Jean Belanger (Industrial Physicist)

Introduction

Highly qualified multi-disciplinary professional combining computer skills with a scientific background, from graduate study in physics, who has worked for top organization developing applications using numerous technologies and languages. I have taken numerous software projects from initial conception to deployment, both as a founder of a new startup and as a consultant at a world leader company. Provides high-level mathematical, engineering or scientific support to solve complex technical problems and expertise developing software targeting science/engineering application. (Master degrees) and studied computational physics at a Doctoral level (Ph. D. Computational Physics) for four years.

Key Strengths

Technologies HiLite

IT Physics Programming Math algorithm Object-Oriented Programming 3D Modeling Scientific Application Application … … … … Experienced … … … …

Consultant Work

OpenMindCapital : (February 2019 - ongoing)

Title Scientific and Technical Consultant
Project (Mandate)

Math library and algorithm development

Financial application (programming and simulation)

Technologies R, Java, MatLab, Java Swing UI, Git, NetBeans, algorithm development, RStudio
Description OpenMindCapital is a quantitative and technology driven portfolio manager. Company develop an application called Timeo, a risk management and simulation platform designed to assist in the construction of efficient portfolios. It is written in Java and provides UI modules for easy navigation and report creation.
As a consultant, I am responsible for all technical aspects of the project related to the software application or package this include support, maintenance and development of new functionalities.
Responsibilities
  • Design, implementation and tests of algorithmic trading programs;

  • Develop simple or complex software functionality but with limited scope;

  • Collaborate with the team to define, design, and ship new features;

  • Help maintain code quality, organization, documentation and automatization;

  • … to be completed

Scientific Programming and Simulation (R package development)

Currently developing a library (package), written with R language, that will automate the creation of financial report. Goal is to provides a set of services that will help trader or operation to execute their task of creating report. The package provides services to transfer of statistical data by automatically read data in Timeo program format and will then transfer it to another program format (R environment), which is more easily manageable to compute, plot of statistical data. User can create a report with pre-defined set of functions to extract, visualize and make graphical output.

Programming (software)

• Refactored the FTP library (implemented in the Timeo application): re-design new class to support multiple connection and data provider in more modularity approach;

• UI programming to the main application (added new report functionalities to main app). Implemented new functionnalty in the report builder;

Financial Algorithmic development

• Implemented/Integrated a new algorithm that compute the rank of a stock portfolio (measuring portfolio performance);

• shell cmd function to calculate some stock parameter value by simply writing functions … strategy );

Adetel Group Inc (April 2018 – February 2019)

Title Programmer-Consultant
Project (Mandate) Major Porting/upgrade streaming engine (video surveillance)
Technologies C++, OO, real-time Boost, STL, GStreamer (video streaming) GNU library
Responsibilities

MPM10 CCTV (Control Console Television Video) console is a real-time complete video surveillance solution with real-time video/audio analytics capabilities, playback live and record video streams. It is used by Montreal public transit transportation (STM).

Operators in the control room console can watch remotely constant stream of information from CCTV and surveillance cameras through access of the so-called NVR ("network video recorder") and to be able to monitor, search, playback, camera viewer, remote live video, recording, and video file verification tool.

Responsibilities

To migrate (porting) the application to a newer version of GStreamer to fix issues addressed by the customer. GStreamer library (GNU) is an open source multimedia framework which provides services for editing, rendering video/audio content. Purpose of the migration (upgrade) was to support new type of cameras for new Azure vehicle cars they bought. Also, to fix issues addressed by STM with the original version of the application.

  • C/C++ programming in the GLib framework of GNome;

  • Perform Code analysis;

  • Script programming for install process;

  • Upgrade some external lib and drivers;

  • Fix issues and bugs;

  • Programmed new features … provided by the latest version of GStreamer;

  • Adapt code to support GStreamer newer version;

  • Test and validate;

  • Planification (schedule) and workload estimate;

Technology 20-20 (June 16 – Feb 17)

Title Consultant Software Developer C++/3D
Project (Mandate) Virtual Reality prototype (IKEA VR Extract)
Technologies Boost, STL, 3D math (linear algebra), C++11/14, Autodesk FBX, algorithm programming
Description

IKEA is currently developing a prototype to design kitchen using virtual reality technology. They want to evaluate the feasibility of using virtual reality to achieve higher truly three-dimensional (3D) interior design of a kitchen. This virtual environment of the kitchen, including the floor and ceiling of a room-sized cube, will allow people to not only experience a full 360° view, but to also experience walking around the virtual models and feel measurement.

See video on ’YouTube’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S0GO5kbMYo,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Figi0Wcz2oE

Responsibilities

Mandate was to create an application that takes a 3D model in the proprietary format and convert it to Autodesk FBX format that can be visualized by a virtual reality engine such as UNREAL. The prototype was released in February 2017 in 3 different stores (Canada, Asia and Europe).

Tasks

  • Extracted scene graph data model from proprietary format 3D environment information needed to reproduce the whole 3D environment (meshing with polygons) in the new FBX Autodesk format;

  • Developed a library for reading/writing 3D scene graph and convert to FBX;

  • Adapted algorithm for parsing scene graph;

  • Refactored some of the algorithm in a modular approach (API);

CAE Inc. (Sept. 15 – April 16)

Title System Software Engineer
Projets (Mandats) Modeling And Simulation of Electro-Optical Sensor Systems
Technologies C++, Boost, STL, Real-Time, Object-Oriented, Distributed System, Google unit test
Description

CAE (www.cae.com) is a global leader in providing advanced simulation and controls equipment and integrated training solutions for customers in the civil aviation, military and marine markets.

