Dates:
                   August 1989   to      November 1989       (Part-time)
                   then          to      February 1990       (Full-time)
                   November 1990 to      November 1991       (Full-time)
     Duties:
     All of my projects for Ebor, while working full-time, required liaising with DSTO Research Scientists to
define requirements and to deliver the current findings.
    Projects:
           R&D with Inmos Transputers, using 3L Parallel C.
           Terminal handling interface for a FORTRAN package on a Sun4 under UNIX System V using
      the „C‟ Curses library.
           An object library call graph display using FORTRAN, designed to be ported to PDP-11, Sun4
      and PC systems.
           Discovering and documenting the operation of and the results available from an expert system
      coded in Lisp on a MacIvory Lisp Machine.
           A „C‟ and Oracle „Pro*C‟ program to search through a large Oracle database using an intelligent,
      weighted search, where the inputs and the database may be poorly defined or missing. This was
      implemented on an IBM compatible 486 using Microsoft C, but was designed to be ported to a UNIX
      system.

             Please refer to the first attachment for a more complete description of these tasks.

Tutoring:
           I have tutored fourteen different secondary and tertiary students in Mathematics and Computer
       Science during 1987, ‟88 and ‟89.
           While enrolled as an Honours student, the Computer Science Department employed me as a part-
       time tutor of first year students.

Vacation work:
   Philmac Pty Ltd
    Position:               Office Duties
    Date:                   January 1986 (2 weeks)
    Duties:                 Keypad data entry
                            Mail sorting and other general office duties

Work Experience:
   Telecom Australia
           (Engineering Dept., Network Service and Design)
    Position:             Technical/Electronic
    Dates                 6 – 10 May 1985
    Duties:               Punched tape entry


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                                       Skills/Abilities

Programming Languages:
   „C‟ (K&R & Standard)                Lisp                Visual Basic
   Pascal         Prolog               tcsh                WordBasic
   FORTRAN        Miranda              csh                 Excel Macros
   VBA            ASP                  HTML
   Basic          Assembly (6502)      SQL

Operating Systems:
   UNIX (BSD & System V)      Windows NT 3.1, 4            MS DOS (Versions 4 - 6.22)
   SunOS (up to 4.1.3)        Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98    Vax-VMS-DCL
   SCO Open Desktop/Server    OSF/1                        Networks:
   Linux                      Minix                        Microsoft
   X (Motif)                  Symbolics Lisp Machine       TCP/IP (Unix & Windows NT)
   Macintosh (System 7)                                    Novell NetWare 3.11/3.12

Database Systems:
   Microsoft SQL Server 6.5   Oracle                       Ingress

Tools:
   XDesigner                      Wingz (UNIX)              Ingres Windows4GL
   Make (UNIX)                    FrameMaker (UNIX)         Oracle SQL*Plus
   Lint (UNIX)                    WordPerfect               Oracle Pro*C
   PC-Lint                        cc:Mail
   Tom‟s window manager           Open look window manager
   MICROSOFT PRODUCTS:
   Excel (version 4, 5 & 7,95,97) Word (for Windows & Macintosh & version 6 & 7,95,97)
   Programmers‟ Work Bench Visual Basic (version 3-5) Office (version 4,95,97)
   Codeview                       Delta & Visual SourceSafe Mail

Technical, application and industry skills
   Structured analysis        Testing
   Small system design        Tutoring
   User interface design      Reverse engineering
   Programming                State machine and logic table design and analysis

Architectures/Computers:
         I have had programming experience with following systems:
   IBM compatibles under Windows 3.1,95 and NT 4, using Microsoft Visual Basic, and VBA;
   IBM compatibles under MS-DOS, using Microsoft C;
   Encore Multimax under UNIX (BSD 4.3), using ‘C’, Pascal, sh, csh, tcsh, lex, and yacc;
   Inmos Transputer (T414 / T800) with IBM AT host, using 3L Parallel C;
   Sun Workstations (Sun 2, 3 and 4 and SPARCstations) under UNIX, using ‘C’, Pascal, sh, csh;
   COMPAQ DESKPRO 50M under SCO Open Desktop/Server, using sh, csh;
   DEC 3300/3400 under OSF/1, using ‘C’, sh, csh;
   DEC VAX/MicroVAX under DCL, using VAX Pascal;


