Blaine Bush

Hi.

I'm a researcher, data analyst, and full-stack web developer.

I love working with data and building websites. I do things the right way: plan carefully, design precisely, and test thoroughly. I use the right tool for the job. When I don't know it, I learn it. I love teaching others and learning from them in turn.

If you think I could be a good fit for your team, contact me via email or LinkedIn.

Skills

Web

  • HTML
  • CSS/SCSS
  • JavaScript, TypeScript, Vue.js, Chai/Mocha
  • Webpack, Babel, npm
  • PHP, Laravel, phpunit

Data

  • Python
  • SQL (MySQL, SQL Server)
  • Excel, PowerQuery
  • PowerBI
  • SPSS

Technical

  • Linux
  • Git

Soft

  • Critical thinking & quantitative problem solving
  • Teaching technical concepts approachably
  • Attention to detail & adaptability

Experience

Junior Research Engineer

MAGNA Global Jan 2018 – Nov 2020
  • Contributed to the development and design of scientific thought leadership research projects in advertising.
  • Full-stack web development to simulate popular apps/platforms for advertising studies.
  • Designed and programmed custom consumer surveys.
  • ETL of data from multiple sources: surveys, website interactions, and third-party.
  • Delivered statistical analyses and business insights that influenced the advertising industry.
  • Presented research findings to clients, management, and Advertising Research Foundation conventions.

Graduate Student Researcher

University of California, Davis Sep 2015 – Sep 2017
  • Developed Python script for automated logging of data across multiple experimental systems.
  • Presented original work at 2017 American Physical Society March Meeting hosted in New Orleans, LA.
  • Joint author on four experimental condensed matter physics papers in Physical Review B and Physica B.
  • Trained colleagues in Python programming, pressure cell use, and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques.
  • Completed training at National High Magnetic Field Lab in experimental techniques and noise suppression.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of California, Davis Sep 2015 – June 2017
  • Taught algebra-based, calculus-based, and computational (C++) physics to undergraduate students in a collaborative classroom environment.
  • Completed training on active-engagement teaching methods in physics.
  • Teaching effectiveness rated 4.5 out of 5 across 202 students.
  • Sensitivity to student difficulties rated 4.6 out of 5 across 83 students.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of California, Davis Jan 2013 – Sep 2015
  • Designed and implemented automatic pressure measurement device using Python, spectrometer, microcontroller, and laser.
  • Calculated exact properties for a physical model of materials using Python and Mathematica.
  • Presented original work at 2013 American Physical Society Far West Section hosted in Sonoma, CA.

Education

B.S. Physics

University of California, Davis Sep 2011 – June 2015
  • Graduated summa cum laude (highest honors).
  • Honors thesis: Calculating Properties of the Heavy Fermions from the Anderson Model.
  • Regents Scholarship recipient and Integrated Studies Honors Program member.
  • Nominated for American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Undergraduate Achievement Award.