Joshua A. Reyes

Work Experience

Software Engineer, KAYAK.com

May 2012–present

Member of a 4-person team of developers that makes the advertising work on Kayak.com. Coordinate daily with the business team to create and maintain software that they use to manage ad campaigns that run on the main and affiliate sites.

Relevant technologies: Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, AJAX, Python, Django, Java, MySQL, JUnit with Mockito, Spring, and MyBatis persistence framework.

Instructor of Computer Science, UMass Boston

September 2007–May 2009

Planned, constructed, and administered all aspects of a semester-long undergraduate course in introductory computer science conducted in Java, including all lectures, assessments, labs, and grades for the course of about twenty students for four semesters.

Skills and Interests [ top ]

Shuffle / Sort
Programming Languages
Python, Django, Java, Javascript, SQL, R, Scheme, bash, Matlab
Extracurricular
Squash, flatwater kayaking, swimming, data visualization, and New England excursions

Education [ top ]

AM Systems Biology, Harvard University

November 2012

Relevant coursework and research: probability theory, statistics, Bayesian methods in machine learning and graphical models primarily implemented in Python with Numpy and Scipy or in R, bash scripting, MPI parallel programming, interactive data visualization using Javascript and d3.js. (PhD program)

MS Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

August 2009

Relevant coursework and research: XML and semi-structured documents for web applications, RESTful web services, Java Servlets and Tomcat, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and programming language design.

AB Mathematics, Harvard University

January 2006

  • Award: Certificate of Distinction for Teaching, Math 134: Calculus on Manifolds, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Award: David Aloian Memorial Scholarship for unique contributions to residential life, Harvard Alumni Association
  • Social chair and co-chair of the Leverett House Committee

Relevant coursework and research: geographic information systems, ESRI ArcView (Harvard GSD), differential geometry and topology, general relativity, real and complex analysis, chaotic dynamical systems, creative technologies for creative learning (MIT Media Lab).

Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute

June–July 2008

Relevant coursework and research: agent-based modeling and simulation, complex adaptive systems, urban planning, social network analysis and modern graph theory. Lectured on classical and evolutionary game theory.

Activities [ top ]

Mentor First Generation College Students Program, Harvard College

Fall 2012–present

Faculty Adviser Holoimua O Hawai'i, Harvard College

Fall 2009–present

Non-resident Tutor Leverett House, Harvard College

Fall 2006–Spring 2007, Fall 2011–present

Resident Tutor Quincy House, Harvard College

Fall 2007–Spring 2011