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Jesse Endo Jenks

Education

University of Puget Sound

B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science - double major
Tacoma, WA

Honors

magna cum laude
May 2018

Relevant Courses

University of Puget Sound / Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, Study Abroad
  • Algorithms, A. I., Software Engineering, Compilers, Optimization, Theory of Computing
  • Abstract Algebra I & II, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis I & II, Set Theory, Topology, Mathematical Logic

Skills

Experience

Full-stack Software Engineer

Hex Insights, Seattle, WA
September 2018 - Present
  • Working on a small team building single-page applications with React, Go, Express, Django, and Postgres
  • Conduct unit and integration tests using the Jest framework
  • Implemented custom API query system that significantly dropped page load times
  • Created custom loading animations with React and HTML5 canvas
  • Designing RESTful APIs to interface with custom databases

Makerspace Assistant

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Spring 2018
  • Assisted students and faculty in using 3D printers, Arduino boards, Raspberry Pis, a laser cutter, a silhouette cutter, button makers, and other equipment

Teaching Assistant

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Spring 2017
  • Graded assignments and assisted professor in administration for a class of 19 students on Formal Logic
  • Provided twice-weekly dedicated tutoring sessions throughout the semester

Department Tutor

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Spring 2016 - Spring 2017, 2018
  • Provided weekly peer tutoring for all class levels

Media Services Staff

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Fall 2014 - Fall 2016
  • Performed troubleshooting for staff and faculty on campus
  • Handled media requests for classes, events, and presentations

Projects

jessejenks.github.io
  • Personal website showcasing various interactive Javascript projects
  • Blog section contains over 20 interactive projects on topics ranging from fractals, cellular automata, Markov chains, neural nets, and many others

Typescript Parser Combinator Library

March 2021 - Present
  • Created a parser combinator library, written in TypeScript.
  • Available on GitHub.

Blog Post Filter Language

Fall 2019
  • Created a simple language for filtering blog posts, and implemented a parser and interpreter
  • Built a demo page with a custom syntax highlighted editor

Neural Net javascript library

Fall 2017
  • Wrote a neural net library from scratch in javascript to visualize in this blog post
  • Implements backpropagation Includes a variety of activation and cost functions

COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling Finalist

Spring 2017
  • Finished in top 11 out of 1,527 teams from around the world with 2 other teammates
  • Created cellular automata-based model to study the influence self-driving cars may have on traffic flow
  • In the news!

Raspberry Pi Slackbot

Spring 2017
  • Created a chatbot trained on text messages, YouTube comments, and Shakespeare
  • Loaded onto a Raspberry Pi so that members could chat with it through a Slack channel

Summer Research Paper

Summer 2016
  • Conducted independent research on differing views on the foundations of mathematics
  • Wrote a 20 page research paper on John Etchemendy’s criticism of Tarskian model theory

School Activities

ACM

President, Computer Science club
2016 - 2017

PMU

Mathematics Honor Society
Inducted Spring 2017

UPE

Computer Science Honor Society
Inducted Spring 2016

PES

Honor Society
Inducted Spring 2015

Academic and Other Awards

School of Music Scholarship

2014 - 2018

Edward Goman Math Scholarship

2016 - 2018

Graduated with Honors from Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Fall 2017

Collier Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Fall 2016

Other Interests

Interests, Skills

Cello, Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics