About Me

Experiencing variety and depth is what I enjoy. I love it for its own sake, and it’s icing on the cake when I get to validate my understanding of what I experience through application and creation.


email: blog at davidanekstein dot com


No Translation Layer: 2024 - Present

I'm Co-founder and CTO of No Translation Layer, a personal data analytics company. We create products to help individuals understand themselves better. Our flagship product is called Reflect.

Immunant: 2022 - 2024

Much of my time was spent on C2Rust. I worked on automating rewriting of unsafe Rust programs into safe ones with the help of dynamic and static analysis. I also taught Rust to folks working at big tech companies.

Dexai Robotics: 2020 - 2022

I implemented the entire robot task planning system and integrated it with the rest of the services necessary for the robot to serve food to people. You can see it in action in various videos online. I also developed a critical subsystem of the product end-to-end, the bowl retrieval mechanism, in collaboration with the mechanical team.

Boston Engineering: 2019 - 2020

I worked on a medical device built around an nRF52840 SoC, integrating sensors and cameras, implementing state machines, and developing algorithms to ensure the device functioned properly under tight memory and latency constraints.

Systems and Technology Research: 2018 - 2019

I was the primary software engineer for a multi-million dollar program, the goal of which was to create autonomous agents for remediating botnets. The domain was modeled as a POMDP, and I implemented POMDP solvers such as POMCP and enhanced the accuracy of the agent’s belief state particle generation with Gibbs sampling over a Baysian Network that modeled the probability space of its world state.