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Henry Chen

Software Engineer

From Taipei, Taiwan. To Atlanta, Georgia

Hi there, my name is Henry Chen, and I am currently a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Emory University. I have started coding at the age of 8 with VBA and have increasingly learned more programming languages since then. I did my first computer science research during high school on Image processing of distorted panoramas correction.

Currently, I am doing research in Dr. Jinho Choi’s Natural Language Processing Lab at Emory University with focuses on character mining and knowledge base generation. I am one of the contributors to an open-source project called NLP4J. Other than academia-related works, I have created a system that handles service requests for both customers and technicians at Emory Student Technology Support, and it has been deployed since the summer 2015 and is serving more than 13,000 students at Emory. This summer I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Scalyr Inc. I spent majority of my internship building and productizing an efficient and distributed log clustering system to put unstructured log messages into meaningful groupings.

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My Experience

Awards Received

2015 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Div. II

Received 2nd place in the 2015 ACM Southeast regional ICPC Division 2 . Competed against more than 60 teams and solved 9 out of 11 problems in total. Placed 1st in the Georgia Tech site. Placed 2nd overall in the region.

2011 Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

Given by International Science and Engineering Fair of the United States on behalf of Intel on the research topic “Automatic Image Stitching with Gyroscope Correction" during Taiwan International Science Fair 2011.

Technical Skills

Programing Languages
  • Java
  • C, C++
  • JavaScript (Angular.js, Express.js, Node.js)
Tools & Frameworks
  • Eclipse
  • Sublime
  • Markdown
  • Git
  • Maven
  • Linux
  • MongoDB
  • JUnit
  • Jenkins
  • Mocha.js

Courses Taken

Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Compiler Construction
  • Computer Organization & Assembly Programming
  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • Database System
  • Introduction to Linear/Non-linear Optimization
  • Introduction to Probabilities and Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Computation
  • System Programming
  • Theory of Computing

Work Done

Publication

Character Identification on Multiparty Conversation: Identifying Mentions of Characters in TV Shows.

In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, of SIGDIAL'16, Los Angeles, CA, 2016.

My Resume

  • Present
  • Scalyr Inc.

    Software Engineering Intern

    Designed clustering algorithms and unsupervised classification models for unstructured system and application logs. Created effective document representation of raw log messages for customized feature extraction and selection. Productized log clustering features, such as log trend analysis, error log identifications, and incoming log classification.
    Company Website : Website Link

    May 2016 to Aug 2016
  • Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program

    Undergraduate Researcher

    1 of 1200 applicants selected to participate in computer science research for SURE and present in the poster symposium. Researched and developed a Java semi-­supervised module that trains a statistical model to identify main named-entities. Achieved over 60% in raw accuracy of main named-­entities extraction on 3,400 New York Times articles.
    Project poster : View Link

    May 2015 to Aug 2015
  • Emory University
    Department of Math & Computer Science

    Teaching Assistant

    Assisted with grading and curriculum planning for Dr. Choi’s undergraduate class of 50 students. Created customized bash scripts for automated homework collection and JUnit tests for homework grading.
    Repository : Github Link

    Dec 2014 to Present
  • Emory Natural Language Processing Lab

    Undergraduate Researcher

    Researched on a novel approach to construct entity-­embedded vectors using inverse matrix transformation. Contributed to and maintained lab’s website and open-­source library ClearNLP. Maintained lab website, library component Javadoc and markdown documentations, and unit tests.
    Organization website : Website Link
    Repository : Github Link

    Oct 2014 to Present
  • Emory University
    Student Technology Support

    Support Technician

    Provided campus-­wise technical supports, including computer troubleshoot and malware removals, for Emory students. Developed, deployed, and maintained system for service instance handling and progress monitoring for 12,000+ students.
    Repository : Github Link

    Apr 2014 to Present
  • Emory University
    Goizueta Business School

    Teaching Assistant

    Perform teaching-related duties and course planning to assist Professor Benn Konsynski in Business 355/555 Appcology. Provide technical development support for student projects.

    Aug 2014 to Dec 2014
  • TEDxEmory

    Web Developer

    Worked on Technology Team to build marketing websites, mange system database, and create mobile applications for club management and information distribution.
    Organization website : Website Link
    Repository : Github Link

    Nov 2013 to Mar 2015
  • Emory Entrepreneurship
    & Venture Management

    Director of Technology

    Worked on planning hackATL, the South’s premiere business hackathon, design custom web and mobile applications, and manage system MySQL databases. Develop with back-end languages, such as PHP and Ajax.
    Organization website : Website Link
    Repository : Github Link

    Sep 2013 to Jan 2015
  • Education
  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science & Mathematics

    Emory University

    Currently a junior undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. Expected to graduate in Spring 2017.

    2013 - 2017 (In pursuit)
  • High School Degree

    Kang Chiao Billingual School

    Class of 2013 from Kang Chiao Bilingual School located at New Taipei City, Taiwan. Graduated as a with a 4.3 GPA.

    2009 - 2013