Timothy Shertzer

Timothy Shertzer is a junior from Pineville, Louisiana majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Sociology. He graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a public boarding school for gifted students in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Timothy Shertzer

Timothy holds broad interests in the fields of Software Engineering and Data Science, having previous internship experience in both. Prior to coming to Columbia, he worked at the Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology, helping develop WAVE, a web and mobile application providing a variety of informational and emergency resources of the operators of Gulf Coast naval vessels. Last summer, Timothy was a Data Science intern at Biz2Credit, a finance company in New York, where he led a project utilizing Python web scraping technologies to consolidate large datasets and enhance company efficiency.

In the Spring 2018 semester, he conducted research in Computational Physics under Professor Szabolcs Marka in the Columbia Experimental Gravity Group. His team’s project examined the potential correlation between gravitational wave and gamma ray burst signals, using computational methods to access and analyze large sets of astronomical data.

Beyond his technical interests, Timothy is enthusiastic about education. He spent a summer working as a mathematics teaching assistant at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, previously served as a workshop assistant for the Computer Science department’s Emerging Scholars Program, and currently works as an instructional assistant for an introductory Python programming course.

Timothy also serves as the Director of Advocacy and Policy for Columbia iQ, a campus affinity group for LGBTQ+ undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in STEM fields.

Outside of academics, Timothy enjoys judging high school debate, exploring the New York City subway, and eating Indian food.