Projects

Over the years, I have worked on many projects in the fields of computer science, physics, chemistry and biology. I work on these projects at hackathons, for science fairs, for schoolwork and for fun. Shown below are some of my best projects. Several have won awards at hackathons or science fairs.

Pebble Prompter

At WearHacks 2017, my team developed an automated teleprompter for the Pebble smartwatch, winning the first place prize. Pebble Prompter aims to simulate prompters offered to news anchors in major news corporations, e.g. CBC, allowing for variations in the speed of the teleprompter to enable the news anchor or lecturer to speak naturally.

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Timelime

At Bonfire 2017, we developed a Chrome extension that analyzes Facebook Messenger messages and creates a visual timeline of each user in the group in order to offer the host/planner of the meeting an easy method to visualize the data. We won second place at Bonfire!

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Simpli-Fly

At Hack the North 2018, we modified a drone, allowing it to be controlled via hand gestures! We used the Leap Motion API in order to achieve this, with Bluetooth communication between a laptop and an Arduino placed on the drone. We won the CANSOFCOM (Canadian Military) prize!

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SumNotes

At Hack the North 2017, we developed a lecture summarizer and won the "Best Use of CockroachDB" award. SumNotes allows for users to record lectures and obtained auto-generated summary notes using speech-to-text.

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3DPocket - Computational Prediction of Protein-Ligand Binding Sites

I developed a novel, geometry-based algorithm that allowed for the identification of ligand binding sites within proteins. The algorithm uses the 3D convex hull of a protein and its Connolly surface to identify "pockets". This information can be used in drug design e.g. creating a drug to block RNA from binding to HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. I won a gold medal at the regional fair and also won a silver medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario.

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A New Approach to Motif Discovery

I created a novel algorithm, in Python, that used a comparative approach to identify motifs in DNA sequences up to 10x faster than previous algorithms. I won a gold medal at the regional science fair and also won a silver medal, several scholarships and the Statistics Society of Canada Award at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Polycode

At Hack the 6ix, we developed a command-line tool to automatically translate code between different languages intelligently. In roder to do this, we broke apart the code via its abstract syntax tree (AST) and translated desired tokens. We won StdLib's prize for "Best Use of StdLib"!

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Polyspective

At THacks 2, we developed an automated camera perspective switching system. The system used a variety of cues to switch to the appropriate camera such as facial expressions, audio and movements. We won "Best Hardware Hack" at THacks 2!

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Tetros

I developed a game similar to Tetris using the Tkinter graphics library in Python (2016 - Grade 11 summative project).

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Looking @ Lactose

I isolated and measured the amount of lactose content in different types of milk through the use of acetic acid, calcium carbonate and ethanol. I won a gold medal, $500 SHAD scholarship and Chem 13 award (Best Chemistry project) in the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair (2016).

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Findr

At the Tech Retreat hackathon in the University of Waterloo, my team made an Android application that allows user to host and find events geographically (2015).

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PyMaze

I made a game similar to PAC-MAN, in which the player tries to reach a treasure chest while avoiding enemies, collaborating with the computer science club members at my school. I mainly worked on the enemies' artificial intelligence (strategies for attacking the player) in which I implemented the A* algorithm for pathfinding (2015).

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Energizing Electrolytes

I measured the amount of electrolytes in various juices by creating a circuit which was bridged by the juice I was testing. I won a gold medal, Best in Division award, $500 SHAD scholarship and Sir Isaac Newton award (Best Physics project) in the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair (2015).

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Happy or Sappy

At T.Hacks in Toronto, my team developed a program that analyzes twitter data in a geographical region to determine which areas are happy/sad. This can be used to analyze the mood of populations after major events like a natural disaster or the Olympics. We came 2nd place at T.Hacks (2016).

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Logistica Politica

With the US election in a few days, my team, at ECHacks in Trent University, decided to analyze twitter data in order to see how close emotional sentiment matches political parties e.g. are Democrats always happy? (2016)

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Impatient Patient

At Hack Western, in Western University, my team made a program designed to reduce wait times for walk in clinic patients by giving them real time information for clinics near them. Doctors can easily input their data and update the database instantly (2016).

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Avro Arrow Club

I am part of the Avro Arrow Club (car club) at my school. We design, build and race cars such as the one shown in the picture above. We use SolidEdge and AutoCAD to design our cars.

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Legendary Lines

At SpartaHacks, in Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, my team created a program that allowed users to see correlations between the sentimentality values (happy/sad) of a specific twitter user and see if they correlate to temperature values or stock values. We came 2nd place (2016).

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