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Justin Skycak (pr: Sky-zack) LinkedIn Instagram
Currently developing the algorithms that drive Math Academy's fully automated and personalized online learning system. I generally enjoy developing custom algorithms & models within domains that interest me.

Background: I've applied math in many contexts including working as a data scientist, modeling biological neural networks, and improving particle detectors. I also taught & tutored math for a decade, culminating in developing one of the most advanced high school applied math/CS sequences in the country. more

Hobbies: The way I find domains in which to apply math is by exploring different hobbies. Not every hobby bears fruit immediately, but they tend to connect in unexpected ways to produce interesting opportunities (e.g. Math Academy). Share-worthy hobbies have included developing the Eurisko sequence, writing math books, and making music.


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career  <-- Math Academy Algo Dev ------------]          [ AU Data Sci --][ Misc Research Intern ---]                       |
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hobby   <-- Math Book Writing --------------------------][ Music Production ---------]                [ Weightlifting ]     |
             [ Math Acdmy Teaching ---][ Misc Math Edu -][ Mathnasium Instructor -------------][ Hockey ------------------->|
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school                        [TchCred][ GaTech MS CS --][ Notre Dame BS Math -------][ High School -----------------]      |
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             ↑ move to Boston MA                         ↑ move to Pasadena CA

Favorite Quotes
  • "Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weight."
    -Ronnie Coleman
  • "There's a tremendous power in using the least amount of information to get a point across."
    -Rick Rubin
  • "You solve one problem and you solve the next one and then the next. And if you solve enough problems, you get to come home."
    -from The Martian
  • "Always value substance over status."
    -Peter Thiel