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In the spring of 2018, I completed my Bachelors degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology as well as graduating magna cum laude in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. During this time, I worked at the CU Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP Space Science) for three years. I worked in the Data Systems department as an Undergraduate Research Assistant to advance and refactor the Python automation pipeline and code for scientific data returned from Mars orbiter MAVEN. This included successfully launching and documenting the first ELK stack in the department to graphically track thousands of file changes returned daily, as well as developing the Docker environment for deployment.

As an undergraduate, I was awarded magna cum laude and the Discovery Learning Award for my honors thesis in Computer Science by building a novel named entity resolution tool in Python. This tool automatically identified, labelled, and linked complex multi-part names, titles, and locations within texts spanning a range of complexity, jargon, and dialect to dynamically identify a multi-part named entity from the text rather than from a preexisting corpus. It is open source and fully scripted to automate the generation of a labeled network of symbolic and physical interactions between characters in text based on dynamically assigned gender, frequency, and sentiment from any input text. 

During this time, I also worked to build a tool used by a team of space scientists at UCLA to automate the search for hundreds of unidentified interplanetary magnetic field enhancements in multiple collections of satellite magnetometers data.

For more information and details about work I’ve been a part of are available in the Research section.

I am passionate about science communication and history and  am the researcher, writer, and artist for the science and history blog History Survival Guide. A blog that discusses topics in science history to help a stranded time traveler to survive in different time periods. For more information about personal projects I am working on are available in Outreach and Projects section.

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at cyschneck@gmail.com