• Computer science graduate student with a joint honours degree in math and physics.
  • International award-winning online educator.
  • Extensive experience as a social entrepreneur.
  • Strong programmer and web/mobile developer.

Professional and Technical Interests

  • Mobile computing, cloud infrastructure, human-computer interaction, and social computing.


Business Analysis UX/HCI Distributed Algorithms Optimization Algorithms Mathematical Analysis C/C++ Java Android SDK Objective-C iOS SDK Javascript AngularJS PHP/MySQL


B.Sc., Joint Honours in Math and Physics, McGill University

Sep 1995 – Jan 2001, First-Class, GPA: 3.94/4

  • Graduate Courses: General Relativity, Quantum Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics.
  • Awards: James McGill Scholarship 1995 – 2000, Dean's Honour List 1996 – 2001, McConnell Award 1999, Beatty Memorial Scholarship 1999.

Courses and Certificates

  • Achieved “distinction” in a Stanford University Coursera course on mobile startup technologies and business philosophies, Jun 2013 – Sep 2013.
  • Earned a gold certificate on the 2013 Codility coding challenge, Mar 2013.
  • Scored in the 99th percentile (760), on the GMAT MBA admissions test, Jan 2013.

Work Experience

Researcher, Riva Modeling

May 2014 – Current

  • Researched and developed optimization algorithms for a generalised scheduling problem with multiple resource constraints.
  • Developed a novel user experience around optimising scheduling problems.

Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

Jan 2014 – May 2014

Data Structures and Analysis

  • Helped students and assessed their understanding of data structures and complexity.

Sep 2013 – Dec 2013

Software Design

  • Assisted students with and assessed the development of Java/Android applications.

Freelance Web and Mobile Development

Jul 2002 – Sep 2013

  • Developed mobile applications in native iOS, Android, and HTML5.
  • Developed web applications in Mongo/Express/Angular/Node, PHP, MySQL, Flash Actionscript, HTML5, and meteor.js.

Researcher/Programmer, Ontario Science Centre

Oct 2004 – Apr 2005

  • Designed programs and exhibits to educate and entertain a general audience in science.

Head Programmer / Webmaster, video-now.com

Sep 2000 – Jul 2002

  • Updated and maintained an e-commerce retail website.
  • Designed and implemented an inventory system.

Summer Lab Assistant, High Energy Physics Lab, McGill University

May 1999 – Sep 1999

  • Assisted Dr. David Hanna in the McGill High Energy Physics Lab.
  • Carried out experiments and analyzed data.

Summer Student, Research and Development, Spar Aerospace, Brampton

Summer 1997 & 1998

  • Created a 3D computational stereo-imaging system in C++.
  • Awarded group honourable mention with supervisor Piotr Jasiobedzki and group member Nicole Aucoin.

Other Experience

"Critter" Android App

January 2014 – May 2014

  • Conceived of and co-developed an Android mobile application designed to facilitate in-person social interaction between strangers.

Human-Centered Computing Course Project

Sep 2013 – Current

  • Conceived of and implemented a new class of touch-screen interaction gestures.
  • Further developing the project into a research paper under the supervision of Ravin Balakrishnan.

Bread & Circus, Toronto

Sep 2007 – Sep 2010

  • Founded, owned and managed a restaurant/bar and performance venue.
  • Designed and implemented web-based remote management tools.

Al’s Relativistic Adventures

Apr 2005 – Sep 2007


Jul 1999 – Sep 2000

Mentorship Program, University of Toronto

1994 – 1995

  • Conducted math research under the supervision of Dr. Ed Barbeau.
  • Derived and proved a result that appeared in E. Barbeau and S. Tanny, "Certain Nonlinear Recurrences: Recent Results and Unsolved Problems," Congressus Numerantium, vol. 111, Dec. 1995, pp. 143-149.

Canada-Wide Science Fair


  • Awarded honourable mention for a project in which I designed a neural network in C++ to mimic the learning of a marine slug.


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