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David B. Pecora

2701 Homestead Road, #1315
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-9058

Objective | Education | Experience | Honors | Interests

Objective To obtain challenging and intellectually rewarding work in the general area of mathematics and computer science.

Education Stanford University
Stanford, CA
M.S. Degree in Computer Science, June 2001, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Coursework covered a broad range of computer science in addition to AI. GPA 3.9/4.0.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
B.S. Degree in Mathematics with Computer Science, June 1995, with a minor in Music. GPA 4.6/5.0, senior year GPA 5.0/5.0.

Experience SNS Enterprises
May 2003 to Present
Mr. Pecora is a key developer of the Forexster trading system, an innovative venue for online foreign exchange trading. He has worked on all aspects of the system software, ranging from system design and documentation to implementation of core business logic and the client GUI. For more details about Forexster, see

Independent Consulting
June 2001 to April 2003
Mr. Pecora was self-employed as an independent computer consultant, focused primarily in the area of Java application development using the Sun J2SE. Java technologies he employed on his projects included JDBC, JSSE, JMS, JNDI, Swing, EJB, and JavaBeans. Examples of his project work included a client/server administration application, a web-based financial tracking system, and a statistics reporting package.

IBM Almaden Research Center
June 2000 to December 2000
As an intern in the Knowledge Representation group, Mr. Pecora was responsible for helping develop a Java-based document classification system. The system incorporates both automated classification and hierarchy construction algorithms, and also enables the user to modify the generated document classifications. Mr. Pecora refined and implemented a number of the algorithms used by the system.

American Management Systems
September 1995 to August 1999
AMS is a consulting firm which specializes in construction of large software systems for federal and state government, telecommunications companies, banks, and other specific target industries. During his time with AMS, Mr. Pecora held a variety of roles, starting as an entry-level programmer/analyst and ending as a team lead.

Honors - Winner of $27,900 in TopCoder programming contests.
- Bronze Medalist, 2001 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
- Recipient of a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship. In 1999, fewer than ten computer science students nationwide received this award.
- GRE scores: 800 Quantitative, 800 Analytical, 750 Verbal.
- President of the MIT Chess Club; 1995 MIT Chess Champion.
- Concertmaster of the MIT Chamber Orchestra.
- Selected out of 400 applicants to represent California at the Department of Energy’s summer program in supercomputing at Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
- USA Mathematics Olympiad qualifier.

Interests Violin -13 years of playing experience in orchestras and ensembles.
Chess - Self-taught master-strength player.
Reading - Books and magazines of all types, especially fiction and science fiction.
Anime - Large tape collection of Japanese animation.
Writing - Published poems and short stories.