Ellis Michael
Computer Scientist — Software Engineer

About


I am a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Computer Science and Plan II Honors. I am also in both the Dean's Scholars and Turing Scholars honors programs. You can view a list of classes I've taken here.

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Experience


You can download a copy of my resume here.

Internship, Summer 2013 - Google, Mountain View

I worked on Google Course Builder. It was a wonderful experience, and you can read more about it on my blog post.

Internship, Summer 2012 - IBM, Austin

I worked on the Business Process Management (BPM) team as an intern during the summer of 2012. BPM is an enterprise tool that allows businesses to automate easily any process they wish. BPM runs on top of IBM WebSphere and is a server and development environment all in one.

For the majority of the summer, the two other interns and I formed a small scrum team. We held daily team meeting team meetings and worked through the iterations together to produce features that eventually were incorporated into the product, including RESTful APIs and an automated integration process.

Autonomous Vehicles (CS 178) - Freshman Research Initiative, University of Texas at Austin

In the Spring of 2012 I was in the class Autonomous Vehicles in Traffic as a part of the Freshman Research Initiative. The course was my first introduction to computer science research.

Throughout the course, I learned how to use the Robot Operating System (ROS) and learned about the various pieces of hardware autonomous agents typically have. I also became familiar with the Point Cloud Library and OpenCV. For our final project, my partner and I worked on an implementation of a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm in ROS.