Portrait of Justin D. Harris

Justin D. Harris

Senior Software Developer


Justin D. Harris was one of the initial employees at Maluuba, working just part-time in 2011. He rejoined Maluuba full-time while still finishing his bachelor degree in April 2012. In February 2017, Maluuba was acquired by Microsoft where Justin stayed on as a software developer working with researchers. Justin has develop systems for various NLU fields such as ontological representations, classification, entity tagging, dialog, and implementing neural networks for production systems. Justin has management experience in bringing NLU systems to production for many languages but prefers work directly on engineering now.

Justin is currently using his experience in ML and crowdsourcing to implement a framework for ML in smart contracts to collect quality data and provide models that are free to use. Experiments are done on the Ethereum blockchain. Blog post: https://aka.ms/0xDeCA10B-blog1. Details: https://github.com/microsoft/0xDeCA10B

In his spare time, Justin enjoys skiing, surfing, ultimate frisbee, playing video games, staying up to date on machine learning, digital currencies, blockchain projects, and economics. I am also a co-organizer for the RadicalxChange meetup in Montreal.

University of Waterloo
BMath double major, Honours Computer Science and Honours Combinatorics & Optimization, 2013