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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Master of Science (MS), electrical and computer engineering

Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2014

Admitted as a PhD student with a focus on large-scale software systems for machine learning and data processing. Transitioned to an MS degree based on refined goals.

Awards

Aug. 2013 – May 2014
Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship

Courses and Projects

  • Storage systems: Developed an integrity checker for ext2 in C and a cloud-backed file system with FUSE in C++
  • Performance modeling of computer systems with queuing theory
  • PhD-level machine learning, including a team project to design a classifier for songbird species comparing SVM and k-NN
  • Readings and research in advanced and distributed operating systems
  • Distributed embedded systems
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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) Master's Award

Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2014

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

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University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, Canada

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) with distinction and Dean's honours, honours electrical engineering

Sept. 2008 – Apr. 2013

Emphasized control and communications theory, digital signal processing, optimization, and artificial intelligence.

Design project: Home power-usage monitoring system with custom wireless hardware modules, firmware, statistical forecasting, and web administration.

Awards

Mar. 2013
Infusion Cup for best overall cumulative design project of 71 teams
Jun. 2012
Sandford Fleming Foundation Co-op proficiency award
Jan. 2011 – Apr. 2011
Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)
Sept. 2011
Walter Runge Award for excellence in written communication
Sept. 2011
Faculty of Engineering Upper-Year Scholarship for academic achievement
Dec. 2010
First in class of 97 students during the 2A academic term
Sept. 2008
President's Entrance Scholarship
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University of Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada

Da Vinci Enriched Engineering Program

Summers of 2006, 2007