Serhei Makarov is a bipedal sapient lifeform with a résumé. On official documents and publications, he is known as Serguei. He can be contacted by email via a publically-known address.
I am currently completing a Master’s degree at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Prof. Ding Yuan.
I am looking for opportunities to improve essential open source debugging tools (Valgrind, GDB, SystemTap, or similar) and develop more effective ways to diagnose the kinds of complex, hair-pulling bugs that currently take developers days or weeks to resolve.
(2010-2014) I wrote a class schedule generator based on a simple linear programming model. This was used to produce customized class schedules for a small high school in Toronto, allowing students to request courses from a mixture of grade levels while reducing the likelihood of scheduling conflicts.
(2012-2013) I spent a year at Red Hat working on the Systemtap project, contributing language features such as a macro preprocessor and a regex matching engine. (One of the nice things about working on open source software is that your commit history is publically available.) I also presented a layman’s introduction to Systemtap at the FSOSS 2012 conference (video available on youtube). Later on, I extended my regex matching engine with support for subgroup extraction, based on an algorithm by Ville Laurikari of TRE fame.