Resume / CV

CYRIL ANDERSON

Saint-Laurent, Québec
Telephone: (438) 881-1168
Website/blog : http://cyrilandersontraining.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=172741
Email:     cyril.b.anderson@gmail.com
Github: https://github.com/cyrilanderson
My story: http://cyrilandersontraining.com/about

SUMMARY

 

●Data Science ● Software Development
● Instructional Design  ● Writing

 

My mission in life is to understand the complexity of life and the world and help make it understandable to others using any and all tools and methods available.

 

KEY SKILLSETS

 

  • Data Analysis / Data Science / Big Data – Comfortable in Octave/Matlab, Python  (Numpy/Pandas/Matplotlib/Scikit-learn/Jupyter Notebooks, Tensorflow), Java, Scala, R (readr, tidyr, dplyr), SQL (SQLite, MySQL).  Comfortable with basic techniques of statistical analysis / Machine Learning. Basic working familiarity with Hadoop and Spark.
  • Software development / programming – Math/stats/physics background, quantitative / analytic mindset, at ease in Python, Java, Scala. Comfortable in R. Decent working familiarity with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP. Actively studying CS/programming through online courses over past 3 years.
  • Instructional Design and educational / training materials development – 9 years as Instructional Designer and Courseware Developer in Montreal aviation industry. eLearning, Instructor-Led Training, print-based training, ePubs. Working with subject matter experts, Needs / Requirement Analysis, Systems Analysis, solution design.
  • Writing – blogging, articles, technical writing.
  • Teaching and tutoring – 6 years as a private tutor in math / science / statistics for high school, CEGEP, and university students

I am fascinated by the potential of technology to help people collaborate, learn, and communicate. Interested in possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Natural User Interface (NUI) modes like touch, gesture, and voice. Currently most focussed on Data Science, Big Data and Machine Learning.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FLIGHT SAFETY CANADA, Dorval, QC                                                                  2014 – Present

Instructional Systems Specialist                                                                              (2014 – Present)

Developing and maintaining training materials for Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines Maintenance Training. Maintenance Training Manuals (MTMs) and Instructor-Led Training (ILT) classroom materials, conducting Training Needs Analysis. Conversion of MTMs to iPad format. Materials developed using InDesign, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE LTD., Saint Laurent, QC                                   2013 – 2014

Instructional Systems Designer (ISD)                                                                     (2013 – 2014)

Worked as ISD consultant with team for maintenance training for new CSeries 100 aircraft. Collaborated with subject expert developers, other ISDs, and graphic artists to ensure instructional quality of student manuals and instructor-led presentations.

CAE LTD., Saint Laurent, QC                                                                                       2008 – 2013

Instructional Systems Designer (ISD)                                                                     (2008 – 2013)

  • Needs analysis, design, and storyboarding of blended, eLearning, and simulation-based learning programs for training in healthcare, aviation, and oil and gas.
  • Consulted with subject matter experts (SMEs) and researched primary documentation to understand training needs.
  • Produced high level designs of training materials.
  • Coordinated with developers, both in Montreal and remote, to build materials, ensuring product quality.

Courseware developer                                                                                                          (2008)

  • Developed aviation related e-learning courseware.
  • Built and edited storyboards, narrated lesson audio

Self-Employed, Montreal, QC                                                                                2002 – 2008

Tutor – Mathematics, Science, Statistics

  • Private tutor in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics
  •  Tutored Montreal area students at secondary, college, and early university levels.

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 FORMAL EDUCATION

M.A. Educational Technology                              2002 – 2007

Concordia University, Montreal, QC

    • Program focused on the design of instruction and training for improving human performance within organizations based on a research-grounded understanding of human learningMcGill University, Montreal, QC

B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching      2000 – 2002

    • Specialized in Secondary-School Mathematics and Science Instruction

B.Sc. Physics, Minor in Mathematics                 1996 – 2000

McGill University, Montreal, QC

 TECHNICAL / COMPUTER RELATED SKILLS

Coding / Software Development Python, Java, Scala – Intermediate;   R -comfortable, working familiarity with Ruby,  PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript
Data Analysis /Data Science / Big Data : Scala, Python – including NumPy/Pandas/Scikit-learn/Jupyter Notebooks / Tensorflow, Matlab / Octave, SQL, R – including readr / tidyr / dplyr, basic familiarity with Hadoop, Spark
Data Visualization : Matplotlib
Print/text/desktop publishing: InDesign, Acrobat Pro, WordPress, LaTeX
Graphics / Multimedia  Illustrator, Camtasia/SnagIt, Photoshop
General Office / Document: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe Acrobat Pro

 LANGUAGE SKILLS

English – reading, writing, speaking and listening – mother tongue mastery

French – reading, writing, speaking and listening – strong working proficiency

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