Jonathan S. Lidbeck--CV

Personal Data

Present location Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A
Preferred location Commutable
Citizenship U.S. Citizen


Graduate Degree (pending): MS, Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon, projected: Spring 2008
Undergraduate Degree: Math/Computer Science, Wheaton College, IL, August 2001

Technical Summary

Programming Languages C/C++, Visual Studio (C++, C#, .NET), WinAPI, Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML, Visual Basic, Matlab, R, SPSS, Unix shell scripting (bash, csh), OpenGL, Python, MIPS/RISC assembly, SQL/MySQL
Programming Skills GUI, multithreading (Windows API, Posix pthreads), source control (Microsoft SourceSafe, cvs, svn), makefiles, ant, parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP), remote procedure calling (Java RMI, Sun RPC), wavelet analysis, neural nets, evolutionary algorithms
Platforms Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, Sun Workstation, Mac
Additional Software Microsoft Visual Studio, Matlab, SPSS, R, Mathematica, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage, and VBA), WordPerfect, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe DreamWeaver

Employment History

Current Position

September 2005 to Date

University of Oregon
Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS)

Graduate Teaching Fellow

  Taught and acted as teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses in HTML, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Databases, Microsoft Office applications (and Visual Basic for Applications), MIPS, algorithms and complexity.

Previous Positions

(not continuous)

Programmer/Analyst, Market Advantage Consulting, Lisle, IL


Involved in entire development cycle for data-mining and statistical software, part of a suite of applications customized for each client. Clients were often Fortune 500 companies. Often had direct communication with client about software requirements. Designed, implemented, documented, and delivered software.

Trained new employees in the use of statistical software.

Performed data mining and created reports using a wide variety of software.


Returns Specialist, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL

Designed and programmed new spreadsheet-based system for managing book returns. Wrote documentation and trained members of the Credit Department in its usage.


Editor, Argonne National Laboratories, Lemont, IL

Edited scientific papers to meet formatting guidelines.

Automated process to compile and index large documents relating to the TAPS (Trans-Alaska Pipeline System) 30-year review.


Fleet Manager, Mercedes-Benz Credit, Lisle, IL

Automated financial calculation and report generation using VBA macros and Excel in conjunction with the company's proprietary database software.


Programmer/Lab Assistant, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Wrote C++ Windows applications used by students and admins to create and manage accounts on the campus network.

Administered Windows/Novell network.


I have demonstrated my programming ability in several programming competitions, most notably when in 1995-6 my undergraduate team of two finished first in the Mid-Central contest and competed internationally in the final round of the Microsoft-sponsored ACM programming competition.

Am particularly interested in machine learning, and have studied and worked on some projects involving neural networks and evolutionary algorithms.

Professionally, I have always worked well in a high-accountability environment, both in technical and academic fields. Am a logical and innovative thinker, capable of finding creative and novel solutions to problems using whatever software tools are available. Have a particularly keen interest in the physical sciences and applied mathematics.