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Hi, my name is Matthew Bierman! I am currently a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Computer Science. I graduated from Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I was born and raised. This summer, I am working at AT&T in Dallas, Texas as a Software Development Intern. Some of my areas of interest include frontend web development, machine learning, and project management. I am also the Vice President for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest computer science student organization at UT Dallas.
March Madness 2018 Prediction
Feel the Breeze
The Dragon's Lair CTF
TLC Computer Solutions
Holding the Wire
As part of my Big Data Management & Analytics (CS 4301) course at UT Dallas in the Spring 2018 semester, I chose sports prediction for my final project. More specifically, I decided to predict the March Madness 2018 Men's Tournament. Since I was also taking an Introduction to Machine Learning (CS 4375) course at the time, I decided to use what I learned from both courses for this project: R and SparkR.
I used my predictions to enter the Google Cloud & NCAA ML Competition 2018-Men's competition on Kaggle and the Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge competition. My results can be viewed in detail with the links below, but in summary, I placed in the top 1% for the Bracket Challenge and the top 30% for the Kaggle competition.
This custom website was created for Feel the Breeze, a Las Vegas company that sells hair products to give back to orphans around the world. This website features a one-page, minimalistic design that is responsive for all devices. The website supports a photo gallery, contact form, and PayPal payment/donation integration.
Offr is a tech startup based out of Dallas, Texas that allows college students to find weaknesses in their resumes and see what exactly recruiters are looking for in internship and job postings. This custom website is a landing page that allows users to sign up for beta access to Offr's newest software. The website features a responsive design for viewing on all screen sizes, both desktop and mobile.
We were inspired to create viewar by expensive, lengthy workflows that companies have to go through to display their products online, so that users can see what the product looks like without needing to see it inside a store. Some companies hire photographers to take photoshoots of various furniture pieces on a staged set, which can be quite expensive, but most companies use photorealistic renders of 3d models, which is a time intensive process. Viewar is an inexpensive, quick, and simple solution. Companies can send us the 3d model, which they already have, and we give them a QR code that they can place on their website. The user can download our viewar app and see the product in augmented reality, meaning they can view it from any angle and in any lighting they so desire, giving them a more authentic experience. This project was built during the CodeRED Exploration hackathon.
Second Place Overall
We designed our Smart Lock using a Raspberry Pi and a servo motor. To set up the device, the user must connect the Raspberry Pi to the home wireless network, and from there, users can navigate to a local address on any device (that is also on the network) and add/remove users on the access control list (ACL) by entering the MAC address of the user's device. Once it is set up, the Smart Lock will unlock the door when any user on the network is on the ACL and lock the door when there are no users from the ACL on the network.
HomeVR uses GearVR to allow you to tour a 3D home in virtual reality, without ever having to leaving your chair. We used Unreal Engine 4 to create the project, Blender and Google Sketch-Up to create some of the 3D models, and it runs on a Galaxy S7 with GearVR. Our inspiration for HomeVR was that we wanted to create a better alternative to real estate tours, one that removed the need for you to physically visit the house while also provided more than just photos, video tours, or 360 photos. This project was built during the HackUTD 17 hackathon.
Red team and blue team compete in an Attack-and-Defend style Capture the Flag competition with Forensics challenges included. Both teams participate in attacking and defending; team colors are not associated with only attacking or only defending. There are six levels in the competition, each team receives points for completing levels and loses points for using hints to complete the levels. The host system displays the current scores and communicates with the two teams to give them each level as they unlock it. Each level contains a readme file for instructions. Now includes animations and ASCII art made entirely in bash!
These scripts were created for the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot VIII competition. Overall, our team ranked 1st in Nevada, 2nd in the Western Region of the U.S., and 15th overall, out of over 3200 teams in our school's first year competing.
Uses the program Diffuse to compare various system files between the current files and the default system files as of January 21, 2016. Diffuse shows the differences in text between the two files using colored highlighting.
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6.
A scientist's attempt to create thee perfect human being goes terribly wrong. A short film by Austin Lien and Matthew Bierman. Special thanks to AKM & Faith Lutheran Middle and High School! Starring: Austin Lien, Gage Badger, and Jackson Langford.
producer, editor, production manager, visual effects producer
A young detective must get his suspect to confess to gruesome murders before time runs out. Starring Ashton Alexander, Kyle Goulston, and Chaunsi Heatley.
producer, cinematographer, editor, colorist, boom operator, assistant script editor
All American High School Film Festival Official Selection 2016
After a close encounter in suburban Las Vegas, NV, Scott Goodlight and his grandfather must embark on a harrowing journey, one that will alter the history of the earth as they know it.
All American High School Film Festival Official Selection 2015
All American High School Film Festival Best Visual FX 2015
Iacon Pictures announces Holding the Wire, a unique portrait of tournament paintball during an economically turbulent time. Jose Diaz, a veteran high school teacher, sets out to document the lives and experiences of tournament paintball players. Along the way, he encounters a variety of individuals, young and old, from different walks of life, all united by a fierce passion for tournament paintball.
editor, visual effects producer, 3D modeling rigger, animator
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6.
An animation created using Adobe After Effects CS6 and Video Copilot's Element 3D plugin.