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   Symbolics MacIvory (a Lisp Machine as a card in a Macintosh IIx), using Lisp;
   Macintosh LC / II under System 7.01, using Pascal; and,
   Commodore 128 / 64 (6510 / 6502 / Z80) using „C‟, Basic, Assembly Language, CP/M.

Other Proficiencies:
   *   Quick comprehension and understanding of complex concepts, concrete or abstract.
   *   An ability to quickly apply concepts learnt. Also to reapply concepts to different situations.
   *   Problem solving and algorithm design.
   *   An aptitude for tutoring.

                                                  Awards

Certificate of Appreciation: (from the University of Adelaide)
   1990:         “In recognition of the assistance and support [Mark] provided to ensure the success
                 of the series of special events associated with ‘The Frontiers of Chaos’ [exhibition]”
           Specifically, I presented a lecture to the general public during this computer graphics exhibition
       explaining how the computer generates the pictures of chaos on display.

House Colour:
   1986:          “For service to Forder house” of Westminster School

The Westminster School Award:
   1986:          “For fine academic achievement and splendid persistence”
   1985:          “For fine academic achievement and splendid attitude”

National Economic Simulation Competition:
   1986:          3rd in South Australian Final
                  3rd in National Final

National Chemistry Quiz:
   1986:          Award of Excellence (Top 100 in Australia)

Westpac Maths Competition:
   1981-1986: Distinction (Top 15% in South Australia), each year

IBM Maths Competition:
   1984:          Honourable Commendation (Top 20 in South Australia)

Australian Schools Science Competition:
   1984:          Top 11% in South Australia
   1983:          Top 2% in South Australia
   1982:          Top 1% in South Australia




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                                             Education

Tertiary:
  University of Adelaide
           Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences with Honours, majoring in Computer Science.
   Summary of results:
   Honours, 1990:        Computer Science, Chaos Theory.
          Project Topic: Translating Control Structure Specifications into Procedures
                         Class 2, division B
   Third Year, 1989:     Computer Science.
                         2 Distinctions, 5 Credits and 6 Passes.
   Second Year, 1988: Computer Science, Pure Maths, Applied Maths.
                         2 Distinctions and 1 Credit.
   First Year, 1987:     Maths, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Physics.
                         3 Distinctions and 2 Passes.

   For detailed results, please refer to the attached copy of my Official Academic Transcript.

Secondary:
   1982-1986:              Westminster School
  Matriculation Results:
   1986:                               Achievement Score        University Entrance Score
                    Mathematics 1          19    A                     19.4   97
                    Mathematics 2          18    A                     19.0   95
                    Economics              18    A                     17.6   88
                    Physics                16    B                     16.8   84
                    Chemistry              15    B                     15.6   78
                                                       Total:          88.4   442

Primary:
   1981:                   Westminster Preparatory School
   1976-1980:              Coromandel Valley Primary School
   1974-1975:              Port Lincoln Infant School




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                                                Interests

 Computing:
            I completed every Computer Science subject offered by the Computer Science Department of
        Adelaide University to undergraduates during the time I was a student.
            For Mensa, I wrote a column in their monthly magazine, „Tableaus‟, about current issues in
        computing and high technology during 1996.

 Mathematics:
             I studied as much Maths as I could fit into my course, after Computer Science. I am especially
        interested in Pure and abstract fields, and all facets of Chaos theory.

 Economics and Politics:
            I always have had a general interest in current affairs, and I studied Economics in year 12 and
          year. In February 1994, I attended the Australian Youth Institute‟s Unemployment Conference,
        1st
        where I helped develop ideas for an economic paper that became a widely reported press release.

