Radu Vasilescu

A strategic, analytical, and creative software developer who combines diverse technical expertise with experience in problem-solving and implementation.

Featured Projects

These are some of my coolest projects.

The nation's largest high school tech conference.
C compiler targeting the Duke 250/16 MIPS-like RISC architecture.
The reference interpreter for Procedural Footnote Language.

Education

Duke University - Computer Science
Class of 2022, Durham, NC
Computer Science major with a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Taken Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Intro to Data Science, Technology Commercialization
  • Member of DUU DevOps committee and Duke Marching Band
Loveland High School -
Class of 2018, Cincinnati, OH
  • 4.44 GPA, Top 1% of class out of 350
  • AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A
  • Math Team, school winner of Ameircan Math Competition 10 and 12
University of Cincinnati -
Summer and Fall 2017, Cincinnati, OH
  • College Physics I and Lab course, dual enrollment
  • DITLE three-week intensive program - computer fundamentals, application development, database and networking concepts. Served as TA for other teams and members. Built an idea-sharing website (backend and frontend) as capstone project.

Experience

GE Aviation - Digital Technology Intern (Supply Chain)
Summer 2019, Cincinnati, OH
  • Worked on a machine learning system for industrial inspection, saving over $125k/yr per minute of labor cost avoidance.
  • Designed and implemented a scalable and maintainable high-performance distributed system architecture for load-balancing high-volume DICOM/DICONDE Volumetric-CT scan data among scanners, inspection machines, archives, and other systems. This system led to improved stability and efficiency for an industrial inspection ecosystem supporting thousands of parts weekly in the Turbine Airfoils Value Stream.
  • Rapidly designed and implemented a C# desktop application for managing and tagging scan analysis results for ML model training, resulting in an increasingly large training dataset and improved model accuracy.
  • Led migration to GitHub of turbine airfoils inspection software dev team, and created robust documentation for related tools and ecosystem, facilitating increased productivity, flexibility, and maintainability of software products.
  • Worked directly with an internal customer, often travelling on-location to better understand the customer's needs, leading to a software deployment across several GE shops.
  • Created a Virtual Reality proof-of-concept interface for inspecting volumetric CT scans of additively manufactured turbine blades.
  • Designed and implemented high-performance solutions for evaluating model efficiency using TIBCO Spotfire and R, improving an existing system by delivering powerful visualizations and reports.
GE Aviation - Digital Technology Intern (Cybersecurity - Advanced Detection Solutions)
Summer 2018, Cincinnati, OH
  • Worked on an agile development team supporting cybersecurity tools that protect GE Aviation’s $26 billion in annual revenue.
  • Led proof-of-concept to develop machine learning capabilities in identifying malicious emails from 3-4 million emails daily.
  • Delivered productivity enhancements for GE Aviation’s main security alert console, speeding time to triage and resolve potential security threats.
  • Implemented static application security testing (SAST) and addressed code vulnerabilities for security tools.
  • Led evaluation of low-code-no-code solution to speed enhancements of endpoint security solution protecting 45,000+ company laptops, workstations, and shopfloor machines.
  • Developed data analytics using Elasticsearch and Kibana to help security analysts triage tens of thousands of alerts annually.
  • Supported and improved a distributed Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) cluster responsible for managing hundreds of daily security alerts, leading to improved performance and stability.
Project Purple - Lead Programmer
April 2017, Cincinnati, OH
  • Presented at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, National winner of Young Innovators to Watch scholarship
  • Winner of the RevolutionUC hackathon from over 40 college teams. Project uses Unity, C#, and the Oculus Rift.
Illumen Media (digital marketing startup) - Full Stack Web Developer
November 2017 – May 2018, Cincinnati, OH
  • Created a fully-featured, large, complex application intended for accountants to manage the workflows of their clients as they step through verifying several documents (built with Django/Python).
  • Worked directly with clients to gather requirements and iterate during the development process, leading to successful delivery and deployment of several website for local Cincinnati businesses.
  • Created and maintained client websites utilizing WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, etc.
INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati - Internal Systems Manager
2017-2018, Cincinnati, OH
  • Created the website for TechOlympics 2018, the nation’s largest high school tech conference. Created 30+ pages of the website and implemented complex registration workflows supporting over 550 student attendees.
  • http://techolympics.org
  • As a result, the website reached a 25% conversion rate, quickly and very effectively accomplishing its purpose. At very little cost to the INTERalliance, this year's TechOlympics website was immensely successful and received praise and recognition from several of the attending IT professionals, as well as countless students, faculty members, and volunteers. The website is flexible, scalable, and easy to update, and therefore is being re-used.
  • Responsible for all INTERalliance IT requirements. In charge of INTERalliance website, internal and external communications, accounts, and internal software.
Campus Enterprises LLC - Backend Developer (BlueTech)
Jan 2019 - Apr 2019, Durham, NC
  • Worked closely with a team of developers to create a web application leveraging psychometric analysis to determine financial loan eligibility for individuals in Nigeria, leading to a successful delivery of software to an external customer.
  • Leveraged Django/Python to create a RESTful API constituting the backend of the application, and contributed/maintained the React-based frontend.
Duke University Union (DUU) - Web Designer
Jan 2019 - Mar 2019, Durham, NC
  • Member of the Duke University Union DevOps committee, designed, created, and maintains the DUU website (duuke.org), providing information about Duke's largest event programming organization.