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* * * This page has been archived (May 2023). Although it was useful early on, this page now feels like a distraction. * * *

CV

Experience

Currently developing the AI that powers Math Academy's fully automated and personalized online learning system.

Previously applied math in a variety of contexts including working as a data scientist, modeling biological neural networks, and improving particle detectors.

Also taught, tutored, and developed math content in parallel for a decade, culminating in developing one of the most advanced high school applied math/CS sequences in the USA.

*Click to expand most sections below. Also available on*LinkedIn.

**Tech**

**Algorithm Developer**

*First engineering hire; developed all quantitative aspects of the product including the novel AI system that makes Math Academy fully automated, fully personalized, and 4x more efficient than a traditional math class.*

Math Academy, May 2019 - present

## Data Scientist - Analytics, R&D

Worked full time while simultaneously an undergraduate

Aunalytics, Jan 2016 - Jan 2018

Worked full time while simultaneously an undergraduate (transitioned to full-time after interning during sophomore year).

- Built predictive churn models & segmented user data to discover sales insights for clients.
- Developed prototypes of in-house data tools & migrated existing workflows onto Aunsight (custom data processing platform).
- Evaluated the potential of topological data analysis for practical use in the data science pipeline.

**Teaching**

## Instructor - Computation & Modeling, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems

Developed one of the most advanced high school applied math/CS sequences in the USA

Math Academy (Non-Profit Division), May 2020 - June 2023

Math Academy supports a highly accelerated math program (by the same name) within the Pasadena Unified School District. The program has been recognized by the Washington Post as "America's most accelerated math program"; students take AP Calculus BC in 8th grade and study a full undergraduate math curriculum in high school.

In collaboration with Jason Roberts (founder of Math Academy), I developed and taught a special three-course math/CS sequence within the Math Academy program called Eurisko. During its operation from 2020 to 2023, Eurisko was one of the most advanced high school math/CS sequences in the USA.

(2023) The Story of Math Academy's Eurisko Sequence

## Math Educator / Content Developer

Many organizations, Jan 2018 - May 2021

Tutored, taught, and developed math content both independently and for a variety of organizations.

- May 2019 - May 2021 | Independent tutoring
- Jan 2018 - May 2021 | Math Academy - developed many hundreds of tutorial videos and fully scaffolded lessons; taught substitute/summer classes & TA sessions.
- Aug 2019 - May 2020 | Pilgrim School - taught AP Calculus AB, physics, first-semester engineering
- Aug-Sept 2019 | IXL Learning - item writing
- Jun-July 2019 | Math Academy - taught Research and Presentation in Mathematics, Mathematical Problem Solving, Drawing Mathematics with Desmos
- Apr 2019 | Math Academy - substitute taught Linear Algebra / Multivariable Calculus
- Mar 2018 - Mar 2019 | FLEX College Prep - weekend SAT/ACT math classes
- 2018-19 | Wrote 3 textbooks (for fun)
- Feb 2018 - May 2019 | LA Tutors 123 - tutored ~10 students
- Jan 2018 - Mar 2020 | HBar Tutoring - tutored ~20 students
- Jan-Jun 2018 | Study.com - item writing

## Math Instructor

Mathnasium, Mar 2013 - Jan 2018

Tutored ~250 students in grades K-12 over the course of 5 years, working primarily with middle/high school students taking algebra through calculus. (Evenings & weekends, 20h/week)

**Research Internships**

## Theoretical Neuroscience

Vural Lab, iCeNSA, University of Notre Dame, Aug 2014 - May 2016

Simulated cyclic Hodgkin-Huxley neural networks with spike-timing dependent plasticity and later proved results under simplifying assumptions in the special case of tree networks. Project was a self-directed investigation advised by Prof. Dervis Can Vural of the Many-Body Physics group.

(2015) Shaping STDP Neural Networks with Periodic Stimulation: a Theoretical Analysis for the Case of Tree Networks

## Computational Neuroscience / Deep Learning

Synthetic Cognition Group (affiliated with LANL), New Mexico Consortium, May - Aug 2015

Implemented spiking neurons in a deep neural network in attempt to create an emergent phenomenon of brain oscillations during an image classification task. Worked in the synthetic cognition group, affiliated with Los Alamos National Lab.

## Experimental Particle Physics

Finalist, Intel International Science/Engineering Fair, 2013

QuarkNet (affiliated with CERN), University of Notre Dame, June 2013 - May 2014

Levine Lab (affiliated with Fermilab), IU South Bend, Sept 2012 - May 2013

Helped improve data transmission in Fermilab and CERN particle detectors by reducing signal loss at the detector surface. Finalist in Intel's International Science/Engineering Fair, 2013. (Two separate projects, the first under Prof. Ilan Levine of IUSB and the second in collaboration with Notre Dame's QuarkNet lab.)

(2014) Optimizing Scintillation and Light Transmission for Use in a High Energy Particle Detector

(2013) Making a Matching Layer for Acoustic Sensors for a COUPP Dark Matter Detector

Education

**MS, Computer Science**, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020

Machine Learning track; simultaneously worked full time

**BS, Mathematics**, University of Notre Dame, 2018

*Full-ride Lilly Scholarship (top 0.5% high school grads in Indiana; must attend college in state)*

Glynn Honors Program (top 5% admits); simultaneously worked full time

Writing

**Books**

*Introduction to Algorithms and Machine Learning*(expected 2023). digital*Linear Algebra*(2019). digital, pdf, print*Calculus*(2019). digital, pdf, print*Algebra*(2018). digital, pdf, print

**Selected Posts**

*Stories*

*Advice*

*Expository*

- But WHERE do the Taylor Series and Lagrange Error Bound even come from?! (2019)
- Intuiting Persistent Homology (2017)
- A Visual, Inductive Proof of Sharkovsky's Theorem (2015)
- The Physics Behind an Egg Drop: A Lively Story (2014)

*Research*

- CheckMySteps: A Web App to Help Students Fix their Algebraic Mistakes (2019)
- A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Social Distancing During Epidemics (2016)
- Shaping STDP Neural Networks with Periodic Stimulation: a Theoretical Analysis for the Case of Tree Networks (2015)
- A Formula for the Partial Fractions Decomposition of $x^n/(x-a)^k$ (2013)