Justin Hotchkiss Palermo
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I'm doing a co-op @ MITLL, and finishing my undergrad at Wentworth. I thought this would be a fun thing to do. I can do Java, but I strongly dislike it and much prefer C. I am fine with OOP and functional programming concepts of languages other than C though, and can incorporate them too.
I did a few projects recently on security and some optimization problems (finding and exploiting vulnerabilities with browsers, testing out some thing posted on phrack.org, linear regression with a large dataset (enough so I couldn't just use the normal equation, and varied enough so basic gradient descent wouldn't be too useful), and just recently having a ball experimenting with different ways to approach the bin packing problem, although on an undergrad level, so mostly implementing known algorithms and playing with them a bit).
I'm definitely a big fan of computer security, and disappointed at the lack of it in most systems.
- implementation of algorithms
- design + testing
- probing our bots and our opposition's for weaknesses
I've never done this kind of competition before, but have done bot vs bot security exercises (i.e. active detection of malicious actors and the like).
hmu if you're interested, or just want to grab some pizza. I like pizza.