Hello world!

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
Age: 23

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:


  • 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


Personal Projects:

  • 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.