My name is Tanner Ryan. I'm a computer science student at McMaster University.

Hamilton, Canada


I recently worked at McMaster's Computing Infrastructure Research Centre, located in McMaster Innovation Park. I was working to improve the DOCSIS cable industry by applying the latest in machine learning developments to reduce system faults and improve plant operations. Partnered with a global hardware vendor, I also worked to build a real-time platform for the mass control and analytics of DOCSIS systems.

During my previous work term at CIRC, I was building systems to help advance data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) products.

I anticipate on completing my undergraduate degree in the Spring of 2020.


Research Assistant

McMaster University

May 2018 - Jan. 2019

  • Researched the use of machine learning to predict, detect, and localize faults in DOCSIS cable networks.

  • Engineered a centralized, high availability telemetry platform for a hardware vendor, Hitron Technologies. The goal of the cloud platform is to automate the collection of DOCSIS and hardware data from 25 million devices. The platform allows for advanced capabilities such as bulk firmware upgrades and dynamic device troubleshooting.

Research Assistant

McMaster University

May 2017 - Sept. 2017

  • Designed and implemented a custom monitoring and control platform to aid in the research and development of intelligent data centres.

  • Created a data collection, aggregation, processing, and visualization platform for a centralized threat detection system. The system was interfaced with numerous higher education institutions across Canada.


Languages & Platforms

Golang, Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, ELK Stack, MQTT, AMQP, Docker, Rancher.


IPv4, IPv6, DHCP, IP + firewall management, DNS, IDS, VLANs.


macOS, Linux (Debian + Ubuntu, CentOS + RHEL), FreeBSD, Windows.


Due to NDAs, I cannot publish or discuss many of my projects. All of my public ones may be located on GitHub. More will be pushed to GitHub soon. I promise.


McMaster University

May 2017, 2018

Dean’s Honour List

McMaster University

Sept. 2016

Dean’s Excellence Entrance Award

Ministry of Education

June 2016

Premier’s Award

Max and Stella Rotman

June 2016

Humanitarian Youth Award


B.A.Sc. Honours Computer Science

McMaster University

Sept. 2016 - May 2020 (expected)

  • Communications Director of McMaster Computer Science Society.

  • Official McMaster Engineering ambassador at open house and external promotion events.

  • Tour facilitator for the McMaster Faculty of Engineering.