Bryan Culver

Annotation Specialist

Bryan Culver is an annotation specialist on Kitware’s Computer Vision Team located in Clifton Park, New York. He annotates training data for various machine learning algorithms. When possible, he tries to make improvements to the annotation workflow to improve the teams productivity.

Prior to joining Kitware, Bryan was a nuclear machinist mate for the U.S. Navy. He worked in submarine engine rooms and later instructed new sailors at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory’s Kenneth A. Kesselring Site. Bryan continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves in the SurgeMain unit. His unit renders aid to shipyards across the country that require specially skilled workers to complete overhauls on submarines and other Navy vessels.

Bryan received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Arizona State University. His studies focused on mobile development and UX/UI improvement.

Education

B.S. in software engineering from Arizona State University

Get to Know Bryan

What made you want to become a Kitwarean? I wanted to know more about building software and delivering products to a diverse range of customers. I also thought getting involved in the annotation team would give me great exposure to machine learning.

What do you love most about what you do? I love working with teams. I am most passionate about learning a new concept so that I can contribute to the team’s end goal, and maybe have the opportunity to teach someone something new along the way.

Share something interesting about yourself that is not on your resume. Outside of work, my life would be very boring if it weren’t for my wife. She and I travel together, hike together, and have tried all sorts of new experiences. We have been to Ireland, Riviera Maya Mexico, Germany, Italy, Niagara Falls, and Hawai’i. Our experiences include making our own handmade pasta in Italy, going on a beer tour in Germany, taking a singing pub crawl in Ireland, and sailing in Hawai’i to just name a few.

Professional Associations & Service

  • Awards chair, First Class Petty Officer Association, 2019-2020