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Micah Elliot Halter


Micah Elliot Halter - a developer, researcher, and bartender


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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 Backend Engineer at Balena.



Master of Science in Computer Science - Georgia Institute of Technology - Dec 2021

* Specialization in Machine Learning

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Georgia Institute of Technology - May 2019

* Concentration in system architecture and theory

* Dean’s List Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Dec 2017

* Studied abroad

Balena - Backend Engineer - Feb 2021-Present

* Develop backend code for the Balena ecosystem

* More details to come…

Georgia Tech Research Institute - Research Scientist - Jun 2019-Feb 2021

* 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

Georgia Tech Research Institute - 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#
--admin systems

Through work opportunities and personal projects, I have had extensive experience with the configuration, hardening, and maintenance of various Linux distributions, including:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux

* Debian, Ubuntu

* Arch Linux
--admin databases

Through my work experiences I have become skilled in many database languages including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and SQL Server. These experiences range from designing a full database schema, administrating and managing an existing database, and writing queries to parse through the data.


I have worked on several development projects in both work environments and personally using a plethora of different programming languages and paradigms


While working at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, I have found that I love being involved with research projects. I enjoy taking charge of open ended questions and exploring new methods and ways of tackling tough problems.


AlgebraicJulia - https://github.com/AlgebraicJulia

* A GitHub Organization for a collection of Julia packages for defining modeling frameworks as generalized algebraic theories

* Includes Julia packages such as Catlab.jl, AlgebraicPetri.jl, and AlgebraicRelations.jl

* A category theory approach to defining metamodeling tasks for representing, composing, selecting, and tuning scientific models

* Research funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Petri.jl - https://github.com/mehalter/Petri.jl

* A stochastic petri net modeling framework for the Julia programming language

* Allow petri nets to be compiled to Gillespie and differential equation based simulations

VirtualEnv.jl - https://github.com/mehalter/VirtualEnv.jl

* Self-contained virtual environments for the Julia programming language

* A reimplementation of venv from Python in Julia

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


Outside of the field of computer science I have many hobbies and passions including Ultimate Frisbee, coffee, and music.

At Georgia Tech and the greater Atlanta area, I am a very active member of the Ultimate Frisbee community. This includes playing on multiple competitive teams throughout the years and competing in tournaments nationally and globally.

I have been an avid coffee enthusiast for several years, frequenting many coffee shops, getting to know local coffee roasters and baristas, and hand brewing my own craft coffee.

Growing up I was very involved with band and played many instruments including piano and flute. Nowadays I don’t play very often, but love to attend concerts and live music events.

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Phone: +1 704 490 9840

Email: micah@mehalter.com

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Website: https://mehalter.com

Git: https://git.mehalter.com/mehalter