Hayden Housen

A logical and detail-oriented freshman at Cornell University studying computer science. Previously, an intern on the Machine Learning Team at Ada Support. Researched automatic classroom lecture summarization using AI and deep learning in high school. Understands machine learning in production and full-stack web development. Maintains open-source NLP programs that perform state-of-the-art neural text summarization. Publishes guides for cybersecurity challenges. Enjoys running cross country in the fall and skiing in the winter.

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Collection of Projects Created by Hayden


For this project, I was named a top 300 Regeneron STS scholar. Lecture2notes is a state-of-the-art system to summarize classroom lectures using machine learning.

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Models to perform neural summarization (extractive and abstractive) using machine learning transformers.

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Will I Have a Snow Day

The AI-powered snow day predictor. Simply enter your zip code and an advanced AI will calculate your chance of having a snow day for the next few days.

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PicoCTF 2019 Writeup

My solutions to the PicoCTF 2019 computer security competition. I scored 13,900 points (top 3.8%) during the competition but have since completed all the problems to reach 34,201 points.

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National Cyber Scholarship Competition 2021 Writeup

I was named a National Cyber Scholar with Honors for placing 23rd out of 3,277 (top 0.7%) in this cybersecurity competition.

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HH Personal Website

This website is hosted by Netlify and is generated using my own custom open source theme using Hugo.

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GPT Impostor for Discord

Impersonate your friends on Discord using the latest research in AI and machine learning. Originally developed during BigRed//Hacks @ Cornell.

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Advent of Code

My solutions to the Advent of Code 2020 and 2021 puzzles. Earned all 50 stars both years. Solutions written in Python.

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PicoCTF 2022 Writeup

My solutions to the PicoCTF 2022 computer security competition. I scored 12,000 points (top 3.2%) during the competition as a solo player and placed 248th.

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PicoCTF 2021 Writeup

My solutions to the PicoCTF 2021 computer security competition. I scored 5,440 points (top 1.1%) during the competition as a solo player and placed 25th among US Middle/High School students.

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HackTheBox CyberSanta 2021 CTF Writeup

Write-ups for various challenges from the 2021 HackTheBox 2021 Christmas CTF. Solved all web, crypto, and forensics puzzles.

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HackTheBox Machine Writeups

Write-ups and tutorials for various cybersecurity challenges from HackTheBox.

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A tool to automatically summarize documents using the BART Machine Learning Model.

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AI Respiratory Doctor Desktop App

A desktop app built with Electron that mimics the AI Respiratory Doctor web app.

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AI Respiratory Doctor

A flask web app template for use with machine learning projects. Currently contains complete example code to run a fully functional X-Ray diagnosis AI.

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Personal Server

I maintain a person server where I self-host applications such as Nextcloud, Guacamole, and more.

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FreeCodeCamp Collection

Completed about 400 hours of coursework. Built 10 front-end projects. Completed 347 coding challenges.

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Fruit Classifier with ML

Working towards research in Computer Vision. Learning about machine learning though Fast.ai ML course and Stanford CS231n online.

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Undergraduate Student Researcher @ CUAI

Machine Learning Research and Education at Cornell University

Researching paraphrase detection and generation (NLP) as well as zero-shot image classification (Computer Vision).

September 2021 – Present

Co-op on Machine Learning Team @ Ada Support

Improved multilingual understanding for Ada’s AI chatbots

Increased valuable customer interactions by enabling Ada chatbots to better understand non-English languages. Collaboratively developed and trained multilingual models using state-of-the-art architectures.

May 2021 – September 2021


Summarizing Lecture Videos by Classifying Slides and Analyzing Text

Conducted scientific research & created a state-of-the-art system to summarize classroom lectures using machine learning, computer vision, and NLP. More info on the project page.

September 2019 – May 2021


Open-Source Neural Summarization Library

Furthered research in neural-network text summarization models, specifically in less researched areas such as long document summarization. 4.45x smaller than state-of-the-art but 94% as accurate. High code quality and thoroughly documented. More info on the project page.

March 2020 - August 2020

PicoCTF 2019 & 2021

Cybersecurity Challenges

Placed 609 out of 15,817 during the 2019 competition and later completed all 121 challenges. During the 2021 competition, placed 25 out of 2280 (top 1.1%) among US Middle/High School students. Learned ethical hacking skills including cryptography, forensics, reverse engineering, and binary exploitation.

September 2019 - March 2021


Deep Learning Fundamentals

Completed parts one and two. Developed an understanding for advanced deep learning concepts by building several near state-of-the-art models and writing many machine learning functions from scratch. Built AI Respiratory Doctor.

September 2018 – July 2019


Awarded Front End Development Certificate

Completed about 400 hours of coursework. Built 10 front-end projects (available on CodePen). Completed 347 coding challenges.

Feb 2017 – Sept 2017


Cornell University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science

Info: Freshman in the College of Engineering.

2021-2025 (Expected Graduation)

Pawling Central High School

Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors
GPA: 4.0

Info: Always enrolled in highest level courses. Conducted research into machine learning & computer vision through Science Research program. Took every available computer science course.



Front-End Development
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • SASS
  • DOM
  • Bootstrap
  • AJAX
  • Gulp
Languages, Operating Systems & Tools
  • Java
  • Python,
  • git
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • bash
  • php
  • jQuery
  • Atom
  • Nodejs
  • NPM
  • VSCode
  • Jupyter Notebook
Architecture & Concepts
  • CI/CD (Travis CI, Netlify)
  • DNS
  • Firewalls
  • Containers
  • OOP
  • Networking
  • DevOps
Platform Development & Administration
  • Kanban
  • HUGO
  • GitHub
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • WordPress
  • Docker
AI & Machine Learning
  • PyTorch
  • fastai
  • scikit-learn
  • CNNs
  • GANs
  • Transfer Learning
  • Feature Extraction
  • NLP
  • Summarization
  • Image Classification
  • Clustering
  • Hyperparameter Optimization