University of Colorado Boulder, CO. Ph.D. Computer Science, Expected May 2021
Relevant Coursework: Network Analysis & Modeling, Machine Learning, Information Visualization
Reed College Portland, OR. B.A. Physics, May 2014
Relevant Coursework: Algorithms & Data Structures, Scientific Computation
Awards: Commendations for Academic Excellence in 2012-2014
Research Assistant Computer Science Department, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. August 2016 to Present
Advised by Professor Aaron Clauset. Investigating social inequality within faculty hiring networks. Writing a web crawler to scrape faculty directories for all departments of PhD granting institutions. The objective is to collect longitudinal data on faculty hiring to better understand the interactions between the dynamics of faculty hiring and observed patterns of inequality.
Research Assistant Physics Department, Reed College. Portland, OR. May 2013 to August 2013
Advised by Professor Joel Franklin. Computed bound state solutions to Schrodinger's equation for a potential due to gravity. Computations were done using 4th order Runge-Kutta in Mathematica. Presented my contribution to Reed's Physics Department.
Research Assistant Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, IL. May 2012 to August 2012
Advised by Professor Alan Feinerman. Experimentally determined the percolation threshold for rectangle shaped pores using a laser cutting system. Learned MATLAB and AutoCAD quickly and independently. Presented results to undergraduates at a conference at the conclusion of the internship.
Data Scientist Lytics. Portland, OR. August 2014 to June 2016
Planned and implemented products to help marketers understand and address their clients' behavior across channels. Some of these solutions included: anomaly detection on trends in segment sizes, improving an existing random forest model for predicting users' likelihood to return, and integrating with third-party services to classify the content users have viewed.
Science Education Intern Physics Lab, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Portland, OR. May 2013 to August 2013
Presented demonstrations of physics related experiments and explained the science behind them to children and adults. Opened and closed the lab, maintained museum exhibits, managed 2-4 volunteers, and communicated over the radio regarding safety.
Tutoring & Grading
Nominated by faculty based on academic achievement. Positions held at Reed College in Portland, OR from August 2012 to May 2014.
Teaching Assistant: General Physics I/II
Drop-in Center Tutor: General Physics I/II
Grader: General Physics I/II, Scientific Computation, Quantum Mechanics I
Individual Tutor: Oscillations & Waves, General Physics I/II
Languages: Python, Go, R, Mathematica, MATLAB, HTML, CSS
Database Systems: Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Kafka, SQL
Design: D3, Tableau