Hello! My name is Ilya Ilyankou (see this YouTube video to learn to pronounce it). I am a diligent student and a computer scientist. I work with big data, visualizations, machine learning, and machine intelligence. I am well traveled and enjoy minimalism.
I am currently a senior getting a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Studio Arts at Trinity College in Hartford. I spent 2016/17 academic year at Oxford, where I studied AI, machine learning, data visualization, and game theory.
I love developing things. Below are some of the projects I am particularly proud of.
For Data Visualization course at Oxford, I worked with Bloomberg Global Cities Index dataset. I took 11 parameters of 50 cities (e.g. GDP per capita, green areas per capita) and used principal component analysis (PCA) to perform dimensionality reduction and plot the cities in 2D. I used time series approach to represent 11 different parameters on a Leaflet map, where diameter corresponded to the value. I also made a map where any two parameters can be contrasted as diameters and colors of the glyphs. View full report on GitHub.
For my Senior Project in Computer Science, I am learning linear and non-linear dimensionality reduction techniques, and developing an application that is capable of plotting (potentially) any .csv dataset in 3 dimensions. It should analyze the dataset and choose an appropriate algorithm depending on the presence of missing values, categorcal or binary dimensions, and various other parameters. The back-end is a Python server currently running locally on my Mac, and the front-end runs on HTML and THREE.js.
Leaflet Storymap lets you tell a story about places. Each paragraph is connected to a specific point in the map. As you scroll through the story, it flies you to the relevant place. View code on GitHub.