I’m a computer science researcher at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Me


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I have been interested in computer science since I was six years old, and have built up an unmatched passion for the field. I have extensive experience in software development and research from internships, projects, and competitions. I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a focus in system architecture and theory, and am working as a Researcher at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Contact Details

Micah Elliot Halter

Atlanta, GA

+1 704 490 9840

micah@mehalter.com

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Work Experience


Georgia Tech Research Institute

Research Scientist • Jun 2019 - Present

  • Lead contributor to research projects sponsored by large entities DARPA, NIH, DOD, and ONR
  • Wrote and published peer reviewed conference and journal papers to communicate research findings to the greater research community
  • Contributed and participated in white paper and proposal writing to bring in more funding for new and on-going projects
  • Delivered applied research projects to sponsors such as source code, web applications, and technical reports
  • Used NetFlow data and machine learning in Python and scikit-learn to detect compromised machines on a network based off known blacklists and whitelists of IP addresses

Undergraduate Research Assistant • Jan 2016 - May 2019

  • Lead contributor to research projects sponsored by large entities NIH and ONR
  • Wrote and published a peer reviewed journal paper to communicate research findings to the greater research community
  • Delivered applied research projects to sponsors such as source code, web applications, and technical reports
  • Predicting crimes in Portland, OR using temporal and geographic features derived from crime statistics and GIS data

The Boeing Company

Software Development Intern • May 2016 - Aug 2017

  • Developed a security auditing tool suite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to maintain hardened security on classified servers
  • Developed a web application in C#, HTML, and JavaScript to view and analyze network traffic
  • Developed several system administration scripts as needed by team members to complete tasks such as emailing system logs and automatic server backups
  • Organized and led a software development team to create a minimum viable product of a Kanban board web application
  • Pitched the Kanban board prototype to management to form a team to continue development of the application after I left
  • Documented and executed an upgrade plan for the company’s identity management servers
  • Developed an Outlook-integrated conference room mapping tool in C#

Projects


SemanticModels.jl Project logo

  • Research funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • A category theory approach to defining metamodeling tasks for representing and composing scientific models
  • A system for extracting semantic information from scientific code and reconciling it with conceptual descriptions to build a knowledge graph

Petri.jl Project logo

  • A stochastic petri net modeling framework for the Julia programming language
  • Allow petri nets to be compiled to Gillespie and differential equation based simulations

Corsair Database

  • Research funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Developed a web application for viewing and analyzing sonar SAS data using Go, Python, and PostgresDB deployed with Docker and Drone.io
  • Engineered a database for managing scientific experiments to utilize the speed and efficiency of using a rigid relational database, while being flexible enough to handle the changing data requirements of scientific experimentation

Research


Funding

Dates Role Sponsor Title Amount
2019 - 2021 Performer Office of Naval Research MCM Situational Awarness $375K
2018 - 2020 Task Lead DARPA Artifical Intelligence Exploration - Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction $1M
2018 - 2019 Performer Air Force Network Risk Indication $135K
2016 - 2019 Performer Office of Naval Research Performance Estimation of Underwater MCM Operations $990K
2015 - 2019 Performer Office of Naval Research Automation for UxV-based Mine Countermeasures $540K

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

  • A Compositional Framework for Scientific Model Augmentation, Micah Halter, Christine Herlihy, James Fairbanks, Applied Category Theory, 2019
    PDF Slides

Under Review Journal Publications

  • Accelerating Automatic Target Recognition Performance Estimation with a Relational Database for Synthetic Aperture Sonar, James Fairbanks*, Micah Halter*, Trevor Goodyear, Matthew Jackson, Brian O’Donnell, John Wilcher, Navy Journal of Underwater Research, 2018

Under Review Conference Publications

  • SemanticModels.jl: A Julia Package for Scientific Model Augmentation, Micah Halter, Sreenath Raparti, Kun Cao, Christine Herlihy, James Fairbanks, JuliaCon, 2019
    Slides Video

Posters

  • SemanticModels.jl: A Framework for Automatic Composition of Scientific Models Across Domains, Micah Halter, Kun Cao, James Fairbanks, SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Feb 2020
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  • Scientific Knowledge Extraction, Augmentation & Analysis, Micah Halter, James Fairbanks, Eric Davis, Clayton Morrison, Ryan Wright, DARPA Demo Day, Sep 2019

Open Source Involvement


Core Package Maintainer

Education


Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science • Jan 2020 - Dec 2021

  • Specialization in Machine Learning

Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science • Aug 2015 - May 2019

  • Concentration in system architecture and theory
  • Dean’s List Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science • Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

  • Studied abroad

Skills


  • Full Stack Development
  • Deep Learning
  • System Administration
  • Database Design and Management
  • High Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Functional Programming
  • Category Theory
  • Languages
    • C/C++
    • Python
    • Go
    • Julia
    • Java
    • Scala
    • Perl
    • Bash
    • SQL
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • LaTeX
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript