Resume

Michael Porath

Resume

professional experience

07|2011
08|2012
  • Managed a team of 5 engineers.
  • Architected a browser-based visualization platform through all layers of the stack.
  • Followed and led an iterative development process.
01|2012
ongoing
Lecturer
UC Berkeley
  • Teaching a graduate level class on Information Visualization.
  • Lecturing, evaluation, and on-the-project coaching for 40 students.
08|2010
05|2011
Data Visualization Analyst
Statewide Database, UC Berkeley Law Center for Research
  • Created an interactive visualization prototype for exploratory data analysis based on census data, political indicators and location based data.
  • Created and implemented the communication platform for the Redistricting Group at Berkeley.
  • Developed an information architecture based on the group's needs.
07|2010
08|2010
  • Developed an interactive visualization to facilitate visual correlation analysis of large-scale term corpus.
03|2010
06|2010
Information Architect
UC Berkeley, Information Services and Technology
  • Developed redesign concept for campus wide information services and technology website
  • Led the process by focussing on Information Architecture and Usability
  • Followed an iterative design process involving focus groups, contextual inquiry, prototypes, and user testing
02|2009
03|2009
Executive - IT Applications and Processes
Tamedia AG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Managed 7 employees directly
11|2007
01|2009
  • Project Management of solvency check system for major Swiss telecommunication company (SOA, Web Services, XML)
  • Integration support of standard software solutions into enterprise IT landscape
  • Consulting for data warehousing unit in a banking industry firm
  • Coaching of IT unit specialized in software maintenance processes
  • Analysis and implementation of data mapping user interface used to configure data warehousing process definitions
01|2006
09|2007
  • Development of credit risk management data mart for internal analysis of bulk risks associated with large group companies
  • Business requirement analysis and implementation
  • Performance focused management of large data volumes and consolidation of data views (in Oracle 10g)
  • Internationally operating project team
06|2000
12|2007
  • Development of online presence for NGOs and small/medium enterprises (PHP, HTML, MySQL/PostgreSQL, CSS, XML, RSS)
  • Development of database applications
  • Integration of a payment software in an existing shop solution
  • Consulting for web presence integration into communication processes
  • Internet marketing and optimization for search engines
10|2001
09|2002
Software Developer
Xwave GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Web application development
  • Technologies: PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java
01|2000
01|2003
  • Development of online games and specials
  • Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Java

Education

08|2009
05|2011
  • Main focus
    • Information Visualization
    • Information Service and System Design
    • User Experience Design
10|2002
11|2005
  • Main focus
    • Software Systems (distributed systems, logical programming, software architectures)
    • Computer Systems / Micro Controllers
    • Neural Networks / Fuzzy Logic
    • Secure Computing
  • Other main fields
    • Conceptual aspects of databases
    • Wide range of programming languages: Java, C/C++, .NET, PHP, Perl/CGI, Prolog, Matlab