Resume

Work Experience

June 2022 - August 2022

Software Engineer Intern

Capital One, San Francisco, California

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- Implementing Tamper Detection capabilities within a proprietary blockchain

- Implemented algorithms from concept to deployment for the Tamper Detection team
 

- Utilized Scala and Cassandra

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 AI conversation flows in addition to final integration of team code database

- 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

- Major GPA:        3.98

- Overall GPA:      3.93

- Dean's Honor List

- 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

April 2022 - Present

NLP & Deep Learning Researcher

JLab

- Investigating the explainability of large pre-trained transformer language models}

- Advised by Professor Jeffrey Flanigan

August 2021 - August 2022

Machine Learning Researcher

Tech4Good Lab

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

- Assisted in developing 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 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

C++

C

Scala

R

SQL

HIP

CUDA

JavaScript

HTML

CSS

MIPS Assembly 

Packages

TensorFlow

PyTorch

Keras

NLTK

spaCy

sklearn

pandas

numpy

matplotlib