Hi, I'm Kennan

The Essentials

Hey, I'm Kennan LeJeune!

I'm a 4th year student pursuing B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University.‚Äč I started programming on calculators with TI-BASIC back in high school, and I've been hopelessly addicted ever since. Outside of my studies, I'm avid cyclist, musician, speedcuber, and linux enthusiast.

This summer, I'm working as a Data Science and Software Engineering intern at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. I work on machine learning research for viral and bacterial threat classfication and full stack development with Angular and Spring.

This year, I'm working on my M.S. research in the CWRU Department of Computer and Data Sciences with Professor Soumya Ray. My work investigates the effects of a communicative network structure to enable knowledge propogation, and how dynamic variation of this structure can impact the training speed of multi-agent learning systems.

Work Experience

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Machine Learning & Software Engineering Intern, April 2020 - August 2020
  • Developed random forest models and Bayesian networks for viral and biological threat classification
  • Performed literature review of dna2vec to perform feature extraction and dimensionality reduction of sequenced base pair reads
  • Contributed to a large scale Angular application to provide an online learing approach to automated document tagging and classification
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Software Engineering Intern, May 2019 - August 2019
  • Worked in an Agile/Kanban development environment to quickly and effectively produce thoroughly documented, tested software for contract sponsors
  • Delivered highly modular Angular components for an internal UI library to be utilized across numerous laboratory projects
  • Developed a web application spring boot backend, Angular 7 frontend, and Selenium unit tests, utilizing an internally designed UI library to deliver Elasticsearch social media analytics
  • Contributed to an offline Android application written in Java and Kotlin to deliver data analytics from a SQLite knowledge base
Agriplex Genomics
Software Developer Intern, September 2018 - May 2019
  • Developed a job scheduling application from scratch in Angular 6 and designed an algorithm to optimize job scheduling to increase data throughput.
  • Designed a Postgres database model to store jobs and their associated data, and built a corresponding RESTful API to allow application interaction.
  • Created an Amazon AWS management server to create and destroy EC2 instances to efficiently allocate funds and expedite job processing.
[U]Tech, CWRU
IT Technician, September 2017 - May 2019
  • Assisted faculty and staff members for the CWRU College of Arts and Sciences to diagnose and troubleshoot hardware and software failures.
  • Managed the ordering and distribution of device upgrades for several departments.
  • Developed an imaging script using Python and Bash for macOS systems to ensure device uniformity.
Academic Tutor
September 2015 - Present
  • Tutored 1000+ hours for students in Computer Science, Calculus, Physics, and standardized college entrance exams
  • Developed and applied strategies to help students overcome test anxiety and prepare for AP exams
  • Acquired the ability to clearly and concisely break down complex topics from a conceptual first principles

Technologies I Use