Jacob Kerr

  • @jakejack
  • Research Assistant, Brain Computation Lab
  • New York, NY
I'm a sophomore at Cornell University's College of Engineering studying computer science. ...  
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2021

Aug 13, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Left a role at TheTake.ai
Ended my journey as Software Engineering Intern at TheTake.ai!
Software Engineering Intern, TheTake.ai
Aug 13, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Shadowed a Software Developer
Shadowed a Research Scientist
Implemented CI/CD
Studying Data Science
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I learned a ton while working with the Deep Pack at TheTake as a software engineering intern. While a majority of the information about my job is proprietary and cannot be discussed with the public, there are a few things I can tell you:
  • I analyzed the massive internal database kept by the company for common trends in the data and presented the information to the team in the form of various reports, a first of its kind analysis done by the company.
  • I used this data to construct smaller datasets used to benchmark the performance of text search algorithms used in TheTake API.
  • I wrote integration tests used in the company's CI/CD pipeline to track the performance of modifications to the text search algorithms.
  • I proposed future optimizations to the text search algorithm.
This was my first internship ever. It was eye-opening to see how things are done at the professional level in software engineering. Working at a startup allowed me full access of every part of the stack, which helped immensely in my learning and skill building. I had amazing time working at TheTake and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. 

Company website: https://thetake.ai/
Software Engineering Intern, TheTake.ai
Jun 01, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Started a new role at TheTake.ai
Started an internship
Excited to join TheTake.ai as Intern! 🎉
Software Engineering Intern, TheTake.ai
May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Published a project
Designed a Backend System
Wrote in OCaml
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For my final project of CS 3110: Functional Programming and Data Structures, my project team of three people created a command line version of uno in OCaml, including several difficulties of AI and the ability to save and load the state of the game with a JSON file. 

My part of the project involved the command line input and output, as well as the low level modules involved with creating the model of the game. 

Repo: https://github.com/jakejack13/uno 
Jan 01, 2021
Jan 01, 2021
Started a new role at Brain Computation Lab
Excited to join Brain Computation Lab as Undergraduate Research Assistant! 🎉
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Brain Computation Lab

2020

Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
Wrote a parser
Designed a Backend System
Wrote in Java
Published a project
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As the final project for CS 2112: Object Oriented Design and Data Structures, my project team of three people created critterworld, a fully customizable animal simulation in Java. The hexagonal animals, called critters, roam a hexagonal grid, encountering food, rocks, and other critters. The critters are programmable using CritterLang, an interpretive language that determines the critter's behavior on each time step given certain conditions. The world can be saved to or loaded from a text file. The program includes a GUI written in JavaFX that can be used to view the world and select each critter to view its stats. 

My portion of the project involved creating the parser and interpreter for CritterLang and creating the world viewer in the GUI.

Unfortunately, the source code of the project can only be offered upon request due to Cornell's academic integrity policy. However, screenshots can be viewed at this repository: https://github.com/MitchellGray100/Critter-World-README 
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