Andrew King

Andrew King

A BIT ABOUT ME

>I am Andrew King

I am a machine learning scientist. I work on the Applied Research team at Ellucian and hold a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Georgia. My research as a master’s student focused on deep learning models for semantic segmentation. I am the author of Deep Segments, Scopi, and a number of other machine learning and computer vision based applications. I completed an undergraduate degree with majors in both computer science and business management at Southern Virginia University.

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FIELDS OF STUDY

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

I graduated with a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia. My master’s thesis explores fully convolutional deep learning architectures for semantic segmentation of image data. 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

2018
University Of Georgia – 3.94 GPA

Artificial Intelligence – M.S.

Attained a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence. Thesis explored fully convolutional deep learning architectures for semantic segmentation of image data. Coursework included a variety of topics including scalable machine learning, computer vision, deep learning, and advanced data analytics.

2016
Southern Virginia University – 3.87

Computer Science, Business Management – B.A.

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
University of Virginia – 4.0 GPA

Modern Hebrew

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

2018
Machine Learning Developer, Applied Research

Ellucian

May 2018 – Present

Delivering machine learning research proof-of-concepts for the higher education administrative space to enhance processes for institutions from enrollment to retention.

Collaborating with architects and developers to create machine learning pipelines to evolve and compliment Ellucian’s services.

2017
Deep Learning Research Assistant

University of Georgia – Visual and Parallel Computing Laboratory

May 2017 – May 2018

Conducting research as student lead on a deep learning project in conjunction with the Department of Marine Sciences. Exploring fully convolutional semantic segmentation architectures using underwater survey images from the Florida Keys for the purpose of mapping and tracking the coral reef.

Research led to a top-1 classification accuracy of 88%, outperforming all previous models for this task.

2016
Lead Programmer

University of Georgia – Virtual Environments Laboratory

August 2016 – May 2018

Using Unity and computer vision techniques such as photogrammetry to develop virtual environments for research projects in medicine, advertising, and psychology.

2017
Machine Learning and Computer Vision Engineer

Grimm Artisanal Ales

Summer 2017

Developed in-lab yeast analysis computer vision software to automatically determine and track yeast health metrics.

Organized ground truth data collection and achieved 97% cell count accuracy and 95% health classification accuracy.

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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DEVELOPMENT PROFICIENCIES

Python – Expert

Java – Experienced

C# – Experienced

C++ – Proficient

HTML5/CSS3/Javascript – Experienced

Flask – Proficient

PHP – Proficient

Pytorch – Experienced

Keras – Proficient

Apache Spark – Proficient

SciKit-learn – Experienced

statsmodels – Proficient

Pandas – Experienced

Dask – Proficient

SciKit-image – Experienced

OpenCV – Experienced

Weka – Experienced

LaTeX – 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 take two perspective-offset photos that are automatically registered (aligned), cropped, and stitched using OpenCV (C++ interface) to create a stereoscopic photograph.

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

Paper: A Comparison of Deep Learning Methods for Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Survey Images

Paper: A Comparison of Deep Learning Methods for Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Survey Images

Scopi – A Stereoscopic Photo App

Scopi – A Stereoscopic Photo App

Deep Segments – For Deep Learning Segmentation

Deep Segments – For Deep Learning Segmentation

Fully Convolutional Neural Network – Keras

Fully Convolutional Neural Network – Keras

Brew Counts – Automatic Cell Counting

Brew Counts – 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

Neural Style Transfer

Neural Style Transfer

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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