Danna Zhao, M.Sc.
1714-30 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1R5
(416) 324-8337 Residence
(416) 890-9886 Cellular
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4 Years' IT-related employment including 2+ years as Software Developer.
Played key role in writing research paper that was submitted for publication,
while working for Microsoft in Asia. Saved tens of thousands
of dollars per annum by automating administrative system. Wrote technical
documents and user's manual. Demonstrated team skills and strong work ethic.
Master of Computer Science with concentration in Software Engineering,
University of Toronto, 2005. See www.cs.toronto.edu/~dzhao.
Earned GPA of 3.8/4.0. Demonstrated ability to learn quickly by completing
all requirements within 2 years (instead of the usual 2.5).
Co-author of research paper, Hyperion: A Network of Peer Database Management
Systems Using Data Coordination. In submission to 2005 ACM SIGMOD/PODS
(Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Management
of Data, Principles of Database Systems) conference.
Original Thesis: A Rule Rewriting Mechanism for Peer Data Management System.
Invented this software tool in order to address the following challenge.
There is an acute need for electronic data-sharing, particularly in the
medical field, where recent technological innovations greatly increase
the potential to treat diseases and save lives. Without the above-mentioned tool,
users would have to rely heavily on technicians to enable such data-sharing.
The mechanism I invented will make this process practical by saving:
Time technicians would otherwise have to spend rewriting algorithms for
Vast sums of money medical facilities would need to devote to this function.
Thesis deemed by supervisor to be worthy of publication.
Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2000.
Won Sumitomo Bank Scholarship in recognition of 90% average in first year,
at China's pre-eminent academic institution.
Volunteered as paramedic and event coordinator for university chapter of
International Red Cross.
Languages: Java, C, C++, C#, Pascal, VB, SQL, PHP, ASP, HTML, DHTML,
Databases: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, Access.
Systems: Win NT/2000/XP, UNIX.
Applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio; Latex.
University of Toronto, Dept. of Computer Science
Sept. 04 – Jan. 05 Research Assistant to Prof. John Mylopoulos,
Demonstrated team skills as member, group of three involved in construction
of demo for P2P database system using Java/CVS/UNIX.
As code developer, I shared information and worked harmoniously with all
2003 – present Teaching Assistant, Toronto, 3+ hrs/wk.
Instruct tutorial for course in Computer Algorithms, Data Structures and
Previously instructed tutorials for these courses: Introduction to Computer
Science; Information Systems Analysis and Design; Discrete Mathematics
for Computer Science.
Provide one-to-one counselling for students. Assisted with Java programming
Oct. – Dec. 02 Intern, P2P File Sharing System, Beijing
National College Recruiting System
Played key role in writing research paper on P2P system, which was submitted
Designed and tested algorithm for this P2P system; wrote section of paper
Helped construct the system using C# and Win 2000.
Capitalized on valuable opportunity to work with and learn from some of
the country's most proficient information technologists.
2000 – 2002 Software Developer, Beijing
Was cited by provincial director for strong work ethic and offered a promotion
by him (declined in favour of study at University of Toronto).
Saved tens of thousands of dollars per annum by automating administrative
Previously, HQ staff were required to travel to provincial offices for
purposes of recruiting students. Now, they could do this via a computer
Specifically, I implemented and maintained a network protocol with Pascal
and Win NT, serving as member, team of eight.
Wrote technical documents and user's manual. Provided technical support
to 30 lay staff.
Recruiting system was used by 1,000 colleges and all 31 recruiting offices.
2005 Danna Zhao and A Site To Behold TM
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