Curriculum vitae

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Stanford University
M.A., Journalism
Expected to graduate June 2018

Harvard University
B.A., Computer Science and Music
Graduated May 2015

Select Publications

Jort F. Gemmeke, Daniel P. W. Ellis, Dylan Freedman, Aren Jansen, Wade Lawrence, R. Channing Moore, Manoj Plakal, Marvin Ritter
Audio Set: An ontology and human-labeled dataset for audio events. Proc. IEEE ICASSP 2017
(paper - website - conference)

Dylan Freedman, Eddie Kohler, Hans Tutschku
Correlating Extracted and Ground-Truth Harmonic Data in Music Retrieval Tasks. ISMIR 2015: 561-567
(paper - web demo - slides - conference)

Dylan Freedman (advised by Craig Martell and George Dinolt)
A Novel Approach to Text Compression Using N-Grams. Intel International Science Fair 2010
(abstract - paper)

Dylan Freedman
Efficient True Random Number Generation. Intel International Science Fair 2009
(abstract - paper)


Google Software Engineer, 2016-2017

Google Software Engineer in Test and Infrastructure, 2015-2016

Google Internship Software Engineer in Test, Summer of 2013 and 2014

  • Designed framework to process tokenized text and tabulate linguistic attributes
  • Calculated readability levels of text using derived metrics and common formulae
  • Developed a web demo in C++ to calculate and display text measures for articles
  • Created a frontend in Go, Dart, and Angular to compare text measures results

Harvard Cultural Observatory Research Internship, January-May 2014

  • Designed interface to record and parse 1% of all incoming Twitter activity
  • Created SQL databases to store n-grams from Twitter and Boston Globe archives
  • Designed web interfaces to graph n-gram statistics and analyze cultural trends
  • Managed remote Unix-based web servers

Self-employed Freelance Work, 2011-2012

  • Created Android image merging app
  • Performed large-scale data mining on database of U.S. Customs records
  • Scraped database of Missouri court cases for University of Chicago Crime Lab
  • Began creating iPad ebook reader app to facilitate speed reading

Naval Postgraduate School Research Internship, Summer of 2010 and 2011

  • Assisted computer science professor and two graduate students with research
  • Researched methods of detecting authorship of text messages on mobile phones
  • Designed data structure in C to steganographically store data on Android phones
  • Created hash structure in Java to compress large-scale linguistic n-gram models

Intel International Science Fair Finalist, 2009-2010

  • Created efficient algorithm for small text compression useful for cell phones
  • Designed pseudorandom number generators that utilize noise from a webcam


Programmer, self-taught, 2001-present


  • Back-end: C++, Python, C, Go, OCaml, Java, Objective-C, C#
  • Web: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Dart, Angular, Meteor, PHP
  • Miscellaneous: Bash, SQL, APL, LaTeX, Mathematica


  • Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android, iOS


  • Design: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe InDesign
  • Audio: Reason, Logic, Ableton Live, Audacity


Intel International Science Fair

  • 1st place Office of Naval Research Computer Science Award, 2010
  • 2nd place IEEE Computer Society, 2010
  • 2nd place Air Force Mathematics Award, 2009

California State Science Fair

  • Participant, 2007-2010
  • Honorable Mention, Mathematics and Software, 2009

Valedictorian of Carmel High School, CA, Class of 2011


Musician and Composer

  • Playing piano since 1999
  • Playing clarinet since 2002
  • Song featured as Google Hold Music (2015)


  • Harvard Lightweight Crew (2012)
  • High School Track & Field, Greater Boston Track Club, Los Gatos Track Club, Santa Cruz Track Club
    • Middle distance
      • 400m: 51.41 (2011)
      • 800m: 1:58.80 (2011)
      • 400m hurdles (36”): 59.50 (2011)
    • Sprints
      • 60m: 7.67 (2017)
      • 100m: 11.87 (2017)
      • 200m: 23.99 (2017)
    • Long distance
      • 1600m: 4:51 (2009)
      • 5k: 17:35 (2008)
      • Half-marathon: 1:31:13 (2013)
    • Other records