Hal W Canary III — Resume
- Software Tools: React, NPM, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, CMake, OpenGL
- Operating systems: Unix and Linux workstations and servers, Android and iOS.
- Specialties: scientific and numerical computing, scientific visualization,
computer graphics, full-stack web development, microservices, databases.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. Computer Science, August 2013.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Physics and Mathematics, May 2001.
- Senior Software Engineer, Voith Digital. 2020
- Full-stack software engineer for
Voith OnCumulus Industrial Internet-of-Things project
- Worked on creating the Voith Paper Break Protector tool: using machine
learning to predict potential industrial problems and display these
risks to machine operators.
- Go microservices backend.
- Agile development on a distributed, remote team.
- Software Engineer, Google, Inc. 2013–2020
- Member of the Skia 2D graphic library (https://skia.org/) team.
- Created SkQP, a project to use Skia rendering tests to generate new
Android Compatibility Test Suite tests for OpenGLES and Vulkan drivers,
for Android Pie and Andoroid 10
- Maintained SkPDF, Skia's PDF generator used by Chrome printing and
Android framework. Refactored entire code to use a fraction of the RAM,
execute faster, be threadsafe and optionally multithreaded
- Experience running, testing, debugging Skia software library on Linux,
MacOS, Windows, Android and iOS.
- Wrote example and testing applications for Android and iOS, linking a
native C++ library to Java (via JNI) or Objective-C (e.g.
- Contributed to API documentation and examples.
- Created scripts in Python, Go, and Shell to automate tasks (e.g.
- Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill, Computer Science Department. 2011–2013
- Created novel tools for visualizations of high-dimensional statistical distributions.
- Built visualizations for scientific data (nuclear quantum-chromodynamic
plasma simulation, meteorologic simulation, and cosmological galactic
formation simulation datasets) using VTK and ParaView.
- Iteratively designed and developed the MADAI Distribution Sampling Tools
and the MADAI Visualization Workbench
- Developed new VTK filters and ParaView macros.
- Collaborated with domain scientists to develop visualization and
statistical product requirements.
- Receiving Manager, Barnes & Noble. 2006–2011
- College Math Tutor, Edgewood College. 2004–2005
- Programmer and Student Researcher, UW-Madison Math Department. 2001–2004
- Interface Analyst and Programmer, Epic Systems Corporation. 2001–2002
- Developed database interface software in InterSystems Caché;
Installed and configured client’s software;.
Resolved customer issues with troubleshootingr;
Developed custom software for clients.
- Undergraduate Researcher, UW-Madison Physics Department. 1999–2000
- Hal Canary, Russell M. Taylor II, Cory Quammen, Scott Pratt, Facundo A.
Gómez, Brian O'Shea, Christopher G. Healey. “Visualizing Likelihood Density
Functions via Optimal Region Projection.” Computers & Graphics 41 (2014):
- Steffen A. Bass, Hannah Petersen, Cory Quammen, Hal Canary, Christopher G.
Healey, Russell M. Taylor II. “Probing the QCD Critical Point with
Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions.” Central European Journal of Physics
(2012) 10, 1278–1281. (https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0076-1)
- Hal Canary. “Aztec Diamonds and Baxter Permutations.” The Electronic
Journal of Combinatorics 17 (2010), #R105