An introduction to me, this site, and the content I want to make.
My name is Nicholas M. Synovic.
At the time of writing, I’m a Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago
 with the Software and Systems Laboratory . I graduated Loyola in May
of 2022 with a B.S in Computer Science. Currently, I’m pursuing a M.S in
Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. My
concentration is more specifically targetting low power computer vision systems.
As an undergrad, I pursued and lead Software Engineering Metrics research and
was successfully able to publish a paper into the IEEE ASE 2022 
confrence’s tools track as the lead author . In addition, I was fortunate
enough to be an author on a Software Engineering paper focussing on deep
learning model reuse with researchers from Purude University . I currently
work on both Software Engineering and Computer Vision research.
In addition to my academic work, I have experience leading IT teams and
developing full stack software. I was one of the first in my high school to join
the student IT program which performed real world maintaince on my district’s
network, personal, and tech infrastructure . As a 2nd year student at
Loyola, I won second place at the Fall Student Showcase for my work in
identifying and providing solution for Congress.gov’s search functionality as
well as creating a dataset of all the content on Congress.gov . And as a
4th year senior, I developed an application for Medline Industries  to
facilitate their corporate wide Talent Planning Process. This application was
used to assess ~30,000 employees in 2022 to find the next generation of leaders.
On the social side of things, I am currently a board member of the Loyola AI
Club  as well as a student ambassador for Intel’s OneAPI platform .
For further information on how to contact me, see my Contact page .
What’s up with this site?
This site is generated from Markdown using Hugo  and the Ananke theme
This decision was made due to Hugo’s extensive templating feature, which allows
me to accessible to those using HTTP , Gopher , and Gemini 
protocols. I intend to use this site to experiment with other alternative
network protocols as they are developed.
This site is also mirrored across several different services. Currently, it is
hosted on both GitHub Pages  as
https://nsynovic.dev . Blog posts
are mirrored on my the Gopher and Gemini versions of this site, as well as my
Dev.to  page. In addition, I intend to use my account at
 to add an additional backup of the HTTP site there as well.
What content is coming?
I don’t have a set plan at the moment, however, I intend to provide less
academicly leaning posts on this site. Think more opinion pieces, tutorials, or
other ramblings. Primarily text based content will be posted on this site as
there are other platforms that are better at hosting multimedia content.