Michael Francis Perez

About

I was born in North Carolina in 1998, then moved to Florida when I was one. My parents raised me outside of Ft. Lauderdale, around Broward County. Both of my parents are from the Dominican Republic, so I was raised speaking Spanish and English. I went to Archbishop McCarthy High School, and graduated in 2016. I am a sophomore in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, studying Computer Science. When I'm not coding, my many hobbies include exploring every nook and cranny of New York on my pennyboard, playing pickup basketball, playing Xbox, and watching binge-worth Netflix shows.

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York, New York B.S. Computer Science, Expected in May 2020, Current Cumulative GPA: 3.1/4.0

Archbishop McCarthy High School, Southwest Ranches, Florida High School Diploma, Magna Cum Laude, 2016, Current Cumulative GPA: 3.9/4.0

Selected Coursework:

Fall 2017: COMS 3134 Data Structures in Java, COMS W3203 Discrete Math, COMS W1004 Introduction to Computer Science (Java)

Taken Previously: ENGI E1006 Computing for Engineers and Applied Scientists (Python), UN2010 Linear Algebra

Spring 2018: COMS W3157 Advanced Programming, COMS W3261 Computer Science Theory, COMS W4111 Introduction to Databases, CSEE W3827 Fundamentals of Computer Systems

Projects

Art of Engineering Class, Columbia University New York, NY Department of Industrial Engineering/Operations Research
  • Learned how to price options of stock prices using the binomial lattice model (BLM)
  • Using the BLM, derived the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing formula in discrete time
  • Coded a method to numerically estimate the price of options, Monte Carlo Simulation, on MATLAB
Engineering Experience Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Underwater Robotics
  • Designed multiple underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) on Autodesk Inventor
  • Created the ROVs using PVC pipes and other inexpensive materials, and compared the designs
  • Presented findings to fellow Engineering Experience program participants at MIT
Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida "Creating a 3D Model of the Stomach for Use with Haptic Interfaces"
  • Created a 3D stomach-and-spleen model on Blender to support surgery simulations by prospective surgeons
  • Derived the univariate formulas for the energy and force of curved surfaces in Simulation Open Framework Architecture (SOFA), so that SOFA can represent 3D models more accurately using curved surfaces instead of quadrilaterals
  • Presented research to fellow UF research program participants at the end of the program and to UF faculty at the STEM Research Speaker Competition at the Florida Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium in January 2016
  • For this research, I created a research paper, a research poster, and a standalone abstract.

New York, NY

March 2017

Cambridge, MA

August 2015

Gainesville, FL

June 2015 to July 2015

Experience

Dodge Fitness Center, Columbia University Lifeguard
  • Provided proper maintenance of the pool and surrounding deck
  • Maintained a safe environment by enforcing facility policies and procedures
  • Constantly supervised patrons using pool
  • Served patrons by attending to their needs and having a positive attitude
  • Attended monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings
Camp Young Judea Sprout Lake Lifeguard
  • Observed groups of about twenty children aged three through nine as they learned to swim and played in a splash pool
  • Helped prevent injuries by teaching children safe swimming practices and attending to injuries the children sustain
Weston YMCA Family Center Lifeguard
  • Provided proper maintenance of the pool and surrounding deck
  • Performed regular chemical checks of pool, maintaining proper chlorine and pH levels
  • Maintained a safe environment by enforcing facility policies and procedures
  • Constantly supervised patrons using pool
  • Served patrons by attending to their needs and having a positive attitude
  • Attended monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings

New York, NY

September 2016 to Present

New York, NY

July 2017 to August 2017

New York, NY

June 2016 to August 2016

Skills

Frontend: HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

Backend: Java and Python

Other Languages: Mathematica and MATLAB

Spoken Languages: Native English and Native Spanish

Certifications: CPR, AED for Professional Rescuers, First Aid and Lifeguarding by Red Cross

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