Objective to obtain an entry level position in the field of computer science with special interests in image processing, computer animation, computer simulations, visualizations and research. Education

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63 Kindling Cres, Lower Sackville NS B4E 2V1

(902) 233-7727 chisholm@cs.dal.ca

OBJECTIVE To obtain an entry level position in the field of computer science with special interests in image processing, computer animation, computer simulations, visualizations and research.
EDUCATION Master of Computer Science Sept 2007 - Present

Thesis Topic: Tone Mapping HDR Images by Interactive Evolution

Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

Projected Graduation Date: October 2009
Bachelor of Science Sept 2001 - May 2006

Honours in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science

Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
PUBLICATIONS Tone Mapping by Interactive Evolution

Authors: Stephen B. Chisholm, Dirk V. Arnold, Stephen Brooks

Conference: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2009 (GECCO 2009)

SKILLS Technical

            • Programming/Scripting Languages: C, C++, Python, Java, Perl, Matlab, Maple, BASH, Make, SQL, LaTeX

            • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux (Gentoo, Debian, Fedora)

            • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

            • Version Control: Subversion, CVS

            • Libraries: OpenGL, GTK+


            • Advanced Problem Solving: Projects and material assigned by course instructors required advanced problem solving skills in order to work towards a solution.

            • Communication: Group projects required strong communication skills which were developed so that tasks could be accomplished with the expected results. Also the communication of ideas was necessary to be able to collaborate in solving difficult problems.

            • Time Management: Time management skills were developed as a result of balancing school, part-time work and recreational activities, making priority changes when necessary in order to make deadlines and personal goals.

WORK Teaching Assistant Computer Science June 2008 - Present

EXPERIENCE Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

            • Assisted with a fourth year graphics course. Helped students learn low level 2D drawing techniques.

            • Also, assisted with a third year animation course, in which the students learned basic techniques to create animations such as an asteroids game and an animated roller coaster.

            • Provided guidance to fellow students with homework assignments and projects in the Faculty of Computer Science Learning Center. Showed adaptability when changing teaching styles to suit each student's strengths and learning abilities.

Lab Attendant Winter 2008 - Present

University and Computing Services: Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

            • Provided desktop support for Windows and Macintosh computers for students as well as the public. Helped students to transition from Windows based PC's to Macintosh computers.

Customer Service Technical Support Winter 2005 - Spring 2008

Bell Aliant Contact Center, Halifax NS

            • Provided an advanced level of support for phone, internet and cell phone services. Solved problems with a diverse team of individuals to ensure customer satisfaction.

            • Supported field technicians with problems they came across during the installation and repair of equipment.

Summer Research Assistant/Open Source Programmer Summer 2006

D-DRIVE: Dalhousie Research Institute and Virtual Environment, Halifax NS

            • Designed and developed a database to store block designs. This is a mathematical model commonly used to provide a structure for experimentation which can yield statistical properties given the nature of the particular block design. This project was developed using an SQLite database along with source code which was written in Python.

            • The outcome of the project was a method to search for block designs based on certain given parameters.

Teaching Assistant Mathematics Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

            • Assisted a second year intermediate calculus course, in which students learned multivariate techniques for solving derivatives, integrals, and other related topics.

VOLUNTEER Secretary/Software Developer Fall 2009 - Present

EXPERIENCE Dalhousie Association for Computer Machinery: Student Chapter, Halifax NS

            • Collaborating with peers to promote programming skills among new students, we are currently designing a computer game powered by user supplied Python code. The project is designed around a lean programming strategy, using open source software to increase efficiency.

Society Member Fall 2004 - Spring 2006

Dalhousie University Math and Stats Society, Halifax NS

            • Assisted with events and created a website for the purposes of posting photos and announcing events.

Youth Group Leader Fall 2004 - Spring 2006

8th Sackville Scouting, Lower Sackville NS

            • Organized activities for the youth to enjoy as well as mentored them with their development of outdoor survival skills.

HOBBIES AND Include but are not limited to golf, photography, cycling, backpacking, camping and hiking.

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