Michael Truell

NOTE: This site is pretty out of date. Check out my github or my resume.

I'm an undergrad at MIT. In the past, I have interned at MIT Probcomp, where I worked on BayesDB, and Two Sigma, where I built an AI challenge. I've also worked at IBM Research and will work at Google this summer.


  • Halite: Two Sigma's programming competition for the summer of 2016.
  • Fido: A fast C++ machine learning library for embedded electronics and robotics.
  • HM Record Website: A website for Horace Mann's award winning Record newspaper.
  • Mimicr: A website for text generation using LTSM RNNs. Used to generate unique Homeric passages.


  • The Design and Implementation of Modern Online Programming Competitions (paper). A discussion of the design of AI programming challenges.
  • Integrating a Fast, Non-parametric Bayesian Inference Engine into BayesDB (paper). Presents my work at MIT Probcomp.
  • A Universal Robotic Control System using Reinforcement Learning with Limited Feedback (paper, poster). Winner of NYCSEF's Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, ISEF's Second in Category Award, and awards from NASA and CERN.


  • American Computer Science League Team: I am the leader of Horace Mann School's American Computer Science League Team. We will be attending ACSL's national competition this May. In the past, we have consitently been in the nation's to three teams.
  • HM Programming Club: I am the leader of Horace Mann School's programming club. We hold monthly coding competitions, lead programming workshops, and go to hackathons.
  • HM Varsity Robotics: I am the Head of Programming/Electronics/Pneumatics for the Horace Mann's Varsity Robotics Team (aka. the Basement Lions). We compete in the First Robotics Competition.