Hi! I'm Henry

Swarthmore College  •  Sushi Chef  •  PNW  •  Musician  •  Data Scientist


Fake Bananas


Fake Bananas is a fake news detector web app based on stance detection, natural language processing and machine learning. At HackMIT 2017, Fake Bananas finished in the top 10 teams out of over 400 teams and 1250 hackers. Fake Bananas also won Best AI/Hack for Social Good from Baidu and the prize for the Most Interesting Use of Data from Hudson River Trading.

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Lotus Journal

Lotus Journal is a self-writing journal At HackMIT 2018, Lotus Journal finished in the top 10 teams out of over 400 teams and 1250 hackers. Lotus Journal also won the Azure Champ prize from Microsoft and Most Interesting Use of Text-Based Machine Learning from Quora.

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NBA Statistics Scraper

I built a web scraper that gathered statistical information from every active player in the NBA in the 2016-2017 season, as well as offensive and defensive team stats for each team. The data was pulled, cleaned, and displayed using a combination of the python libraries Numpy, Pandas, Bokeh, and BeautifulSoup. Click read more to read more about the project and to see the interactive graph that I created!

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Analysis of Feature Selection Across Different Machine Learning Algorithms

For my machine learning class, my partner and I chose to do an analysis on how different machine learning algorithms handle feature selection and dimensionality reduction implicitly or explictly. We chose 4 machine learning models: support vector machines, Bayesian networks, and logistic regression with L1 and L2 norms. We compared the results to existing preprocessing techniques that are used for dimensionality reduction - Principle Component Analysis and Linear Discriminant Analysis. Click read more to read more about the project.

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Crumb Cafe

In 2018, I spearheaded the transformation of Paces Cafe into the Crumb Cafe to tackle the lack of late night dining at Swarthmore College. The Crumb Cafe is a student run cafe that operates 7 nights a week out of Sharples Dining Hall at Swarthmore College after their dining services end at 8pm.

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Tricycle was a project that placed 3rd at SwatTank, Swarthmore College's version of Shark Tank. As a business proposition, Tricycle was meant to tackle waste management for large organizations like college campuses by using computer vision and machine learning to automatically sort discarded waste into the proper categories of trash, recycling, and compost.

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Reiki OM

Produced by Soundings of the Planet in 2011. I was the featured artist playing the GuZheng.
COVR Visionary Award Double Winner - Best Innerspace, Meditation, Healing Music and Music of the Year!

I'm verified on Spotify! Find my profile on the left side bar and experience the benefits of Earth Resonance Frequency (ERF)! ERF helps entrain brainwaves to Alpha state.

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Traveling and Photography

I love to travel! Some of my most memorable trips have been to Budapest, Hungary; the Amalfi Coast in Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Antibes, France; Harare, Zimbabwe; KunMing, China; and Dubai, UAE.

I'm also getting into photography - check out my VSCO to get a glimpse at what I've been up to!

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For my Parallel and Distributed Systems class, my partners and I chose to parallelize a superpixel segmentation algorithm called Simple Linear Iterative Clustering, or SLIC. We compared the runtime and boundary recall of our parallel implementation to the sequential implementation and found some interesting results!

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NBA Shot Chart ShinyR App

For my data science class, my partner, Alex Mandel, and I created this project to explore how NBA players shot charts. We were interested in seeing how well the top 25 NBA players perform. We look at different areas of the court and can see where they made the shot from and in different quarters or for an entire season. We downloaded and cropped our court images from Sports Illustrated . We downloaded our player data from NBA Savant and downloaded the NBA schedule from Kaggle . Finally, we scraped the NBA abbreviations from Wikipedia which helped us match a lot of our data. The app is hosted here.

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Importance of Potassium

Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body so it is no surprise that a potassium deficient diet can lead to a slew of problems. The most common symptoms of potassium deficiency include fatigue, muscle weakness, and brain fog. In addition, supplementing potassium has been proven to stimulate neural activities like memorization and learning, help lower blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety. Potassium plays a vital role in maintaining water balance in the body, and a sufficient concentration is also required for regular contraction and relaxation of muscles.To an extent, a state of potassium deficiency can be thought of as being intoxicated by alcohol - where both are characterized with poor muscle coordination, lapses in judgement, and potentially even poor memory. The daily recommended value is 4700mg - 12 bananas worth - of potassium, and I’m willing to bet that you’re not getting enough of it on a consistent basis.

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Secure Password Manager

I built a secure password manager that runs locally on your computer through a command line interface. This password manager uses cryptographic grade random bits to generate strong, secure passwords. The passwords are copied to the clipboard for the user to use, but also stored securely in a database to be retrieved at a later instance. The user is responsible for keeping track of the master password generated on the first run of the application.

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Paces Cafe

Paces is a student-run cafe that is open from Sunday-Wednesday nights on Swarthmore College's campus. As a freshman, I joined the cafe as a prep chef. Sophomore year I was promoted to Kitchen Director and tasked with revamping the menu and providing healthier menu options. Below is our redesigned menu from Spring 2018.

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Graphics Project

I constructed this beach scene for my graphics using OpenGL and WebGL to render these different shapes and textures, accounting for lighting, shadows, and the presence of other objects.

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Late Nite Swarthmore

Within 2 months of starting my freshmen year of college at Swarthmore College, I started a food delivery service that tackled the shortage of late night grub options on campus. Check out the menu here

Scouted.io included me in their List of Top 5 Scouted Student Entrepreneurs: -- Scouted.io Blog --

Swarthmore College interviewed me for the article "24 Ways to Look at a Fish"


Using Spotify, DJai generates playlists based on user inputs like desired energy level and tempo. The web app automatically syncs the beats of consecutive songs and crossfades them as if a real DJ mixed the tracks! Generated playlists can also be exported to Spotify to be played in the future.

Coming soon!
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About Me

I am a computer science and cognitive science double major at Swarthmore College graduating in the Spring of 2020.
In addition, I am also fascinated by psychology, neuroscience, and nutrition. In my free time, I like to play baksetball and workout, cook, make/listen to music, and go chasing sunsets. I play many instruments, but mainly the piano and GuZheng. My favorite classical pieces include Grades etudes de Paganini by Franz Liszt, all three of Rachmaninioff's Piano Concertos, and Chopin Scherzo No.3 in C Sharp Minor, Op.39.

In computer science, I am passionate about parallel and distributed systems and machine learning applications. In cognitive science, I am fascinated by the microbiome of the gut, the psychology of language, as well as physiological psychology.

On a journey to quench my thirst for knowledge