Michael Harmon

Data Scientist, Python & Scala Programmer

I am a data scientist in New York City that is always trying to learn new things and grow. I obtained a PhD in Computational Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 where my research was the intersection of numerical analysis, high performance computing and renewable energy. Now days I am focusing on learning cutting edge techniques in big data and machine learning.

Also, for over 17 years I was an competitive athlete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and achieved the rank of 1st degree Black Belt and World Champion. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing coach along with great mentors, sponsors, friends, teammates and students.


Computational Applied Mathematics (2008 - 2016)

  • PhD from University of Texas at Austin
  • National Science Foundation RTG Fellowship
  • Open Source Software Contributor
  • Published in Journal of Computational Physics

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (1999-2016)

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • 12 years coaching students to become local, National & World Champions
  • World Champion, Brown Belt, 2012
  • Ranked 8th in World Pound-For-Pound, Brown Belt, 2012
  • 2 x Pan American Bronze Medalist, Brown Belt, 2011, 2012
  • 3 x North American Grapplers Association Champion, 2001, 2008, 2011
  • Texas State Champion, 2013
  • Fight-To-Win Champion, 2014