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"Immigrated from Vietnam at the age of 19, I fascinate to live in the Bay Area and witness how technology can positively impact people lives. That's why I decided to put my head down and study Computer Science for the last 5 years. From a waiter with limited English, I am proud to be where I am today. To me, everyday is "day one" and it's obvious that this is just the beginning."
DAT NGUYEN
EXPERIENCE
Software Engineer
Cisco / Teration Analytics
June 2018 - Current | Palo Alto, CA
  • Working on core data pipelines (Ingestion team).
Software Engineer Intern
Cisco / Teration Analytics
Spring 2018 | Palo Alto, CA
  • Built a data pipeline for threat hunting analysis through DataFrame and SparkSQL.
  • Saved nearly 50% in storage cost for ML team by leveraging Parquet Data Format.
  • Upgraded team’s codebase from Spark 1.6 to Spark 2.3.
ML Research Scholar
UC Berkeley
Summer 2018 | Berkeley, CA
  • Conducted research on deep learning for communication system, advised by Prof. Anant Sahai.
  • Implemented successfully a bi-directional LSTM radio receiver, running 40x faster than traditional Viterbi algorithm for correcting Convolution Code.
Robotics Research Scholar
Carnegie Mellon University
Summer 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Implemented a deep learning model for Automated Road Quality Monitoring System.
  • The technology was later acquired by a tech startup RoadBotics.
  • Published a journal paper in “Robotic Institute Summer Scholars Journal 2017”.
NSF Research Scholar
North Carolina A&T University
Summer 2016 | Greensboro, NC
  • Implemented Thermography Signal Reconstruction Algorithm to transform 2D to 3D images.
  • A part of NASA research to nondestructively estimate defects inside critical parts of rockets.
TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Languages

    • Proficient in: Python, Java, Scala, Javascript
    • Worked in: Typescript, C++, C, Go
  • Libraries/Frameworks

    • Web Technologies: React, Flask, PosgreSQL.
    • Big Data: Spark, Hadoop, Kafka
    • Applied ML: TensorFlow / Keras.
  • Tooling

    Git, Docker, VSCode, VIM
EDUCATION
University of California, Davis
B.S. Computer Science
Class of 2019
De Anza College
A.S. Computer Science
Class of 2017
PROJECTS
Freedege.org
Volunteer project for a non-profit organization
Fall 2018
  • Deployed a fridges network to allow people sharing leftover food with their communities.
  • Built a software prototype for automating inventory monitoring process (Kafka / Grafana / TensorFlow).
Memelify
Class Project
Fall 2018
  • Implemented a RESTful API service and deployed to Heroku.
  • Applied Computer Vision (deep learning) to create a meme classification task.
Jetson Car
Side-project
Fall 2017
  • Converted a RC car to race autonomously in an in-house track through Deep Learning.
  • Gained significant understandings in sensor fusion, hardware calibration, path planning and deep learning.