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Steve Formaneck
Phone: (519) 888 - 4567 ext. 6008

Current Address
17 Brunswick Ave.
Kitchener, ON N2H 4E5

Permanent Address
411 5th Ave. South
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Objective: To obtain a position which uses my problem solving, analytic and computer skills and at the same time, provides a beneficial learning environment.

Masters of Math - University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) - Completed: January, 2004
Area: Combinatorics & Optimization - Operations Research (Specialization)

Bachelor of Arts (with honors, with distinction) - University of Minnesota - Morris (2002)
Majors: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science GPA: 3.84

Computer Experience:
Platforms: Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000/XP; Mac OS; DOS; Linux / Unix
Software and Languages: BASIC, Scheme, HTML, Visual Basic, Java, C; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, FrontPage, Access; WordPerfect; ACT Database; SQL; Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker 5.0/6.5, Illustrator, Acrobat; BBEdit
Math and Statistics Software and Languages: Mathematica 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1; Matlab 5.0, 6.0; LaTeX; R; SAS; SPSS; Minitab; ARC; Concept Draw; Smart Draw; MathType; C-Plex; LINDO; XFig

Work Experience:
Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo (2002 - Present)
-Researched continuous optimization and bioinformatics algorithms, edited academic papers
-Held tutorial sessions, held office hours, and graded for various core math courses as well as combinatorics and optimization courses.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Morris Academic Partnership (MAP) Program Morris, MN (August 2000 - July 2002) : Student Partner
-Improving existing algorithms for detection of linear matrix inequalities for semidefinite programming problems -Implemented these improvements into Matlab software, analyzed the changes, determined complexity improvements
-Developing a computer-based Java Applet used in creating edge-incidence matrices and converting them into weighted directed or undirected graphs
-Implementing GUI and backend data structures using Java and JFC-Studying hypergraphs and exploring relations between these graphs and their representations using edge-incidence matrices

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program) University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Colorado School of Mines, Northern Arizona University (Summers of 2000 and 2001) Researcher:
- Fully-Improved existing algorithms for detection of linear matrix inequalities for semidefinite programming problems and implemented some of these improvements. -Researched Traffic Cellular Automata and discovered specific phenomena , designed a simpler way of viewing 2-dimensional cellular automata for specific situations -Developed and implemented (using Mathematica) an algorithm for solving systems of nonlinear partial differential equations

Math Club (President, Vice President ); Running Club (Co-Founder & Vice President), ACM/Computer Science Club (member); Intramural volleyball ; Jazz Band; Mathematical Association of America (member); Briggs Library Art Selection Committee member, Student Representative(Math) Eagle Scout

Honors & Awards:
Deans List; UMM Freshman Academic Scholarship; Presented my Research at an MAA regional meeting at Bemidji State University (2001); Presented research at UMMs First and Second Annual Research Symposiums (2001, 2002); Presented Research at MAA National Conference in San Diego, CA (January 2002); Awarded Edith Rodgers Award for outstanding undergraduate research (2002), Scholar of the College Award (2002)

References: Available Upon Request.
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