Dan S. Reznik
1515 Bonita Ave apt D
Berkeley CA 94709

Professional Goals:

Be involved in cutting edge, product-oriented research & development. Integrating existing technologies onto new products. Solid experience in software, firmware, graphics, sensing (vision, dynamic), and some materials/mechanical design.

Main Technical Accomplishment:

PhD Thesis, the Universal Planar Manipulator. A mechanical device (with accompanying control hardware and software) built from scratch using off-the-shelf components. This device validates our previous result that a single, horizontally-vibrating plate can propel N parts simultaneously along N independent trajectories.

Selected Publications


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Univ. of California-Berkeley, Fall, 2000
M.Sc. suma cum laude in Computer Science, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, May, 1993, GPA 3.97/4.
B.Sc. cum laude in Computer Engineering, Univ. of Kansas, May, 1990, GPA 3.8/4.
Basic Curriculum in Electrical Engineering, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, from 3/84 to 5/87.
Electronics Technician, Federal Technical School of Rio de Janeiro (CeFET-RJ), Brazil, December, 1983.

Research Experience

1995-present: Robotics Laboratory, Computer Science department, UC-Berkeley, with Prof. John Canny.
Summers of '95 & '93: INRIA Rhone-Alpes Robotics Laboratory, Grenoble, France, with Dr. Christian Laugier.
1991-94: Robotics Laboratory, UW-Madison, with Prof. Vladimir Lumelsky.
1988-90: Telecomm. & Info. Sci. Laboratory (TISL), Univ. of Kansas, with Prof. Victor Frost.
1985-87: Nuclear Instrumentation Lab (LIN) at Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, with Prof. Maltar Castello-Branco.

Teaching Experience

Summer '00, and Spring '00: Instructor, UCB-Extension, Data Communications class.
Fall '90, Spring '91, Fall '94, Spring '95: Teaching assistant, UW-Madison, Pascal/Fortran programming class.


Fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish. Reading in German, Hebrew, Italian.
Programming: Ansi-C, Java, LISP, Pascal, Fortran, Basic, Assembly, HTML, Xlib, OpenGL, XForms, Linux hacker.

Other interests

Sports: biking, working out, swimming
Music: guitar playing, MP3
Reading: world history, biographies, non-fiction

References available upon request.

Dan Reznik, dreznik@cs.berkeley.edu