Andrew King

Andrew King

A BIT ABOUT ME

>I am Andrew King

I am a machine learning engineer currently completing a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia. My research as a master’s student focuses on deep learning models for semantic segmentation. I am the author of Deep Segments, Scopi, and a number of other computer vision based applications. I completed an undergraduate degree with majors in both computer science and business management at Southern Virginia University.

LATEST GITHUB ACTIVITY

@andrewcking
Nov 13, 2017
What is the reason behind the removal of padding? #39

In this model the original VGG16 padding operations are removed. The paper also calls for this removal but I don't understand why. The authors note…

@andrewcking
Oct 14, 2017

FIELDS OF STUDY

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

I am currently working toward a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia. My research interests are deep learning and computer vision. I have experience with a wide variety of machine learning and computer vision libraries.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

I completed a major in computer science as part of my undergraduate degree at Southern Virginia University. I maintained a computer science major GPA of 4.0 and served as the president and founder of the Southern Virginia University Robotics Club and as the chair of the ACM student chapter.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

My second major field of study as part of my undergrad was business management and leadership. I have taken courses in statistics, economics, and strategic management and have gained work experience at a number of small companies.

OTHER INTERESTS

MUSIC

I am a classically-trained singer and have performed in a variety of productions including with the Port Angeles Light Opera and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. I completed 33 university-level credits in music.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2016

Artificial Intelligence

University Of Georgia – 3.9 GPA

Pursuing a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence. Primary focus is deep learning theory and application. Taken courses in subjects including machine learning, computer vision, and deep learning. Gained experience working with a variety of libraries including Scikit-learn, OpenCV, Keras and Apache Spark’s MLlib. Will graduate in spring of 2018.

2016

Computer Science, Business Management

Southern Virginia University – 3.87

Completed a bachelor’s degree with majors in both computer science and business management. Graduated with 162 credits in June 2016. Maintained a computer science major GPA of 4.0. Served as president and founder of the Southern Virginia University Robotics Club and as the chair of the Southern Virginia University ACM student chapter.

2013

Modern Hebrew

University of Virginia – 4.0 GPA

Completed 12 credits at the University of Virginia, studying Modern Hebrew in the Summer Language Institute intensive language program and received perfect marks.

WORK HISTORY

2017

Graduate Research Assistant – Visual and Parallel Computing

University of Georgia
2017-Present
  • Working as student lead on a deep learning research project with the Visual and Parallel Computing Laboratory in conjunction with the Marine Sciences department. Using fully convolutional semantic segmentation techniques on underwater survey images from the Florida Keys for the purpose of mapping and tracking the coral reef.

2016

Graduate Research Assistant – Virtual Environments Laboratory

University of Georgia
2016-Present
  • Working as lead programmer for the Virtual Environments Laboratory. Using computer vision techniques to develop virtual environments for research projects in medicine, advertising, and psychology.

2016

Lead Web Developer

Southern Virginia University
2013-2016
  • Developed a new, fully-responsive website for Southern Virginia University in an open-source content management system. Managed the design and implementation of the site, substantially decreasing development costs and saving the university thousands in yearly licensing and maintenance fees.

  • Mobile traffic increased from 29% to over 50% within six months after the launch of the new responsive site, a sign of a strong user experience for mobile users.
  • Assisted in growing a robust intern program, managing and training new web development interns to sustain in-house development.
2013

Communications Assistant

Southern Virginia University
2012-2013
  • Managed all content on the Southern Virginia University website and made regular changes to keep the site up to date.

2011

Apple Product Professional

CityMac Apple Store
2011
  • Conducted hardware and software repairs on Apple products as a technician and support professional.

2011

Assistant to the Office Manager

Sawtooth Software
2005-2007, 2010-2011
  • Worked as a receptionist, directing phone calls, answering questions, filing invoices, and performing other customer-service related tasks.

 

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You can download my resume in pdf format. I currently work for University of Georgia.

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MY Github PROFILE

DEVELOPMENT PROFICIENCIES

Python – Experienced

Java – Experienced

C# – Experienced

C++ – Proficient

HTML5/CSS3/Javascript – Experienced

PHP – Proficient

Keras – Proficient

Apache Spark – Beginner

SciKit-learn – Proficient

SciKit-image – Experienced

OpenCV – Experienced

Weka – Experienced

PROJECT PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

Deep Segments

A tool for generating ground truth images for use in deep learning semantic segmentation models. It provides a simple and fast method for researchers by leveraging unsupervised clustering of an oversegmented image.

Scopi

A stereoscopic camera application for Android. With it, users can take two perspective-offset photos that the application will automatically register (align), crop, and stitch side by side to create a stereoscopic photograph.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Deep Learning

Implemented deep neural networks in Python and studied convolutional neural networks in the context of computer vision.

Neuroevolution

Interested in novel applications of genetic algorithms to evolve neural networks. Has experience using and implementing the NEAT algorithm for neuroevolution.

OTHER INTERESTS

Music

Classically-trained singer who has performed in a variety of productions including with the Port Angeles Light Opera and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Completed 33 university-level credits in music.

MY WORKS

Scopi – A Stereoscopic Photo App

Scopi – A Stereoscopic Photo App

Deep Segments – For Deep Learning Segmentation

Deep Segments – For Deep Learning Segmentation

BrewCounts – Automatic Cell Counting

BrewCounts – Automatic Cell Counting

Music Genre Classifying Neural Network

Music Genre Classifying Neural Network

Neuroevolution: A Solution to Necessary Abstraction

Neuroevolution: A Solution to Necessary Abstraction

Using NEAT to Predict Solar Radiation

Using NEAT to Predict Solar Radiation

Website for Southern Virginia University

Website for Southern Virginia University

Chivalry – An Android Game

Chivalry – An Android Game

Eight Puzzle Solver

Eight Puzzle Solver

Solitaire Clone

Solitaire Clone

Prime – A friendly locomotive

Prime – A friendly locomotive

Address Book

Address Book

C++ microshell

C++ microshell

Southern Virginia University Calendar

Southern Virginia University Calendar

Dining Philosophers Deadlock Solution

Dining Philosophers Deadlock Solution

H1 Assembly String Library

H1 Assembly String Library

Assembly Bubble Sort

Assembly Bubble Sort

Coffee Paint

Coffee Paint

The Smoky God

The Smoky God

Foxcat Adventure

Foxcat Adventure

Faure Requiem – Libera Me

Faure Requiem – Libera Me

Breakout Clone

Breakout Clone

Music – Faraway Place (Original Album)

Music – Faraway Place (Original Album)

Music – If Ever I Would Leave You

Music – If Ever I Would Leave You

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