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candidate, Georgia Institute of
Technology, College of Computing, Fall 1998-2003.
Area: 3D compression for networked 3D graphics
I'm primarily interested in using technology to add value to things people care about -- greater profit, better movies, better health care, new forms of art and entertainment, increased privacy and security, better politics. For my PhD thesis, I'm working on improving 3D compression to enable new forms of network-based art and entertainment. I have also worked on technology policy, mobile computing, information security, computer vision, and computational finance. I choose new projects based on the people involved and the potential to add value rather than on my familiarity with any one existing solution.
Certificate in Quantitative Finance, Carnegie Mellon, 2005.
Courses include: Stochastic Calculus, Numerical Methods, Term Structure Models
Computer Science, Georgia Institute
of Technology, June 1999.
Courses taken: networking, systems, human-computer
interaction, optimization, algorithms, computer vision, databases, programming
cum laude, Princeton University,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Minor: Applied and Computational Mathematics
The Effect of Environmental Costs on International Trade
Intel Fellowship, 2000.
Prize for the best thesis in political economy,
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, 1994.
National Advanced Placement Scholar; National Merit
Scholar; Tandy Technology Scholar; 1990.
- Vice President and Senior Quantitative Financial Analyst, Quantitative Finance Group, Bank of America, Spring 2003 - present
Staff Scientist I/Software Engineer III, Science Group, Retek, Inc. Fall 2002 - Spring 2003
Ran asset allocation and mortgage price sensitivity analyses for senior bank management. Calibrated production and experimental interest rate models. Implemented parallel fixed income analysis software including multifactor interest rate models, derivatives pricing, forward CMM estimation, and monte carlo simulation. Programming in C++ and perl using STL, boost, and pvm on multiple 250-processor linux clusters.
C++ software developer for a leading retail forecasting company. Experience programming with STL on Windows and Solaris, improving forecasting algorithms, training other employees, and working with customer-facing personnel.
- Research Intern, Hewlett-Packard
Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, Summer 2000, Summer 2001
Research in HP's Client Media Systems Laboratory, one summer on volume rendering and one summer on handheld devices. Published two invention disclosures, a conference paper, and a patent application. Programming on Windows NT and Windows CE with Visual C++.
- Trader/Strategy Researcher,
D. E. Shaw & Co., New York and London, Winter 1995-Summer 1996
Assistant on an international trading desk, responsible for
evaluating, developing, and trading new strategies, for negotiating contracts,
and for troubleshooting international legal and accounting issues. Developed
and traded a new strategy that earned a seven-figure profit for the firm.
Implemented analysis and accounting tools in C, sql, awk, tcl. Series 7, 3, and
Academic Research Experience
- Research Assistant, Georgia
Tech, Prof. Jarek Rossignac, Fall 1998 -- Spring 2000. Prof. Andrzej Szymczak, Spring 2002.
Researching, developing, and implementing state-of-the-art compression and
other tools for a 3D Internet Server in C++ and perl. Developed encodings
that held world records for best guaranteed compression of triangle meshes.
- Research Assistant, Georgia
Tech, Data Visualization. Group, Winter 1997-Summer 1998
Designed and implemented new visualization interfaces for a
high-performance, distributed simulation, using C++, CORBA, and pthreads on
Irix and Solaris systems. Maintained large user interface code using CVS, and
trained undergraduate programming assistants in C++ and Inventor.
- Teaching assistant, Georgia Tech, Prof. Sy Goodman, Computers and Society, Fall 2001 and Summer 2002; Information Security Policy, Spring 2002.
Lectured on computer ethics and on cybercrime, graded essays, and assisted with planning and research for an information security class.
- Teaching assistant, Georgia Tech Math Department, Differential Equations, Prof. John Elton, Fall 1996.
Taught twice-weekly recitation session for core engineering course.
- Sailing Instructor, Georgia Tech Sailing Club, 1998-present; Camp Sea Gull, Summers 1989, 1990, 1991. Taught Georgia Tech's Advanced Sailing Class, Spring 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Other Experience: Fleet Captain, Georgia Tech Sailing Club, 1998-2001; Assistant Head Counselor, Camp Sea Gull, 1994; Editor-in-Chief, Student
Course Guide, Princeton, 1992. Intern, U.S. Senate, Summer 1992.
in C++ (expert, 8+ years), perl, C, OpenGL, Inventor, and other languages.
Experience in applying statistical and economic analysis and in implementing algorithms for optimization, computer vision, and 3D modeling.
- S. Goodman, P. Hassbroek, D. King, and A. Ozment, International Coordination to
Increase the Security of Critical Network Infrastructures, Journal of Information Warfare, 2(2), 72-87 (2003).
- A. Szymczak, J. Rossignac, and D. King, Piecewise Regular Meshes, Graphical Models 64(3-4), 383-198 (2002).
A. Szymczak, D. King, and J. Rossignac, An
Edgebreaker-Based Efficient Compression Scheme for Connectivity of Regular Meshes, Computational Geometry: Theory and
Applications, 20:1-2, October 2001, pp. 53-68.
- D. King and J.
Rossignac, Optimal Bit Allocation in Compressed 3D Models, Computational
Geometry: Theory and Applications, 14 (1-3), November, 1999. pp. 99-118.
B. Plale, V. Elling, G. Eisenhauer, K. Schwan, D. King,
and V. Martin, Realizing Distributed Computational Laboratories, International
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, 2:3, November, 1999,
S. Goodman, P. Hassbroek, D. King, and A. Ozment, International Coordination to Increase the Security of Critical Network Infrastructures, ITU New Initiatives Workshop on Critical Network Infrastructures, Seoul, South Korea, May 2002.
D. King, C. Wittenbrink, H. Wolters, An Architecture for Interactive Tetrahedral Volume Rendering, International Workshop on Volume Graphics 2001.
A. Szymczak, D. King,
and J. Rossignac, An Edgebreaker-Based Efficient Compression Scheme for
Connectivity of Regular Meshes, 12th Canadian Conference on
Computational Geometry, September 2000.
D. King and J.
Rossignac, Guaranteed 3.67V Bit Encoding of Planar Triangle Graphs, 11th
Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry.Vancouver, BC, September 1999.
Technical Reports and Theses:
D. King, A. Szymczak,
and J. Rossignac, Connectivity Compression for Irregular Quadrilateral Meshes, GVU Tech Report GIT-GVU-99-36.
D. King, "The Effect of Environmental Costs on International Trade," Undergraduate Thesis, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1994. won Lt. John Larkin Memorial Prize as Best Thesis in Political Economy.
Talks and web pages
- Author and designer, 3Dcompression.com
- Invited Talk, Intel Corporation, Spring 2001, 'The State of the Art in 3D Compression'
- GVU Center Brownbag Talk, Spring 2002, 'New Directions in 3D Compression'.
Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Graphical Models
Reviewer, SIGGRAPH 2002, SIGGRAPH 2000,
ACM Interactive 3D Graphics 2001, IEEE Visualization 1999, Eurographics 1999
Member, ACM, IEEE