System Engineer in the Electro-Optics group to support the integration of new sensor models in the simulation environment designed for use in (UAS: Unnamed Aerospace System) training system.

Responsibilities

My responsibilities include participation in the, contributions to software development, system simulation and analysis

  • Integrate new sensor model in the programming simulation environment (OO framework);

  • Refactored packages for better integration to support new features of image sensor;

  • Perform unit test and system functional test;

  • Documentation and system test;

Elligno Inc. (March 14 to August 15)

Title Scientific Programmer
Projets (Mandats) Development of a physics library which is an object-oriented of Dam-Break solution algorithms written in C++
Technologies OON, numerical simulation, C++11/14, Boost, STL, Qt, 3D Modeling (OpenGL), Google unit test, Matlab
Description Elligno effort are focused on the development of scientific software and consultation aimed at understanding physics via modern modeling techniques and using new software development paradigms.
Responsibilities

DamBreak++ Physics Simulator

Development of a numerical library (software package) that solve the One-Dimensional St-Venant equations numerically. Main application is used to validate numerical schemes on the Dam-Break problem. In many industrial project, physicist need to experiment, test different alternative and this kind of library is needed to facilitate and accelerate the prototyping phase for programming numerical physics based algorithm.

Project is based on an Object-Oriented framework with main objective is to provide a programming environment for the rapid prototyping of mathematical/physics based algorithm using classes at a high abstraction level.

  • Writing technical specifications for development projects (gather requirements);

  • Rewrite some of the numerical algorithm using optimized data structure;

  • Re-factored simulation code and migrated prototype to C++11 to obtain a more scalable and maintainable new generation;

  • Validated the code by using known solution taken from literature;

  • Set up guidelines and policies for automation (unit testing, documentation);

  • Write technical report and make presentation of the software packages;

  • Development of a GUI to facilitate testing and visualizing simulation result;

  • Performed manual testing as needed, create test cases and defect recorded;

  • Design, develop, debugs, performance optimization, and integrate third party library;

  • Review, research, analyze, and evaluate new software techniques, tools for simulation;

Technical Report

A C++ Differential Equation Solver using Object-Oriented Numeric” - J. Belanger, Elligno technical report no. TR1-2004-05 ()

Morgan Stanley (Nov. 2012 to Feb. 2014)

Title Software System Engineer
Projets (Mandats) Financial application (trade-support) monitoring and supporting the technical and operational stability of the trading systems
Technologies Unix (IBM AIX), Perl, C++, SQL (Sybase), threading
Description Top US major bank investment
Responsibilities Member of trade-support group, provide real-time front trade-support working directly with the trading desks and operation team to understand and react to issues as they arise during the trading day. Participate to the development and maintenance of the group's application stack (writing script to monitor, including database load, cache requests, server requests, and outgoing bandwidth).

L3 MAPS (March 2012 to Oct. 2012)

Title Consultant-Programmer
Projets (Mandats) Computer-generated real-time surgical simulation
Technologies C++, Sofa (physics library), 3D, …
Description

L3 MAPPS is a leading global supplier of naval handling and visual landing aids systems, control and simulation solutions products and services for the marine, power generation and space and civil sectors.

Virtual reality (Training System Simulation) R&D

Surgery simulator is a networking client-server application (client collecting the data and sending to server to perform analysis by running algorithm (metrics).

Responsibilities I was hired as a consultant to develop and implement data gathering algorithm library to provide objective metrics for assessing the technical skills of trainees. Library of validated metrics algorithms, including the time needed to complete a task, errors, economy of motion, and psychomotor tracking, thus recording overall and task-specific scores for each student’s performance.

Autolog Inc. (March 2011 to November 2011)

Title Programmer
Projects Real-time network application programming
Technologies C/C++, OO, real-time, client-Server/App, TCP/IP
Description sawmill optimization system
Responsibilities
  • Support a real-time (client-server/multi-thread) Windows-based sawmill optimization system;

  • Integrated a real-time network applications, serves as a backbone in sawmill facility to find an optimal solution to select cuts that maximize profit;

FPSC/Cofomo Inc (Jan. 2008 to Feb. 2011)

Title Contractor
Project Migration, programming and support
Technologies Windows, Unix,
Description … to be completed
Responsibilities
  • I have ported an application (multi-threaded) from Windows platform to Unix AIX (IBM);

  • Analyst-Programmer C++ for an Air management Traffic System (bugs fix, software evaluation and recommendation about terrain representation);

  • Worked on my company startup (product), responsibilities includes but not limited to

  • Architecture (framework) to provide rapid prototyping environment in physical modeling;

  • Developed a physics library which is an object-oriented of Dam-Break solution algorithms written in C++;

  • Implemented a math 3D library with main application in real-time physics modeling;

  • Working on demo to present for collaborative work and partnership;

  • Contracting government contract (network admin, user support )

Les Entreprises Barrette Inc (Sept. 2007 to June. 2008)

Title Software Developer
Project Image Processing Algorithm
Technologies C, C#, OO, real-time, .Net framework, Halcon image library, Numerical Recipes
Description Hardwood industry (Imagery defect tracking)
Responsibilities

Developed an image processing algorithm using a third party library (Halcon) and .Net framework for a sawmill facility.

Programs featured an algorithm and image concepts, defined as a sequence of instructions that operates on a set of input images, transforming that information into an output image that is of interest to the user.

  • Implemented a numerical library for shape fitting algorithm using numerical recipes;

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Contact

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