I have been playing the violin for 10 years. I am classically trained, but I am specialized in contemporary gospel jazz performance. My solo work and participation in top ensembles like the Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra has allowed me to perform on national and international stages.

Music resume:


I have five years of experience coding in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Python, Java, Mathematica, and R through personal study attending summer camps like Indeed We Code, Game U, Tech Corps, and Girls Who Code, The W.E.B Dubois Scholar Institute at Princeton University, and the MIT MOSTEC program. As a tech intern at my school, I’ve also gained experience in IT support.

Recent Research and Projects:

Project: Hawken Auction

Many students at my school, including myself, find the process of purchasing school books stressful because their families cannot afford to buy their books from my school’s overpriced bookstore. This summer, to raise awareness about this issue and equalize the book purchasing process, I created an e-commerce platform exclusively for my school community called Hawken Auction where students and alumni can buy and sell their books at discounted prices.

See the website here: https://www.hawkenauction.com/

College Credit Research- Predictive Data Analytics at NYU:

This summer I received a full scholarship to participate in Pioneer Academics, the in the world's only online undergraduate level research program for high school students that provides college credit to top tier colleges. I studied predictive analytics under the mentorship of Anasse Bari, the Assistant Director of Computer Science at New York University. I worked with Professor Bari for four months and wrote a research paper on unsupervised learning models after learning machine learning algorithms like kmeans, kmeans++, KNN, and hierarchical clustering. I also learned how to use R programming, Rapid Miner, and Weaka as data mining tools.

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)- Machine Learning:

This summer I participated in the summer academic phase of the MIT Online Science, technology, and Engineering Community. On August 11th, 2020 I presented my final academic phase project for my Machine Learning course. My group an I created an AI friend who can help you based on the emotions in your face. See the presentation below:

PUBLICATION - Best of MOSTEC 2020 Science Writing:

During the academic phase of the MIT Online Science, technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) this summer, I also participated in the science writing course. In the class, I was given two weeks to interview experts on a scientific topic of my choice and write an article about it. My article was about the intersection between artificial intelligence and augmented reality and how the two technologies can revolutionize the health care sector. Out of many students, I was one of the few selected to have my work featured in the Best of MOSTEC 2020 e-publication. Click the link to see the full publication (see page 82), or see the box below to view my full article:

Research- Gamification at Tri-C Advanced Technology Training Center:
Last summer I completed over 180 hours of work on a research project where I studied the effects of gamification on computer science education. See the PDF of my poster below:

Other coding projects:

See my Glitch page to check out some of my other coding projects: https://glitch.com/@kynnedy.smith82


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I Art Cleveland