Will's Bio

Born and raised in Atlanta, I am now an undergrad student at Georgia Tech expecting to graduate in May 2020. At Tech, I am studying Computer Science with a minor in Spanish. After undergrad, I hope to pursue graduate school in Machine Learning. Outside of class I enjoy travelling, running and hiking, and reading (Michael Lewis and Heminway are my favs).

Projects

FairVis

January 2019 - May 2019

Designed and developed visual analytics platform for discovering biases in Machine Learning models. Paper published as FairVis: Visual Analytics for Discovering Intersectional Bias in Machine Learning at IEEE VIS 2019 (arXiv:1904.05419).

Python Javascript React Machine Learning Algorithmic Fairness

Automated Algorithm Design Research

January 2018 - May 2019

Worked on Genetic Algorithm platform for tuning and selecting machine learning models for a task. Projects included sentiment analysis pipeline to analyze news articles to use as input for predicting stock movements and design and creation of dashboard to visualize GA training process and performance.

Python Scikit-Learn Machine Learning Natural Language Processing

Atlanta Crime Map

January 2018 - December 2018

Lead a team as part of Data Science Club at GT to create a predictive policing tool to help the campus police department in using their data to predict crime in and around campus.

Python Machine Learning Modeling


Citadel Datathon

February 2018

Participated in Citadel and Correlation One's Datathon at Georgia Tech, using Machine Learning tools like Scikit-learn to draw insights from datasets and produce report about how to make cities safer. Team placed in Top 3.

Scikit-Learn Machine Learning
GitHub

Rattracker Web App

December 2017

Web app developed to complement an Android app that allows users in NYC to track and submit rat spottings

HTML CSS JS (with D3) Bootstrap Firebase
Repo

JIRA Voice

October 2017

Amazon Alexa skill using Amazon AWS and Node JS connecting to Atlassian’s JIRA Agile management software to allow for verbal control of team management.

Won in its category at HackGT Fall 2017.

Alexa AWS Node JS Git

RECONSO Research

February 2017 - December 2017

Student-led AE cube satellite project funded through Air Force Research Lab to track space objects from low earth orbit. I work on Avionics sub-team writing C code in Linux environment to allow communication between core state machine and battery system and assisted in development of state machine.

C Embedded Software Linux Git

Rate A City

July 2017

Desktop application and database backend for rating and reviewing cities and attractions in those cities developed while studying in Barcelona. Utilized JavaFX interface, MySQL database, and JDBC connection.

MySQL Java Git
Repo

True Pass App

March 2017

Web and iOS app created at hackathon to track visitors to office complex through QR codes and geofencing. I worked on web app to support Google maps integration and QR code generation with JavaScript library.

Our project won second place in its category at HackGSU Spring 2017.

HTML CSS JS Git

If you'd like to know more about my projects, feel free to reach out over email!

Work & Experience

Market Intelligence Data Analytics Intern

Point72 Asset Management

June 2019 - August 2019

Worked as Data Scientist in alternative data space to clean, model, and understand large datasets.

Modeling Big Data Data Science

Threads Co-chair

Stamps Scholars National Convention

January 2018 – May 2019

Executive board member of Stamps Scholars National Convention, a 3-day conference with over 700 student attendees. Responsible for 20-person committee that planned and coordinated the different content threads of the convention.


Software Engineering Intern

Ultimate Software

May 2018 - August 2018

I worked on the Innovation Strategies team to design and develop a Slack app for the UltiPro HR management tool that allows users to perform core functions like requesting time off and giving feedback directly from Slack. App published to Slack app store.

Typescript NodeJS MongoDB Testing

Undergrad Teaching Assistant

Georgia Tech College of Computing

August 2017 - December 2018

At Georgia Tech, I TA'd for CS4400 – Intro to Database Systems, a class focusing on relational database design and SQL. As a TA, my responsibilities included office hours, grading, and project creation.

SQL Teaching

Volunteer Mentor

AYUDA Inc.

January 2016 - August 2016

As a Volunteer Mentor for AYUDA, I led a 10-person team in the planning and implementation of diabetes education programs in Dominican Republic. Before going in country, I helped advise and educate volunteers on aspects such as fundraising, diabetes education, and working in the DR.

To read more about my experiences with AYUDA, read my blog from volunteering in 2015 or 2016.

Teaching Spanish Leadership

Software Engineer Intern

The Home Depot

May 2015 - August 2015

While interning at The Home Depot, I developed a web app for tracking interns throughout the hiring process for internal HR use. This project allowed for more streamlined hiring and replaced cumbersome excel sheet previously used.

Java HTML CSS JavaScript MySQL REST web services

Relevant
Coursework & Skills

Awards

  • PURA Research Grant (August 2019)
  • Stamps President's Scholarship (May 2016)

Select Coursework

CS 3630: Intro To Perception & Robotics
CS 4400: Intro to Database Systems
CS 4460: Information Visualization
CS 4641: Machine Learning
CS 3510: Design & Analysis of Algorithms
CS 4803: Deep Learning
CX 4230: Computer Simulation

Skills

Languages

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • HTML & CSS
  • Java
  • C

Libraries & Frameworks

  • D3
  • React
  • Pytorch
  • Pyspark

Other

  • Fundraising
  • Team Management
  • Advanced Spanish