My name is Austin Walters.
I have interest in computer vision, neuroscience, biotech, wearables, systems, and really just about everything. To me, what is possible is only bound by our imagination, so I spend all day thinking of as many seemingly crazy ideas as I can, usually they work out!
If you are interested in reading more about my ideas, life, and projects I recommend my blog. I write on topics ranging from computer vision – edge detection, email analytics, principal component analysis, to how story telling influences learning and learning through blogging.
If instead, you are interested in hiring, contacting, or “checking me out” I recommend staying here, at agw.io.
Name: Austin Grant Walters
Programming Languages: C, C++, Python, Golang, Scheme, Java, Ruby, PHP, NetLogo, R
Frameworks: Qt, OpenCV, Rails, OpenMP, OpenCL,
Current Areas of Focus: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Systems Programming, Data Analytics
- B.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign, 2015
- Joliet Junior College, Honors Certificate, no degree (one biology lab short), 2010 – 2013
Awards, Recognitions, Positions:
- ISUR student (scholar program) sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), 2015
- Senior Thesis/Undergraduate Research in Tim Bretl’s Research Group, focus in Computer Vision related to Fiducial Markers 2015
- ACM, University of Illinois Chapter, Treasurer 2014 – 2015
- ACM, University of Illinois Chapter, SIGBio (Special Interest Group in Biology) Chair 2013 – 2015
- Recipient 2012 Joliet Junior College Faculty Scholarship (2012)
- Completed Joliet Junior College Honors Program, received a certificate (2010 – 2012)
- Founder at Synaptitude, 2014 – Present
- Senior Software Engineer at Capital One San Francisco Lab, 2015 – Present
- Software Engineer (Computer Vision) at Caterpillar at UIUC Research Park, 2014 – 2015
- Technology Intern at Capital One in Rolling Meadows Illinois, Summer 2014
- IT internship at AdventEdge Healthcare Solutions in Lombard Illinois, Summer 2012
- Temporary Clerk at AdventEdge Healthcare Solutions in Lombard Illinois from November 2007-2012
- Synaptitude.me – My startup
- agw.io – Professional website
- Easy-a.net – Grade prediction and distribution website
- austingwalters.com – Personal/Technical blog
- Top Financial Advisor – Friends website that I work part-time on
- Lettergram.net – Automated mailing lists on special topics
- Synaptitude – (In Development) ThinkSuite an application which tracks and improves mental health.
- Easy-a.net – A website which displays the grade distributions for every course-professor combination at a university, with grade prediction.
- OpenBKZ – (In Development) – Open Source ebook reader, which is based off statistics and will make recommendations, track user data, etc. Would be useful in school, tutoring, or hobbiest settings.
- AlphaBKZ – (In Development) – ebook reader, and so much more. A software suite designed to provide the best analytics, neuro-analytics, eye tracking, user focus, etc.
- Top Financial Advisor – I developed a method of making long term stock predictions which was very effective in the summer of 2013. I am getting it ready to for launch on Top Financial Advisor – Investment Guide.
- Everyday Algorithms – i.e. Algorithms Rock – (In Development) – An introductory book on algorithms, providing examples with algorithms we see in everyday life.
- Selenium Factory – Won my team the Capital One intern competition.