Zachary Hine
New York, N.Y.
Aspiring software developer

Goal: Create software that will improve society and people's quality of life. Engage in research with other highly motivated peers.

  • Python
  • Java
  • C
  • Ruby
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • Scikit Learn
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • Tensorflow 2.0
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Math
  • Differential Equations

I'm an aspiring full stack developer. I also have a passion for math and scientific research.

Columbia Spectator Publishing Company
Engineering Associate
Sept 2021 - Present

Working on a full-stack MERN application which enables journalists to add and keep track of their sources. Built frontend using React components, accomplished routing with Express/Node.js, and am integrating backend with Spectator’s sources database in MongoDB Atlas. In the spring semester, I hope to work on The Shaft, a Columbia Spectator product which three-quarters of all Columbia students use to make their dorm selections.

Wolverines U
Director of Technology

Wolverines U is a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides free math & english tutoring to New York City's middle school students. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining a comprehensive website detailing information about our organization (in progress). I am building out a feature where new members can sign up and automate an email sending script which leverages Google Sheets and JavaScript to send automatic emails to students confirming their enrollment in the program.

Bronx Science Machine Learning Club
Cofounder and First President

I and a team of Bronx Science students started the Machine Learning Club to introduce students to the fundamentals of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. I served as the first club president. We currently have 20-30 active club members, a YouTube channel with ~1.5k views, and a club website. Our members have published scientific research papers, won the NY-14 Congressional App Challenge, and have gone on to prestigious 4-year universities including MIT, NYU, and Columbia.

Computational Research Assistant to Dr. Jiook Cha
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Work with Dr. Jiook Cha. Use computational analysis of brain imaging data to improve efficacy of treatment of patients with mental health disorders. I analyzed patient fMRI data from the EMBARC clinical trials, which tracked the response of adults with Major Depressive Disorder to a generic antidepressant drug. I successfully developed a random forest ML algorithm to predict whether a person would experience reduced symptoms of depression based on their fMRI scans.

Columbia University
Computer Science and Intelligent Systems
September 2020 - May 2024

Coursework: Computational Linear Algebra, Data Structures, Advanced Programming, Discrete Math, Multivariable Calculus, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Bronx High School of Science
Math and Computer Science Research Track
September 2016 - June 2020

Coursework: AP Calculus BC, Modern Physics, AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP World History, AP US History, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, Game Theory, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse
Safety Boater & Assistant Trip Leader
May 2017 - Aug 2020

Help keep paddlers safe during weekly public kayaking sessions at NYC's Pier 2. Lead trips from Pier 2/Pier 4 to NYC destinations such as Redhook and Hunters Point. Help out in whatever capacity is needed.

I have volunteered informally at BBPB since I was ten years old and have developed a love for kayaking and the outdoors. On some weekday nights (Thursdays) and weekends, we facilitate a free public paddling program at Pier 2. Since 2017 I have served as a safety boater for this program. I have helped hundreds of people experience kayaking for the first time, while keeping them safe on the water. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the NYC community and provide people with a really healthy experience.

I also assist in leading kayaking trips for other volunteers. I am one of the youngest assistant trip leaders in the organization, having excelled in rigorous skills training sessions and passing First Aid & CPR certification in order to qualify. In my training, I learned how to perform self & assisted rescues, communicate over VHF radio, put a kayaker on tow, and assess wind, tidal currents, and other weather conditions while planning for a trip. I have successfully lead trips to NYC destinations like Redhook & Hunters Point.