I’m Darian, a computer scientist and software engineer based in Ithaca, NY.

Darian Nwankwo—an Atlanta, GA, native—is an enthusiastic problem-solver dedicated to applying his computational and mathematical skills to problems in various domains. Before beginning his matriculation at Cornell, he graduated top of his class from Morehouse College’s computer science department, earning membership into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society along the way.

He has several industry and academic positions that have contributed to his diverse perspective on problem-solving. He was initially exposed to industry standards on how to write software while at Google. Subsequently, he decided to pursue academic research where he studied Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford university and Mathematical Biology at Morehouse College. After gaining exposure to work in industry and academia, he joined an industry research lab at Adobe, prior to starting his graduate studies.

His academic research afforded him a position with industry titan IBM where he worked with their Analog AI research team helping develop next generation hardware for accelerating AI applications. Upon completion, he was recognized by some researchers at AMD where he worked as a Scientific Machine Learning researcher, helping to advance our understanding on developing heterogenous systems for machine learning workloads in high-performance computing applications.

The amalgamation of his experiences in industry and academia led to his final internship during his Ph.D. at LinkedIn as an Applied Research Intern working on capacity forecasting for their data centers.

In his spare time, Darian enjoys reading, learning new mathematics, playing pool and exercising. He is currently going through a curriculum on Quantitative Finance to learn how mathematics and computer science is leveraged in other disciplines to whet his curiosity.