Melissa Dale

PhD Candidate, Computer Science - Michigan State University


My research explores methods to advance the state of the art in computer vision, ways to visualize the output of these methods, and how to understand the link between the algorithms and the people that use them.


I am passionate about helping people learn the concepts I myself have struggled to learn. In addition to paid positions, such as being a teaching assistant and Montana State University Instructor, I am active on StackOverFlow, creating YouTube video tutorials, and even have authored a Packt> online course.


Activities that support women in technology and introducing children to STEM are topics I care deeply about, and work to pay the opportunities that helped me succeed forward.

Professional Profiles


I am active on the StackOverFlow community, because I believe we're all in this together! I ask questions, edit questions, and offer up answers whenever possible.


Highlighted GitHub repos include:
  • Grime Injector This repo contains the code for the design pattern decay simulator I created for my master's thesis.
  • Learning Kivy I am working on a python Kivy app to help my research and others use my research. This code demonstrates my learning process of app development in order to learn new technologies.


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Information on my research publications, a work still in progress! Prior to 2016, my master's research publications focused on Software Engineering. My PhD research is a different direction, publications to come!


I have a few tutorials and how-to videos on YouTube! Highlighted video and my favorite comments from strangers:

  • "Holy cow! This video saved my sanity .. thanks a lot Melissa´╗┐"
  • "Thank you so much, you're an absolute legend. I've been looking all over for a way to install tensorflow (I had a lot of complications with wrong default python versions on my mac and just many many problems overall on my pc) to both mac and windows and this method works for both. Thank you!"
  • "You r a God..Thanks a Millions ..i was hitting my head against the wall trying to install tensor flow"

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