This is my digital story
I live at the intersection of science, technology, art, & math.
I’m Matt Widjaja and since middle school, I’ve used technology to become my educational backbone, to serve the community, and to transform our world. To learn about a specific area I served in, feel free to click on the three boxes below. Otherwise, feel free to scroll down to read my story.
MS in Computational Science (2017)
Expected to graduate in 2017 from Stockton University under an accelerated program.
BS in Computational Science (2014)
Graduated from Stockton University with a 3.76 GPA & Cum Laude Honors. Minored in Biology & Mathematics. Graduated with ‘Distinction in Honors’ from the Honors Program for meeting all Academic, Service, & Research requirements.
High School in Allied Health & Medical Sciences (2010)
Graduated from the Gloucester County Institute of Technology with a 3.99 GPA. In the National Honors Society & National Technical Honors Society. Head editor of the school newspaper. Took several college courses from Rowan College concurrently.
Formal Courses at a Glance
Science Courses (Anatomy, Bioinformatics, Bio, & Chem)
Computing Courses (C, MATLAB, Python)
Math Courses (Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, & Numerical Analysis)
Data Science Courses (Databases, R, Python)
Honors Courses (General Studies)
Where I’ve Been
I made wImagine and it’s not a real company, but rather, a philosophical framework to help me focus on what matters most. I uphold 15 Fundamentals which encourages me to lead & live to better our world. Here are some of our favorite Fundamentals and how we applied them.
Spotlight on the Honors Program
I was more than just another student of Stockton’s Honors Program. I was its Assistant Student Director (2012-2013) but I went beyond filling the seat. I asked the program to think differently, to do more with less, and I led it to new frontiers and beyond.
As our university experienced significant growth, I made sure that we always tried new things in order to remain relevant.
In a university with greater expectations and fewer resources, I streamlined the work & resources needed to get the job done.
By focusing on relationships rather than rules, I increased attendance for the Honors Meetings without having to forcing attendance
I knew we had to mentor future leaders better, so we revised our Constitution and created an ‘Instruction Manual’ to describe best practices.
Programmer & Data Scientist
Skills & Tools
#1 (By Far): Python
#5: Swift (Currently Learning)
Engineer for Lockheed Martin (2014-Present)
Mission Systems & Training >> Modeling & Simulations — Moorestown, NJ Campus
As a Leader at Lockheed
As a Data Scientist at Lockheed
As a Programmer at Lockheed
- Used college housing data to predict turnover rate based on several conditions over the last decade.
- Programmed with Python (and Scipy, Numpy, & Pandas) to clean the dataset and generate conclusions.
- Harnessed machine learning techniques to test our model.
- Details are in the next section below
- Assisted in the development of the MATLAB code to program & test the circuit equations.
- Published in The American Journal of Physics (a peer-reviewed journal)
- Presented In:
- Stockton’s Natural Science & Mathematics Symposium (Poster — Won First Place)
- Day of Scholarship (PowerPoint & Poster)
- Stockton Innovations (Publication)
File Formats I Parsed
My Favorite Projects
Data Science Volunteer for Life.Church (2016-Present)
Church Online >> Operations Team
Programming Projects Portfolio
I love math, science, and art… but my greatest interest has always been in using computers to program. Converting theories and needs into actual applications is what drives me everyday. Here are some of my favorite side projects.
Data Science Projects Portfolio
I fell in love with how technology can be used to answer the questions we can’t answer today. This passion fuels my ambition to take on side projects in using Data Science to reveal the why behind the what in our world. Here are some of my favorite side projects.
The Argo (2015-2016)
I led a small team in deploying a new responsive website for Stockton University’s independent newspaper: The Argo. This technically complex website, with advanced SEO and security, was designed to be easy for anyone to modify.
Stockton University (2012-2014)
I supported all of the primary landing webpages of the college and collaborated with over 20 offices at the college to help market and inform our external audience. I adapted over 30 jQuery Scripts to work with our in-house CMS to enhance our site’s functionality.
Delanco Camp (2008-2010)
I converted a static HTML/CSS Webpage into a CMS-powered website with eCommerce functionality at no costs by using open-source technology.
Content Management Systems Used
Stockton EYOS (i.e. Pure HTML/CSS/JS with a loose CMS framework)
I’ve been working for the web since when Web 2.0 & IE 6 was hip (yeah, I feel sorry for myself too). Today, I create responsive websites and help build strong social media presences. This is my journey.
Barik Army (2014-present)
I support Barik Army every year to record and create a story from their irrational acts of generosity. These videos are used to promote themselves and craft a brand name that’s driven by responsibility & humanity.
Trinity UMC Clayton, NJ (2008-present)
I volunteer to lead the Tech Team every year. I capture 500+ pieces of photography & videography in a fast-paced & dynamic environment, & create a dynamic Memory Slideshow using Final Cut Pro X to help the Church retain visitors and promote themselves. I also setup and manage the technology infrastructure and AV needs of all five stations. Every year, I perform all of these tasks to produce this 10 minute slideshow by myself in under a week.
I do my own stunts
For many of these efforts, I am responsible for setting the messaging, direction, & flow for the final project.
Whether it’s simply taking pictures & videos or creating the environment so that I can grab good pictures and videos within my expected timeframe, I do it all.
By cleaning up audio & video, I align all of the content together into a seamless experience.