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About shuvovse

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# 390 of 50,504

Raw Score Total: 6,529.99
Name:  shuvovse
(see 9 ratings)
  in Williamsville, New York
United States

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Oct 12, 2001 1:17:43 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 15, 2003 2:41:56 PM EDT
Jobs Started:  14
Jobs Completed:  12
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Areas Of Expertise: 
C++, Visual C++, STL, Rogue Wave, Adobe PDF Library and plug-ins, Java, Unix, Windows, math background.


- Languages: C++, C, Java, SQL, PDF, COM.
- Tools: Visual C++ 6, Sun Workshop, GPROF, MPATROL, JBuilder, PVCS, STL, Adobe Acrobat SDK, PDF Library.
- Platforms: Windows (various), UNIX (Solaris).
- Other: object-oriented design, algorithms, math background.


Senior System Analyst
Management Systems Designers, Vienna, VA

Contract for National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, MD.
- Measuring performance of MEGABLAST - world famous nucleotide sequence matching tool. This includes setting up and running batch tests, analyzing results, profiling the application with monitoring tools like MPATROL and GPROF.
- Documenting existing C code that implements complex sequence-matching algorithms, such as greedy X-drop algorithm.

1998 - 2001
Senior Research Software Engineer
Moore Research Center, Buffalo, NY

Participated in several roles on medium-to-large scale multi-platform mail merge project.
- Wrote efficient C++ PDF parser/writer, based on Adobe PDF C library.
- Conducted fine-tuning of system internal parameters that reduced worst case processing time by 80 percent.
- Performed urgent troubleshooting of critical defects, preventing 6-digit losses in idle press time and contract obligations.
- Acted as consultant on PDF and design idioms for other team members.
- Designed and coded "variable text along curves" module. New feature was effortlessly employed with text along arcs and proved to be especially popular among direct marketing customers. Extensible design allowed for replacing arcs with any combination of Bezier curves and for easy production speed optimization.
- Evaluated commercially available PDF and Unicode libraries for compatibility, feasibility, and speed.
- Completed Acrobat Plug-in Writing Workshop held by Adobe specialist.

1995 - 1999
Teaching Assistant
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Taught various undergraduate math courses, supervised Macintosh and Mathematica learning labs.

Software Engineer
SKB Format, Odessa, Ukraine

Implemented one-user cashier and warehouse operator workspaces (SQL, Clipper).

1991 - 1992
Software Engineer
NIITCryogenMach, Odessa, Ukraine

Developed batch data conversion utilities for a large industrial expert system (txt ->dbf).


M.A., Mathematics
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

- GPA: 3.87.
- Research specialization: Financial Mathematics, Option Valuation.
- Numerous IT-related courses, projects; seminar: NLP in Processing of Medical Records.

B.S., Mathematics
Odessa State University, Odessa, Ukraine


- Brainbench Certifications: C, C++, Java 2, SQL (ANSI) (transcript ID: 2329073).
- Topcoder division 1 member.

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  Raw Score Total: 6,530

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  Very easy C++ programs Lonaedan None Given $15.00 May 9, 2003 1:51:00 PM EDT
  Euler/Runge Kutta C++ project mmarco34 10
$15.00 May 7, 2003 2:18:06 PM EDT
  Great coder to work with! Gave me exactly what I needed. Has great communication and is very courteous. Completed his tasks and was very helpful on short notices. I would like to work with him again and would highly recommend him to anyone.
  Simulation of "An Airport Landing and Takeoff Pattern" Sophie 10
$20.00 May 6, 2003 6:49:52 PM EDT
  He is great at programming. Excellent code and commends. Good communication. He always responsed kindly to my questions. Nice person, Greatly recommended!
Hopefully this coder can help me in the future.
Thanx a lot! ;)
  ASM or C/C++ .DLL needed Saurabh Gupta 10
$90.00 May 3, 2003 10:39:40 PM EDT
  Vitaliy did an excellent job. Highly recomended!
  Dynamic Allocation program Lonaedan None Given $8.00 May 2, 2003 1:46:08 PM EDT
  Managing the characters of a piece of text and analyzing the words in it andheri20 10
$18.00 April 22, 2003 1:02:58 AM EDT
  Urgent debug. c++ help, quick. will take you not long at all, easy if you are good with STL!! jc0000 10
$12.00 April 20, 2003 2:00:25 AM EDT
  Very talented coder. Helped me in a time of need. The work was done less than an hour after i chose his bid.
Very quick, smart, and communicative. Thanks for saving me this time. Hopefully this coder can do a job for me in the future.
  Adobe Acrobat Plug-in (XObject viewer) jta 10
$375.00 April 4, 2003 10:20:07 PM EDT
  Good communication and great work.

I appreciate the effort that he put into researching and developing a solution to a difficult problem.

I'll be working with him again soon.
  Create PDF-File Andi Goering 10
$15.00 March 6, 2003 1:27:11 PM EDT
  shuvovse helped me a lot, I was searching for days what he answer me in minutes!!! Will work with him at future projects anyway!
  PDF font substitution error netnabber 10
$45.00 February 11, 2003 12:52:52 PM EDT
  shuvrose knows his stuff. once he starts on something, it will be finished quickly.
  Mathematics Tutor Safakaleem None Given $30.00 May 8, 2002 11:32:26 AM EDT
  file compress and decompress YAI 10
$10.00 November 12, 2001 11:53:34 AM EDT
  Great job. Excellent code and comment.
Average:   10.00
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