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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer ScienceAug 2015 – May 2019
Bachelor of Arts, Statistics
University of Florida, GPA 3.82/4.0

SKILLS

Languages: Python, Bash, JavaScript, HTML, [S]CSS, Java, C/C++, SQL, VB.NET, R, LaTeX
Frameworks/tools: Git, make, Flask, pandas, scikit-learn, Matplotlib, AngularJS, MongoDB

INDUSTRY & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research AssistantMay 2016 – Present
Lab of Dr. Lei Zhou, University of Florida

  • Created a Python package to parse and extract taxonomy data from hundreds of protein sequences in an object-oriented fashion
  • Determined functionality of 8 significantly mutated genes in Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Applied machine learning models and visualizations on thousands of genomic data entires

Teaching AssistantSep 2017 – Dec 2017
EML 6934 (Python Programming), University of Florida

  • Worked with instructor in structuring a new course with 30+ graduate students
  • Covered Python basics, NumPy, pandas, Matplotlib, SciPy, scikit-learn

Research InternJun 2017 – Aug 2017
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD

  • Developed Python script to parse data files and perform complex calculations to determine circuit design efficiency
  • Facilitated development of efficient wideband power amplifiers for on-field transmitters
  • Nominated by branch chief as outstanding intern for ARL fellowship

Software Engineering/IT InternJul 2015 – Jan 2017
Acceleration.net, Gainesville, FL

  • Designed Flask web application for TFTP router backup process to facilitate management of 30+ offsite devices
  • Managed 10+ client websites using WordPress and Linux command line
  • Utilized Git and Trac to coordinate efforts with co-workers

PROJECTS

  • p53-chip-seq-data – Machine learning and visualizations of lab-generated genomic data
  • uniprot-taxonomy – Python library for extracting taxonomy information from UniProt database
  • billboard-vis – Ranking visualization tool for Billboard Hot 100 charts
  • ufsase.com – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, UF Chapter official website
  • rc.ufsase.com – 2016 SASE Southeast Regional Conference official website
  • gainesvillechineseschool.com – Gainesville Chinese School official website

AWARDS

1st Place, SASEhack Kaizen CTFOct 2018
Ranked 1st of 35 hackers in national Capture-the-Flag style information security competition

LEADERSHIP

Co-founder, Co-captain, ChoreographerSep 2015 – Present
Vertax Diabolo Performance Group

  • Performed at 20+ events with audiences numbering in the several hundreds
  • Awarded 1st Place at 2018 VISA Talent Show
  • Head Chinese yo-yo instructor of 15 students at Huagen Chinese School

Instructor, School CoordinatorJan 2018 – Apr 2018
UF Teaching Youth Programming Essentials

  • Coordinated weekly tutoring sessions amongst 5 tutors at Buchholz High School
  • Taught students programming fundamentals and basic JavaScript

PUBLICATIONS

Varsha Sundaresan, Victor T. Lin, Faming Liang, Frederic J. Kaye, Reika Kawabata-Iwakawa, Kouya Shiraishi, Takashi Kohno, Jun Yokota, Lei Zhou.
Significantly Mutated Genes and Regulatory Pathways in SCLC – A Meta-analysis. Cancer Genetics. 2017.