Christina A. Vasilakis
1123 Ferdinand Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Summary: Experienced design and programming professional with expertise in
3-D graphics and user interface design.
Technical Profile: Strong graphic and interface design and programming
background with experience in scientific visualization at Argonne National Labs
and interface design and dynamic web design at Magnify Inc.
- Some experience in XML, SQL. Previous experience in C, C++, UNIX, Motif, IRIS
GL, Open Inventor.
- Software experience with JBuilder, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, SoftImage, Alias, Illustrator.
Graphical User Interface Programmer: eAggregator (2003-Present)
Contract work as part of a GUI team implementing skins to Java SWING user interface components. Also, aiding in production of graphics for implementation into interface.
Senior Graphical User Interface Programmer: Magnify Inc. (1998-2002)
Magnify is a data mining company that provides profiling and scoring solutions
to various clientele that include insurance, credit card companies as well as
web-based email campaign targeting. To this end, my job duties spanned the development
of software for desktop as well as browser based deployment.
Design, development and maintenance of a desktop interface that encompassed the
data mining software suite known as Pattern. This interface provided access to
the numerous functions of the Pattern software and a specialized visualizer that
enables the user to view and browse decision trees. Duties also include development
and maintenance of a Java-based tree visualization tool including upgrades through
various Java/SWING versions starting with Java 1.0. Also required was software
integration between front and back end software spanning Java and C++ languages.
Design, development and maintenance of a browser-based interface front end to
the port of Magnify's Pattern to client-server technology. The browser version
of Pattern utilizes software with centralized server- based data manipulation
software and multi-user client access to the software. The interface consisted
of numerous JSP pages that provide access to the product's many software tools
as well as file management for projects created with this software. Also required
was software techniques that spanned front and back end software that include
JSP, Java and C++ technologies.
Additional visualization tasks include development of a database viewing system
for database monitoring as well as report tool development for cross-tab analysis
of database scoring.
Senior Programmer: Specific.com, (1997-1998)
Web content provider that was responsibility for the creation and
maintenance of web sites. Duties included devising programming solutions for interface
and PERL scripting language.
Programmer: Argonne National Laboratory, Structural Biology Center, (1991-1997)
Employer investigated mechanism of various protein crystals to isolate the mechanisms
through which they function. Duties centered around visualization of these protein
crystals based on numeric data that described their structure.
In addition, employer developed hardware and software for operating large xray
data collection devices known as beamlines as part of the Advanced Photon Source
project on site. These beamlines are used by the crystallographic community at
large. Duties here included interface design required to encompass the suite of
control software for running and monitoring the beamlines.
Design and implementation of an interactive molecular visualization
tool that enabled users to interact with data describing a molecule using an
interface whose controls were tailored by the structure itself. Users could
also transform the molecule and view parts of the molecule in many levels of
detail. Languages used include C and SGI's graphical language library, GL.
Design and implementation of an environment the encompassed the software suite
of tools for beamline control. This interface had to address a community of
users whose level of expertise with the device did not rise above a novice level.
Languages used include C and Motif.
Dec. 1997: MS in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago
Dec. 1995: MFA in Electronic Visualization at University of Illinois at Chicago
Dec. 1989: BFA in Photo/Film/Video, University of Illinois at Chicago (GPA 4.9/5.0),
with Honors and Distinction