 Internet:
             While at University I quickly found the Internet an interesting source of entertainment and
        information, although it did not have the user-friendly interface it has now. I contribute to the Visual
        Basic mailing list and related (Microsoft-run) newsgroups regularly.

 Rolemaster: (An interactive role-playing system)
              When in Adelaide, a group of friends and I manage this and other role-playing systems weekly.
    DungeonQuest:
     An annual South Australian Dungeons & Dragons competition.
           1989:           1st
           1988:           1st
           1987:           5th

In summary, my interests involve problem solving in real, abstract, complex or thought provoking situations.

                                                  Clubs

     Member:                  Mensa
     Member:                  Adelaide University Alumni Association
     Life member:             Westminster School Old Scholars Association




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     Attachment I




Professional Experience




  Mark Edwin Hurd
  B.Sc.(Ma.)(Hons.)




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                                    Professional experience

1994 - 1997

Coopers & Lybrand (Australian Firm)
   TaxKit
    To help people produce company tax returns, Coopers & Lybrand produces a TaxKit every year. Mark
updated the 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 TaxKits, using Microsoft‟s Visual Basic. Special versions for the
Mining industry and for Superannuation Funds are also created yearly. The 1994 TaxKits printed onto
Australian Tax Office (ATO) stationary and since then the TaxKits have printed facsimile forms registered
with the ATO.
   TaxModeller
     Australian company tax is calculated using a “reconciliation to taxable income” and this requires “tax-
effect accounting” to track income and expenses that are treated as taxable or refundable in a period different
to when accounting standards include them. TaxModeller is a Visual Basic program designed to help with
tax-effect accounting. Mark reviewed all of the code before the first public release and has maintained it since.

1992 - 1994

Logica Pty Ltd
   IICATS - FTE (1994)
     As part of the large IICATS contract with the Sydney Water Board, Logica supplied a large WAN,
covering a large part of Sydney. Mark helped set up a „Factory Test Environment‟ that includes a
representative section of the complete WAN.
     Mark installed and configured DEC OSF/1 and SCO Open Desktop/Server workstations, disk drives, and
printers required for this section. This included installing the operating systems and connecting them in a
TCP/IP network. Mark documented all steps in the installation and configuration to allow for easy replication
of the configurations when the full network was commissioned.
   Office Move (1993-1994)
     Mark helped plan and execute the move of computing equipment when Logica moved its Sydney office
to new premises. Mark tested the networking equipment, the file server, and other shared equipment, as well
as each PC, before the users needed them.
   Office Technology and Reuse (1993)
     Mark managed the internal office Novell network, and assisted in a hand-over of the LAN and PC
management. Mark continued to upgrade the Logica Client Database, a Visual Basic system, and other
applications. He also helped organise a procedure to store and document reusable items created during
projects for future retrieval.
   Television Scheduling Facility (1993)
    Mark was retained by ABC TV Technical Services to develop a data conversion facility for their newly
acquired Sony Flexicart On-air Replay System after the successful implementation of the ATVI News
Captioning System (see below).
    Situated in Darwin, the Sony equipment is used to control the selection and play of videotapes by the
ATVI group for television transmissions over South-East Asia.
    The Replay System requires a schedule of tape identifiers and command and timing sequences in order to
operate. Mark developed a facility to retrieve this information from Excel spreadsheets within the ATVI


