About Me


Course Work

Extracurricular Activities


Distributed Mentor Project

Jessie Burger

1285 Quarry Commons Drive
Yardley, PA, 19067


The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, May 2004, 3.748 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
B.S. Computer Science, minor Psychology, minor Women’s and Gender Studies.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, 42 credits, Sept. 1999-June 2000.

Relevant Courses

Theory of Computation
Question Answering Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Mentored Research in Computer Science
Compilers & Interpreters
Advanced Analysis of Algorithms
Operating Systems
Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
Statistical Inference
Modern Physics


Web Host Access Tool (WHAT): Improve and personalize web search results through the use of machine learning techniques, specifically support vector machines.

Parallel Genetic Algorithms, An Exploration of Weather Prediction Through Clustered Computing: Create an accurate weather prediction algorithm through the use of genetic algorithms running on a Beowulf-style cluster. Funded by CRA’s Collaborative Research Experiences for Women project.

Question Answering System Through Intelligent Information Retrieval (QASTIIR): Create a question-answering system through the use of natural language processing and statistical information retrieval techniques. Specifically responsible for the creation of an anaphora resolution module.

Computer Skills

Languages: C/C++, Java, ML (similar to Lisp/Scheme), Shell Script, HTML.
Operating Systems: Windows 3.1/NT/95/98/2000/XP, Unix/Linux/Solaris, DOS.
Software: MPICH, PGAPack, LIBSVM, LogicWorks, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, PhotoShop.

Honors & Activities

Vice President: Computer Science Club 2003-2004.
Treasurer: Computer Science Club 2002-2003.
Member: Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences, Golden Key International Honor Society.
Dean’s List: Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Spring 2000.
Poster Presentations: ACM SIGCSE Student Research Competition 2003, Reno, NV, Posters Under the Dome, Trenton, NJ, CCSCNE 2003, Providence, RI.
Organizer: High School Computing Outreach Program “Divas With Keyboards: Girls Get Connected to Computing.”
Judge: High School Programming Contest.