Nolan Dey
MASc Candidate in Systems Design Engineering
MASc in Systems Design Engineering

Advisors: Bryan Tripp, Graham Taylor, Alexander Wong

Topic: Neuroscience & Deep Learning

BASc in Systems Design Engineering

GPA 3.7/4, Graduated with Distinction

Relevant Courses: Machine Intelligence, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Optimization

Machine Learning Research Intern
Jun. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Machine Learning & Web Intern
Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2017
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jul. 2017 - Aug. 2017
Data Science Intern
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2017
Full-Stack Developer Intern
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2017
Software Engineering Intern
May 2016 - Aug. 2016
iOS Developer Intern
Sep. 2015 - Dec. 2015
Quality Assurance Intern
Jan. 2015 - Apr. 2015
Head Organizer
Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2019
Adversarial MNIST Digits

Used the fast gradient sign method (Goodfellow et al.) to generate adversarial inputs for the MNIST dataset.

Reversi AI

A command line implentation of the game Reversi featuring an AI which uses the A* search algorithm.

One Button Phone

Enabled a woman with advanced multiple sclerosis to initiate and receive calls from a long-term care facility. This was accomplished by mounting a smartphone on her bed with a custom Android application that acts as a single button phone.


Used the iterative design process to create a MIDI trombone with significant ergonomic improvements over a normal trombone as well as added functionality such as sustain. Leveraged a pressure sensor for volume control, a linear softpot potentiometer for pitch control, and force sensors to detect button presses.

JSON Validation API

REST API written in go which allows you to upload/download JSON schemas and validate JSON documents against the schemas you uploaded. Leverages gojsonschema for document validation and PostgreSQL for storage.

Uber Usage Map

Generated a heat map of Uber usage in New York using the Google Maps API for the front-end and pandas for the data wrangling (Citadel Datathon)

YouTube Recommended Blocker

Developed browser extensions to hide YouTube's recommended videos while allowing users to watch videos

Do You Even Lift?

Designed EMG circuit which processes an electrical muscle signal and outputs the strength of the contraction

Facebook Newsfeed Blocker

Released Safari Extension hiding Facebook Newsfeed while allowing other Facebook features

Save Me

- Implemented app in Swift that calls 911 and texts emergency contacts in a single tap

- Interfaced with Node backend using Twilio to send texts when requests are received