James Vanderhyde

Position desired:
Research and Development Programmer

Implement new techniques inspired by current research

Using computers—Windows, DOS, UNIX (Solaris and Linux), Macintosh (Classic and OS X)
Programming—Java 1.4 (6 years), Visual C++ (2 years), C, C++ and STL (5 years), OpenGL (4 years), HyperCard

Work Experience:
IronCAD, Atlanta, GA Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Governor's Honors Program, Valdosta, GA Fusionary Media, Grand Rapids, MI Michigan State Unversity, East Lansing, MI 48823 Hope College, Holland, MI 49423 References available upon request.

“Airway segmentation by topology-driven local thresholding,” SPIE 69143D (2008)
“Topological simplification of isosurfaces in volumetric data using octrees,” Graphical Models 70 (2008)
“Extraction of topologically simple isosurfaces from volume datasets,” IEEE Visualization 2003 (download)
“Java class visualization for teaching object-oriented concepts,” ACM SIGCSE 1998

Course Work:
Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 2007) Michigan State University (M.S. 2001) Hope College (B.S. 1999)

Extra-curricular activities:
Alpha Kappa Pi academic fraternity (one of original members)
Hope College Orchestra, Hope College Gospel Choir
Spartasoft Video Game Programming Group (co-founder)

Achievements and awards:
Third in my high school class with GPA 3.9
Hope College Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.962
Top 100 in Michigan Math Prize Competition
National Merit Finalist
First place out of 30 teams in Lower Michigan Math Competition (MIAA colleges)
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sigma Xi Science Research Honor Society
Pi Mu Epsilon, Math Honor Society
Delta Phi Alpha, German Honor Society