Chris Shaver
2143 Russell St
Berkeley, CA 94705
(646) 359-1475
Research ::
Graduate Research Assistant
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
July 2010 to Current
Doing research on multidimensional dataflow semantics, syntactic representations of systems, synchronous scheduling, and other areas of dataflow; developing for Ptolemy II modeling platform.
Researched MRI image acquisition
Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Summer 2005
Developed a computer simulation that calculated noise characteristics of MRI image acquisition coil arrays; derived a theoretical method of coil arrangement optimization.
Work Experience ::
Researcher and Developer
Keith McMillen Instruments, Berkeley, CA
January 2009 to June 2010
Designed and developed a feature detection algorithm for picked string instrument signals; worked on real-time pitch detection and feature analysis for picked and bowed string instruments; developed analysis software for StringPort™, a polyphonic stringed instrument USB2 converter and software package; researched methods of signal analysis optimization.
Application Developer
Bloomberg L. P., New York, NY
June 2006 to July 2008
Developed information and analysis applications for the Mortgage Backed Securities sector; designed data management and preparation software as well as graphical user interfaces; maintained, refactored, debugged, and optimized legacy code and database systems; integrated financial analytics; designed parsing software for data streams.
Student Professor for MATLAB Seminar
Cooper Union, New York, NY
Spring 2005 to 2006 semesters
Instructed semester MATLAB courses to sophomore engineering students; taught programming and applications, particularly in preparation for use in signal processing courses.
Education ::
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
September 2010 to present
Graduate Student in Electrical Engineering
Working in the CHESS group
Advisor : Professor Edward A. Lee
GPA 4.00
Cooper Union, New York, NY
September 2002 to May 2006
Bachelor of Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 2006
Major: Electrical Engineering
Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Cumulative GPA 3.82, Math and Science GPA 4.00
Skills ::
Experience programming in C, C++, Java, Perl, Javascript, Python, MATLAB, Octave, Fortran, Haskell, MAX/MSP, Pure Data, Latex, XML, HTML, CSS, SQL, and microcontroller assemblers. Experience working in Unix, Windows, and Mac OS environments. Experience with Cubase and other music production software. Proficient in many areas of mathematics and sciences.
Awards ::
  • Irwin L. Lynn Memorial Prize for Mathematics
  • Cooper Union MRI Research Fellowship for the summer of 2005
Activities ::
  • Electronic music producer since 2005.
  • Guitarist in performing band from 2005 to 2008.
  • Technical director/webmaster, Alternative Arts Association, New York City, 2007 to 2008.
  • Written, directed, and performed in several performance art pieces.
  • Music production for film and theater works.