Justin Skycak (pr: Sky-zack)
Currently developing the AI that powers Math Academy's fully automated and personalized online learning system.
Background: Physics research ➔ data science ➔ edtech startup. Parallel life tutoring/teaching for a decade, culminating in developing one of the most advanced high school applied math/CS sequences in the USA. Degrees in math and [the mathy side of] computer science.
Specialties: Since 2019, I've solved every problem that Math Academy has faced while constructing an educational knowledge graph for all of 4th grade through university-level mathematics and building a fully automated & personalized learning system around it.
Flavor of Math: Whatever moves the needle for the problem I'm working on. To me, elegance is more a means than an end. To solve problems, I compile heuristics based on heuristics expertise, unify them into a coherent mathematical framework, and then generalize it to all necessary use-cases while keeping it elegant enough that the engineering complexity remains within the limit of what's feasible to implement.
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