Hi, I'm Alex! I'm a student at New York University studying Computer Science. Scroll to learn more about me!

About Me

From a young age, my passion for online gaming fueled a curiosity about the technology that powered my gaming experiences. Initially, I focused on upgrading my computer's hardware to gain a competitive edge. As I began assembling my own machines, this fascination only grew. However, when financial constraints limited further hardware upgrades, I turned to software solutions. I learned to maximize performance through software solutions like GPU overclocking and driver optimization. This shift towards harnessing software’s full potential deepened my appreciation for its capabilities, inspiring me to pursue a degree in Computer Science at NYU.My favorite part of programming is the problem-solving aspect. I love the satisfaction of finally figuring out a solution to a problem. I mostly work with Python, JavaScript, and Java. I am also familiar with C and x86 Assembly. I am always looking to learn. I am currently looking for an internship as a software engineer.

When I'm not coding, I enjoy studying fashion, playing basketball, and hanging out with my bunny Ollie. I also enjoy learning new things. I am currently learning how to speak French.

My projects

Golfball Pathfinder

Trained YOLOv8's convolutional neural network (CNN) on 8000+ pieces of data to accurately detect & track the location/trajectory of a golf ball in any given video of a golf swing

  • Computer Vision
  • Python
  • PyTorch
  • OpenCV
  • YOLOv8

83SM Capital

Currently building an automated pairs-trading algorithm to capitalize on the inefficiencies of closed-end funds.

  • Python
  • IBKR
  • yfinance
  • backtrader
  • selenium
  • bs4

Personal Portfolio

This website you are on serves to showcase my skills, projects, and professional experience. Contains a light/dark mode and an email feature.

  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Next.js
  • Tailwind
  • Framer
  • HTML
  • CSS

My skills

My experience

New York University

Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation: Spring 2025/Winter 2025

Sep. 2021 - May/Dec. 2025


Data Science Intern

Designed a Python script using Selenium and Beautiful Soup 4 packages to automate the extraction of 5M+ points of data

Jun. 2022 - Aug. 2022

Hawkeye Investment Management

Software Engineer Intern, Machine Learning

Developed an ML model in high dimensional space to identify optimal pairings for hedge

Jan. 2023 - May 2023

Ideas Lab

Software Engineer Intern, Machine Learning

Creating an object detection algorithm using computer vision (YOLOv8) to track movements of a golf swing in a live video

May 2023 - Aug 2023

83SM Capital

Software Engineer

Building a Python-based pairs trading algorithm to conduct statistical arbitrage on 400+ closed-end funds using time series analysis

May 2023 - Present


Software Developer Intern

Current Internship

June 2024 - Present

Contact me

Please contact me directly at hsualexotake@gmail.com or through this form.