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**psd2@rice.edu**

Houston, Texas 77005

EXPERIENCE

###### BreviTest Technologies LLC. — Intern

###### Rice University Department of CS — Research Assisant

###### Rice University COMP 182— Teaching Assisant

###### Rice University — Math *B.A.* & Computer Science *B.S.*

August 2016 - May 2020

###### University of St. Thomas

August 2012 - May 2016

PROJECTS

###### Hidden Markov Model POS Tagging

2017
###### Research Symposium

2015

Summer 2014, 15, 16

Interned at BreviTest Technologies LLC., a company that is developing a rapid, point-of-care device which accurately automates enzyme immunoassays. My role has been to work on the back-end (using the JavaScript MEAN stack) of a website which connects the device to both the users and the company.

Summer 2017 - Present

Worked with Dr. Luay Nakhleh and Ph.D. student Ryan Elworth on visualizing evolutionary diversity across genomes as a part of the RUDSSP (Rice University Data Science Summer Program). The project resulted in a python application ALPHA: a toolkit for automated local phylogenomic analyses, that provides an intuitive user interface for phylogenetic analyses and data visualization. It has four distinct modes that are useful for different types of phylogenetic analysis: RAxML, File Converter, MS Comparison, and D-Statistic.

Spring 2018

Responsibilitiles include: grading, weekly office hours, and assisting students with weekly in class problem solving sessions.

PROJECTS

Developed a hidden Markov model approach to an important problem in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP), namely the Part-of-speech (POS) Tagging problem.

Developed and presented an original constructional proof of the following: Considering all possible shapes of simple closed curves with a fixed perimeter, a circle maximizes the area enclosed by the curve.

SKILLS

**Languages:**
JavaScript, Python, Java, C, C++, HTML, CSS, PHP.

**CAD:**

Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorkds, OpenSCAD

**Math & Science:**

Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Modern Geometry, Honors Linear Algebra, Number Theory, University Physics I, University Physics II.

**Computer Science:**

140 Computational Thinking, 320 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering, 182 Algorithmic Thinking, 215 Introduction to Program Design, 321 Introduction to Computer Systems, 322 Fundamentals of Parallel Programming, 390 Computer Science Projects, 496 Cross Training in Data Science.

**VEX Robotics Math Finalist**

Second place in the math division at the 2016 VEX Robotics World Championships. Ranked #1 in robot efficiency out of over 14,000 teams.

**VEX Robotics World Championship Runner Up**

Second place out of over 12,000 teams at the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championships.