About

Hello, my name is Aaron Kanzer! I am a Master's in Computer Science student at Northeastern University, as well as a Graduate Research Assistant within Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business Information Operation and Analysis Group. While not at school, I am currently the Green Monster Scoreboard Operator at Fenway Park.

Prior to graduate school, I was the 2016 Democratic Nominee for MA State Representative in the 2nd Barnstable District. My other past experiences include being a Policy Aide for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as well as an appointed member on the Barnstable Housing Committee.

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Experience

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Under the advisement of Professor Peter Tarasewich, I help tutor and create course materials for graduate and undergraduate students taking courses in information visualization and data analysis. I also assist the department with researching emerging trends in business analytics.

2016 Democratic Nominee for MA State Rep, 2nd Barnstable District

At the age of 21, I ran for the Massachusetts State Legislature within my hometown on Cape Cod. After knocking on over 8,000 doors personally, my campaign won a heavily contested primary and received 45% of the general election vote. My campaign was also endorsed by many elected officials and national advocacy groups.

Consultant / Web Designer

Since 2017, I have worked as a web designer with SignedOn on an ad hoc basis. Most of my work at SignedOn entails building static webpages with WordPress plug-ins, as well as cleaning and writing custom CSS Code.

Policy Aide

In 2014, I worked as a Policy Aide at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. My work included conducting economic analyses on inventory and service-related issues, as well as writing SQL script queries to obtain empirical evidence for my projects.

Education

Northeastern University - Master's in Computer Science (pursuing)
Expected Graduation: Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Current GPA: 3.8/4.0
Coursework: Algorithms, Object-Oriented Design, Data and Discrete Structures, Computer Systems, Database Management Systems
Current Courses: Foundations of AI (Python), Building Game Engines (C++)

Northeastern Unviersity - Bachelor's of Science - Economics & Political Science
Graduated May 2016
GPA: 3.74/4.0

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - Research Sponsorship
Summer 2013
Specialization in humanitarian affairs and conflict negotiation
Located at United Nations Offices in Geneva, Switzerland

Skills

Programming Languages: Java, Python, C/C++, Typescript/Javascript
Markup Languages: HTML, XML
Styling: CSS
Web Technologies / Frameworks: MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, Node.js), Spring (Maven), Mongoose.js
Database-Related: SQL, MongoDB, MySQL, JPA, Hibernate
Testing Frameworks: JUnit
Operating Systems: MacOS, Linux/Unix - Ubuntu
Version Control: Git, Vim

Statistical Packages / Software:
Tableau, MS Excel

Other:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
Knowledge of discrete math, algorithms, data structures

Interested to learn next: Django, React, Redis, ML techniques, Hadoop, Spark

Projects & Research

  • HelpingSearchTree: (Github repo. available upon request) A MEAN Stack application that connects those in need with potential non-profits.
  • MLB Debut Scraper: A web scraper used to analyze whether MLB Debut performances have any correlation to future performances.
  • GreenMonsterMash: A small Python Script that helps me set up the Green Monster Scoreboard at Fenway Park.