宋晨 Chen Song

Burnaby · British Columbia · Canada · (604) 362-9355 · csa102@sfu.ca

I am a 4th year undergraduate Computer Science student. Currently, I work as a research assistant at GrUVi (Graphics, Usability, and Visualization) lab, Simon Fraser University, supervised by Prof. Richard (Hao) Zhang. I am actively looking for a graduate program in North America or China. Check my latest resume, and transcript to know more about me.

Experience

Research Assistant

GrUVi Lab, Simon Fraser University

Currently designing a machine learning model for creative logo design. More details to come soon. Supervised by Prof. Richard (Hao) Zhang and Dr. Ali Mahdavi Amiri.

Keywords: Machine learning, Computer graphics, Keras, Python

May 2018 - Present

Software Engineer (Internship)

Arista Networks

Worked on LAG (Link Aggregation Group) related projects. Implemented logic that programs LAG configurations on ASIC chips. Selected projects: Acceleration of link aggregation membership updates after linecard hot-swapping events. Revision of link aggregation hashing logic to support a new hashing field.

Keywords: Link aggregation, C++, Python, GDB, PDB

January 2018 - April 2018

Education Materials Developer

Simon Fraser University

Designed a coding assignment for Prof. Mark Drew for CMPT 365 (Multimedia Systems). The assignment has been used by a total of 157 students so far for 2 semesters.

Keywords: Multimedia systems, OpenCV, Java, Software documentation

May 2017 - July 2017

Teaching Assistant

Zhejiang University

Assisted Prof. Chunming Wu in two introductory programming courses. Lectured in weekly tutorial sessions. Designed and marked assignments and exams.

Keywords: C, Teaching, Debugging

September 2015 - July 2016

Education

Zhejiang University | 浙江大学

Bachelor of Engineering (in pursuit)
Computer Science and Technology
Dual Degree Program with Simon Fraser University

GPA: 3.82/4.00

September 2014 - Present

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Science (in pursuit)
Computing Science
Dual Degree Program with Zhejiang University

GPA: 4.27/4.33

September 2016 - Present

Publication

Scalable Distributed Visual Computing for Line-Rate Video Streams

Chen Song*, Jiacheng Chen*, Ryan Shea, Andy Sun, Arrvindh Shriraman, Jiangchuan Liu *: equal contribution

Accepted by ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2018 (Special Session on Integrative Computer Vision and Multimedia Systems), June 2018.

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Skills

  • Solid programming and debugging skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Computer Science theories: Computer architecture, Compilers, Database optimization and recovery
  • Experience in Machine learning and Computer vision
  • Experience in big-data frames such as Apache Spark

Awards

  • VPR Undergraduate Student Research Award, May 2018, Simon Fraser University
  • President's & Dean's Honour Roll, February 2018, Simon Fraser University
  • 5th place in ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Contest (Division 2), November 2017, ACM
  • Mark and Nancy Brooks Computing Science Innovation Award, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • President's & Dean's Honour Roll, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • SFU Alumni Scholarship, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Undergraduate Open Scholarship, September 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Joe and Mary Merchant Scholarship in Science, June 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Class I Scholarship for Academic Excellence, December 2016, Zhejiang University
  • Class I Scholarship for Excellent Students, December 2016, Zhejiang University
  • SFU Zhejiang University DDP Entrance Scholarship, September 2016, Simon Fraser University
  • Class II Scholarship for Academic Excellence, December 2015, Zhejiang University

Interests

Apart from being a CS student, I enjoy cooking Chinese food. My favorites are: 回锅肉 (Twice cooked pork), 红烧排骨 (Braised ribs), and 咖喱鸡 (Curry chicken). I also started going to the gym from the beginning of this year (2018).

I am also interesed in the topics below. Please school me if you happen to know any one of them:

  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Data structure and algorithms
  • Cars and driving
  • Aircrafts
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese politics and economy
  • North Korean politics and economy
  • Career planning
  • History of oversea Chinese
  • Entrepreneurship in China

Life

Places I visited

Photos

Photo with Patt
Photo at UCOSP
Photo with Petter

Taken with Prof. Yale Patt after his Summer course Introduction to Computing Systems. The best class I have ever taken in my life.

Taken at UCOSP (Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects) code sprint at Mozilla Toronto office. I worked on converting Swift Intermediate Language (SIL) to Common Abstract Syntax Tree (CAst) in WALA. The project is supervised by Prof. Karim Ali from University of Alberta and Dr. Julian Dolby from IBM Watson.

Taken with Andrew Petter, President of Simon Fraser University, at President's honour roll reception.