Peter Swire

machine learning & data mining specialist

[ data@swirepe.com ]

[ swirepe.com ]

[ 781- 353- 8069]

Focus


Education


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Enrolled Ph.D. - Computer Science, 2010 - 2012 (Incomplete)

Master’s of Science - Computer Science, December 2012

Research Focus: Causal modeling of student learning

Brandeis University

Bachelor’s of Science, class of 2010

Computer Science & Music

Skills


Languages and Tools (abridged)

Experienced In

Familiar With

  • Python
  • Weka
  • Matlab
  • Perl
  • Java
  • C
  • Postgresql
  • Mongodb
  • Bash
  • R
  • Refine
  • Max/MSP
  • Javascript / CSS
  • Scala
  • Git / Subversion
  • Go (Golang)

Web Development

Familiar with

  • Apache Tomcat
  • Lighttpd / Nginx
  • Javascript
  • Apache Velocity
  • Memcache
  • JQuery / MooTools
  • Groovy / Grails
  • Protocol Buffers
  • CSS

Machine Learning Techniques (abridged)

Experienced In

  • Dynamic Bayesian Networks
  • Restricted Boltzmann Machines
  • Random Forests / Decision Trees
  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Operations

   Familiar With

  • Hadoop
  • Hadoop Streaming
  • Hive
  • Chef
  • Vagrant
  • AWS
  • Graphite
  • Scout
  • Airbrake

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Partnership in Math, Science and Engineering Fellow - Full Tuition and stipend, 2010-2012

Brandeis University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (Full Tuition),  2006 - 2010

Undergraduate Research Grant - Electromechanical Sympathetic Strings, Fall 2008

Experiential Learning Grant - Modular Synthesizer Design, Spring 2007

Publications and Presentations


Publications

Presentations

Posters

WPI, Spring 2012

Washington DC, Spring 2011

Graduate Student Achievement Day, WPI, Spring 2011

Experience


Google - Cambridge, MA

January 2014 - March 2015

Software Engineer

Tripadvisor - Newton, MA

March 2013 - November 2013

Software Engineer

Lookout Gaming - Boston, MA

Jan 2013 - March 2013

Software Engineer

Cargometrics - Boston, MA

Software Engineer

  • Coded and maintained operations software  in a Big Data context
  • Oversaw the maintenance and monitoring of an AWS cluster with Graphite and Scout
  • Implemented tools with Hadoop and  Hadoop Streaming to meet business goals

2012

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA

2010 - 2012

Research Assistant

Bellingham Memorial Middle School - Bellingham, MA

2010 - 2012

National Science Foundation’s GK12 Fellow / Math Teacher

Harvey Mudd College - Claremont, CA

2009

National Science Foundation’s REU Researcher

                                                                                                                     

Christian Science Publishing Society, CSMonitor.com  - Boston, MA

2008

Intern

                                                 

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research  - Cambridge, MA

 2006

Intern