I'm Shane Carr.
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I'm a software engineer at Google in Mountain View, California. I graduated in 2015 from Washington University in St. Louis, where I did research in Machine Learning and studied Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Nanotechnology.
At Google, I work on internationalization (i18n) libraries, building infrastructure for the next billion users. I contribute to the open-source International Components for Unicode (ICU) project, the industry standard i18n library. I built and open-sourced Myanmar Tools, greatly improving Google Search quality in the Burmese language. I contribute features to Kormo, Google's app for job seekers in emerging markets. Currently, I'm a collaborator on the Google Code Jam. I have been involved with competitive programming since attending my first ICPC at WashU; in Fall 2015, I taught WashU's class in competitive programming, CSE 232. I created and continue to maintain Octave Online, a tool that helps thousands of people from around the world use GNU Octave.
I have given talks at the Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) (2017), the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (2016), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting (2015, 2016 poster). For two summers (2014 and 2015), I was an intern at Microsoft in Bellevue, Washington where I worked on Cortana. My Master's thesis for WashU was entitled Applying Bayesian Machine Learning Methods to Theoretical Surface Science, based on work I did in the Computational Activated Materials Laboratory. My research advisors were Dr. Cynthia Lo and Dr. Roman Garnett. I also worked for a summer in the M&M Lab with Dr. Robert Pless. Also at WashU, I served as a teaching assistant, Student Union senator, and president of WashU ACM. I redesigned CSE 330: Rapid Prototype Development and served as student instructor in 2013. I played alto and soprano saxophone in the Slanderous Saxes quintet and the WashU Pops Orchestra. I helped organize the second WUHack hackathon (now known as ArchHacks) with UPE. Before WashU, I attended Whitfield School, where I developed the Aeneid online student magazine.
I like to play strategy board games, such as Dominion, Macao, and many others. I have developed several of my own board games, and starting in 2017 I have been an organizer for Protospiel San Jose. I like to travel, and have been to 33 states and 7 countries. I enjoy photography as a hobby; whenever I go someplace new, I bring my Leica T along for the journey. I like history and visiting museums. I play saxophone with the Google Saxophpone Quartet, the Google Orchestra, and the Stanford Saxophone Choir. I also can play the piano, The Chapman Stick, and Native American flute.