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Background


About

About

I am a Westlake High School student with a focus on computer science theory and machine learning.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Copy Editor, WHS Yearbook

    Aug, 2015 - Present

    • Member since August 2014.

    • Focus on copy writing over photography and design.

    • As editor, responsible for checking articles that go into the Yearbook for coherency and grammaticality. Also responsible for making sure deadlines are met.

  • Software DeveloperPinnacle Coding

    Mar, 2016 - Present

    Pinnacle Coding is a private software company founded by David Hacker and Mitchell Sayer. Our focus is on developing high-end, scalable web architecture for local startups.

    • Helped produce the Android app for Blinks. Designed a unique Eddystone beacon detection system that improved the efficiency and resource demands of the app. Added in a notifications system that lets users know when beacons come into range.

    • Redesigned the website, frontend and backend, for IndieU. Involved numerous layout changes and required knowledge of the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, NodeJS).

    • Built a web server for Blinks using the MEAN stack in combination with Amazon AWS and mLab. Hosts metadata and images for their custom Apple iOS 10 stickers.

  • President, WHS Computer Science Club

    Sep, 2016 - Present

    • Member since August 2015.

    • Led our Zero Robotics team to international finals. Designed and implemented the final strategies for each stage.

    • Worked on an array of computer science projects independently, primarily focusing on fractals, artificial intelligence, and 3D rendering. Learned and optimized existing techniques.

    • Presented on topics such as reflection/memory management in Java.

Skills

Skills

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Neural networksGenetic algorithmsSupport vector machinesReinforcement learningNatural language processing
  • 3D Graphics
    WebGLRay tracingPath tracingPhoton mappingRasterization
  • Backend Development
    MEAN stackGolangFirebase
  • Frontend Development
    HTMLCSSJavascriptBootstrapGoogle Material Design
  • Additional Proficiency In
    JavaPythonC++
Awards

Awards

  • International Competitor Zero Robotics World Finals 2015

    Awarded on: Jan 25, 2016

    Team designed an autonomous agent in C++ to complete designated objectives while competing against other international teams.

  • AP Scholar With Honor College Board

    Awarded on: Jul 05, 2016

    Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

  • National Merit Scholar National Merit Scholarship Corporation

    Awarded on: Sep 14, 2016

    Qualified as semifinalist.

  • Candidate Valedictorian WHS

    Awarded on: Sep 01, 2016

    Granted to students who meet a GPA eligibility requirement of 4.65.

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • Scout, Boy Scouts of America

    Aug, 2012 - Present

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

    • 110 hours of volunteer work.

    • Expected Eagle Scout.

  • Web Developer, United Cancer Advocacy Network

    Feb, 2016 - Present

    The United Cancer Advocacy Network (UCAAN) is an organization that provides resources and aid to those afflicted by cancer.

    • Designed, implemented, and hosted the organization's main website and developed a database to contain patient and user records.

    • Responsible for directing workflow on the project.

Interests

Interests

  • Technology

  • Neuroscience

  • Chess

  • Mountain biking

  • Backpacking