M.S. Computer Science
GPA: not applicable
B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
GPA: 3.495 (Major) | 3.416 (Overall)
Operating Systems (development & administration)
Advanced Technical Courses
Neko Audio LLC
Design, manufacture, and sale of high end audio electronics. Built an award winning audio DAC.
Technical lead for the offline viewing feature. Drove design and implementation from inception to launch over a period of six months.
Application and Systems Security
Instant Streaming application and systems security developer. Analysis and design of client software to protect content and ensure application integrity. Implemented cryptographically trusted solutions for device and software authentication, including secure boot. Helped design and implement partner processes to protect against security threats.
Netflix Device SDK
Primary developer of the Netflix Device SDK used by partner companies to create Instant Streaming Ready devices for use with the Netflix electronic delivery service. Worked directly with partners to facilitate development efforts and resolve issues. Often drove partner meetings and worked with legal, product management, operations, and other development teams.
Designed and implemented critical algorithms such as stream selection and bandwidth measurement. Integrated the Linux Trace Toolkit with embedded Linux to identify hardware playback bugs. Modified the kernel to log crash data for upload, and the toolchain to trace memory allocation. Implemented priority inheritance to ensure good response to user input during playback.
Electronic Delivery Servers
Developer of second generation Netflix content delivery network simulation framework using DESMO-J. Experimented with load balancing and cache management models to identify algorithms and architectures that would maximize efficiency of resource utilization and minimize operational cost.
Primary designer and implementer of the customer playback tracking scheme, designed to prevent abuse or unmetered viewing of movies. This limits customers to the viewing time allocated for their subscription plan, and ensures our revenue sharing obligations are fulfilled.
Developer of various electronic delivery servers, including the license server that delivers Windows Media DRM licenses to customers. Conducted some performance tests to identify the configuration options that would allow for maximum license delivery rates. Designed and implemented the current electronic delivery database abstraction layer.
Content Encoding Workflow
Sole architect and developer of Netflix's internal content encoding pipeline. This is a web-based application backed by Oracle that keeps track of content as it is received and flows through the encoding process, including support for third-party encoding houses. Features include asset management, automatic encoding and DRM, integration with IT operations for automatic file management, and role-based authorization. Worked closely with many teams, including finance, data warehouse, and the web site.
Netflix Movie Player
Implemented Windows Media license acquisition using Windows Media Format 11 SDK.
TotalStorage Productivity Center Advocates
Customer advocate for TotalStorage Productivity Center (including IBM Multiple Device Manager). Worked closely with customers, business partners, and IBM employees around the world to provide Level 3 development support. Worked on-site with the customer, and with multiple internal divisions, to help close a large multi-million dollar contract with a top Fortune 100 company.
TotalStorage Productivity Center
Developer for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk, a performance monitoring and analysis application that is part of the TotalStorage Productivity Center suite. TPC is an enterprise systems management application. My role included development, installation, and support efforts involving IBM DB2, IBM Director, TPC for Disk, TPC for Data, CIM agents, and IBM WebSphere Application Server.
Performance Data Collection Utility
Technical lead and primary developer of the Performance Data Collection Utility, a CLI tool for gathering performance statistics from the DS8000 and DS6000 storage devices. Carried the tool from conception to delivery, and provided post-release support to both internal and external customers.
Added support for the DS8000 Information Center to the host master console GUI, which is built on the WebSM platform.
IBM Multiple Device Manager
Technical release lead for version 188.8.131.52; duties included driving the resolution of technical issues, investigation and evaluation of defects, and inter-team coordination. Worked with developers to fix defects and debug code. Performed system verification testing. System administrator of the MDM test environment. Provided level 2 technical support to customers and Linux education and training to internal teams. Wrote the Linux portion of the installation guide.
IBM Extreme Blue
Developed an automatic policy-driven management framework. Integrated into IBM's enterprise server management tool to update device drivers and firmware. This reduced IT expenses and server downtime for IBM customers while simultaneously reducing IBM warranty and support operating expenses. This software is expected to ship to clients in 2004.
This feature was built in Java around XML for deployment on x86-based platforms. Our four-person team drove the project from initial specification through to production, and was composed of three developers and one MBA.
Berkeley Multimedia Research Center
The Mash toolkit is currently under the Internet2 Applications Development group and in use by individuals and groups across the world. This includes the Virtual Rooms VideoConferencing System, who adopted Mash after I implemented automatic window placement in vic.
Ported the Open Mash MBone streaming media toolkit to Mac OS X + XFree86/XDarwin with support for native video and audio in vic and vat. This is the first and only MBone toolkit and collaboration application for the Macintosh platform. Engineered a postDCT real-time video smoothing filter based on a third-party algorithm, improving image quality for low-bandwidth transmissions.
Integrated Tinderbox with ViewCVS and LXR to help developers keep track of code changes. ViewCVS was modified to work with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL. LXR was extended to recognize oTcl and TclCL syntax to provide a full LXR system across the C++ and oTcl/TclCL Mash codebase. This integrated solution allowed new developers to ramp up and understand the Mash framework more quickly and made it easier to identify developers responsible for specific changes.
Wesley Miaw Consulting
Responsibilities included project management, specifications, time and cost management, customer relations, and follow-up support. Worked individually on projects ranging across front-end web development to back-end database solutions, network and server setup and support, custom software development, and graphic design. Some projects are highlighted below.
Ported a Win32 document database search and cross-referencing C application used in the medical industry to Mac OS X using Cocoa and Objective-C. This was done to meet the client's customer demands and provide a single cross-platform solution.
Developed a 3-tier ecommerce solution in Perl for a clothing retailer and distributor. Its modular design, use of templates, and configuration directives allowed its presentation and functionality to keep pace with changes in their business operations.
Used tcpdump and Perl to log and analyze network traffic on Red Hat Linux. This tool was used to monitor outgoing subnet traffic at a small business ISP for billing purposes.
Co-founder of a student run non-profit community newspaper with a distribution of several hundred copies on a bi-monthly basis. Managed several people regularly involved in the paper. My responsibilities included senior designer (design and layout of the paper's look and feel), business manager (financial management and advertiser relations), and technology editor (main column and article review).
Designed and implemented a CD-ROM interface for control and digital playback of audio compact discs in Xilinx on an XC4010XL board.
Developed a fault-tolerant and highly-available peer-to-peer multiplayer game using Perl 5.8 threads, Perl/Tk, and RPC.