About

Who am I?

I am a software engineer by day, artist and musician by night, and forever a student.

A Brief History

Started as a hobbyist game developer and web designer back in my high-school years, landed my first full-time engineering job on Long Island, New York upon completing my bachelor degree at SUNY Old Westbury in Computer Science.

After gaining professional experience, I decided to pursue further challenges and became a grad student at Georgia Tech to explore the field of artificial intelligence, especially machine learning and robotics.

Why me?

My artistic background helps me be creative and think outside the box while my curious and logical nature constantly pushes me to learn, test, analyze, and stay sharp. As a perfectionist, I take pride in every project, every study I touch.

Professional Skills

Languages & Frameworks

JavaScript - Angular, Vue.js, Node.js
Python - Numpy, TensorFlow, ROS
PHP - Laravel, Lumen
MySQL, MongoDB

Concepts

Data science (AI/ML)
Front-end
Back-end
UI/UX Design

work experience

2016 - 2019

Software Engineer

ClearVision Optical - Hauppauge, New York

At CVO, I get to be a part of variety of projects that directly affect the company culture and business. Here, we:

  • Develop applications for our sales representatives so they can build and maintain relationships with our customers all over the U.S.
  • Build data analysis tools and content management systems for our internal departments to manage and understand crucial business data
  • Make robots for our distribution center to operate efficiently
  • Teach Python programming and machine learning concepts to employees for personal development

My diverse experience here helped me become an engineer who can build and manage any software from scratch, gave me the confidence to solve any problem no matter how big or small.

2014 - 2016

Web Developer

Gizlen Global

Gizlen Global is where I had the chance to learn PHP, HTML, and CSS via WordPress and put these skills to test in real world projects.

We created and maintained websites, designed logos and graphics, and recorded soundtracks and edited videos for various clients in New York and New Jersey throughout my time there.

Education

2018 - 2020

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
2012 - 2017

SUNY Old Westbury

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Former president and founder of the OW Music Club
  • Bronze level certified leader

Portfolio

Lead Generator

Lead Generator parses and solidifies customer information and addresses new prospects.

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Lead Generator

Application /

Project
Lead Generator
Company
ClearVision Optical
Front-end
JavaScript (Vue.js, jQuery)
Back-end
PHP, Node.js, MySQL

Lead Generator is a software that takes in raw CSV files that contain various customer information, it parses them, verifies every address with both USPS and ClearVision Optical’s databases, then finally lists out all the possible prospects.

Kutatku

Kutatku is a social media application that connects people, one of my biggest personal projects.

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Kutatku

Application /

Project
Kutatku
Company
Kutatku
Front-end
JavaScript (Angular)
Back-end
JavaScript (Node.js), MongoDB, AWS
Link
https://www.kutatku.com

Kutatku is a social media application that connects people. The users can create detailed profiles, follow each other, upload pictures, write posts and comments, chat anonymously in various rooms, message each other, list and view items for sale, and do so much more.

This is one my biggest personal projects in which I got to experience how to build and deploy a fully functional social media from scratch using cutting edge technology.

The name Kutatku is derived from the old Turkish adverb “kutadgu” that means “happiness giving”.

Red’s Journey

Red’s Journey is ClearVision Opticals very first video game that was developed to promote the company’s famous pediatric eyewear brand called Dilli Dalli.

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Red’s Journey

Games /

Project
Red's Journey (iOS, Android)
Company
Dilli Dalli (ClearVision Optical)
Front-end
JavaScript (HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, PhoneGap)
Back-end
PHP, MySQL, AWS
Link
http://dillidalli.com/game/

Red’s Journey is ClearVision Opticals very first video game that was developed to promote the company’s famous pediatric eyewear brand called Dilli Dalli. The game was published on both iOS and Android. Then, we have also built an arcade machine for the game that has attracted hundreds of players at Vision Expo East in New York City, and Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.

The game has many levels with many tasks and achievements to complete. The players can earn “Bird Bucks” during the game and buy different outfits and upgrades in the marketplace.

More Projects

Welcome Board

Welcome Board welcomes ClearVision Optical’s guests with the latest company activities and information when they enter the main office.

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Welcome Board

Application /

Project
Welcome Board
Company
ClearVision Optical
Front-end
JavaScript (Angular)
Back-end
JavaScript (Node.js), Python, MySQL, AWS

Welcome Board welcomes ClearVision Optical’s guests with the latest company activities and information when they enter the main office.

It has a content management system that also integrates with various social media outlets and calendars for Talent Management Department to be able to fully control it.

The Portal

Application/resources portal of ClearVision Optical that lets the whole company easily access all the web applications, forms, documents, and multimedia.

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The Portal

Application /

Project
Portal
Company
ClearVision Optical
Front-end
JavaScript (Vue.js, jQuery)
Back-end
PHP (Lumen), MySQL, AWS

Application/resources portal of ClearVision Optical that lets the whole company easily access all the web applications, forms, documents, and multimedia. It also allows users to enter new applications into the database through it’s CMS, and users can mark and save their favorite applications and other resources.

CVO Catalog

The mobile catalog application of ClearVision Optical that showcases over 1000 items and delivers fully functional shopping experience.

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CVO Catalog

Application /

Project
CVO Catalog Application
Company
ClearVision Optical
Front-end
JavaScript (Vue.js, jQuery, PhoneGap)
Back-end
PHP (Lumen, Laravel), MySQL, AWS
Link
http://catalog.cvotest.net/

The mobile catalog application of ClearVision Optical that showcases over 1000 items. The users can efficiently filter through everything, mark items as favorite, place items into shopping carts, select what address they want their order to be delivered, and place orders.

CVO Clubhouse

CVO Clubhouse is where all the employees can participate in activities, challenges, complete tasks, earn “Freddy Bucks”, and claim various prizes from the marketplace.

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CVO Clubhouse

Application /

Project
CVO Clubhouse
Company
ClearVision Optical
Front-end
JavaScript (Vue.js, jQuery)
Back-end
PHP (Lumen), MySQL, AWS
Link
https://www.cvoclubhouse.com

CVO Clubhouse offers all the employees creative ways to engage with the company culture in fun ways. Through CVO Clubhouse, employees can participate in activities, challenges, complete tasks, keep track of their progress, send each other messages, earn “Freddy Bucks” and claim various prizes from the marketplace.

It has a fully functional content management system for Talent Management Department to be able to control and monitor every activity.

Also, it keeps track of every transaction using blockchain technique.

DC-Bot

DC-Bot is an initial prototype of a robot we are planning on building for our Distribution Center where it will travel between aisles and aid employees in fulfilling orders.

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DC-Bot

Robotics /

Project
DC-Bot
Company
ClearVision Optical
Frameworks
ROS, TensorFlow, PyTorch
Language
Python
Hardware
NVIDIA Jetson Nano, Intel RealSense D435i

DC-Bot is an initial prototype of a robot we are planning on building for our Distribution Center where it will travel between aisles and aid employees in fulfilling orders.

This is my very first physical AI/ML project in which I got learn how to solder electronics, train a neural network, and use ROS to bring all the components together. With all of this put together, DC-Bot can follow objects and tracks successfully!

More Projects

Interests

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Wing Chun Kung-fu
  • Drawing
  • Philosophy
  • Playing music

Contact

I am currently located on Long Island, New York. You can reach me at kutluozen.ali@gmail.com for any questions or comments!