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SKILLS

Languages: Python, C#, JavaScript/TypeScript, PowerShell, HTML, CSS, SQL, Bash, .NET, R
Frameworks/tools: Git, React.js, D3.js, Flask, pandas, sqlalchemy
Cloud services: Azure (Data Explorer, App Service, ARM templates), AWS (Lambda, S3, RDS/Aurora, Athena, Elastic Beanstalk, CodePipeline, Amplify)

EDUCATION

B.S. Computer ScienceAug 2015 – May 2019
B.A. Statistics
University of Florida, GPA 3.84/4.0

INDUSTRY & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Software EngineerAug 2019 – Present
Microsoft, Redmond, WA

  • Team: Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Engineering - provides internal tooling for security analysts to fight digital threats to our company
  • Spearheaded deployment of 10+ Azure resources to various clouds in line with standards for the JEDI customer
  • Implemented parser/converter translating 100+ production-level automation workflows from JSON to PowerShell script for a next-generation workflow engine
  • Mitigated/resolved customer issues with our services during weekly on-call rotation
  • Authored/organized user guides and internal team documentation (TSGs, SOPs) in Markdown format

ContributorMarch 2020 – Present
Serratus

  • Designed+developed serratus.io, a web interface to explore earth’s viruses based on petabase-scale sequencing results
  • Built ~70GB database of analysis results for public consumption using a parallelized AWS Lambda ingestion approach
  • Extracted geospatial info from 2m+ BioSample submissions to create an interactive map at serratus.io/geo
  • Created Flask API for connecting database to website
  • Implemented code checks on 4 git repositories via GitHub Actions; automated deployments for website and API
  • Authored/organized documentation hosted on GitHub repository wikis

Bioinformatics Research AssistantMay 2016 – Aug 2019
Lab of Dr. Lei Zhou, University of Florida

  • Identified significant mutation patterns in p53 pathway using dataset of 70m+ genome-wide mutations
  • Created a Python package to parse and extract taxonomy data from hundreds of protein sequences in an object-oriented fashion
  • 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 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 Development/IT InternJul 2015 – Jan 2017
Acceleration.net, Gainesville, FL

  • Designed Flask web app for device backup 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

  • serratus.io – Open-source, open-access project to uncover earth’s viruses via cloud computing
  • serratus-summary-api – Serve Serratus summary data via a public API
  • serratus-summary-uploader – Parallelized parse+upload of Serratus files via AWS Lambda
  • biosample-sql – Extract geospatial metadata from BioSample XML, upload to public DB
  • p53-chip-seq-data – Machine learning and visualizations of lab-generated genomic data
  • uniprot-taxonomy – Python library for extracting taxonomy information from UniProt database

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 – May 2019
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

Workshop Lead, MentorJan 2017 – Jan 2019
SwampHacks 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Hosted workshop on back-end development using Python+Flask with ~50 attendees (2019)
  • Guided project groups on using Python, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (2017, 2018, 2019)

PUBLICATIONS

Sundaresan, V., Lin, V., Liang, F., …
Significantly Mutated Genes and Regulatory Pathways in SCLC – A Meta-analysis. Cancer Genetics. 2017.

PREPRINTS

Edgar, R. C., Taylor, J., Lin, V., …
Petabase-scale sequence alignment catalyses viral discovery. bioRxiv. 2021.