Roanoke, VA 24018 | doranchak at gmail dot com
I am an experienced key team member in the design, development, deployment, and integration of new database-driven applications and graphical visualization technologies on the Web. I have over ten years of software engineering experience in the areas of Web, Java, database technologies, and artificial intelligence. I am seeking exciting new opportunities to use my skills to create innovative new Web and software technology.
Fall 2002 - Fall 2007; NTU School of Education and Applied Science at Walden University; http://www.ntu.edu
Completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence.
Selected coursework: Data Mining / Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Genetic Algorithms; Neural Networks Design; XML, Java, and the Enterprise; Analysis of Algorithms; Real-Time Systems; Database Management Systems; Advanced Data Structures; Principles of Programming Languages. (full course list)
Selected authored papers: Evolutionary Algorithm for Decryption of Monoalphabetic Homophonic Substitution Ciphers Encoded as Constraint Satisfaction Problems, Comparison of Koza-Style Genetic Programming Classification Technique to Weka-Supported Classifiers Applied to the Prediction of Jury Trial Outcomes from Legal Case Histories in Public Defender Databases (data mining project for graduate school), Evolutionary synthesis of photographic artwork using human fitness function derived from web-based social networks, Artificial Neural Network For Automated Prediction of Popularity of Digitized Images (accompanying slides)
Jan 2007 - Present
Aug 1993 - May 1997; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; http://www.eng.vt.edu
Selected course work: Human-Computer Interaction; Microprocessor Applications in Music; Microprocessor Design; Operating Systems; Digital Design; Computer Organization; Data Structures; Electronics; Computer Graphics; Object-Oriented Software Development. (full course list)
LegalEdge Software, Inc. (March 2006 - present), Roanoke VA; http://www.legaledge.com
Business Knowledge Architects (June 1999 - March 2006), Roanoke VA; http://www.bka-inc.com
Computer Resource Team (Apr 1998 - June 1999), Blacksburg VA; http://www.crtinc.com
Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; http://www.lib.vt.edu
My current focus is on creating rich, sophisticated Web-based applications that use asynchronous web technologies such as AJAX to provide users with a much more satisfying application interaction than was previously possible with Web technologies. I am also focused on new applications of emerging artificial intelligence technologies such as genetic algorithms, neural networks, machine learning, and data mining.
My systems experience includes: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Oracle Application Server, MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, Redhat Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Sun Solaris, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.
My portfolio is available here. References are available upon request.