My career has been in pursuit of great challenges and learning opportunities. These guiding signals have served me well thus far, kindly summed in my Forbes Under 30 in Science honors:
Lavin is something of a polymath, having been a literal rocket scientist at NASA and Blue Origin before turning his hand to AI development.
Places I’ve worked
Latent Sciences |
Patent-pending AI engine for predictive modeling in life sciences, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases. Still pseudo-stealth 😉
Vicarious AI |
Sr. Research Engineer
Building general artificial intelligence for robotics. My main contributions were towards the neuro-inspired vision system Recursive Cortical Network (see “Common sense, Cortex, and CAPTCHA”), robotic motion planning and trajectory optimzation algorithms, and general software architecture.
Sr. Research & Software Engineer
Numenta aims to reverse-engineer the neocortex. My work was developing the biologically derived machine learning algorithms for time-series analytics and natural language processing (NLP).
AI, Systems Engineering
Currently: AI advisor with the Frontier Development Lab.
Previously: Systems design for reentry vehicle carrying scientific experiment samples from the Int’l Space Station.
Rocket Propulsion Researcher
Research hybrid fuel propulsion engines, design and build firing testbed.
Hyperloop Transportation Tech |
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Led the mechanical design of early versions of Hyperloop passenger-carrying capsule.
Carnegie Mellon University |
Masters in Mechanical Engineering
Duke University |
Masters in Engineering Management
Concentration in Technology Innovation, including commercialization of brain-sensor technology as a NASA spin-out.
Cornell University |
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Studied mechanical & aerospace engineering – research thesis on cubesat dynamics. Also captain of the men’s varsity golf team.