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Samuel Naser

Developer and Data Science Researcher

Chicago, Illinois 502-415-0878


Northwestern University 2017 - 2020
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Transferred in Fall 2017

University of Louisville 2016 - 2017
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science
4.0 GPA in Computer Science and Engineering at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Spring 2017 Dean's Scholar. Trustees' Scholarship

Research Experience

Knowledge Discovery and Web Mining Lab 2016 - Present
NSF REU Researcher
Funded by National Science Foundation grant for human-algorithm interaction
Implement standard collaborative recommendation systems in Python and benchmark them against novel bias-reduction methods
Create mobile and web interfaces with Django and the Ionic cross-platform framework which allow for simple interaction with models

University of Louisville Clinical and Translational Research Center 2014 - 2015
Programmed categorical Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) models to predict the carcinogenicity of a given compound
Heavily utilized Python to automate complex processes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

James Graham Brown Cancer Research Center 2014 - 2014
Research Intern
Participated in selective research opportunity, attending seminar series and presenting in final poster session
Implemented algorithms in computational chemistry using the Python and Perl programming languages

Tech Startups and Development

The Glass Capitol 2016 - Present
Maintain search features, user system, and perform database manipulation with Google App Engine backend. Retrieve data from government
APIs and load into database using custom-built Python scrapers
Explore innovative methods of displaying civic data through JavaScript frameworks such as d3 and Google Charts

IceScream 2016 - 2016
Co-founder and lead developer
Co-developed mobile application connecting ice cream truck vendors and consumers.
Implemented mobile application with the Ionic cross-platform framework with a Firebase backend which handled live location data

SnapHunt 2016 - 2016
Lead mobile developer
Developed native data-driven Android application SnapHunt, l ed transition to the Ionic cross-platform framework
Assisted in API design and development of the Rails backend


Languages Tools

Java, Python, C/C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, HTML, CSS Git version control, Amazon Web Services , Google App Engine,
Firebase, Angular 1 & 2