Hey there! I'm

Zack Rauen

And I'm an Engineer

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About Me

Computer Engineer, with an innovative mind and drive, looking to change the world.

  • Name Zack Rauen
  • Pronouns He/Him
  • Birthday May 3rd
  • Languages English (native), Spanish (fluent)
  • Sports Table Tennis, Volleyball, Tennis
  • Hobbies Video games, music production, beatboxing
  • Colors Turqoise/Teal
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Experience

Nov 2021 - present

Firmware Recovery Lead Engineer

IBM

Collaborated and coordinated built-in recovery systems for IBM System Z mainframes as the lead of sysplex recovery. Used my breadth of knowledge to guide other teams towards recovery safe practices.

2019 - Nov 2021

Firmware Engineer

IBM

Worked as a member of a multi-squad tribe to deliver parallel sysplex on IBM Z systems. Using C/C++ and PL8 I was able to deliver business-critical functions and direct-to-client debugging.

Aug 2016 - May 2018

HCI + Behaviometrics Researcher

Clarkson University

Worked on a crowdsensing application framework that introduced gesture and sociability-based user authentication. Combined the fields of HCI and behaviometrics in crowdsensing through a novel approach. Ran multiple experiment sessions and analyzed the data to confirm original theory.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Hardware & Software Developer Intern

IBM

Used leadership and collaboration skills todevelop a new tool to test the hardware recovery of Z and P series mainframes across multiple sites(international)of IBM. Designed and implemented the firmware for the tool hardware as well as a remote GUI interface while collaborating on hardware design.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Biometrics Researcher

Clarkson University

Designed and developed an algorithm for cyber security; user verification via keystroke biometrics. This included a basic computer learning aspect.User verification rates were increased from 80.2% to 96.8% and the false acceptance rates were decreased from 12% to 2.73%. Award won at the annual SURE Conference.

Education

2016 - 2018

Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Clarkson University

Achieved a cumulative 3.9 GPA while taking a wide array of difficult classes including Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, and Data Analytics.

2012 - 2016

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Clarkson University

Achieved a cumulative 3.7 GPA while maintaining four minors: Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, & Software Engineering.

Publications & Awards

October 2018

IEEE MobiWac

Zachary I Rauen, Fazel Anjomshoa, Burak Kantarci

Gesture and Sociability-based Continuous Authentication on Smart Mobile Devices.

September 2018

IEEE CAMAD

Zachary I Rauen, Fazel Anjomshoa, Burak Kantarci

Empowering Human-Computer Interaction in Securing Smartphone Sensing

June 2017

Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience

Zhiliu Yang, Zachary I Rauen, Chen Liu

Automatic Tuning on Many-Core Platform for Energy Efficiency via Support Vector Machine Enhanced Differential Evolution.

January 2017

Optical Switching and Networking

Zachary I Rauen, Burak Kantarci, Hussein Mouftah

Resiliency versus energy sustainability in optical inter-datacenter networks.

April 2016

IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference

Zachary I Rauen, Burak Kantarci, Mahesh Banavar, Nick Rolfe, Will Freitag

A Tool for Simulation and Visualization of Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks.

August 2014

CNS Division of Computer and Network Systems

Zachary I Rauen, Adam Scott, Jacob Melite, Andrew Hou

Long-term Active User Authentication Using Multi-modal Profiles.

Skills

Firmware

70%

65%C++
20%Rust

JavaScript

90%

90%Node.js
75%Web

Design

45%

35%UI
60%UX

Hardware Design

80%

Java

65%

C#

65%

PHP

55%

VHDL

60%

SQL

50%

C

90%

Go

40%

Python

80%

Assembly

85%

R

45%

MatLab

70%

Bash

65%

HTML/CSS

95%

Projects

A small sample of my work. More can be found on my GitHub.

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