My name is Lou Schlessinger.
I was a student at Washington University in St. Louis studying computer science and physics. I graduated in December 2018 with a Master's in computer science. My concentration is in data mining and machine learning. I am currently working on my Master's Project in automated machine learning.
Procedural Terrain Generation After reading about fractals and their applications in technology, I learned about fractal terrain generation and how it can be used to create stunningly realistic landscapes using a relatively simple algorithm. I created a WebGL rendering implementation of a terrain generator that was based on a 3d-projected terrain map on a canvas element implementation. It uses the Diamond Square Algorithm to procedurally generate terrain.
Image Quilting An implementation of "Image Quilting for Texture Synthesis and Transfer" (Elfros & Freeman, 2001).
Income Prediction An evaluation of several machine learning methods applied to the Adult Data Set to predict income.
Global Terrorism Geo-Clustering in Spark A visualization of k-means clustering on terrorist attack locations. It contains more than 170,000 terrorist attacks from all over the world from 1970 to 2016. I implemented k-means in PySpark to cluster the different geo-locations of the terrorist attacks.
Artisanal Chocolate Exploration A D3 visualization of artisanal chocolate companies and ratings using expert review data from the Manhattan Chocolate Society.
Electoral Map A D3 Cartogram of U.S. presidential elections ranging from 1940 - 2016.
Algorithms A collection of algorithms I have implemented in various languages consisting of topics ranging from machine learning to multi-agent systems. For example, this repository contains my implementations of AdaBoost, neural networks, the auction algorithm, etc.
Bayesian Stock Price Prediction An evaluation of stock price prediction algorithms using analyst ratings.
TraffickCam Android App An app that enables you to help combat sex trafficking by uploading photos of the hotel rooms you stay in when you travel. I developed the TraffickCam Android app on the Google Play Store while working in the Media and Machines Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. More information about TraffickCam and the Exchange Initiative is available through the website, traffickcam.com.
SnackHack A web service and Android app that leverages Twitter's Geolocation API and Wash. U. network data to provide real-time information on just how crowded every restaurant on campus is. It displays in real-time just how crowded a restaurant really is. I made this as part of a team of four students for WUHack 2014 (Washington University in St. Louis's 40-hour Hackathon). We won the Grand Prize and the OpenDNS Prize.
Automated Kernel Search (in progress) Automated Kernel Search using Bayesian Optimization and Evolutionary Algorithms.