Connor Brem


B.S. of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University (Fall 2011 - Fall 2014)
  • University Honors, School of Computer Science Honors


Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)
Duolingo (Spring 2015 - Present)
  • Served as tech lead for the Duolingo English Test. Designed & built a novel machine learning system for cheating detection.
  • As part of the Learning AI Lab, built a system for running multi-armed bandits company-wide. Also built distributed machine learning infrastructure to optimize teaching efficacy.
  • Helped launch Duolingo's fledgeling math course. Designed & built a system to rapidly author content for the new course.
  • Founded Duolingo's mental health organization, which promotes health support and advocates for neurodiverse employees.


Thrive Internship Program
Duolingo (Summer 2021, Summer 2022)
  • Developed & led Duolingo’s Thrive Internship Program for students from underrepresented communities.
  • Designed & delivered curriculum, led students in hands-on project work.
Honors & AP Computer Science
Mt. Lebanon High School (Winter 2022)
  • Taught daily computer science classes to over 100 students.
  • Designed & delivered a rigorous 3-month introductory programming curriculum.
15-112: Intro to Programming
Carnegie Mellon University (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014)
  • Worked as an instructor for Carnegie Mellon’s accelerated introductory programming course.
  • Gave weekly recitations, held office hours and mentored students through term projects.