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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

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
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2010
Software Engineer
New York, NY, USA
Dec 2009Jul 2010
Data Scientist
West Long Branch, NJ, USA
Sep 2008May 2009
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Taught CS305 and CS503, undergraduate and graduate Data Structures and Algorithms.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug 2006May 2010
Ph. D. in Computer and Information Sciences
Primarily in machine learning applied to biomedical imaging.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug 2006Aug 2007
MS in Computer and Information Sciences
West Long Branch, NJ, USA
Sep 2002May 2006
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.
English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Computer Programming, Entrepreneur, Machine Learning, Medicine, Music Composition, Photography, Piano, Poetry, System Administration, Teaching, Web Development