Nicholas Paun

<nicholas.paun@mail.mcgill.ca>

Skills

  • Programming languages: Prolog, PHP, shell scripting; Python, C, Java; F# (basic)
  • Web development: HTML, CSS, Javascript (basic), Drupal, static site generators
  • Mobile applications: Android, cross-compilation for mobile devices
  • Databases: SQL, RDBMS (MySQL, SQLite), replication
  • Operating systems: UNIX (Linux, FreeBSD)
  • Network services: HTTP servers and application proxies, directory and authentication services, thin-client systems
  • Other: LaTeX, VCS (Git, Subversion), Arduino

Education

2015— McGill University, B. Sc. Computer Science

Second year (U1). Expected to graduate in 2019.

Projects

2014, 2015 Chemlogic: A Logic Programming Computer Chemistry System, 2ed

Presented at the 2014 and 2015 Canada–Wide Science Fairs.

  • Developed a system to help users solve chemistry problems for lab calculations and secondary school classes.
  • Created Web and Android applications to provide user-friendly access to the system for students.
  • Designed and implemented the system as a modular Prolog program, applying definite clause grammars, constraint logic programming and manipulation of syntax trees.

2011 alpine-backup: An rsync-powered Incremental Backup System

Presented at the TTP conference

  • Developed a system to implement and manage backups in a complex environment with multiple physical locations.
  • Created tools to monitor the status of backups, backup devices with unreliable network connections, and dump data from various services.

Volunteer Experience

2010–2013 School Web Platform, Mount Sentinel Secondary School

  • Developed the school website, a hosting system for student portfolios and a web-based digital signage systems.
  • Ensured reliability of a system supporting over 300 users, by implementing database and directory services replication, file system synchronization and automated failover procedures.
  • Developed a seamless single-sign on system, combining LDAP, Drupal Bakery and Moodle MNet.

Awards

2015  

  • Irwin–Brennan Scholarship (McGill Prestige Scholarship), McGill University
  • Governor–General's Academic Bronze Medal
  • NDTA Award, Nelson and District Teachers' Association
  • District Dogwood Award, School District #8 (Kootenay Lake)
  • Silver Medal, Canada–Wide Science Fair
  • BCIC Young Innovators Scholarship, British Columbia Innovation Council
  • Nominated for Schulich Leaders Scholarship
  • Grand Prize, West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair

2014  

  • Bronze Medal, Canada–Wide Science Fair
  • Grand Prize, West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair

2010–2015  

  • Principal's List, Mount Sentinel Secondary School

Previous  

  • Destination Conservation Leaders Award, School District #8 (Kootenay Lake)