<aside> <img src="/icons/science_purple.svg" alt="/icons/science_purple.svg" width="40px" /> I’m an AI Research / Software Engineer based in Berkeley, California with 15+ years of AI Design, UX and Software Engineering experience. I’m passionate about finding solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

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<aside> <img src="/icons/bookmark_blue.svg" alt="/icons/bookmark_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Socials: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn

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<aside> <img src="/icons/briefcase_blue.svg" alt="/icons/briefcase_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Workplaces: Bongard.ai, Stanford University, National Research Council of Canada, Hylo, Castlight Health

Education: B.Sc. Computer Science with a focus in Computational Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, 2007

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<aside> <img src="/icons/attachment_green.svg" alt="/icons/attachment_green.svg" width="40px" /> Certificates Artificial Intelligence Professional Program, Stanford University, in progress User Experience Design, General Assembly, 2015

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<aside> <img src="/icons/document_yellow.svg" alt="/icons/document_yellow.svg" width="40px" /> **Resume

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<aside> <img src="/icons/paste_orange.svg" alt="/icons/paste_orange.svg" width="40px" /> Current Research Topics

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Speeding up Parallelized Algorithms

Learning AI and ML

Mindapedia

Course Notes

Improving Productivity

Learning React.js

Knowledge Graphs

Computer Vision

Mini Course on Whole Brain Emulation (WBE)

Neural Networks

AI Pipelines

Prompt Engineering Tips

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<aside> 🛠 **Projects

Bongard.ai** Worked on a proprietary AI model. Boosted computational efficiency of an AI algorithm by leading parallelization for enhanced GPU processing, taking a key task processing time from 1 day to 1 minute on the same hardware.

Parallelized algorithms for GPU processing and created onboarding materials teaching the team how to parallelize code.

Our company intern wrote an article published on Towards Data Science detailing how to achieve a 1700x speedup on the k-means algorithm we wrote for our AI model here. The article received a positive reception and has had nearly 10k views.

Minda Myers Led a UX Consultancy, successfully launching over 20+ projects that included early-stage prototypes, comprehensive redesigns of established websites and apps, and strategic product launches. My expertise spans across initiating innovative concepts and refining user experience for mature products, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Hylo Enhanced community engagement by 20x at Hylo by designing and implementing new features for the social network, contributing significantly to the platform's technical development and user research.

Stanford University Center for Neurobiological Imaging Developed the front-end architecture in AngularJS for the Center for Neurobiology's MRI research sharing app, enhancing fMRI research capabilities across top US universities and leading to the creation of a shared cross-institutional repository of thousands of otherwise very expensive research scans.

Castlight Health Streamlined development across engineering teams for an app designed to help users navigate medical costs and understand their care by creating a library of reusable UI components for a 40-engineer team, speeding up project completion by up to 10x.


National Research Council of Canada** CISTI ****Enabled key scientific research and development in Canada in sectors such as aerospace, chemistry, biomedicine, and more by building and maintaining a Java-based CMS for Canada's National Science Library tasked with connecting information specialists with industry requests.

Dalhousie University Computer Science Department Enhanced the Dalhousie Computer Science Department's public website and portal system by maintaining and developing internal web applications.

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<aside> <img src="/icons/checklist_blue.svg" alt="/icons/checklist_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Stuff I’ve Done

Explore my professional timeline featuring a variety of past and present projects, reflecting my evolving career and diverse experiences.


Stuff I’ve Done

Short Courses:

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Java, Python, C, Turbo Pascal AngularJS, React, HTML / CSS / Javascript Invision, Sketch, UI / UX & Product Management CUDA C, Kernels, Parallelized Code**

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<aside> <img src="/icons/trophy_yellow.svg" alt="/icons/trophy_yellow.svg" width="40px" /> Notable Achievements

Founded and acted as the first Chair for Dalhousie University’s Women in Technology Society (WiTS), which still exists today to support female-identifying students pursing technical degrees.

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<aside> <img src="/icons/color-palette_pink.svg" alt="/icons/color-palette_pink.svg" width="40px" /> Artwork

I paint as a hobby and post my artwork to Instagram. Although my art style is certainly inspired by talented visionary artists such as Alex Grey, all of my paintings rely solely on my own endogenous / naturally occurring brain chemistry :)

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<aside> <img src="/icons/geography_purple.svg" alt="/icons/geography_purple.svg" width="40px" /> Born in: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Places Lived: Halifax (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), San Francisco Bay Area (California), Santa Cruz (California), Haiku (Maui, Hawaii), Victoria (British Columbia)

Citizenship: Canada-US dual citizen

Current location: Berkeley, SF Bay Area, California

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