About Me

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I now live in San Jose, California. I was previously at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) under Mark Shephard in upstate New York. Even earlier than that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia under Carl Ollivier-Gooch and a graduate student at the University of Michigan under Phil Roe. I also have a much more talented sister, Elysha, whose work can be seen on ill-esha.com and heard on SoundCloud.

My contact information is at the bottom of this page or see my resume. For a detailed list of past academic work, see my publications.


  1. Ph.D, Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2012
  2. Masters of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2011
  3. Masters of Science in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  4. Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (Engineering Science - Aerospace Option), University of Toronto, 2007

Selected Research

Contact Info

I'm happy to answer questions or take feedback on anything I've done. The easiest way to reach me is by email at dan.zaide at gmail.com .