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Michele Pratusevich

Education

  • Candidate for B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Computer Science Engineering, June 2013
  • Coursework: Applied Vector Calculus, Linguistics, Chemical Science, Biology, Electricity and Magnetism, Theoretical Differential Equations, Mathematical Analysis I, Introduction to EECS I and II, Algorithms I and II, Discrete Math, Game Design, Signals and Systems, Software Development, Educational Games, Computation Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, Electronic Music Composition
  • GPA: 4.4/5.0

Experience

Autotegrity Cambridge, MA (USA)

  • Optimization and analytics intern, June 2011 – August 2011
  • Analyze gender trends in relation to user car buying habits using Python, MySQL, and R
  • Develop a model to classify the buying intent of a user based on their search query when clicking on car advertisements in real time to assist in strategic planning of advertising keyword bidding
  • Database management and maintenance for 3 different database and web servers

MIT, Center for Biological and Computational Learning Cambridge, MA (USA)

  • Undergraduate researcher, January 2011 - present
  • Analyzing and synthesizing current technologies to develop a system to recognize and classify human actions in video and test it's accuracy against standard datasets.

MITRE Corporation Bedford, MA (USA)

  • Network analyst extern, January 2010
  • Responsible for preparing a report on air force network security in relation to social networking.

Canada/USA Mathcamp South Hadley, MA (USA)

  • Counselor, June 2010 – August 2010
  • Responsible for organizing field trips, camper departures, first aid, daily medications, and updating the website with camp news.

MIT CSAIL Computational Biology Group Cambridge, MA (USA)

  • Undergraduate researcher, January 2010 – June 2010
  • Modified existing C and C++ code to optimize RNA folding algorithms.
  • Improved memory usage and runtime from O(n4) to O(n2) when computing probabilities.

Crestron Electronics, Inc. Rockleigh, NJ (USA)

  • Software architecture intern, June 2009 – August 2009
  • Programmed application add-ons in Javascript and C++ to augment Crestron developer software.
  • Product released in September 2009 with the new version of Crestron software.

Activities/Interests/Skills

  • Chair, MIT Educational Studies Program (MIT ESP): oversee organization of educational programs for middle and high school students for the entire calendar year 2011 (http://esp.mit.edu)
  • Director, Splash 2010 (through MIT ESP): Organize 2200+ middle and high school students coming to MIT for a weekend to take 600+ classes taught by MIT undergraduates.
  • Proficient in Java, C++, C, Python, HTML, Mathematica, MySQL, SQLite, LaTeX
  • Comfortable with: MATLAB, Javascript, Bash, R, SVN, git, cron, web.py
  • Hobbies: designing games, teaching, recreational mathematics, slacklining, hiking, classical guitar
  • GitHub: http://github.com/mprat