about me

I am a bilingual Cuban-American and I love to create. As an elementary schooler, I came up with business ideas for my younger brother and I to pursue. We sold newsletters with ads, DVD rentals from our own collection and even bottled water. I merged my creativity and admiration for technology when I discovered iOS development in middle school. I taught myself using books and YouTube tutorials and released several for-profit apps while in high-school. I graduated from Auburn University in December of 2018 with a bachelor's in Computer Science and will complete my master’s in May 2020.

current projects

I am currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Levent Yilmaz for the Computer Science department of Auburn University. My current work focuses discovering Key Performance Parameters which result in successful and sustainable war logistics for the United States Air Force. The research incorporates Exploratory Modeling with Deep and Shallow learning techniques to generate probable models. 

Please view my GitHub for current progress, additional side projects and course work.

experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant - Auburn University (May 2018 - May 2020)
    Research into Exploratory Modeling using NetLogo, Scala and Python for sustainable Wargaming logistics for the US Air Force and research on Coherent Agent simulations where I designed and implemented an API for Agents to interact on contexts.

  • Lead Software Developer - WonUpIt (January 2015 - August 2017)
    At WonUpIt I gained valuable experience with data-driven applications. My responsibilities included overseeing app architecture, improving the User Interface and maintaining legacy code. In addition, I managed a team of developers to release more than 10 versions of the WonUpIt app.

  • Technician - Everwave Technologies (May 2016 - August 2016)
    As a Technician I received hands on experience with the first three layers of Internet Protocol. I learned ISP technologies such as Packet Switching, installation of T1 lines and Y-Max high power radio beaming to bring fast and reliable internet access to the Rocky Mountains.

  • iOS Developer & Tutor - Brodderick.com (2010 - 2018)
    I began as a self-taught programmer working on individual projects. I released several apps to the Apple App Store and eventually began contract work. The apps I created on my own include two games and an app that makes it easy to track how much you are spending on gasoline. In addition, I tutored iOS development to young students who were eager to create.

courses taken

  • Artificial Intelligence
    This course serves as a well-rounded introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I studied advanced Informed and Uninformed search algorithms, Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning. Specifically, Uniform Cost Search, A* Search, K-Means, Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering, Support Vector Machines and more. 

  • Data Mining
    I studied several Data Mining techniques and concepts and the applications of Statistics in Computer Science. Specifically, I studied the process of Data Mining, data storage and operations on a  Data Warehouse and Statistical Distributions and analysis. 

  • Deep Learning
    Planned for January 2019

  • Algorithms & Data Structures
    I studied algorithm complexity, applications of advanced data structures, and concrete algorithm techniques such as sorting, dynamic programming, recursion and path-finding.