From Braden Ehrat's Website

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GPA: 3.50/4.0
Expected Graduation: May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • College of Engineering Dean's List for Academic Excellence - Fall 2009, Spring 2012

Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL)

GPA: 3.80/4.0
Concurrent to high school
56 Credit Hours
  • 41 credit hours are transferred to the University of Illinois
  • Earned hours through summer courses and dual-credit high school classes

Vandalia Community High School

GPA: 4.61/5.0
Graduated: May 2009
  • ACT: 30 (Math Score: 35)
  • Illinois State Scholar

Work Experience

University of Illinois Computer Science Department

Champaign, IL
March 2011—Present
Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Developing Locus: A Vehicular-based Content Management Network for Location-centric Applications.
  • The team has presented two demos, a paper, and a poster at conferences
  • Second-place best poster at the MobiCom 2012 Student Research Competition
  • Worked full-time during Summer 2011
    • Wrote software enabling cars to connect to University access points, create car ad-hoc networks, collect car location and telemetry data, and send collected information to a central server.
    • Designed and implemented a web interface to play back historical and live data

Riverbed Technology

Champaign, IL
May—August 2012
Software Quality Assurance Engineering Intern
  • Developed tools for QA automation
  • Gained experience with Python, Android development, and Selenium WebDriver.

University of Illinois Housing Department

Champaign, IL
August 2010—May 2012
Network Technician
  • Provided technical assistance for University Housing residents and responded to problems on the network

Dair-E-Land Holsteins Inc.

Augsburg, IL
Laborer and Service Technician
  • Family-owned dairy and grain operation with approximately 130 milking cows and 900 farmed acres
  • Acquired practical, hands-on experience involving operating tractors and machinery, engineering, troubleshooting, caring for animals, and plain, hard work

Other Experience and Activities

University of Illinois Course Assistant

Spring 2010
  • Assisted with introductory Computer Science course by co-teaching a lab with another student
  • Worked on a project to let future students program small robots

Vandalia High School Play

April 2006—April 2009
  • Responsible for all technical aspects in my Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years
  • Managed a six-person crew and produced DVDs of the show

Additional Skills

  • C/C++, Python, Perl, Java, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, AJAX
  • Semi-professional music and video production


Available upon request