Mel Thomas

4629 Bayard St, Pittsburgh, PA 15123 | (412) 219-7069

Objective: Seeking full-time opportunities as a Security Software Engineer


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Candidate for M.S: May 2020
Major: Machine Learning
GPA: 3.87/4.0

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Graduated B.S: May 2019
Major: Computer Science
GPA: 3.81/4.0

Relevant Courses: Introduction to Machine Learning, Advanced Data Analysis, Machine Learning for Structured Data, Principles of Functional Programming, Search Engines, Advanced Machine Learning, Probability & Statistics, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Algorithms in the Real World


Google, Cyber Security Intern | Irvine, CA
June 2019 - August 2019

  • Worked closely with Information Technology and R&D Teams focusing on Security and Privacy.
  • Focused on the application of Machine Learning, Neural Networking, and Natural Language Processing in software security.

NASA, Cybersecurity Intern | Fairmont, VA
May 2018 - August 2018

  • Trained in both offensive and defensive security with a wide range of penetration testing, system administration, and monitoring tools including Cobalt Strike, Metasploit, Elasticstack, and pfSense.
  • Red vs. Blue attack simulation (Capture the Spacecraft) in emulated NASA environment and I was a member of Blue Team.
  • Successfully defended the network against attackers during 10-day simulation period.

Jefferson Lab, Cybersecurity Research Intern | Newport, VA
June 2017 - August 2017

  • Worked with the security systems team to tackle problems in the field of mobile forensics, analyzing smartphones and apps.
  • Drafted in-depth reports on research and data collected.

Instagram, Information Security Intern | San Francisco, CA
June 2016 - August 2016

  • Worked across (2) main teams to aid in developing and enhancing their security posture.
  • Assessed, developed, and executed risk and compliance management, information protection technologies, policies, and vulnerability management.

Leadership & Affiliations

Society of Women Engineers, Vice President
March 2018 - February 2019

  • Worked alongside the president to manage the E-board, plan events and maintain day-to-day chapter operation.
  • Built strategic partnerships with companies and admins to host more events that provide opportunities for women in STEM.

Phi Sigma Rho, President
April 2017 - March 2018

  • Managed an E-board consisting of 8 students to ensure efficiency in chapter operations, events, and fundraising.
  • Planned and executed events that enhanced the chemical engineering student body academically, socially, and professionally.

CMU Student Association, Photography Intern
August 2016 - May 2017

  • Photographed events and students across campus and contributed to the annual yearbook.

Freshman Leadership Academy, Alumnus and Mentor
October 2015 - Present

  • One of 50 of 400 freshmen chosen to engage in a selective global leadership program focused on service, growth, and mentorship.

Engineers Without Borders, El Salvador Team Lead
October 2015 - September 2017

  • Lead a team of 8 students to develop a sustainable and effective water treatment plan for 3,000 citizens in El Salvador.
  • Fundraised $15,000 USD for travel, accommodations, and implementation of the water treatment process plan.

Scholarships & Awards

Carnegie Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
August 2015 - May 2019

SWE Scholarship Recipient, Society of Women Engineers
August 2017

Skills & Interests

Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, Python, R, HTML, CSS, C++, Research and Planning, MS Access, Preprocessing, Language Modelling, Named Entity Recognition, Entity Linking, Information Extraction.

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