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Daniel Burrows <dburrows@algebraicthunk.net>

(814)360-2175 http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows


Satori Software (http://www.satorisoftware.com) January 2006-present
Software Engineer
  • Designed and implemented the file layout and core algorithms for a database storing every postal address in the United Kingdom (30 million entries).

  • Maintained Satori's Move Update server, a service that performs queries against the US Postal Service's change-of-address database. Diagnosed and eliminated scalability problems that were encountered as the service's load expanded.

Debian Project (http://www.debian.org) October 2000-present
Debian Developer
  • Worked with the Debian Project, a worldwide volunteer organization dedicated to producing a high-quality, free, Linux-based operating system.

  • Created the aptitude package management frontend (approximately 70,000 lines of C++ code and 13,000 lines of DocBook XML documentation)1.

NASA AMES Research Center
June 2003-August 2003
Summer Internship through NASA's Education Associates program
  • Worked on the Livingstone project, a model-based engine for automated diagnosis of and recovery from hardware failures on spacecraft.

  • Studied and implemented techniques for artificial intelligence, particularly automated logical inference (A* search, etc).


The Pennsylvania State University September 2002-May 2005
Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Thesis: Static Encapsulation Analysis in Featherweight Java.

  • GPA: 3.80

Brown University September 1998-May 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude
  • GPA: 3.55 overall, 3.81 in Computer Science


1 Statistics refer to version 0.5.9rc2, released September 9, 2009; lines-of-code are calculated by sloccount.