Alex Lynch is an R&D engineer on Kitware’s Computer Vision (CV) Team located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He works as a software developer on a variety of CV projects. His responsibilities include creating visualizations and helping to improve project systems. One such project that he has been extensively involved in is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) -funded URSA project.
Prior to joining Kitware, Alex worked at Amazon as a software engineering intern for the Alexa project on the audio to text team. He also interned for IMDEA Networks doing research exploring meta-learning techniques and was an artificial intelligence intern at I.am plus helping to develop a more sympathetic sounding voice assistant.
Alex received his Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2020. In 2019, he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science, also from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
M.Eng. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
Get to Know Alex
Why did you want to become a Kitwarean? I was very excited about the many interesting projects that the Computer Vision team is working on. I also loved the scope of work that was available to do. Between straight machine learning research and more software engineering-focused projects, I saw a lot of opportunities to become a better engineer who is well versed in many different subjects.
What do you love most about what you do? I love the feeling of success after overcoming a technically difficult problem. When your code runs and properly accomplishes the task you intended it to. I love using technology to solve tangible problems in the real world, and I love being able to utilize my skills and knowledge in creating solutions to those problems.
Share something interesting about yourself that is not on your resume. I like hiking a lot. I am starting to learn how to golf. I’m also trying to get back into music by learning guitar and picking up the cello again. I stopped playing after high school and think now is a good time to start up again.