[NEW!] Wagstaff, Kiri L., and Lee, Jake. "Interpretable Discovery in Large Image Data Sets" 2018 ICML Workshop on Human Interpretability in Machine Learning , 2018, pp.107-113. [arXiv] [Workshop] [paper website]
Analyzing shortwave and longwave radiation albedo data from a UAV flight over Svalbard, Greenland with MATLAB and generating a GIS visualization of it. Example [PNG].
Speccing out and locally integrating new environmental sensors for a fixed-wing UAV
Maintaining, restoring, and calibrating a quad-camera polarimeter for fieldwork on the R/V Falkor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Computer Science Dept. Research Assistant under Dr. Yoohwan Kim, Summer of 2015: Performed a survey of the bitcoin mining hardware market in hopes of predicting the future behavior of the hardware market as well as the bitcoin mining difficulty. Whitepaper available [PDF].
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Astrophysics Dept. Research Assistant under Dr. Amanda Maxham, Summer of 2013, 2014: Researched the behavior of high altitude balloons in the atmosphere, specifically on achieving neutral buoyancy without active controls. Discussed my findings in my "Extended Essay" requirement for the International Baccalaureate diploma. Available [PDF].
Columbia Space Initiative: As the High Altitude Balloons Mission Director, I lead a team of students to launch a balloon with scientific payloads to ~100,000ft. Our first launch in 2016 received a lot of media coverage by the school, and we are currently preparing for our second launch. Visit the mission page here.
Columbia Makerspace: I am one of the Superusers, or a student volunteers, at the Makerspace. We provide various tools and materials, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, to students and faculty. I also consult on various projects that come through the space and assist other labs as necessary.
Columbia Pops Orchestra: I am a cellist as well as the video producer for the Pops Orchestra. We play movie and video game soundtracks arranged by students.
Electrical Engineering: CS is fun, but CS with hardware is also fun. I know enough to do arduino projects and basic circuits.
DIY/Making: I can only stare at a laptop screen for so long. I try to make various gadgets and help with others' projects at the Columbia Makerspace. I'll have a project page/blog eventually.
Aerospace: I launched several high altitude balloons in high school, and I've continued to do so at the Columbia Space Initiative. I've also been exposed to a lot of related topics during my internships at JPL. I was fortunate enough to watch a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg AFB, and it was amazing.
Photography: My rig is a Panasonic GH4 mirrorless and a 18-35mm f/2.8. I do event and project photography for clubs and social media, but I'm trying to do more street photography.
Videography: I have a couple filmmaker friends on campus, so I try to help out on set. I also do video recordings for visiting speakers, panel events and Columbia Pops concerts.
Audio Engineering: This started when Columbia Pops needed audio recordings. Conductors/arrangers were recording on their cellphones and it sounded terrible. I bought a Blue Yeti initially, but I now own a Scarlett 2i2 and a pair of Line Audio CM3s. They sound great. I also do MIDIs of orchestral music so that the conductors can hear what their arrangements sound like before rehearsal (EW Hollywood series). I also hold the boom mic for my filmmaker friends whenever they need an extra hand; you see can some of the videos I've been credited in on my vimeo page.
Gaming: I play CS:GO, TF2, Rocket League, GTAV, BF4/BF1, Overwatch, Shenzhen I/O, TIS-100 and RCT2.
PC Building: I am currently on my second rig, and I've made a few rigs for my friends and random people on reddit. Here's a link to my current parts list.
Drones: I've flown drones of various sizes, from a small toy drone to a 3DR octocopter. I'm hoping to learn drone videography soon.
Music: I play the cello for Columbia Pops and I'm trying to practice piano more.
Mechanical Keyboards: I currently own a Razer Blackwidow TE with Cherry Blues, but I'm looking for a Pok3r, Ducky or WASD 60% or 80% with Cherry Reds.
HAM Radio: The HABs I launch use APRS trackers that send out GPS signals on 144.39, so I had to get a license. My callsign is KF7YAF.