A. Edelstein
Web Design and Software Solutions
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Andrea Edelstein


McGill University: M.Eng. Electrical Engineering (2012)

Thesis: Background subtraction methods for online calibration of baseline received signal strength in radio frequency sensing networks
  • Adapted machine learning and image processing techniques to the domain of wireless sensor networks
  • Investigated and analyzed the physical behaviour of wireless signals
  • Contributed to three IEEE conference/journal papers
  • Winner of both the Principal's and the Provost's Graduate Fellowships (2009)
  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship Recipient (2010)

McGill University: B.Eng. Computer Engineering (May 2009)

  • CGPA: 3.89/4.00
  • Dean's Honour List (2006-2009)
  • J.W. McConnell Scholarship Recipient (2005-2008)
  • Large projects include:
  • Participated in full-scale Java software engineering project including planning, coding, testing and documentation (design patterns, SRS, test cases, etc.)
  • Designed and implemented many low-level applications in VHDL, assembly and embedded C including games and sensor networks

Dawson College: DEC in First Choice Pure & Applied Sciences (June 2005)

  • GPA: 95%
  • Graduated with First Class Honours
  • Won First Year and Second Year Achievement Awards
  • Tutored physics
  • First Choice Trivia Team

Work Experience

Freelance Software and Webpage Developer (2005-Present)

  • Design and implement software, scripts and webpages for a variety of clients
  • Solicit requirements and document solutions clearly for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Employ HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, SQL, etc. as well as Photoshop to create slick, attractive, interactive and complex webpages
  • Employ Java, Perl, C, etc. to build intuitive, efficient text- and GUI-based solutions

RockyHorrorMontreal.com: Webmaster (2005-Present)

  • Implement and update website as per client's wishes using PHP, JavaScript, etc.
  • Reply to or otherwise deal with all e-mail inquiries
  • Manage social media for the client (Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

Intelerad Medical Systems: QA intern (2008), QA Analyst (2009)

  • Wrote Perl-based automated scripts to test back-end, front-end and web-based components
  • Diagnosed and filed reports on found bugs and verified bug fixes
  • Edited and improved internal tool libraries

Debbie's Dishes [online antique dealers]: Lead tech support (2002-2008)

  • Maintained office network
  • Troubleshot hardware and software problems
  • Independently acquired skills to solve new problems as they arose

Volunteer Experience

P.O.W.E. (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering): Demonstrator (2009)

  • Gave talks about McGill's engineering program to high school students
  • Presented ongoing research from the Computer Networks Research Laboratory

P.O.W.E.: Assistant coordinator (2005)

  • Collected and created original material to distribute to high school students
  • Animated activities to educate students about engineering careers
  • Organized sponsorship deals for conference raffle


  • Fluent French and English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Responsible and organized
  • Programming languages: Perl, Java, MATLAB, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, C/C++, SQL, jQuery, VB.NET, Python, shell scripting, UML

Other Interests

  • Astrophysics and aerospace, video games, creative writing, open-source development

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