James Gan

M.S. University of Washington '19
B.A. Cornell '18 // srnd.org 501(c)3
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Bancor Research Paper

CS6466  
5/2018

Shortened Abstract. We detail how the foundational equations with which Bancor determines reserves and prices is fundamentally flawed. We confirm the existence of price inaccuracies - specifically, price inaccuracies from distributed lag, and missing terms for price volatility and price shocks. Second, we derive an improved pricing formula which will more accurately represent the price of a given token with fewer arbitrage opportunities.

STRAT | BlackRock Prize

HackGT  
10/2017

RoboAdvisor chat bot for risk-based investment suggestions using BlackRock data. Python, Azure, Microsoft Bot Framework.

NYCDOE SCHOOL BUDGET SCRAPER

internship  
7/2017

Web scraping application to analyze data from the New York City Department of Education. Python, BS4, Selenium Webdriver.

Easy Composites

personal  
2016-2017

Automated generation of photography composites. Python, svgwrite.

Wakawhitti | Bloomberg Prize

BigRedHacks  
9/2014

Web app recommendation engine for vacation destinations, based on relative changes in foreign exchange rates. Python, Django.

ImpactToken

MIT Bitcoin Expo Hackathon  
3/2018

E-commerce platform operated by a smart contract to foster an engaged community of consumers, donors, and entrepreneurs, with the benefit of facilitating non-financial assets donations to non-profit organizations without payment fees. Solidity, Javascript.

Does A Risk Premium Exist?

CS3300: Data-Driven Web Apps (Data Visualization)  
3/2018

Web visualization which shows the mortality rates of various occupations to analyze whether or not dangerous occupations are well compensated, with annotations regarding the OSHA's relevant work. Javascript, d3.

Camel Chat

CS3110: Functional Programming  
12/2017

Asynchronous chat messenger application. OCaml.

LinkedIn View Bot

personal  
7/2017

Software to automate viewing LinkedIn profiles and help boost user's own profile rank.

DubCredit

DubHacks  
10/2017

Mobile app that allows users to create real contracts for verbal agreements and manages a credit history and score for them. Java, firebase, LUIS, Microsoft Cognitive Services, android.

Frlrm

YHack  
11/2017

Web app that allows travellers to book whole travel experiences relevant to their interests at the best price available. Google APIs, JetBlue data, Python.

Anomalies

Hilton Hackathon  
9/2017

ML System Design to manage big data to determine customer preferences and optimize hospitality personalization. Python, HTML, CSS.

AgnosticTalk

personal  
2009-2013

Online community to discuss religious philosophy - 25,000 active users on website at peak. Now defunct.