Yuri Niyazov

Professional Experience

Net-Scale Technologies [www.net-scale.com]; Morganville, NJ

July 2008 - December 2008; Researcher

Extended and maintained the codebase of a convolutional neural network package for the DARPA URGENT program (Urban Reasoning and Geospatial Exploitation Technology). URGENT classifies images as objects based on 3D image data acquired through aerial and street-level photography. The team consisted of two members.

Eluciv Knowledge [www.eluciv.com]; Brooklyn, NY

May 2007 - May 2008: Cofounder and Director of Research

Directed machine learning research and development efforts at Eluciv Knowledge, a startup focused on reducing information overload. The initial product was going to be a reader for syndicated (RSS/Atom) feeds, with planned advanced features such as implicit acquisition of user's interests, recommendations using collaborative and content-based filtering, and sorting by personal relevance. The team consisted of three co-founders.

TCG Secure Zone [www.tcgsecurezone.com]; New York, NY

May 2007 - January 2008: Part-Time Consultant
August 2003 - May 2007: Senior Developer
January 2000 - September 2001: Part-Time Intern

First employee at a company serving top-tier investment banks and other highly regulated large enterprises. Designed and developed the flagship product: a platform for customers to ensure that they remain in compliance with auditing and information access laws and regulations. The platform provides an entitlement and storage engine for confidential electronic documents. It ensures that all user access to documents through email, web applications, and filesystems, goes through a flexible and powerful authorization and reporting layer. The team grew from two to seven members over time.


New York University [www.nyu.edu]; New York, NY

Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007: Non-Matriculated Student

Fall 1999 - Spring 2003: Bachelor of Arts

Personal Projects

amusem.net (2006)

Stuyvesant High School [www.stuy.edu]; New York, NY

Spring 2006, Spring 2007 - Artificial Intelligence Instructor, Volunteer

Exe2Cab (1996-1999)