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scheduling group and convert it – as required – into Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) format for transmission to
Darwin from the ABC premises in Gore Hill.
    The software was written using Excel macros and „C‟ within Microsoft‟s Programmers‟ Work Bench.
   Television News Captioning System (1993)
     Mark designed and developed a news captioning facility for ABC TV Technical Services to support the
introduction of multi-lingual foreign news bulletins over South-East Asia. The bulletins are produced in
Melbourne by Radio Australia for the Australian Television International (ATVI) group within the ABC.
Satellite links are used to transmit them to Darwin.
     He developed editing, sequencing and storage capabilities for news items and a live interface to support
the news broadcasts. English language captions are displayed over the picture of the newsreader as each
foreign language item is read. The system supports static and moving displays, and a variety of transition
sequences.
     Mark developed the system using a prototyping approach that required close cooperation with both end-
users and technical staff.
     The software, written in „C‟, drives a Chyron Codi TV Character Generator to impose the captions onto
the broadcast picture. The user interface was developed using C-Scape. Communications with the Codi are
over an RS232 link using the Greenleaf Communications software library. The development environment
included Microsoft Programmers‟ Work Bench and Codeview.
   UNIX Consultancy - Networking Design and Hardware Recommendations (1993)
     Mark helped a senior consultant produce a design for a network solution for a client from Dubbo. Mark
was asked to suggest cabling, hardware, configuration and operating systems requirements, as well as
suppliers, installers and maintainers. The client wanted the information as he was currently expanding his
office and wanted to install the new network at the same time.
     After considering a number of suppliers, Mark proposed a solution that was within the budget required
and would provide for both the client‟s current requirements and the possible future expansion described.
   Office Technology (1993)
     Mark upgraded Microsoft Excel spreadsheet systems that produce the company‟s monthly reports. He has
also created an Excel system to help office staff administer a filing system. Mark involved the eventual users
in the design of the systems and Mark provided training for the final versions.
   Stock Market Expert System (1992 - 1993)
     Mark worked on the H3 expert system for the DaiNat Company, a joint venture between Dai-ichi Mutual
Life Insurance Company of Japan and County NatWest Investment Management Company of London. H3
uses the X windowing system on Sun SPARCstations connected in a network. H3 provides stock purchase
and sale recommendations for real-time trading. Data from the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is fed, using a
Teknekron feed, into the H3 system where calculations are performed and stocks continuously evaluated. The
recommended trades are displayed on the trader‟s monitor.
     Mark completed the implementation of the user interface to the expert system. Coded in Ingres‟
“Windows4GL”, the graphical user interface also handled the accounting of the stock and futures and the
money being traded. While Mark worked on the system, it was being tested in both London and Japan, with
change requests coming back from both. Changes to the system and the user interface style were extensively
tested in the UNIX/X environment before the system was sent back to London and Japan.
   OTC - Traffic Management System (1992)
     Given a functional description of this application, Mark produced prototype designs for the windows of
the system. After extensive consultation with the client, Mark designed these prototypes to conform to the
graphical user interface standard for the project and to the normal rules of style for X applications. The
prototypes can be used to produce the code defining the windows in the final system.
     The design Mark produced formed a demonstration that simulated the actions of the final system. This
demonstration allowed the client, the author of the functional description, and Mark himself, to get a better


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feel for the application's features. Improvements to the design, to the format of display, and to the system
functionality could then be discussed more effectively.
     Mark used “XDesigner” to design the windows and the graphical user interface standard was based on
IBM's common user access style guide and the OSF/Motif style guide.
   Bid Work (1992)
     Mark organised the gathering of information required for importing products into Australia (a “Schedule
A”) and set up a spreadsheet to receive this information.
     For another bid, Mark produced a rough estimate of the effort required to document the code of a very
large existing system. This involved applying the data describing the size of components of the system to an
estimation model (COCOMO) under various assumptions. The model was implemented on a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet and Mark also set up another spreadsheet to retrieve and summarise the results.
   Office Technology (1992)
    Mark installed various products, updates and Logica specific applications and utilities on office PCs, as
well as general maintenance, training and „help desk‟ support.

1989 - 1991

Ebor Computing
    An on-site defence contractor at DSTO Salisbury, South Australia.

    APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMER
   Sparse database search given vague targets (1991)
    Mark produced an Oracle „Pro*C‟ program that found a set of “best matches” in a sparsely filled database
given an ill-defined target. To efficiently search for these optimal matches, complex search algorithms were
developed. The Microsoft „C‟ Compiler and PC-Lint were used in development on an IBM compatible 486.
The code was designed to be ported to a UNIX system at a later date.
   Reverse engineering an Expert System (1990 - 1991)
     An expert system was bought by the Navy from a Defence contractor, but security requirements
precluded the underlying database to be sent to Australia. Mark analysed the Lisp code of the expert system to
determine the structure of this database. Mark progressed the documentation of the system to include detail of
operation at all levels.
     At the highest level, the encoding of the “knowledge sources” was described. The relationships between
these knowledge sources, as processed by a “blackboard model” of operation, were also described. At the
lowest level, Mark explained the Lisp coding techniques used in this system.
   Call Graph Generator (1990 Vacation Work)
     As part of a set of general development tools, Mark designed and progressed coding of a program that
provided a graphic display of calls to routines. The tools could be used to determine the call sequence of
routines – recursion and multiple entry points were recognised and marked. Input could be provided from a
variety of sources such as object libraries or a textual cross-reference list.
     Developed using Microsoft FORTRAN on an IBM compatible, the design incorporated features to ease
porting to both UNIX and Digital RSX. The tools enabled the programmer to easily determine call sequences
to facilitate more efficient development and debugging.
   FORTRAN interface to UNIX Curses library (1989 Vacation Work)
     Mark designed and implemented a set of „C‟ and FORTRAN routines to port an MS-DOS FORTRAN
package to work under UNIX System V (SunOS). This port made extensive use of „C‟ library routines and
routines supplied in the package. The software was developed based on protocols used in the package.
     After extensive testing, Mark installed and configured this software at the client site.


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   Investigation of Inmos Transputers (1989 Part-time)
     Mark developed performance tests using 3L “Parallel C” on a network of four Transputers connected to
an IBM compatible host PC. The tests measured gains in efficiency as the number of transputers increased and
as the configuration of the network was changed. The results were collated in a report for future reference
when tendering for relevant contracts.

1987 - 1990

University Studies
     Other than Computer Science related subjects including Numerical Analysis and Computational
Mathematics, Mark studied Pure and Applied Mathematics including Chaos Theory, Economics, and
Statistics and has a wide knowledge of all these disciplines.




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          Attachment II




Official Academic Transcript


     (original or photocopy available on request)




     Mark Edwin Hurd
     B.Sc.(Ma.)(Hons.)




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                        The University of Adelaide
                             ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5000
                                                                  TELEPHONE: (08) 8228 5333
                          OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT
Name:           MARK EDWIN HURD                                   Issued on 02-Dec-91.
Student number: 871469J
Date of birth: 01-Aug-69 (unverified)


1987
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
 Course work:
 PHYSICS I                                                64   Pass division I
 STATISTICS IH                                            92   Distinction
 COMPUTER SCIENCE IH                                      87   Distinction
 ECONOMICS I                                              55   Pass division I
 MATHEMATICS I                                            80   Distinction

1988
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
 Course work:
 COMPUTER SCIENCE II                                      79   Distinction
 APPLIED MATHEMATICS II                                   72   Credit
 PURE MATHEMATICS II                                      77   Distinction

1989
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
 Course work:
 COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS                                72   Credit
 COMPUTER NETWORKING AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS              47   Conceded Pass
 BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING                                 56   Pass
 COMPLEX ANALYSIS                                         69   Credit
 OPERATING SYSTEMS                                        60   Pass
 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE                                    71   Credit
 LOGIC                                                    70   Credit
 KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS                                  68   Credit
 COMPILER CONSTRUCTION                                    76   Distinction
 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE CONCEPTS                            58   Pass
 COMPUTER GRAPHICS                                        64   Pass
 NON PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING                               89   Distinction
 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS                                       54   Pass

 Qualified for the following degree:
 ORDINARY DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

 Admitted to the following degree on 30-Apr-90:
 ORDINARY DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

1990
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (HONOURS)
 Course work:
 HONOURS COMPUTER SCIENCE                                     Second class div B

 Qualified for the following degree:
 HONOURS DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

 Admitted to the following degree on 01-May-91:
 HONOURS DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES




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