Slide John Fantell
Machine Learning Engineer
and Aspiring Entrepreneur

I ❤️ ML!

I love Machine Learning. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to solve challenging problems in fintech, defense, travel, and healthcare using artificial intelligence and machine learning. For example, I developed a prototype smart mobility headset using a custom object detection model that can significantly enhance a visually impaired individual’s ability to navigate comfortably and safely; a customer support application that uses sentiment and intent analysis to quickly resolve support cases with minimal human intervention, and a state-of-the-art image recognition pipeline that employs convolutional neural networks and computer vision techniques to recognize various materials. I am currently building an automated stock trading platform in my spare time that utilizes recurrent neural networks and reinforcement learning to place trades in the stock market.

I am passionate about education. I love learning new things and sharing my knowledge with others. In that spirit, I have begun writing Medium articles that are primarily focused on technology and machine learning.

I am equally passionate about entrepreneurship, and I hope to use my machine learning knowledge to create a business that imparts a positive and lasting change in society.


Computer Vision

Theory and Applications: Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), Support Vector Machines (SVMs), Decision Trees, Feature Engineering, Object Detection, Image Recognition, Anomaly Detection
Technologies: OpenCV, TensorFlow, MATLAB

Natural Language Processing

Theory and Applications: Sentiment Analysis, Identity Analysis, Chatbot Development, Fraud Detection
Technologies: RASA, Dialogflow, SpaCy, TensorFlow

Time Series Analysis

Theory and Applications: Realtime Stock Market Predictions, Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs)
Technologies: TensorFlow

Web Development

Applications: APIs, Dashboards, Web Scraping, Databases
Technologies: Django, NodeJS, Flask, HTML/CSS/Javascript, WordPress, Angular, AWS EC2, MongoDB, SQL, Docker

App Development

Applications: Mobile Apps, Desktop Apps
Technologies: Xcode, Swift, C, C++
Platforms: Web, Linux, Mac, iOS

Parallel Computing

Applications: Dynamic Projection-Mapping, Automated Stock Trading Platform
Technologies: CUDA, OpenMP, PCL, OpenGL, C++

My website is currently under construction. I’ll be adding links to my Medium articles and GitHub repositories soon.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.” – Steve Jobs

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