I'm Wilson Spearman, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. I am a member of MIT's StartLabs entrepreneurship club and the Director of Business Outreach for MITMUNC.
My passions include entrepreneurship, tech, current events, photography, and documentaries. I have strong interests in the Internet of Things, backend development, and startups. I am looking for projects where I can apply my technical skills and work on solving complex problems.
From September 2018 to May 2019, I worked under Dr. Rich Fletcher of the Mobile Technology Group in the MIT D-Lab as an undergraduate researcher (UROP). I worked with the team to develop IoT technology capable of detecting cardiovascular disease with low-cost hardware in developing countries.
Specifically, I was tasked with developing a python-based backend server with an API that can apply machine learning algorithms and handle data transfers for patient and clinician data. In my time working on the project, I developed a server with a secure API for clinician and patient management, Framingham Score calculations, and classification of PWA measurements that is live and in use to support the rest of the team's work.
In the future, I may return to this lab to continue UROPing or to another MIT lab for a UROP.
Over the summer of 2018, I worked as a software developer for American Property Consultants, a company that writes market-based appeals on the behalf of property owners to lower their property taxes. My job was to automate a large part of their workflow that involved collecting data on properties from county websites and databases.
The webcrawler that I developed for the company was able to increase the speed at which they research appeals by approximately 75%. I managed distribution of the software and trained employees in how to use it. My work with American Property Consultants gave me experience developing critical software that would be implemented in the company's day to day workflow.
Raptor UAV is a drone video company I started in 10th grade of high school. I have since completed over 35 projects for real estate companies and other clients to earn over $20,000 in total revenue. This work allowed me to develop professional communication skills, sharpen my video editing skills, and explore developing technologies and industries.
Raptor UAV succeeds by implementing the latest drone and camera technology to capture stunning views of properties on beaches, lakes, and mountainsides across the Southeast. Samples of my work can be found here.
In addition to my coursework, I am also an active member of the MIT community. I am on the Large Events team of StartLabs, MIT's premier undergraduate club for entrepreneurship. This year, I am leading planning for the StartLabs international TechTrek, a week-long trip where members of the club experience and learn about entrepreneurship in a different country. I am also a part of MIT Model United Nations. This year, I am on Secretariat as the Director of Business Outreach and will be responsible for working with external businesses and organizations to make our conference for high school students possible. Last year, I was chair of the International Atomic Energy Association.Close Project
I founded Wearibly with a team of four at MIT Launch to develop a smart wristband for children with serious medical conditions that would reduce response time and improve the quality of responses in emergencies. I was personally responsible for designing front-end software and worked to integrate it with the hardware to build our product. In our month at MIT Launch, we built out a fully functional prototype in terms of both hardware and software. We continued to work on the company for 7 months after our time at Launch.Close Project
For my sophomore year, I am seeking out internship opportunities for both MIT's Indepenedent Activities Period (IAP) over the month of January and the 2020 summer. I am interested in experiencing work at a fast-paced startup or working on a new product/R&D at a larger company.
I am also interested in continuing to travel internationally and pursuing my hobby of photography throughout the year.
Over the 2019 summer, I traveled to Israel through MIT's MISTI program and interned at Check Point, an Israeli cybersecurity company,
At Check Point, I worked in the Advanced Threat Protection Division’s R&D group on a new cybersecurity forensics product for enterprise endpoint security. I developed a scalable backend service for this new product to handle large data streams. I also researched and tested new backend solutions to help establish a final cloud-based architecture for the product.
During MIT's Independent Activity Period (IAP) over the course of January 2019, I interned at Microsoft on the Intune iOS Mobile App Management team. I worked in collaboration with another intern to develop an open-source app utilizing the Intune SDK for iOS to serve as an example to developers on how to use Intune for app management and security.
That app has since been released by Microsoft and can be found here!