SKILLS

  • Very experienced with Linux; proficient in using bash, git/Github, LaTeX, and vim
  • Experience writing and testing high-performance C code (tools: OpenMP, Valgrind, gprof)
  • Strong mathematical background, particularly in topology, geometry, and analysis
  • Languages: J, C/C++, Javascript, Haskell, MATLAB, Python, Java, Scala
  • Experienced with SQL use and optimization

WORK EXPERIENCE

Programmer at Trill Financial   September 2015–March 2016

Web design and database work. Part time.

Intern programmer at BEST, llc with Thomas Costigliola Summers 2014, 2015

Summer 2015 (full time, two months): Integrated the cuBLAS linear algebra library with J; research in wavelets and diversified risk parity for financial prediction. Summer 2014 (full time, three months): database administration in Jd as well as visualization using the D3 Javascript library.

Programmer at ThomasNet under Ken Lettow and Eric Iverson Summers 2012, 2013

Modified and adapted the JDB database management system (written in J) to create Jd. Jd is a columnar in-memory database with very competitive performance. My changes include SQL-style join logic (with hash-based implementation) and design and performant support for variable-length column types. Full time over the summer and part-time over the school year.

EDUCATION

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   May 2016

Master of Science, Computer Science

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   December 2014

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science with minor in Physics
Dean’s list: Cumulative GPA 3.73
Distinction; Highest honors in mathematics

ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH

Some courses (with grades) completed at UNC include:

  • COMP 521: Files and Databases (B)
  • COMP 790-125: Machine Learning (A)
  • COMP 735: Distributed and Concurrent Algorithms (H)
  • COMP 790-058: Sound Simulation (H)
  • COMP 776: Computer Vision (H)
  • COMP 875: Recent Advances in Image Analysis (H)
  • MATH 754: Introductory Functional Analysis (B)
  • MATH 773: Lie Groups (A)
Master’s Thesis advised by Jan Prins Spring 2016

Research on the fast multipole method, with emphasis on the properties of FMM octrees under subdivision as well as parallel computing. Uses the open-source framework Exafmm.

Honors Thesis advised by Justin Sawon Fall 2014

Titled “A Lower Bound for Immersions of Real Grassmannians.”

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Recipient of the 2013 Alfred T. Brauer Prize and 2014 Archibald Henderson Prize.
  • Speaker at Jsoftware conferences in Toronto, July 2012 and 2014.
  • Top 500 scores on the Putnam competition, 2011–2014, with a score of 39 (146.5th place) in 2012.