Alexander Bruckhaus

Alexander Bruckhaus

San Francisco, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

The world is your oyster

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I grew up in the Bay Area (Cupertino then San Francisco) and attended San Diego State University (2018-2020) before transferring to University of Southern California. I currently study Computer Science and recently interned at Credit Karma as a Machine Learning Engineer. I love exploring new places, cultures, and trying new food.

Interesting Factoid

I have someone's achilles tendon in my knee. (I tore my ACL in 2017 and had reconstructive surgery)


Languages

Armenian
Spanish

Countries Visited

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France
Spain
Japan
Italy
Germany
Mexico
Canada
England

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Machine Learning Engineer Intern

May 2020 - Aug 2020
As a member of Credit Karma's Machine Learning Infrastructure team, I implemented automated hyper-parameter optimization. I performed extensive experiments to select hyper-parameters to be tuned and chose the value ranges to be explored during automated tuning. My work involved developing new Python implementations of model training pipelines. To accomplish the automation of hyper-parameter tuning I leveraged Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services like, AI Platform, Google Cloud Storage (GCS), BigQuery (BQ), as well as Airflow, CircleCI, and scikit-learn. My work delivered sizable performance and cost-efficiency improvements. More accurate models allow Credit Karma's members to see more precise approval odds for recommended credit cards and personal loans. These product improvements in turn deliver member engagement, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth to Credit Karma.

IT Specialist

Feb 2020 - May 2020
I design and implement solutions for complex networking needs. I provide continuous availability of faculty, student, and other campus networking facilities. Key factors in my success in this role include comprehensive technical knowledge of equipment, effective troubleshooting techniques, and a strong sense of ownership.
+1 more experience

Professional Interests

Tech
Management
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning

Favorites  

Hobbies

Traveling
Hiking
Driving
Exploring

Food & Drinks

Ramen
Sushi

Games

Uno
Poker

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

House
Marvin Gaye
R & B
Tame Impala
EDM
Hip-Hop

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors

Education  

Clubs and Communities

San Diego State Computer Science Club

Aug 2019 - May 2020

San Diego State Artificial Intelligence Club

Aug 2019 - May 2020