I'm Justin, current Computer Science Master's student at University of Maryland, College Park. My wide range of interests and abilities center around a common theme: creative expression. From web/app development to film editing to music composition, I am passionate about expressing my creativity through media that others may enjoy. When I'm not at my computer or studying, you can find me swimming, biking, running, playing racquetball with my friends, or tutoring classmates in Computer Science.
Interested in collaborating on a project? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in getting to know me first? You can find me on LinkedIn and GitHub. Cheers!
COVID-19 canceled our favorite sport season, so I helped my brother build out a site to host and compare GPS race files. Check it out here.
A simple board game my friend and I created. Check out the project here.
University of Rochester data science Research Experience for Undergraduates. My partner and I created novel Amazon Mechanical Turk interfaces to build three datasets for training computer vision models. See the data manipulation and interface code we wrote here.
My old Ti-84 calculator programs. I imported the binaries from my calculator, and wrote a python program to translate them to readable TI-BASIC code. Check out the project here.
This application communicates with FitBit web API and Google Firebase to store and use participants' sleep and activity data. The researchers using this app want to determine if they can use incentives to cause people to sleep more. I taught myself Android application development to complete this project. Check out the project here.
I built a Ubuntu server at home over one of my winter breaks. I built it out of an old HP computer. It became unreliable (the computer was probably over 10 years old), so recently I migrated everything to a Raspberry Pi. My future plans are to push the server to cloud-hosting services. I'm currently hosting my brother's blog IronProfessor and this website.
This was created in 24 hours for an open data hackathon in which we were tasked to find a use for a list of open data sources. See the project here (although, I don't think it works anymore due to API changes).
I did a slew of projects during my Master's:
I wrote a thesis during undergrad! You should check it out if you're interested in Twitter advertising. You should also check out the paper I helped publish, of which my thesis extends -- What Twitter Knows: Characterizing Ad Targeting Practices, User Perceptions, and Ad Explanations Through Users' Own Twitter Data.
If you're interested, the
*.tex source for some of the documents on this site are available here.
On a related note, I wrote a textbook for UMD CMSC250.
You can view its progress on my GitHub page.
I like exercise, so I made an interface to view all of my favorite workouts here. Current status: need to add more workouts, and a button to select a random workout.
I also like to cook, so I made a (similar) interface to view all of my favorite recipes here. Current status: I have some recipes I want to remember, but have not made an interface yet.
Music production: Here's my SoundCloud account.
Video editing: Here's a 10-minute documentary I edited for my high school history group.