Hi, I'm James!

A photo of James Mishra I have been writing software since I was eight years old. I've spent my career specializing in machine learning, computer security, and performance optimization.

You can contact me at j@jamesmishra.com.


  • I am a proud citizen of the United States of America 🇺🇸.
  • I have a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.
  • I'm looking for new job opportunities as a software engineer.
  • I can work remotely or in-person in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York City.
  • I love coding in Python, Rust, JavaScript, C, Go, or Terraform.

Work History

Previously, I have worked at:

  • Neocrym, which is a startup I founded. We were training machine learning models to analyze music. We didn't make any money, but we published a lot of open source software.
  • The University of Minnesota, where I researched how to use neural networks to perform analysis of TLS-encrypted network traffic from social media websites.
  • Anton, which is a now-defunct startup that I cofounded. We were building an AI-powered helpdesk for customer support tickets (e.g. like Zendesk).
  • Uber, where I wrote software for Uber's public Developer API that lets anybody book rides with code. I was also the tech lead for a prototype Uber product that would provide non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for patients traveling to appointments. Uber launched the prototype--providing rides in Boston in partnership with a local healthtech startup. Later, the effort would be folded into the Uber Health product.
  • The US Department of Energy. I worked with the Quantum Computing Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I was looking for vulnerabilities in the Bitcoin protocol that could theoretically be exploited by a quantum computer.

Read more on my LinkedIn.

Open-Source Software

I designed and built these projects largely by myself, although an ever-increasing amount of the codebase comes from other contributors.

  • Babycat, a library for manipulating audio files, with bindings available for Rust, C, Python, and WebAssembly.
  • Provose, the easiest way to build Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. A HashiCorp Terraform module.
  • ScalarStop, a Python library that helps you keep track of your machine learning experiments.

You can find more of my software projects on my GitHub profile.


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Online Presence

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