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Jake M. Hofman

Work Experience
05/12 - Present Microsoft New York, NY
Senior Researcher
09/08 - 05/12 Yahoo!, Inc. New York, NY
Research Scientist
  • Applied methods in machine learning and statistical inference for analysis of text, image, and network data
09/03 - 09/08 Columbia University, Wiggins Lab New York, NY
Research Assistant
  • Applied machine learning and statistical inference techniques for high-throughput quantitative analysis of network and image data
  • Developed software platform to automate characterization of cell spreading and migration
01/01 - 08/02 Boston University, Quantum Imaging Laboratory Boston, MA
Research Assistant
  • Designed and implemented plug & play auto-alignment system for maximal coupling of entangled photons into dual single-mode fiber channels
  • Developed correlated data acquisition system for simultaneous detection of spatially distinct photo-events
09/01 - 05/02 Boston University, College of Engineering Boston, MA
  • One of four undergraduates selected to assist peers with assignments for required physics, mathematics, and engineering courses
09/01 - 12/01 Boston University, College of Engineering Boston, MA
Teaching Assistant
  • Held recitation and office hours for Introduction to Robotics course
09/00 - 12/01 Boston University, Engineering Information Technology Boston, MA
Computer Consultant/Analyst
  • Installed and maintained computer and network systems for engineering faculty and administration
01/00 - 09/00 Intel Corporation Folsom, CA
Applications Engineer (8mo Co-op)
  • Designed and developed automated test environment for platform component validation
  • Performed schematic capture for memory subsystems of customer reference motherboards
2004 - 2008 Columbia University New York, NY
Ph.D. Physics
  • Graduate level coursework: Statistical Mechanics, Scientific Computing, Machine Learning
2002 - 2004 Columbia University New York, NY
M.S. Applied Physics
  • GPA 3.87/4.0
  • Graduate level coursework: Thermal and Statistical Physics, Advanced Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics I & II, Electromagnetics II, Geometric Concepts in Physics, Solid State Physics I, Seminar in Quantum Electronics, Applied Partial Differential Equations, Introduction to Biophysical Modeling, General Relativity, Classical Mechanics
1998 - 2002 Boston University Boston, MA
B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • GPA 3.74/4.0
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Placed on Dean's List all semesters, Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Undegraduate level coursework: Introductory C Programming, Introductory HPVEE Programming, Introduction to Ethics, Electric Circuit Theory, Hume, Kant & 18th Century Philosophy, Introduction to Electronics, Introduction to Digital Logic, Linear Signals and Systems, Advanced C++ Data Structures, Modern Physics, Introduction to Electromagnetics, Analog Electronics, Philosophy of Science, DSP, Chaos Theory, Introduction to Photonics, History of Mathematics
  • Graduate level coursework: Quantum Mechanics I & II, Electromagnetics II
  • Programming Languages: C, C++, Matlab, Perl, PHP, Python, x86 Assembly, LabView, LabWindows, HPVEE, MySQL Database, HTML
  • Operating Systems: DOS, Windows 3.11/95/98/ME/NT/2000, Linux/Unix (Debian, Gentoo, RedHat, Rocks cluster), Mac OS X
  • Software Tools: Hadoop, Sun Grid Engine, AutoCAD, ConceptHDL, ViewDraw, Pspice, Apache Webserver