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

Academics


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


Nodal, Inc.

Cambridge, MA

Full Stack Developer (August 2017 - Present)

  • Working to develop frontend dashboard application built on React

  • Built authentication system with secure tokenization on client and server side

  • Gathering Boston-area clients for pilot testing





Philips Acute Care Solutions Team

Philips Research North America (Cambridge, MA)

Research Software Engineer Intern (May 2017 - August 2017)

  • Working with deep learning team to analyze CNN use case in lung cancer detection/prediction

  • Named contributor on invention disclosure for ML-focused physician support system



Changing Places CityScience Research Team

MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Research Software Engineer (September 2016 - August 2017)

  • Optimizing transportation models in dense urban areas through graph search and analysis

  • Implemented dynamic matrix generator that can create city layouts as simulation learning sets

  • Using agent-based modeling to predict job delivery rates and road traffic, among other metrics

  • Developed CNN to learn traffic patterns and optimize layouts for better urban planning

  • Using multi-criterion optimization algorithm to provide city recommendations for users





Wildcat Connect Mobile Productivity App

Weymouth High School (Weymouth, MA)

Founder, Lead Developer (Summer 2015 - Present)

  • Replaced outdated announcement and communication methods at Weymouth High School

  • 6,000+ current installations, 75+ current faculty users

  • Using both iOS and Node.js web clients with MongoDB/AWS instances for uptime/scalability



LifeYield, LLC

Boston, MA

Full Stack Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2015 and 2016)

  • Implemented in-house API service to monitor remote cloud infrastructure security and stability

  • Facilitated 40% optimization of all web service calls through XML processing and serialization

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

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

Activities


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





Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

November 2016 - Present

  • Served as House Community Service Chair, January - May 2017

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



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





MIT Varsity Football

Defensive Back/Linebacker/Teams Player (August 2016 - Present)

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.