Abe graduated from Poly/Ingenuity in 2006. During his senior year, he was a semifinalist in Siemens competition, and placed 7th in the Intel Science Talent Search. He went on to earn a BS at Stanford in computer science, a masters at MIT in electrical engineering and computer science, and he is currently finishing up a PhD in computer science at MIT.
Business Insider named him one of the top 50 scientists today, and top 8 scientists in technology. He is also on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. He has filed over five patents through MIT as an inventor and has over ten publications at top tier journals and conferences. His work has been featured in almost every major media outlet that covers science and technology, including TIME, CNN, Washington Post, and BBC.
Abe gave a TED talk that resulted in over 1 million views, where he showed that he could capture information from video based on vibrations in the room. His software can extract sounds in the room from those vibrations, even with no recorded sound.
ABOUT THE INGENUITY PROJECT
The Ingenuity Project’s dedicated focus to teaching advanced levels of mathematics and science to gifted and high ability students in the Baltimore City School System reaps rewards for our students and for our City. Our effective pedagogy grooms Ingenuity graduates to succeed in the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. We can say with certainty, that Ingenuity high school graduates will eventually become the inventors, innovators and problem-solvers that will meet the challenges of the new technology-based economy.
In 2015-16, 560 students from across the city enrolled at our three host middle schools -- Roland Park, Mt. Royal and Hamilton Elementary/Middle Schools -- and at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Idea Summit is The Ingenuity Project’s principal fundraising event. This 2nd annual event took place on April 20, 2016 at the American Visionary Art Museum. This year's theme, "Baltimore Ideas Empowered" offered TED-style talks by Ingenuity students and alumni designed to foster learning, inspiration and wonder. To promote conversations that matter.