Jiff, Inc Oct 2012 - Present

Product Designer / Software Engineer

  • Jiff is a digital health startup that aims to build a platform to connect health devices, wearables and insurance providers under different applications that revolutionize healthcare and the way people get care.
  • Designed, front end developed a diabetes monitoring app contracted with United Healthcare. The product won best design award in Consumer Electronic Show 2013.
  • Self-taught computer science and got promoted to the engineering team to become software engineer.
  • Grew with the company from 10 to 100 employees; 0 to 500,000 users.

Xamples, Inc 2011 - 2013

Founder/ CEO

  • Designed, built a marketplace that provides sampling and new product launching solutions to consumer product companies.
  • Won $27,000 seed funding from a Northwest PA business plan competition & 10X startup accelerator
  • Designed, Developed, Product Management, Business Development
  • Featured in TV Tokyo Japan's World Business Satellite (one of Japan's largest TV networks) -

Stanford University - School of Medicine - IRT Department Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

UX/ UI designer

  • Designed, front-end developed an internal website for Stanford University that allows users to import data from and display information in their internal domain.

Mercyhurst College Math Lab and Tutoring center 2008 - 2012

Peer Academic Tutor

  • Tutor students for the following courses: Math Problem Solving, Statistics, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus I-II, Calculus I, Advanced Computer Applications, Ecommerce, Internet programming, Information system analysis and design


10-xerlerator - New Venture Accelerator Summer 2011

One Fund Ohio's New Entrepreneurs - NCT Ventures

  • 10-xerlerator is a startup incubator held by Ohio State University that helps companies accelerate its business development process and fund raising.
  • Competed with 300 applicants to be one of the top 10 teams to receive $20,000 grant. In the final round to compete for $200,000 funding.
  • 11-week intensive startup summer development program under the guidance and mentorship of various entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
  • Press

Consortium for Computing in Undergraduate Education (C-CUE) March 2011

SECOND PLACE - Fifth Annual Student Technology Forum

  • Developed an application (in for calculating software development cost of water fall method.
  • Presented on Software Development Cost Analyzer - Software Cost Estimation using Function Point Analysis

Center for eBusiness & Advanced IT (eBizITPA) 2010 - 2011

FIRST PLACE - Northwest PA College Business Plan Competion

  • Competed on a three-round business plan competition with other 59 college team entrants in Pennsylvania
  • Won the $7000 first prize of a three-round competition & presentation
  • Final presentation was judged by a panel of former successful entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists.
  • Press


Social Network on a Chip

  • Built a real time web chat application (using NodeJS) runs on Beagle Bone Black that works in cases of emergency when there is a blackout (no Internet, no electricity)

Machine Learning for Lunch

  • Used Decision Tree combined with Evolutionary Algorithms to analyze past sale data, study customers’ behaviors from CMU’s vending machine and came up with a recommendation of restocking plan that minimized the cost/ waste for the school and increased students’ satisfaction by 30%.

Analysis of DBLP Database using Neo4j

  • DBLP is a computer science bibliography which provides a comprehensive list of research papers in computer science (3 million entries in XML format).
  • Contructed authorship, paper network as nodes, analyzed the relationships between them
  • Displayed the result using Spring framework and D3


Carnegie Mellon University - Mountain View, CA 2015-2017

Master of Science: Software Engineering

Mercyhurst University - Pensylvania, PA 2008-2012

Bachelor of Arts: Computer System


  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society / Co-fundraising Chairperson 2010 - 2011
  • The National Society of Leadership & Success/Sigma Alpha Pi/ Treasurer 2009 - 2010
  • Dean List Scholar 2009 - 2012
  • Egan Academic Scholarship 2008 - 2012


Python, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Graph database(cypher)

Django, Flask, NodeJS/ExpressJS, SCSS/SASS

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, FinalCut


  • Statistical Discovery & Learning (Machine Learning)
  • Advance Machine Learning
  • Foundation of Software Engineering
  • Algorithms Design and Analysis
  • Software Architecture and Design
  • Java Smart Phone Development
  • How to write fast code
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Intensive Workflow
  • Database System