Education

  • GPA: 4.00/4.00
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
  • Advanced Science Program (ASP) Class
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

Experience

Research Assistant

May 2019 – present

RISELab, UC Berkeley

  • Building systems to track and manage data contexts, code, and models in the machine learning lifecycle for experiment reproducibility, data management, model debugging and explainability with Rolando Garcia, advised by Prof. Joe Hellerstein and Prof. Joseph Gonzalez.

Head Teaching Assistant

Jun 2019 – present

College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

  • Head TA for CS 162 (Operating Systems), TA for CS 188 (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Taught discussion sections of ~35 students, held weekly office hours, homework and project parties, wrote and graded exams for upper-division classes.
  • Contributed and reviewed course contents, e.g. projects, lecture notes, exam questions, etc.
  • Revamped course infrastructures, redesigned the course website for CS 188.
  • Received an average teaching rating of 6.32/7.00, 0.55 above the department average

Undergraduate Researcher

Jun 2020 – present

Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab, UC Berkeley

  • Doing research in deep reinforcement learning, working on safe and efficient learning for robots with Ashwin Balakrishna and Brijen Thananjeyan, advised by Prof. Ken Goldberg.
  • Developing algorithms to improve the scalability and stability of state-of-the-art model-based RL algorithms.

Undergraduate Researcher

Jan 2019 – May 2019

AUTOLAB, UC Berkeley

  • Applied domain randomization to surface declustering tasks; generated simulated images with PyBullet and MuJoCo for training domain-invariant object recognition and robot grasping models via sim-to-real.

Lab Assistant

Jan 2018 – May 2018

CS 61A, UC Berkeley

  • Answered questions, guided students & helped with debugging during weekly lab sections and project parties.

Full-Stack Developer

Dec 2015 – May 2016

TEDxACSindependent

  • Technology Lead for TEDxACSindependent.
  • Built and maintained the official website, working closely with the marketing and design teams.

Student Researcher

Aug 2015 – May 2016

Nanoelectronics Lab @ NOVITAS

  • Studied nano-wettability and the spreading dynamics of Newtonian fluids, tested and analyzed ~25 solid surfaces and nano-fluids with surfactants under Prof. Changqing Sun
  • Finalist and "Best in Electrical and Electronic Engineering" at Nanyang Research Symposium.

Publications

Rolando Garcia, Eric Liu, Vikram Sreekanti, Bobby Yan, Anusha Dandamudi, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Koushik Sen. Preprint, arXiv:2006.07357, 2020.

Projects

Jun 2019 - present
  • A record-replay system for hindsight logging in model training
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Class website for CS 188, Artificial Intelligence.
Dec 2018 – Apr 2019
  • A deep RL agent that plays Gomoku (a.k.a. Five in a Row) through random and self plays.
Nov 2018 – Dec 2018
  • Placed in the top 2% of 300+ teams in NP-Hard constrained graph partitioning contest using a combination of METIS multilevel k-way partitioning scheme, greedy vertex swaps, local search, and simulated annealing.
Jan 2018 – May 2018
  • Built a voice-controlled electric car and implemented closed-loop control system to reduce disturbance and error in car movements. Employed signal filtering, PCA and K-means clustering to distinguish voice commands and determine the spoken words.
  • A fast, minimalist, and versatile QR Code Generator.
  • An addictive and beautiful-looking (gorgeous on the iPhone X OLED display) arcade game with tilt-free gameplay, a nice BGM, and cool sound effects.
2017
  • A language-learning-oriented social networking app built using Swift 3 and Firebase.
2016 - present
  • Over 25,000 views per month.
  • Compilation of notes and guides for high school students to study and prepare for IB exams.
Jun 2016 - Dec 2019
  • A practical and highly effective app for learning new Spanish words, with over 15k downloads and more than 1,000 active users.
Dec 2015 - May 2016
  • Official website for TEDx events organized at ACS (Independent), Singapore.

Awards

Dean's Honor List, UC Berkeley

2017 - 2020

Top 10% academic performance in College of Engineering for all semesters

IEEE - Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Mu Chapter

2018

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi (TBP), Alpha Chapter

2018

National Engineering Honor Society | Top eighth of Engineering students at UC Berkeley

Edward Kraft Award

2017

Highest scholastic records obtainable by freshman at UC Berkeley | 4.0 GPA with 20 units

Gold Award, Nanyang Research Symposium

2016

Finalist and Gold award winner for ”Best in Electrical and Electronic Engineering” at Nanyang Research Symposium.

Dean's List

2016

Top 10% in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Silver Medal, TI-Cup Math Contest

2015

International Shanghai TI-Cup Mathematics Contest

Seow Poh Leng Medal

2015

Top Student in Class of 2014, ACS (Independent)

Contact Info

Skills

Programming

Expert: • Python • Java

Proficient: • C/C++ • Go • SQL • JavaScript • HTML/CSS • Swift

Familiar: • Shell Scripting • Lisp • Assembly (x86, RISC-V)

Technologies

Git • Unix • Node.js • AWS • PostgreSQL • MongoDB • numpy/scipy • TensorFlow • PyTorch • pandas • sklearn • Matlab • Spark • Docker • Firebase • Shell • Xcode • Bootstrap •

Relevant Coursework

CS 61A Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs
CS 61B Data Structures
CS 61C Machine Structures & Computer Architecture
CS 70 Discrete Math & Probability
Math 53 Multivariable Calculus
CS 161 Computer Security
CS 162 Operating Systems & Systems Programming
CS 168 Internet Architecture & Protocols
CS 170 Efficient Algorithms & Intractible Problems
CS 186 Database Systems
CS 188 Artificial Intelligence
CS 189 Machine Learning
CS 285 Deep Reinforcement Learning
EECS 127 Convex Optimization
Data 100 Principles & Techniques of Data Science
EE 16A|B Designing Information Devices and Systems
Physics 7A|B Physics for Scientists and Engineers
CS 195 Social Implications of Computing

Prizes

  • 1st Place (out of 830+ teams)
  • 1st Place (out of 630+ teams)
  • 2nd Place (out of 670+ teams)
  • Honor Roll of Distinction – 2016
  • Honor Roll of Distinction – 2015
  • High Distinction – 2015
  • Silver Medal – 2015
2015 - 2016
  • Honor – 2016
  • Distinction – 2015
  • Distinction – 2014
  • Distinction – 2014
  • Gold award – 2015
  • Gold award – 2014
  • Honor Roll of Distinction – 2014
  • Distinction – 2013
  • Gold medal – 2013

Other things I Built

Brute force attack on Wordpress-powered websites

Languages

English
Fluent

Chinese
Fluent

Spanish
Basic

I also ...

  • play the piano
  • swim a lot
  • love Chipotle