宋晨 Chen Song

Austin · Texas · United States · (604) 362-9355 · song@cs.utexas.edu

I am a 1st Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interest lies in 3D computer vision and graphics. Please check my latest resume to know more about me.

Experience

Machine Learning Research Intern

Borealis AI, Royal Bank of Canada

Contributed to machine learning research at Borealis AI. Supervised by Prof. Greg Mori and collaborated with Zhiwei Deng and Jiacheng Chen.

Keywords: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Pytorch

March 2018 - May 2018

Research Assistant

GrUVi Lab, Simon Fraser University

Designed and implemented a learning model based on Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). Trained the model on two domains of images and generated hybridized images. Supervised by Prof. Richard (Hao) Zhang and Dr. Ali Mahdavi Amiri.

Keywords: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Keras

May 2018 - August 2018

Software Engineer (Internship)

Arista Networks

Worked on LAG (Link Aggregation Group) related projects. Implemented logic that programs LAG configurations on ASIC chips. Selected projects: Acceleration of link aggregation membership updates after linecard hot-swapping events. Revision of link aggregation hashing logic to support a new hashing field.

Keywords: Link aggregation, C++, Python, GDB, PDB

January 2018 - April 2018

Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Doctor of Philosophy (in pursuit)
Computer Science
Just joined UT Austin for the Ph.D. program. Currently conducting research related to 3D computer vision, under the supervision of Prof. Qixing Huang
August 2019 - Present

Zhejiang University | 浙江大学

Bachelor of Engineering
Computer Science and Technology
Dual Degree Program with Simon Fraser University

GPA: 3.93/4.00

September 2014 - June 2019

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Science
Computing Science
Dual Degree Program with Zhejiang University

GPA: 4.21/4.33

September 2016 - June 2019

Publication

Scalable Distributed Visual Computing for Line-Rate Video Streams

Chen Song*, Jiacheng Chen*, Ryan Shea, Andy Sun, Arrvindh Shriraman, Jiangchuan Liu *: equal contribution

Accepted by ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2018 (Special Session on Integrative Computer Vision and Multimedia Systems), June 2018.

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Skills

  • Solid programming and debugging skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Computer Science theories: Machine learning, Computer vision, Computer architecture, Compilers, Database optimization and recovery
  • Experience in big-data frameworks such as Apache Spark

Awards

  • Dean of Applied Science Convocation Medal, June 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • Computing Science Graduation Award, June 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • President's & Dean's Honour Roll, June 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • The Finger Food Studios Award in Applied Sciences, January 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • The Matthew Leduc Memorial Scholarship in Computing Science, January 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • Undergraduate Open Scholarship, January 2019, Simon Fraser University
  • VPR Undergraduate Student Research Award, May 2018, Simon Fraser University
  • President's & Dean's Honour Roll, February 2018, Simon Fraser University
  • 5th place in ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Contest (Division 2), November 2017, ACM
  • Mark and Nancy Brooks Computing Science Innovation Award, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • President's & Dean's Honour Roll, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • SFU Alumni Scholarship, October 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Undergraduate Open Scholarship, September 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Joe and Mary Merchant Scholarship in Science, June 2017, Simon Fraser University
  • Class I Scholarship for Academic Excellence, December 2016, Zhejiang University
  • Class I Scholarship for Excellent Students, December 2016, Zhejiang University
  • SFU Zhejiang University DDP Entrance Scholarship, September 2016, Simon Fraser University
  • Class II Scholarship for Academic Excellence, December 2015, Zhejiang University

Interests

Apart from being a CS student, I enjoy cooking Chinese food. My favorites are: 回锅肉 (Twice cooked pork), 红烧排骨 (Braised ribs), and 咖喱鸡 (Curry chicken). I like jogging as well.

I am also interesed in the topics below. Please school me if you happen to know any one of them:

  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Data structure and algorithms
  • Cars and driving
  • Aircrafts
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese politics and economy
  • North Korean politics and economy
  • Career planning
  • History of oversea Chinese
  • Entrepreneurship in China

Life

Places I visited

Photos

Photo with Patt
Photo at UCOSP
Photo with Petter

Taken with Prof. Yale Patt after his Summer course Introduction to Computing Systems. The best class I have ever taken in my life.

Taken at UCOSP (Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects) code sprint at Mozilla Toronto office. I worked on converting Swift Intermediate Language (SIL) to Common Abstract Syntax Tree (CAst) in WALA. The project is supervised by Prof. Karim Ali from University of Alberta and Dr. Julian Dolby from IBM Watson.

Taken with Andrew Petter, President of Simon Fraser University, at President's honour roll reception.