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Resume

Work Experience

June 2022 - August 2022

Software Engineer Intern

Capital One, San Francisco, California

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- Implemented a blockchain-based tamper detection tool to strengthen security within the ”ledger”, an internal micro-service transaction platform

- Integrated HMAC-SHA512 Hashing Algorithm for protecting customers’ financial data

- Developed a verification algorithm for confirming transaction history in full account scanning

- Created unit tests and property tests

- Utilized Functional Programming (Scala), Cassandra, AWS, Jenkins, Docker

June 2020 - March 2022

NLP Software Engineer Intern

SapientX, Santa Cruz, California

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- Researched, designed, and implemented text-based language classifiers with TensorFlow and Keras. Text-based uses bidirectional LSTM recurrent neural networks; supports 6 languages with f1 > 0.9. Speech-based uses Fast-Fourier Transforms and Convolutional Neural Networks; supports 4 languages with f1 > 0.8

- 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 ML-based conversation flows

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

Education

September 2019 - Present

Computer Science B.S.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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- Major GPA:        3.98

- Overall GPA:      3.93

- Dean's Honor List (x 7)

- Computer Science Major, Statistics Minor

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 20 attending members

- Researching and developing a brain-computer interface for sub-vocal phonemic recognition to assist mute individuals

- Advised by Professor Jason Samaha

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

April 2022 - Present

NLP & Deep Learning Researcher

JLab @ UC Santa Cruz

- Investigating the explainability of long-range context in large pre-trained transformer language models 

- Evaluating how to adapt monolingual language models to unseen languages with prompt-based learning

 

- Minimizing the amount of memory needed to accurately represent multi-lingual word embeddings

- Advised by Professor Jeffrey Flanigan

August 2021 - August 2022

Machine Learning Researcher

Tech4Good Lab @ UC Santa Cruz

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-  Implemented Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) (Blei et al., 2003) from paper / concept design to functional code in a development environment

- Collaborated in the development of a stratified Expectation-Maximization algorithm to alleviate poor quality and low resource crowdsourcing tasks

- Combined statistical methods and mathematical algorithms to reduce the dimensionality of word embeddings.

- Advised by Professor David Lee

December 2019 - June 2021

President and Founder

Competitive Mathematics Team at UC Santa Cruz

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- Developed a detailed curriculum and coached a team for UCSC in the Putnam Competition

- Recruited team members and a board of officers

- Individual Putnam Score: 1

- 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

C++

C

Scala

R

SQL

HIP

CUDA

JavaScript

HTML

CSS

MIPS Assembly 

Packages

TensorFlow

PyTorch

Keras

NLTK

spaCy

sklearn

pandas

numpy

matplotlib

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