John R Hott
1213 Villa Lane, Unit A
Measuring and analyzing evolving networks, including application-specific graphs. Algorithms, Network Analysis, Theory, Data Science, and Computer Architecture.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA — Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, anticipated May 2018
Overall GPA: 4.0
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Richmond, VA — Graduate coursework, 2007-2010
Overall GPA: 3.86
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA — Master of Science, Computer Science, 2007
Overall GPA: 3.91. Nominated for National Chancellor's List.
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA — Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Mathematics, 2005
Computer Science GPA: 4.0, Mathematics GPA: 3.97, Overall GPA: 3.91, Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cissy Paterson Prize, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., and Flake, K. 2018. Visualization of Complex Familial and Social Structures. Electronic Imaging, Burlingame, CA. In submission.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., and Flake, K. 2016. Visualizing Dynamics of Complex Familial Structures (Poster). IEEE Information Visualization, Baltimore, MD.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., and Flake, K. 2016. Identity Lenses in Analyzing Evolving Social Structures. Digital Humanities, Krakow, Poland.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., and Flake, K. 2015. Visualizing and Analyzing Identity Classes in Evolving Social Structures. Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanitites and Computer Science, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., and Flake, K. 2015. Evolving Family Structures: Representation and Visualization. Family History Technology Workshop, Brigham Young University. Provo, UT.
Hott, J. R., Martin, W. N., Stuart J., and Flake, K. 2014. Evolving Social Structures: Networks with People as the Edges. Digital Humanities Forum, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS. Best paper award.
Hott, J. R., Brunelle, N., Myers, J., Rassen, J. and shelat, a. 2012. KD-Tree Algorithm for Propensity Score Matching With Three or More Treatment Groups. Technical Report Series. Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA.
Noonan, R. E. and Hott, J. R. 2007. A course in software development. In Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Covington, KY.
Aided in development of a distributed ad hoc content-sharing package for Android devices. Added functionality to inter-device query requests, modified and created test cases for a distributed 30-node cluster of phones, reviewed testing output for concurrency and message passing problems, and developed new visualizations for understanding test harness results. Gained a deeper knowledge of the git version control system, including rebasing, rewriting history, and multiple remotes.
Collaborated on a big data analytics project. Translated research-level graph analysis algorithms to Apache Hadoop and Giraph to provide analytics of multi-terabyte datasets, with a focus on analyzing Twitter networks with thousands of nodes. Built interactive visualization capabilities for the system using AngularJS and D3.js.
Co-instructed Software Development Methods course, teaching a 100-person course section and co-managing TAs for the course. Teaching assistant for Software Development Methods, Engineering Software, HCI in Software Development, and Graduate Computer Architecture (including guest lecturing). Researched algorithms and compressed data structures with advisor abhi shelat and visualization and temporal network analysis with advisor Worthy Martin. Produced visualizations and data normalization code for SNAC with IATH.
Instructor for Web Programming, Unix Administration, SQL Database Scripting, Web Site Management using Linux and Apache, Computer Applications including Microsoft Office, and Keyboarding courses. Instructed classes ranging from 6 to 25 students with varying levels of computer proficiency.
Designed webpages, Joomla and WordPress templates in PHP, and created graphics and photographs for local businesses and churches. Created Joomla templates for Westhampton Family Psychologists and the International Baptist Convention (IBC). Designed WordPress templates for Lakeside Baptist Church and Grace Fellowship. Developed custom PHP/MySQL forms for the IBC event registration, including Paypal integration, distribution of emails upon submission, and a database connection to Microsoft Access. Also designed an interactive database using PHP/MySQL for the Deeds of Love Ministries Orphanages in South Africa.
General: Graph Analysis; Visualization; Software Development; Web Design; Linux System Administration; Print Layout and Design
Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat); Apple OS X; Microsoft Windows
Software: LaTeX Typesetting; Source Management (git, Subversion, CVS); Gephi; Eclipse; IntelliJ; MS Office (Mac/PC)
University of Virginia: Graduate Engineering Student Council 2014-2015. Computer Science Graduate Student Group Steering Committee 2013-2014. Volunteer VISAS Language Consultant (conversational English) 2012-2013. Chi Alpha graduate student core group Bible study co-leader 2014-. Member of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Eunoia, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and UVA's Ballroom Dance Team.
William and Mary: Member of the Baptist Student Union and held positions including Communications Chairman 2002-2003, Coordination Team member 2004-2005, Family Group leader 2003-2004, and web master 2002-2007. Also a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, One Accord Christian Men's A Cappella group, and William and Mary's Ballroom Dance Team.
Volunteer judge for the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair (2015-2017); webmaster, including site redesign, for First United Methodist Church Charlottesville (FirstUMC) (2014-); youth group volunteer at FirstUMC (2014-); youth group volunteer at First Baptist Chuch Richmond (2009-2015); mission trip co-leader to Liepzig and Cologne, Germany (2008); volunteer ballroom dance instructor with Williamsburg - James City County Schools (2007).
Week-long trips to Appalachia with Appalachia Service Project repairing houses (2003, 2015-2016); Camden, NJ (2006) and Wilmington, DE (2005) with Urban Promise reparing houses and helping with after school clubs; Grand Bahama Island to aid in hurricane relief efforts (2005); and Atlanta, GA to help with children's clubs (2004).
Held weekly discussions with international students to practice conversational English. Discussed culturally relevant differences and current news topics.
Ensured that museum exhibits were functioning by reporting problems, repairing exhibits as needed, and cleaning exhibit computers. Staffed various booths at museum special events.
Spring 2009, Frankfurt, Germany at the International Baptist Convention (IBC). Redesigned IBC website and PHP template for the Joomla content management system, installed a linux file server, and aided member churches in updating computers and creating websites, including one in Farsi.
Fall 2008, Richmond, VA for the Deeds of Love Ministries Orphanage in South Africa. Created an orphan and donor database using PHP and MySQL for the orphanage to manage information and photographs as well as share information with donors on orphans they are sponsoring.
2005, South Hill, VA. Collaborated with local churches and resort areas, assisting in Vacation Bible Schools and day camps. Led a night of worship, and hosted social events. Served as a camp counselor at Camp Concord in Clarksville, VA, in charge of campers, devotions, and chores.
2004, Asheboro, NC. Worked with at-risk children and youth through MultiHousing Ministries of Asheboro. Held twice-daily Children's clubs for school aged children with help from the youth. Repaired and updated donated computers for children's use.
Created a website and a content management system using PHP to support the mission of the Foundation for the Advancement of Intercultural Resources. Converted CBF training materials to an interactive HTML-based CD-ROM for their overseas missionaries and helped in the creation of two DVD video projects.