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Joseph R. Casey

  • Email: joe.r.casey [at] gmail [dot] com
  • http://joercasey.com
  • DOB: August 23, 1986

Summary

Joe Casey is a professional software engineer capable of adapting rapidly to new technologies and complex domains. He is a highly regarded employee at Applied Visions, Inc., a small company that helps private and government clients meet their software needs. 

Originally hired to work on AVIsor, a military convoy simulation and its accompanying training software, he greatly optimized the pathfinding module in C++, improving calculation speed and reducing memory overhead. AVIsor was reincarnated as LAREDO to handle dismounted pathfinding through offroad terrain. Joe collaborated and helped write LAREDO's proposal, and was responsible for implementing and explaining complex mathematical models derived from Pandolf's study on predicting metabolic costs of running.

During his four years at Applied Visions, Joe was tasked with many projects for private-sector clients. He was a frequent resource for contracts with the Nielsen Corporation to modify or expand their large data processing and reporting systems. He does ongoing work for Clever Devices, bringing subsets of their extensive transit administrative software to mobile and web platforms. 

Joe was a co-founder of a small venture Glass Cannon Games, where he assumed responsibility for writing the Flash game client and handling finances. Prior to that, he briefly worked for a start-up company MixPool during his graduate program at Marist College. Meanwhile he was a teaching assistant for introductory programming classes. As an undergraduate, he was employed by IBM to port open source software to their products and architectures. 

In his spare time, he is engineering a prediction market website that will be hosted in Microsoft's Azure Cloud. He was a co-author of a game design and critique blog That's A Terrible Idea


Education

  • Master of Science, Software Development, December 2009
    Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, December 2008
    Major: Computer Science with concentration in Game Design and Programming
    Minor: Mathematics
    Minor: Information Technology
    Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Cumulative GPA: 3.95/4.0



Career

  • Applied Visions, Inc., Software Engineer, Northport, NY (August 2010 – current)

    • Leading team to augment content administration website in ASP.NET MVC3.

    • Responsible for implementing features in various customer software, including authentication, session management, and client reconnection (Android/C#); big data processing & file manipulation (C/C++); serious games (AS3).

    • Architected and implemented dismounted pathfinding and viewshed creation for SBIR software (Java).

    • Increased performance and reduced memory footprint three-fold of mounted convoy pathfinding in SBIR software (C++).

  • Glass Cannon Games, Co-Founder (Nov 2009 – June 2010)

    • Designed unreleased MMORPG for Facebook social gamers.

    • Engineered asset streaming, graphics rendering, network message handling, game logic, and GUI for Flash client.

    • Designed solutions for real-time large-scale entity proximity and update message provisions for Java server.

  • Applied Visions, Inc., Intern, Northport, NY (May 2009 – August 2009)

    • Implemented pathfinding and target enveloping in C++ for military simulator.

  • International Business Machines, Junior Developer, Poughkeepsie, NY (May 2007 – May 2009)

    • Ported and debugged C, C++, and C# code for Mono and OpenSimulator (opensimulator.org) onto s390x and cell architecture.

    • Constructed a security module to enable Sakai (sakaiproject.org) on IBM WebSphere.



Distinctions

  • 2013 Long Island Software Award "Top Software Product" winner for LAREDO

  • 2012 Long Island Software Award "Top Software Product" winner for AVIsor

  • Faculty Award For Excellence in Computer Science (May 2009)

  • Five-Year BS/MS Computer Science Program, Marist College (May 2008 - Dec 2009)

  • Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship, Marist College Presidential Scholarship (Sept 2005 - May 2009)

  • Eagle Scout, Troop 433 (Sept 2004 - current)