Neil Kenney

nfkenney@gmail.com

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Education:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Computer Science, College of Engineering.
Expected graduation date: May 2019
Courses taken: Introduction to Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Accessible Software Systems Design, Web Systems, Introduction to Computer Security

Projects:
Mechanical Arm Accessibility Controller Project (September 2018-Present)
● Presented a proposal for a mechanical arm solution to help a client with disabilities
● Worked alongside the client to design and build the arm
● Wrote a Python program to control the arm from a Raspberry Pi

MagicMirror Project (May 2018-September 2018)
● Designed and built a one-way mirror displaying current events on its surface
● Configured a Raspberry Pi to control the mirror using Javascript
● Fabricated a wall mounting system using the casing of an old monitor

Personal Website Project (September 2017-November 2017)
● Programmed a customized, publicly available personal website, located at www.nfkenney.info
● Implemented a javascript lightbox plugin to display photos
● Designed and built a small home web server out of a Raspberry Pi

Experience:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (January 2018-Present)
Instructional Aide, EECS 495
● Led two discussion sections where material from lecture was reinforced and expanded upon
● Held biweekly office hours to answer questions for students
● Assisted Course Grader in evaluating student work

LLamasoft Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan (May-August 2018)
Intern
● Worked as a part of a 6-person intern team at an international supply-chain optimization software development company
● Created a client-side dynamic Javascript website using React and Redux
● Showcased a variety of data visualizations using LLamasoft data
● Demonstrated analysis and conclusions to upper management about the efficacy of Qlik

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia (June-August 2017)
Student Investigator
● Worked in both the Emerging Technologies and Computer Vision departments of this not-for-profit government contractor’s research and development center
● Implemented an algorithm (The Spanning Tree Coverage Algorithm) to allow an A.I.'s to explore and map an area for classified usage
● Tested this algorithm with various sponsor projects
● Formally briefed CEO of the sponsor organization on testing outcomes

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia (June-August 2016)
Student Investigator
● Built an improved path planner (Using Rapidly Exploring Random Trees) to serve as a test technology demonstrator
● Tested path planner with various sponsor projects
●Presented testing outcomes to the CEO of the sponsor organization

Technical Skills:
Platforms/Operating Systems: Unix, Windows, OSX, Android
Programming Languages: C, C++, Python, Javascript, Java, C#
Other Skills/languages: HTML, SQL, MATLAB, LaTeX