Penn State (Engineering Science)
Penn State (Master's)
I'm a software engineer with 15 years experience. I've worked on a variety of systems and projects, mostly Java, C++, and Python. Currently I work on computational fluid dynamics code in Fortran and Python. Recently I completed my Master's in Computer Science at Penn State and would like to start tutoring in my free time.
I enjoy helping students learn and succeed, and challenge myself to make sure I maintain mastery of the fundamentals of my profession. You don't truly understand a subject until you can explain it to someone else.
Besides my years of experience in software, I also have an undergraduate degree in physics. I am looking forward to working with motivated students. I'm a software engineer with 15 years experience. I've worked on a variety of systems and projects, mostly Java, C++, and Python. Currently I work on computational fluid dynamics code in … Read more
The way that i think is best to learn the material is to practice it over an over again through examples. This is what he allows you to by explaining the material then allowing you to attempt an example on your own.
Mark really helped me to understand some concepts that were unclear or confusing before. He is a very nice guy who seems to understand that some people just need a different example or explanation to understand a concept. Will definitely work with him if I need help again!
Mark helped me with C++ programming. He was very helpful, and he helped me understand basic concepts. He also helped me with debug a program. Thanks Mark.
Mark taught me DLB trie and LZW compression algorithm concepts.
I like his explaining how sections of code worked, line-by-line.
Mark helped me to fix/compile my code.
Very thorough and made material understandable. Highly recommend him. The material we covers was very varied and complicated and he was very experienced and made it comprehensible.
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I've worked on several C++ projects in my career, including software for GPS satellites, performance profiling of C++ code for Minitab statistical software, and an XML database system in C++. While at Raytheon, I took a course on advanced C++ techniques. During my grad school classes, C++ was the most common language used in class programming projects.
Currently with my work on MFIX, we use C++ in some algorithms to leverage STL containers (Fortran is lacking comparable features such as builtin container classes and algorithms.)
I have been a professional software engineer for fifteen years. I've worked on a variety of programming environments, from high-performance scientific computer to web development to sysadmin scripting and automation. Throughout my career, I've worked closely with fellow programmers, both learning and introducing new languages, techniques and concepts, to improve productivity for myself and others. Being able to communicate and explain programming concepts clearly has made myself a better programmer.
I just completed a master's of engineering degree in computer science from Penn State. Although my undergrad degree isn't in CS, I taught myself how to program just for fun around that time. I'm very familiar with CS algorithms, data structures, and discrete math.
I first installed Linux in 1998. I've used it as a desktop OS since around then. Most of the software I've worked on professionally has been Java on Linux.
I currently develop for MFIX, which is primarily supported on Linux. Part of the job is supporting questions from users on the mailing list, who are mechanical engineering students and researchers but are not specialists in the Linux command line specifically.
I first learned Python in 2002. I convinced our team at the time to use it as a content management system we were developing for the Navy.
I currently develop for MFIX, which is primarily supported on Linux. Currently we are using Python to add a GUI to what is currently command-line Fortran software.
Python is an ideal language for beginning programmers, and is also a high productivity language for a wide range of applications.