Resume

Work Experience

October 2020 - Present

NLP Software Engineer

SapientX, Santa Cruz, California

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- Researched, designed, and implemented a text-based language classifier using bidirectional LSTM recurrent neural networks with Keras. Achieved f1 score greater than 0.9

- Researched, designed, and implemented a speech-based language classifier using Fast-Fourier Transforms and Convolutional Neural Networks with Tensorflow and Keras. Achieved f1 score greater than 0.8

- Developed a CUDA-based algorithm to parallelize training of sequential data in a deep learning model

- Project Lead, with a team of four, for a digital assistant tasked with summarization and question answering (presented at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show and the 2020 Bots and Assistants Conference). Developed rule-based and AI conversation flows in addition to final integration of team code database

June 2020 - September 2020

NLP Software Engineer Intern

SapientX, Santa Cruz, California

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-Designed and implemented a voice assistant using ChatScript that conducts natural conversations based on user interests

- Implemented a wake word engine using ChatScript to detect when a user is speaking; reduced misfire rate by 20%

- Designed a natural language parser to decompose a verbal or written email address into its components

- Created an API in Python to select a proper Machine Learning model that best matches a user query to a Natural Language Processing engine. Developed and tested the solution in both Linux and Windows environments

- Followed Agile development techniques using source control

Education

September 2019 - Present

Computer Science B.S.

University of California, Santa Cruz

- Major GPA:        3.98

- Overall GPA:      3.92

- Computer Science Major, Statistics Minor

Santa Cruz, California

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September 2015 - June 2019

High School Diploma

Arnold O. Beckman High School

Irvine, California

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- GPA: 4.57

- SAT: 1500 

- Qualifier at the 2019 Berkeley Math  Tournament

- Qualifier at the 2018 Caltech-Harvey Mudd Math Competition

Extracurricular and Community Involvement

March 2020 - Present

President and Co-Founder

NeuroTechSC

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- Project Lead for the subvocalization project that earned 1st place in the United States in the NeuroTechX Competition in November 2020.

Click here to see the 'Boolepathy' project

- Wrote and awarded grant proposals from OpenBCI, UCSC Academic Research Project Fund, and UCSC Student Fee Advisory Committee totaling over $4,000 to fund club research projects

- Created and presented a curriculum to the general body of 30 attending members. 

- Researching alternate means of visual communication via steady-state visually evoked potentials and eye-tracking to assist and increase information transfer rate of disabled individuals.

- Advised by Professor Jason Samaha

- NeuroTechSC is a chapter of the worldwide NeuroTechX Student Club Organization

December 2019 - Present

President and Founder

Competitive Mathematics Team at UC Santa Cruz

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- Developed a detailed curriculum to prepare the general body for the Putnam Competition

- Recruited team members and a board of officers

- Currently gearing up for UC Santa Cruz's debut in the 2021 Global Putnam Competition

- Competitive Mathematics is an opportunity for mathematically-inclined students to get challenged via studying in-depth problem-solving techniques and participating in competitions

August 2020 - October 2020

Orientation Leader

Cowell College at UCSC

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- Participated in a 2-week training for orientation leaders

- Led four groups of 30 students each through a week-long virtual orientation for incoming students to UC Santa Cruz

Skills

Programming Languages

Python

R

C

ChatScript

MIPS Assembly 

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

Tools

Git

Bash

PyTorch

Raspberry Pi

Slack

LaTeX

Jira

Markdown

Frameworks

Flask

Bootstrap

Operating Systems

Windows

Debian-based Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian)