Moriel Schottlender

New York, New York, United States


Masters of Science, Computer Science
New York Institute of Technology, New York
Expected Graduation: 2014
GPA: 4.0
Graduate Research: Agent-Based Epidemics Spread Model (Java)
Bachelor of Science, Physics
City College of New York, New York, February 2012
Magna Cum Laude with Research Honors
Honors Research: Modeling the Dynamics of the Tumbling Spring (The Slinky)

Work Experience

The Wikimedia Foundation
June 2013 – September 2013
Features Software Engineer
  • Develop Javascript- and jQuery-based language tools for MediaWiki’s new VisualEditor like language annotation and special character insertion tool.
  • Develop a visual GUI for editing special json strings, specifically in right-to-left environment
  • Work with QUnit unit testing
  • Maintain Hebrew Wikipedia’s VisualEditor community feedback page for feature suggestions and bug management
  • Cooperate and review code with git, git review and Gerrit
June 2013 – September 2013
Google Summer of Code 2013 Intern
New York Institute of Technology
New York 

October 2012 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant
  • Mathematical analysis of existing epidemic modeling systems
  • Validation methods for existing models
  • Development of an agent-based epidemic base model (Java/Repast)
  • Research in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory
American Institute of Physics

August 2011 – August 2012
Product Marketing Specialist, GradSchoolShopper
  • Project manager for the publication “Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy and Related Fields” for 2012 and 2013 editions, as well as its presence online
  • Creating content and marketing-related strategies based on visitor analytics.
  • Creating and managing the WordPress-based site
  • Producing and managing strategic content plan, social media marketing and developing new podcast products
City College of New York
New York
September 2011 – June 2012
Math and Physics Tutor for the Division of Science
Consulate General of Israel
New York 

November 2007 – August 2010
Internet Applications Development Manager
  • Managing online projects for the Consulate and developing online presence for Israeli Consulates in North America
  • Producing strategic reports on the different projects’ impact
  • Point of contact to the Israeli Consulates in North America in issues of internet and social media projects
  • Initiating and implementing a twitter account – First government to initiate a “press conference” on twitter
  • Developing websites for North American consulates based on a customizable version of Joomla CMS with in-house plugin customization (PHP/MySQL/Javascript)
EL AL Israeli Airlines, JFK Airport
New York
August 2005 – November 2007
Airline Security Agent
Partner Communication Company, Ltd
March 2004 – December 2004
Business Customer Service Representative
Nirtal Security
September 2003 – February 2004
Security Agent and Emergency Medic
Israel Defense Forces

July 2000 – August 2003
First Lieutenant of a Technological Division
  • Managing 15 soldiers in the unit
  • Leading the unit’s operations, project management, and strategic planning
  • Creating an ASP tool for the HR department in the base.

Technical Skills

Programming Languages
  • Java
  • Javascript – jQuery, RaphaelJS, Bootstrap JS
  • HTML5
  • PHP / MySQL (CodeIgniter, Kohana, YiiPlatform)
  • WordPress Plugins and Extensions
Mathematical Modeling
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • MatLab
  • Eclipse Repast (Java/C++)
  • Agent-Based Modeling Concepts

Other Endeavors

Society of Physics Students
American Institute of Physics 

  • Internship at the American Physical Society
    Developing physics experiments in Thermodynamics for Middle School students, PhysicsQuest.
    June-August 2011
  • Project Presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting 2012:
    Developing Extension Activities for APS PhysicsQuest: Inquiry-based Learning at Home

Societies and Clubs

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Physics Students
Golden Key International Honour Society Membership


New York Institute of Technology
Graduate Scholar Award
City College of New York
2012 – 2014
Graduation with Research Honors, Magna Cum Laude
CUNY Nobel Science Challenge, Departmental Award
Zemansky Introductory Physics Prize
2007 – 2008
Bennet Prize for the Best Essay in Political Science


Fluent Writing, Fluent Speaking
Fluent Writing, Fluent Speaking
Basic Speaking