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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

Jun. 2013
Sandford Fleming Foundation Co-op proficiency award
Mar. 2013
Infusion Cup for best overall cumulative design project of 71 teams
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