Kevin Lyons
Software Engineer

Student Athlete

Community Leader

About Me


My name is Kevin Lyons, a member of the Class of 2020 at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have created this site to highlight my resume of academic, professional, and extracurricular accomplishments. A bit about me:

  • Self-motivated, dedicated and intellectually curious student, athlete, volunteer and young professional eager to take advantage of the many opportunities offered in higher education

  • Focused on building scalable architectures, data science and machine learning

  • Strong history of volunteer work with proven leadership skills in community programs

  • Passionate about learning and making a positive impact on my community

Education


Massachusetts Institute of Technology '20

Cambridge, MA



Weymouth High School '16

Weymouth, MA

  • Valedictorian of 473 Students, 4.9 GPA

  • National Honor Society Chapter President

  • Senior captain of:

    • Varsity Football

    • Varsity Basketball

    • Math Team

Professional


Uber Technologies

San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer Intern (May 2018 - August 2018)

  • Built distributed data pipelines on PySpark for batch processing of 300K+ driver trip records

  • Integrated with machine learning model that achieved > 0.9 AUC in predicting driver behavior and pricing

  • Updated Cassandra table schemas and Go microservices to fix a bug that affected 50K+ drivers in NYC

Uber




Patriots

New England Patriots

Foxborough, MA

Data Analyst Intern (January 2018 - May 2018)



MIT Professional Education

Cambridge, MA

Teaching Assistant (December 2017 - Present)

  • Coordinate coursework for professional-focused data science and analytics course with 1,000+ students

  • Monitor course forum to respond to student questions and troubleshoot technical issues

  • Assist students with understanding machine learning and data analytics fundamentals

MITx




Philips Acute Care Solutions Team

Cambridge, MA

Data Science Intern (May 2017 - August 2017)

  • Streamlined data from CSV/XML/DICOM image formats to common HDF5 data structure

  • Wrote HDF5 data loader in Python for I/O of 20K+ lung nodule crops with preprocessing abstractions

  • Evaluated deep 2D CNN’s for multi-label lung nodule classification use case

  • Authored invention disclosure for ML-based clinician support system w/ Mass General Hospital



Changing Places CityScience Research Team

Cambridge, MA

Research Software Engineer (September 2016 - August 2017)

  • Assisted Master’s Thesis student seeking improved data-driven city space allocation for architects

  • Optimized multi-agent Java simulation of 24 hr. real-time to 45 sec. run-time

  • Generated train and test sets of 10K+ cities for supervised learning with JSON + Python data pipeline

  • Utilized linear regression and shallow CNN for traffic volume and solar radiation predictions





Wildcat Connect Mobile Productivity App

Weymouth, MA

Co-Founder and Lead Developer (Summer 2015 - Present)

  • Co-founded productivity app for Weymouth HS, winner of 2016 #1 Senior Project Award

  • Integrated push notifications of key events, alerts and custom class groups for students and faculty

  • Built AWS-hosted Express Node.js server with tiered user levels and 2-factor e-mail authentication

  • Maintained for 3+ academic years with 8,000+ downloads



LifeYield, LLC

Boston, MA

Full Stack Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2015 and 2016)

  • Optimized all web service calls by 40% via improved XML serialization in C# backend

  • Wrote and deployed log monitor in C# to connect cloud computing environment with Splunk + SQL

  • Integrated load-balanced caching and distributed locking mechanism across replicated web instances

  • Implemented front end enhancements and bug fixes for improved user interface, while keeping MVC structure intact

Leadership


Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program

Gordon Engineering Leader (September 2018 - Present)

  • Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills in selective program for engineering undergrads

  • Engage in scenario-based practice of professional skills for industry contexts



MIT Leadership Training Institute

Project Mentor for High School Students

  • Participated in the same program when I was in high school

  • Created community service initiaive in my town - computer science mentorship program for students in grades 3-8 in Spring 2015

  • Selected to present my findings on campus

  • Invited back to speak about the program after MIT acceptance





MIT Varsity Football

Linebacker/Special Teams Player (August 2016 - Present)





MIT Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Undergraduate Volunteer (September 2016 - Present)

  • Help to organize several campus fundraisers, including Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend

  • Provide input and feedback regarding the student-athlete experience at MIT





Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

November 2016 - Present

  • Currently serve as Chapter Vice President and Webmaster

  • Coordinate relationships with MIT, MIT IFC and other MIT groups

  • Previously served as House Community Service Chair, January - May 2017

  • Was responsible for coordinating events for charitable service in the greater MIT community and beyond

Resume and Contact


Resume

You can access a copy of my latest resume here.

Contact

The best way to reach me is via e-mail: [email protected].

I am also available on LinkedIn and GitHub.