Will Zhang

Bioinformatics intern at UMass Medical School.


I am currently a freshman attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying computer science and mathematics. I am interested a wide variety of topics including machine learning, bioinformatics, and robotics. This summer I am a bioinformatics intern at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In my free time I enjoy playing the guitar, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and reading books.


Jedi Maze Game

For Hack UMass 2016, Alex Fischer and I built a ball maze that could be controlled remotely using a Leap Motion sensor, a Raspberry Pi, and servos.

Game of Life

I am fascinated by cellular automata so I made a program that renders Conway's game of life using Tkinter.


For Hack Holyoke 2016, Alex Fischer and I created a prototype bike lock that could be unlocked via Android using BLE.

Mandelbrot Renderer

Renders the famous Mandelbrot fractal using Matplotlib.


For Hamp Hack 2017, Alex Fischer and I built an Android app that automatically takes group photos only when everybody is in frame and smiling. This app utilizes Indico's machine learning API for recognizing facial features.

Work Experience

Summer 2017

Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology Lab at UMass Medical School

Developing software that analyzes large ChIP-seq/ATAC-seq/DNase-seq datasets for human and mouse. Worked with the ENCODE database. Visualized large datasets using R.

Relevant Coursework

  • Programming with Data Structures

  • Computer System Principles

  • Reasoning Under Uncertainty

  • Multivariate Calculus