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Alessandro Chiesa
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Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

  Ph.D. in Computer Science, expected June 2014

  M.Eng in Computer Science, June 2010
   - thesis: Proof-Carrying Data
   - advisors: Prof. Eran Tromer and Prof. Ron Rivest

  S.B. in Theoretical Mathematics, June 2009
  S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering, June 2009

 • Graduate GPA 5.00/5.00
 • Undergraduate GPA 4.94/5.00
   (see all coursework)

European School of Varese, Varese, Italy (1991 – 2005)

Awards •  MIT Akamai Presidential Fellowship, 2010 – 2011
•  Charles and Jennifer Johnson Thesis Award for Outstanding CS M.Eng. Thesis (see my thesis on Proof-Carrying Data), 2010
•  Phi Kappa Beta, the national liberal arts and sciences society, MIT Chapter, elected 2009
•  Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society, MIT Chapter, elected 2009
•  Best User Interface and Usability Award for the final project in 6.170 during Spring 2007
•  George C. Newton Undergraduate Laboratory Third-Place the final project in 6.170 during Spring 2007
•  Order of Lambda, top student in 6.001, the Scheme programming class at MIT during Fall 2006

Teaching
Experience
Foundations of Cryptography (6.875), EECS MIT
Teaching Assistant for Prof. Silvio Micali, in a class with ~25 students
Spring 2010
• Taught weekly recitations
• Held weekly office hours
• Lectured twice
• Prepared problem sets and their solutions
• Reviews from students:
    - "extremely well informed about the material"
    - "provides very very helpful feedback and references"
    - "very helpful, always available for questions"
    - "best TA I have ever had"
      (see all reviews)

Artificial Intelligence (6.034), EECS MIT
Eta Kappa Nu Tutor
Fall 2008
• Held weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions for students with difficulties
• Guided students through exercises from old exams or problem sets

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (6.001), EECS MIT
Laboratory Assistant
Spring and Fall 2007
• Explained concepts covered in lectures and problems sets to students during bi-weekly lab hours
• Guided students, many of whom were first-time programmers, through the debugging process, enabling them to acquire the skills to find mistakes in their own code
• Conducted quiz reviews to help students solidify main concepts from class
• Reviews from students: "very helpful, even when he hadn't gone over the projects himself - willing to figure things out as he went for his students"

Work
Experience
Oracle Corporation, Redwood City, CA
Database Security Intern
Summer 2008
• Designed an automated key management system that integrates with Oracle Database
• Implemented a prototype of the design, thus demonstrating the potential for an Oracle Key Management Server
 
Mathematics Department, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Grader
Fall 2006
• Graded weekly problem sets for one recitation section of multivariable calculus
 
Programming
Experience
Thought and Memory, Cambridge, MA
Designer and Developer
Summer 2007
• Developed a Django-based web application with the objective of giving consumers the power to make informed decisions when purchasing products at the store
• Designed and implemented from scratch the object models underlying the Django application
 
Laboratory in Software Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Class Project
Spring 2007
• Designed and implemented a final project of AntiChess, working in a team of four
• Spearheaded GUI development, putting special emphasis on making the GUI seem like a videogame, with
animated components and seamless transitions across screens
 
Languages English, Italian, Spanish, German; advanced Chinese

Skills Java, Python, C, Django, PL/SQL, Scheme, MATLAB, R, SAGE, LaTeX, HTML

Activities •  Heavyweight Division I Varsity Crew at MIT, 2005 – 2009
•  Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge
•  William Lowell Putnam Competition


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