Mew on Austin(last updated March 2020)

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Name:  Austin Grant Walters
Expertise: Management, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Full-Stack Engineering
Preferred Programming Languages: Python, Ruby, Golang, C, C++
Frameworks: Rails, Tensorflow, Keras, OpenCV, Qt, Flask, Django, PostgreSQL


  • Staff Software Engineer, Read.ai (2022 – 2023)
  • Manager, Applied Research, Capital One (2020 – 2022)
  • Senior Software Engineer, Capital One (2017 – 2019)
  • Software Engineer, Capital One (2015 – 2017)
  • Gigster, Freelance Software Engineer (2015 – 2016)
  • Software Engineer, Caterpillar (2014 – 2015)
  • ITDP, Capital One (Summer 2014)
  • Freelance Programmer (2008-2015)
  • IT Network Admin / Clerk at AdventEdge Healthcare Solutions (2007-2012)


  • Metacortex – Automatically generate a searchable knowledge graph from conversation(s)
    • Patent – Device, system, and method for determining content relevance through ranked indexes
    • InsiderOpinion.com – Integrations with bots for businesses
    • HNProfile.com – Metacortex applied to Hacker News content
    • RedditProfile.com – Metacortex applied to Reddit content
    • Lettergram.net – news recommendations, applied Metacortex to social media for news recommendations
  • VocalVoters.com – Easily contact your representatives
  • ProjectPiglet – Identify, monitor, and explore how insiders and/or experts feel about given stories and topics
  • Easy-A.net – Grade distributions and predictions for university students
  • ThinkSuite (website) – Real-time mental health tracking, and neurofeedback system
  • Everyday Algorithms – (In Development) – An introductory book on algorithms using examples from everyday life
  • Selenium Factory – Won my team the Capital One intern competition

Patents (Full List, highlights below):


  • Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign, 2013 – 2015 (B.Sc.)
  • Joliet Junior College, Honors Certificate, no degree, 2010 – 2013

Education – Awards & Recognitions:

Volunteer Activities:

  •  St. John’s Lutheran Church Confirmation Leader (2009 – 2012), taught the churches confirmation program to the “hard group” of kids (12 – 15 yrs old)
  • Mission Trip 2010 – New Hampshire – Volunteer – with St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • Mission Trip 2011 – West Virginia – Youth Leader – with St. John’s Lutheran Church


When I first wrote my goals section, I was working in IT at AHS in 2010. I wanted to graduate, start a company, and move to California. Now I am married, graduated, a father and am starting my first company. My goals are the same as they have always been, to push the limits of what I am capable of, and more generally what is possible. I am striving for the success of my startup Synaptitude and Metacortex


First and foremost I believe that everyone is capable of being a god. In the sense, we can alter any of our surroundings, know anything, expand, and grow infinitely. In the end, I hope to make the world as I believe it should be – better. I don’t believe I have the right to impede another human being and no one has a right to impede me (within reason). I aspire to be the best I can and attempt to only deal with others who believe as I do. I work hard for what I own and I intend to keep all I can. I am against taxes and welfare, I am against anything which forces me to help others that I do not wish to help. I am an Objectivist of sorts. I never wish my freedom to be taken from me and am willing to fight for it. I believe in reason, logic, and that greed runs the world — we all want what’s best for us. I believe as humans we should always try to improve and push ourselves and others to achieve our potential.


My hobbies include taking care, trading, and researching reptiles and my naked cat Mew and Java; playing the saxophone and guitar; producing new content for my websites; researching new technologies and companies; learning more about computing and basking in the pleasure of this technology-based age.


It’s notoriously difficult to quantify one’s knowledge, try my knowledge tab, which I created after contemplating how to quantify my knowledge. Some insight you cannot glean from my knowledge tab or my github

Programming Languages: Python, Ruby, C, C++, Golang, Java, Javascript, Coffeescript, PHP, NetLogo, R
Areas of Focus: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Systems Programming, Web Development