I write code.
I am a developer, problem solver, project executor, creative thinker. I autonomously deliver products from concept to launch.
My general interests lie in Computer Vision & Image Processing, Machine Learning and Distributed Systems and I am very curious about functional programming - especially exploring different languages, algorithms and their implementations. Keywords like computer and machine vision, data science, high performance computing, learning systems, scalability and mobile systems pique my interest.
I write code at EyeVerify. EyeVerify is the exclusive provider of EyePrint Verification®, a highly accurate biometric for mobile devices. Eyeprint Verification delivers a password-free mobile experience and secure authentication at a glance. This patented solution uses existing cameras on smartphones to image and pattern match the blood vessels in the whites of the eye.
I also do a limited amount of consulting in the areas of my interests.
I live and work in Kansas City. Previously I've lived and worked in California and New York. I'm fairly involved in the community in the region.
I went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City where I studied Computer Science, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I got a lot out of college. I am currently a graduate student studying Computer Vision and Image processing, and the applications of gossip-like algorithms in Distributed Systems.
I like discussions around computation and all it's aspects, and more specifically around ideas and applications of biometrics, computer vision, image processing, data mining, distributed computing, interesting algorithms, pervasive & ubiquitous computing, wireless/digital health and specific areas of software engineering. I also like to talk about entrepreneurship (startups, business ideas, leadership, business plan execution) and broader ideas around helping humanity use technology for good, and about entrepreneurship and startups in the Kansas City region and the greater Silicon Prairie region.
Please feel free to get in touch - I'm always looking to meet interesting people and helping out when I can. Please note that I am hesitant to sign Non-Disclosure agreements in most contexts - I find that a gentleman's NDA unless specifically necessary is usually sufficient.
My Chinese Teacher at The Confucius Institute at The University of Kansas gave me a Chinese name: 段力德 (Duàn LìDé)