Lamont Samuels
I’m a software engineer
that loves to eat, hike, and code up
hard problems



Below you can download both my resume and curriculum vitae. Along with my research and work experience, my CV includes additonal information about my publications, awards, projects, and acheivements.


I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. My research was focused in areas of programming languages/compilers, computer graphics, and Functional Reactive Programming. Prior to graduate school, I earned my B.S. degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University.

Here are a few tidbits that I enjoy doing:

  • Hiking and running (not much hiking in Chicago) but running down the lakefront is amazing.

  • Listening to music and discovering new music (thanks Spotify) are hobbies I can't live without. I also like going to local shows. Chicago has so many amazing theather houses but I especailly enjoy the shows at Steppenwolf .

  • One of reasons I decided to get my PhD is that I love learning about new technologies in computer science. I think I'm lucky to be part of a profession that is continuously expanding, generating new ideas and changing the lives of everyone. Thus, I really enjoy buying new books to expand on my knowledge on my profession. Currently I'm reading a book about writing better code: Clean Code(by Robert C. Martin).

  • Screaming at the tv while watching Tennis. I'm a huge tennis fanatic!

  • Interactive with people in social settings. I really do feel that learning from different viewpoints/perspectives allows you to become a better rounded person. :)