About Me

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I'm currently researching at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) under Mark Shephard in Troy, New York. Previous to that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia. Outside of my work, I'm a big hockey fan and enjoy lots of other Canadian things, such as maple syrup and inexpensive health care. I also have a much more talented sister, Elysha, whose work can be seen on ill-esha.com and heard on SoundCloud. For a more details, see my resume and curriculum vitae. To contact me, my contact information is at the bottom of this page.


  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 . I can also be contacted through twitter at @zaidedan or on LinkedIn.