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PETER LILLIAN

p@pelillian.net

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Aug 2015–Present (graduation May 2019)

Full-Tuition Trustee Scholarship

Major: Computer Science and Computer Engineering      Minor: Photography

3.74 GPA

Active in USC Center for AI in Society's CAIS++ Student Group

EXPERIENCE

Research: USC Machine Learning Center Aug 2016–Present

Research in the cutting edge of deep learning algorithms to solve challenging problems, especially in computational biology and health care. Worked on improving models that diagnose diseases from symptom information. Currently creating models to analyze changes in biological neurons while the brain is learning.

Internship: Breinify, Inc. May–Aug 2017

Over the summer of 2017, I implemented a system to retrieve aggregated data of specific individuals from graph databases. I then generated new insights based on this data with inference models, even creating a responsive web platform to visualize the results of my work.

Freelance Photography and Graphic Design May 2012–Present

Photographer for a variety of clients—including senior photos, fashion, and weddings. Created a logo for Cabinet-Tronix's launch of a commercial media system, posters/logos for events on and off campus, and logos for companies through the website 99Designs.

Internship: BioBlocks, Inc. May–Aug 2016

Over the summer of 2016, I improved the speed and reliability of the BioBlocks chemistry database while adding in new features—including a system to write procedures in English for Hungarian chemists and a system to optimize shipping costs/automatically order chemicals.

Work Experience: Hamilton College Consulting June–Aug 2015

I worked for three months during the summer of 2015 as a tutor and teacher’s assistant, specializing in math. I supervised and taught students during and after the class period.

Research: Kawasaki Disease Research Center, UCSD July 2013–July 2015

Under the mentorship of Dr. Jane Burns, conducted extensive research into Kawasaki disease’s epidemiology with the goal of finding a source agent. Skills developed during my internship included: DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, computer data visualization, and library research.

SKILLS

Development: Python(inc numpy/sklearn/matplotlib), Java, C++, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, PipelinePilot, Apache Tomcat/Java EE Webserver, Deep Learning/Tensorflow

Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Design

INTERESTS

Artificial Intelligence, Photography, Graphic Design/Typography/Drawing, Backpacking/Camping, Sailing, Skiing

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