Harry Rubenzahl Martínez

Harry Rubenzahl
Current: Troy, New York
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sophomore student studying computer science and cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Web Technologies GroupDeveloper (2016-2017) Society of Hispanic Proffesional EngineersMember (2016-2017) Samaritan Hospital (Troy, New York) — Volunteer (2016-2017) Theta Xi: Alpha ChapterBrother (2017)


Pleamar — Developed webpage and brand redesign for a local business. NotifyDoc — Developing SaaS waitlist solution tailored towards doctors. clouds.rpi.edu — Project lead for no-cost RPI hosting service. harry.im — Designed and developed open source personal website. banner


"I'm glad to write about my experience working with Harry in the summer of 2016. He has a passion for working in the IT field and he exceeded our expectations. He is very organized, works well with a team, and he has the ability to follow instructions, as well. He would consistently conduct relevant research for the jobs that we assigned. I am pleased to have worked with him and wish him much success in his future." — Jaime Hance "Harry had a summer internship in our IT department this past summer. Harry formed part of a 4-man team tasked with implementing a new BI software, Tableau. Harry was a quick learner and made valuable contributions to the implementation. It is clear that Harry is bright, inquisitive, diligent and thoughtful in his work. His team members found him to be pleasant to work with and eager to learn." — Sylvia Locher "Harry had a summer internship at Caribbean Restaurants, LLC in 2016. We worked together on a daily basis. During that time he proved to be very helpful, communicative and efficient in all tasks given. It came to my attention that Harry possesses the right qualities to be successful, he is dedicated, analytical, goal oriented, fast at learning and is a team player. I truly recommend Harry for an IT position at any organization that chooses to take advantage from his skills." — Miguel Bodelo López


Computer Science

My interest towards in computer science began early. I visited my uncle in California and met his friends, who worked in technology. I knew my path when I took a programming class over a summer at the Center for Talented Youth sponsored by John Hopkins University. I use Java with the video games I was playing to make server-side modifications. Through high school I sought technology opportunities. I competed in robotic tournaments, both terrestrial and aquatic, and became the president of the technology club. I study computer science at RPI and see it as a way to make a difference and improve society.

Cognitive Science

I am very fortunate to study at one of the only institutions in the US with a cognitive science department. I am a strong believer in dualism. Though topics such as consciousness and emotion may be ontologically subjective in science, it is clear that they truly exist. I love the depth of this scholarship and how its development is continuous. Even today, there is still a lack of an intelligence scale or even a proper intelligence test. The questions posed by cognitive science honestly give me a passion to seek their answers. Is there anything artificial intelligence will not be able to replicate and maximize efficiency for?

Artificial Intelligence

AI is a strong passion of mine and I am very eager work in this industry, which can relate to any field and bring beneficial results. We’re seeing breakthroughs in technologies that replicate intelligent processes. The developments of artificial intelligence are at hand and I intend to help pioneer them.




Influences and Mentors

Moe Rubenzahl Marketing strategy consultant and business owner. Board of directors member and marketing committee head for the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley agency. Formerly worked at Hewlett-Packard and Maxim Integrated. BSEE from Princeton, MSEE from Stanford. Hiram Portela Saint John's School STEM teacher in technology and programming. Advisor to the school’s robotics teams competing in international tournaments. Previously staff for the school's information technology department. Henry Neumann State senator in Puerto Rico for the district of San Juan. BBA from Georgetown University, JD from the University of Puerto Rico. Former Puerto Rico secretary of sports and recreation. Worked at Saint John's School as a history teacher. Served as president of Puerto Rico's national superior basketball league. Bram van Heuveln Director of undergraduate studies in cognitive science at RPI. BA and MS in computer science from the University of Twente, MA and Ph.D from Binghamton University. Currently a clinical assistant professor at the department of cognitive science and assistant director in the Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning lab. Zero to One "Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel The Self-Made Billionaire Effect "How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value" by John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen The Social Organism "A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life" by Oliver Luckett and Michael J. Casey Reading People "How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anyt​ime, Anyplace" by Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Wendy Patrick Mazzarella Payoff "The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations" by Dan Ariely On Emotional Intelligence "Harvard Business Review's Ten Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis banner