Travis Portz

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Experience

Oracle

March 2016 – Present

Principal Member of the Technical Staff

December 2016 – Present

Senior Member of the Technical Staff

March 2016 – December 2016

  • Building distributed systems for the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud

Amazon.com

January 2013 – February 2016

Software Development Engineer II

April 2014 – February 2016

Software Development Engineer I

January 2013 – March 2014

  • Shipped Amazon Maps app and API for the Fire Phone and Fire Tablets
  • Lead developer on Android routing and navigation API used in Amazon Flex app for local delivery
  • Made significant performance and stability improvements to real-time map rendering engine
  • Key skills / tools used: Android, OpenGL, Java, C++, Python, Continuous Deployment, Git, Eclipse

University of Wisconsin–Madison

June 2010 – January 2013

Research Assistant

  • Developed image/video processing and computer vision algorithms
  • Key skills / tools used: Parallel computing, C++, Matlab, CUDA, OpenMP, MPI, Boost, Eclipse, Mercurial, LaTeX

Education

University of Wisconsin–Madison

June 2010 – December 2012

M.S., Electrical Engineering

  • Focus area: Signal Processing
  • Advised by Prof. Hongrui Jiang (electrical engineering) and Prof. Li Zhang (computer science)

Arizona State University

August 2006 – May 2010

B.S.E., Computer Systems Engineering

  • Mathematics minor
  • 4.0 GPA

Publications

  • Travis Portz, Li Zhang, Hongrui Jiang. Random Coded Sampling for High-Speed HDR Video. International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), Cambridge, Massachusetts. March 2013. Project Website
  • Travis Portz, Li Zhang, Hongrui Jiang. Optical Flow in the Presence of Spatially-Varying Motion Blur. International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Providence, Rhode Island. June 2012. Project Website
  • Travis Portz, Li Zhang, Hongrui Jiang. High-quality Video Denoising for Motion-based Exposure Control. International Workshop on Mobile Vision (IWMV), Barcelona, Spain. November 2011. Runner-up for best paper award. Project Website
  • Travis Portz, Yang Kuang, John D. Nagy. A clinical data validated mathematical model of prostate cancer growth under intermittent androgen suppression therapy. AIP Advances, Special Topic on Physics of Cancer, March 2012. Read Online

Patents

Honors

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, Spring 2012
  • Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2010 – Summer 2011
  • Barrett Honors College graduate, Arizona State University, May 2010
    • Honors thesis: A Comparison of Mathematical Models of Prostate Cancer Treatment by Androgen Deprivation
  • Moeur Award, Arizona State University, May 2010
  • National Merit Finalist, DeForest Area High School, Spring 2006

Organizations

  • Chief Technical Officer of The Triple Helix, an undergraduate journal, Fall 2007 – Fall 2009
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, Spring 2008 – Present