Alex Reichenbach

Developer

Currently, I attend Phillips Academy Andover, a boarding school just outside of Boston. I have been coding for the past 5 years and spend much of my free time on individual projects.
I'm looking for internships or Summer jobs that combine industry and research in Computer Science or Robotics.

Despite my coding experience, I am not a web developer, so please excuse any bugs you may experience (especially on mobile).

Nick Name: Alex

Email: alex "at" reichenbach.org

Address: 180 Main St, Andover, MA, 01810

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    Projects completed

  • 1

    Patent

  • 7

    Unique Websites

  • 42

    Github Repositories (Including Private)

Portfolio

My Recent Work

I spend much of my free time working on independent projects. A couple of them are featured below, though for a more in depth summary, look at my other website dalocalhost.com.

Affectiva Emotion and Laughter Detection
Paid Summer-Intern; Research Team
I built multiple deep neural networks for emotion detection in speech and facial images; management credited my contribution as a named inventor for a speech detection (patent in process; featured on TechCrunch)
PACTF: Phillips Academy Capture the Flag
Head Problem Writer
PACTF (Phillips Academy Capture the Flag) is an annual online cybersecurity competition with thousands of competitors. Last year, we were sponsored by Amazon AWS, JP Morgan, and CyLab to name just a few. A full list of sponsors and more information may be found here.
Exoplanet Transit Detection using Machine Learning
Independent Project with Harvard Center for Astrophysics
I created deep convolutional neural networks to detect planets from light based curves; twelve viable exoplanet candidates identified.
StudyMuse
Continued Winning Hackathon Project
The project's goal is to create generative music. I'm currently doing research into using sequence to sequence networks as a means to reduce the dimensionality of the problem. This project's MVP won HackNEHS and received $10k of Amazon credits for further research.
Prosthetic Foot
Designed and Printed Prosthetic Foot
I worked with a small group to design a 3D printable foot for Oyundari, a young Mongolian girl whose current prosthetic foot was unsatisfactory. We set to work immediately with a volunteer prosthetist. After designing and testing several prototypes, we ultimately created a high-quality carbon fiber foot at a fraction of what it would have cost using conventional manufacturing processes. We mailed the prosthesis to Mongolia, and although the true test of its performance will be time, so far Oyundari’s feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
ADLFramework: A Deep Learning Framework
Author of Open-Source Data Framework
An open source data loading and manipulation framework, it can load from both local and remote data sources, support easy customization, and multiprocess with ease.
HackNEHS
Two time winner of HackNEHS
My team and I won HackNEHS last year and this year. Boston tech leaders judged 200 participants and awarded us cash and AWS credits to develop our winning project last year and an Oculus this year.
Vex Competition
International Robotics Competition
My team was invited to VEX Worlds my sophomore and junior years, ranked first in New England my junior year, and so far have qualified for State this year (Worlds to take place in April).

Homemade 3d printer
A DIY Custom Wooden 3d Printer
Sophomore summer, I designed the printer, created the circuit board, and constructed the printer into a wooden cabinet I had built into our garage wall. By summer’s end, I had constructed a horrendously ugly, but fully functional, wooden 3d printer. Those months of work taught me about AC/DC, logic gates, and operational amplifiers. My first print, a small, plastic face with an ironic smile, sits on my desk as a tangible symbol of the power of determination, hard work, and a stubborn refusal to give up.

My Skills

Experience Skill

I spend most of my free time working on independent projects, through which I pick up a multitude of skills. Since my projects orbit primarily around Computer Science, that is where I have developed the highest level of expertise.


These skills are measured proportional to each other. I by no means claim to know 100% of Python.

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Language skill

I have spent 8 years learning German and have visited the country multiple times.

These skills are measured proportional to a fluent speaker.

  • English
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My Experience

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Affectiva Internship

July, 2017 - September, 2017

I spent twelve weeks living in Boston and New York programming for Affectiva, an emotion quantification company (backed by MIT Media Lab and Kleiner Perkins). When there, I worked on the speech research team, built a video dataset, created deep-learning models, and designed a web demo. The laughter model I created was featured at MIT Media Lab’s 2017 Emotion AI summit, was picked up by TechCrunch and NPR. Further, a patent with me as a named inventor in the field of variational autoencoders resulted from my work.


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PACTF Head Problem Writer

March, 2015 - Present (2 years)

PACTF(Phillips Academy Capture the Flag) is an annual online cybersecurity competition with thousands of competitors. Last year, we were sponsored by Amazon AWS, JP Morgan, and CyLab to name just a few. A full list of sponsors and more information may be found here.

Education

School


Courses

I have taken 12 level 6 classes, college level courses typically taken by majors in the subject, listed below

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Seminar on Graph Theory and Combinatorics
  • Calculus BC
  • Honors Physics Seminar on Intermediate Mechanics
  • Comp Sci Seminar on the Open Source Movement
  • Physics Independent Project on Aerodynamic Efficiency
  • Calculus Based Physics (Mechanical and Electrical)
  • Physics Independent Project on Joining Robotics and AI

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