Michael Barnathan


Morganville, NJ, USA
If you had to stick a label on me, you'd probably use either "software developer" or "theoretical computer scientist". And I am both of these things - I've written a lot of software and published quite a few papers. But I'm also much more than that: I lead. I teach (data structures and algorithms for a university and web design independently). I compose. I play the piano. I write poetry. I build circuits (crazy things that "predict the future" using machine learning on embedded microcontrollers). I take photos. I research medicine, psychology, and mathematics on my own time. I've formally stated my personal philosophy.

For one of the richest rewards of an intellectual lifestyle in this day and age is the sheer breadth of information that is available; a richer tapestry than ever any artisan wove. And not only is this breadth of knowledge gratifying, but it is also empowering, for this tapestry is vastly interconnected.

Our system of education is not properly equipped to impart this breadth, however. And for that reason, I have made it among my life goals to institute a school that does. See http://www.projectpolymath.org.

I'm also heavily involved in medicine through my medical diagnostics startup, Living Discoveries. Artificially intelligent diagnostics! Saving lives is the other half of maximizing human potential.

Work Experience


Software Engineer

September 2010 - New York, New York, United States


Data Scientist

December 2009 - July 2010 New York, New York, United States

Monmouth University

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Taught CS305 and CS503, undergraduate and graduate Data Structures and Algorithms.
September 2008 - May 2009 West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States


Temple University

Ph. D. in Computer and Information Sciences

Primarily in machine learning applied to biomedical imaging.
August 2006 - May 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Temple University

MS in Computer and Information Sciences

August 2006 - August 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Monnmouth University

BS in Computer Science, Mathematics minor

$5000 award for graduating with the highest GPA in the class of 2006, Summa Cum Laude, honor societies, ACM President, etc. etc.
September 2002 - May 2006 West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),


Photography, Poetry, Web Development, Computer Programming, Entrepreneur, Machine Learning, Medicine, Music Composition, Piano, System Administration, Teaching,