Hunter Heidenreich Research Fund

Hi! My name is Hunter Heidenreich and I'm a 3rd year, computer science student at Drexel University. The focus of my education is machine learning, something that I'm extremely passionate about learning, creating, and teaching. 

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I am raising money to purchase hardware that I would like to use to do machine learning research. Specifically, I wish to purchase a Quad from Lambda Labs (https://lambdal.com/products/quad). 

Now, you may be wondering, why do I need such a high-end machine? The reason is, for simple projects and research, the hardware I have is perfectly suitable. However, when I attempt to run larger projects that take serious computation power, I simply can't run experiments and conduct research if the algorithm has to run 24/7 for 100+ days. This is a major hinderance and barrier for me in pursuing my educational goals and dreams.

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Curious about some of the things I've done in machine learning?

I have a blog where I talk about machine learning things! Check it out at http://hunterheidenreich.com/blog/ 

I worked for SAP Conversational AI (the recast.ai team) for 6 months as a data science intern. I did all sorts of cool, machine learn-y things there like a question and answering system. Check out their awesome platform at https://recast.ai/ 

I also make tutorial videos about how to do things in machine learning, like Style Transfer:


Or about what Generative Adversarial Network (GANs) are: 


I'm putting up this fundraiser with the hope that from people who appreciate the content I'm trying to put together or wish to support my passion, I can raise the funds I need to get a machine that will allow me to speed up the pace at which I run experiments, produce more content, and teach more new things to people through my blog and YouTube channel (and maybe even produce a publication or two)!

Donations

  • Scott Perry 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Ricardo Rosas 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Aron Granberg 
    • $5 
    • 8 mos
  • Mihai Lazarescu 
    • $5 
    • 9 mos
  • Shuyi Wang 
    • $5 
    • 12 mos

Organizer 

Hunter Heidenreich 
Organizer
Johns Island, SC
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