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kathleen

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< software_developer ,

visual_storyteller ,

aspiring_CG_engineer >

 

printf("hello,

world!\n");

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A creative problem solver and visual storyteller, I aspire

to build sophisticated computer graphics technologies that

beautifully power digital modeling/simulation, visual computing

& computational art. I am a visionary and scientist who is

passionate about the intersection between art and technology with

the purpose of telling captivating stories & bringing powerful

experiences to life through compelling motion graphics.

cout << "basic parameters" << endl;

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Education.school = "Syracuse University";

Education.major  = "Computer Science, B.S.";

Education.minor  = "Computational Physics";

Education.grad   = "2020";

Education.GPA    = "3.5";

coursework[0]  = "Computer Graphics";

coursework[1]  = "Multithreading & Parallel Prgmg.";

coursework[2]  = "Object Oriented Design";

coursework[3]  = "Computational Physics I & II";

coursework[4]  = "Artificial Intelligence";

coursework[5]  = "iOS Development";
coursework[6]  = "
Computer & Network Security";
coursework[7]  = "
Data Structures & Algorithms";
coursework[8]  = "
Software Design & Implementation";
coursework[9]  = "
Systems Programming";

coursework[10] = "Computer Architecture";
coursework[11] = "
Operating Systems Design";

coursework[12] = "Automata & Computability";
coursework[13] = "
Probability & Statistics";

outfile.open("resume.pdf");

Skills.programmingLanguages =  {

   "C/C++", "Java", "Swift", 

   "C#", "LaTeX", "Haskell",

   "HTML/CSS", "Bash

};

Skills.technologiesAndFrameworks{

   "OpenGL", "gnuplot", "Unix/Linux",

   ".NET", ".NET Core", "LINQ", 

   "Entity Framework 6", "NUnit"

};

Skills.developmentTools{

   "Visual Studio", "VS Code",

   "Xcode", "Git", "GitHub",

   "GitLab", "JIRA", "Slack"

};

 
 

where.i've(worked);

Software Engineering Intern @ M&T Bank

JUN — AUG 2019

> Created RESTful APIs for identifying & analyzing issues & bugs in the account opening system,

  following software principles in the Onion Architecture
> Implemented search functionalities by writing LINQuery calls in Entity Framework 6 
to

  existing SQL database
> Provided 100% unit test coverage using NUnit for all query functions written
> Refined user experience via design thinking in iterations, better addressing use cases in 

  collaboration with software developers, business analysts, product owners & UX designers

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant @ Syracuse University

JUN 2018 — PRESENT

> Intro to Computer Graphics: provide weekly office hours to demonstrate & clarify computer 

  graphics concepts in OpenGL, help resolve issues in 30 students’ code, & evaluate projects

  on delivered ability to apply techniques learned
> 
Intro to Computer Science: coached, debugged & graded 50 students’ weekly labs in Haskell,

  consistently instilling efficient & intuitive functional programming skills in learners
> 
Computational Physics I: taught 30 students to write efficient algorithms in C
aimed at

  generating data to model & simulate physical systems & their scientific visualizations
> 
General Physics I: supervised a class of 50 students in tackling in-class

  exercises & held review sessions on classical mechanics
> Attended weekly meetings with lead professor & graduate teaching assistants

  to refine learning material for students

Secretary @ Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) Syracuse Chapter

APR 2018 — MAY 2019

> Documented weekly executive board meeting minutes and general body meetings

> Managed the SASE semesterly calendar and organized executive board agendas

> Coordinated scheduling of campus-wide SASE events and securing of event venues

 

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some.things = 

i've("built");

computer

graphics

project

C++  OpenGL

Qube

Qube is a 2x2 Rubik's Cube simulator with added visual & interactive features. Written from scratch in C++, the program features everything you can do with a physical Rubik's Cube: all face rotations and adjustments to the cube's orientation against the eye around each axis, as well as scramble and reset algorithms to automatically unsolve and solve the "qube" — all accessible through the keyboard, mouse controls, and an on-screen drop-down menu. The project focused on showcasing different OpenGL concepts, including

3D transformations, texture mapping, shading/lighting, Bézier curves and surfaces, particle systems, blending, animating using timer

and idle functions, and

user input handling.

Nightroom

Nightroom is a simple first-person POV, mission-based exploration game.

In Nightroom, a player is

able to look around, move in any direction, and click on different objects to activate various features. There is, however, a particular sequence of missions to complete, with which the stages of the game move forward. Hints are given at any given time depending on the current mission. This project, written in C++, focuses on showcasing the following OpenGL concepts: 3D transformations, normals & basic shading/lighting, eye & perspective views, picking & selecting using render hits, collision detection,

animating using timer and

idle functions, and

user input handling.

computer

graphics

project

C++  OpenGL

Cribb

I, along with a team of five, developed Cribban iOS app for reviewing off-campus housing among university students. The motivations for Cribb emphasized the need for a platform allowing college students to post and share clean, honest, and unbiased reviews on properties they've lived in; created by, for, and among students only, a collective resource around campus. I mostly worked on designing the system's interfaces, as integrated with the system's backend development and database structuring. I also took charge of preparing a Software Specification & Design Document for Cribb, outlining the functional & nonfunctional requirements, class specifications, database & interface design, and use case features of the system.

iOS

development

project

Swift  Firebase

Google Maps API

Xcode  UML

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uBooks

In a team of four,

I developed uBooks

a web-based exchange and point-of-sale system for buying and selling used textbooks primarily aimed at college students. I mainly designed the app's interfaces from scratch.

web

development

project

HTML/CSS  VS Code

SASE @ SU

As an officer on the executive board of the Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) Syracuse Chapter, I built and consistently maintained the chapter's official website, sasesyr.weebly.com​, revamping the campus organization's visual brand and media presence.

web

development

project

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LEDrone

Winning Best Hardware Hack at Syracuse University's first region-wide hackathon, CuseHacks, my team of three conceptualized the LEDrone — a drone enhancing visual communication through an interactive audio-sensored lighting system. Because we had no access to audio sensors at the time of the 24-hour event, we instead prepared a simulation of how the drone would be lit up from the inside at, say, a concert — and hypothetically through audio sensors — by programming an Arduino board with LED lights to synchronize with a sample audio track. I took charge of setting up the Arduino circuitry of the unit and helped program the simulation, and another member modeled a prototype on SolidWorks, which we then 3D printed for the demo. We presented this visual prototype and simulation to a panel of five corporate judges, won Raspberry Pis and a bunch of free swag, and had a lot of fun!

Arduino

hackathon

project

Arduino

War

For my introductory computing class in Java, in which I first learned how to code, I wrote a console-based simulator of the card game War, adding novel features to the game as a final project. In total, the program is about 1,100 lines of code long, and consists of three source code files: the Card class, the Deck class, and the War Driver class. The project focused on basic object-oriented programming concepts, such as classes, methods, files and I/O, primitive data types, searching, sorting and randomization algorithms, control flows, and syntax.

programming

project

Java

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//  I'm always open to any work,

//  project & learning opportunities

//  — or just meeting other creators

//  out there. Say hello!

confirmation_msg = "Thanks for reaching out!"

k_m;

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