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Palo Alto, CA
February 28, 2020

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Xander Koo

*-** *************, ********* ****, Kyoto, 610-0353, Japan

**** ******* **, **** ****, CA 94306, USA

H +81-70-413*-**** (JP) or +1-650-***-**** (US)



Class of 2021 Pomona College, B.A., Computer Science & Asian Studies, Claremont, CA, GPA: 3.983.

{ Relevant Coursework: Machine Learning, Algorithms, Computer Systems, Applied Algorithms, Data Structures/Advanced Programming, Fundamentals of CS, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Intro to Stats

{ Honors: Pomona College Scholar Award (Fall ’17, Spring ’18, Fall ’18, Spring ’19) Experience

Sep 2018 to

Dec 2019

Teaching Assistant, Pomona College Department of Computer Science, Claremont, CA.

{ TA for Data Struct/Adv Prog (Spring, Fall ’19); for Intro CS (Fall ’18); plan to resume TAing Fall ’20

{ Supervise weekly lab, grade projects, hold mentor sessions for 30+ students (approx. 5–6 hr./week) Jul 2019 to

Aug 2019

Summer Research Intern, National Taiwan University IoX Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

{ Worked on 2 new accessories for VR haptics (FrictShoes, GuideBand), research submitted to CHI 2020

{ Designed and scripted VR test scenario for FrictShoes with varying floor frictions in Unity (C#)

{ Implemented Arduino-based comparison prototype for vibrotactile arm guidance (Aggravi et al, 2016)

{ Won 2nd place award in IoX Center Summer Research Program, under Prof Ray Tsai & Prof Robin Chen May 2019 to

Jul 2019

Undergraduate Research Intern, K ogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

{ Implemented live camera object detection with TensorFlow & Raspberry Pi that communicates with linked microcontrollers (GR-PEACH) via I2C protocol for a microcontroller-based path guidance robot

{ Participated in summer exchange, under Prof Ko yo Katsura & in partnership with Renesas Electronics Jul 2018 to

Sep 2018

Research Assistant, Stanford University Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford, CA.

{ Researched Taiwan’s Central Election Commission and indigenous land rights under Dr. Kharis Templeman Projects

Feb 2020 LINE Bot for Reddit Posts, personal project, Python.

{ Created web-based app to get Reddit posts via LINE message from by sending a message to a LINE bot

{ Used LINE Messaging API, Python Reddit API Wrapper, webhook endpoint on Google Cloud Platform. Dec 2019 Course Review Sentiment Analysis, CS158 Machine Learning final project, Java/Python.

{ Scraped course reviews from school website, then compared accuracy of positive/negative/neutral review predictions using a naive Bayes model vs. NLTK-VADER sentiment analysis Feb 2019 Image Seam-Carving Algorithm, CS143 Applied Algorithms, Java.

{ Implemented seam-carving (Avidan & Shamir 2007) to shrink images using dynamic programming

{ Coded horizontal/vertical seam carving based on energy-mapping algorithm Activities

Sep 2019 to


Co-President, Taiwanese-American Student Association, Claremont Colleges, CA.

{ Create & plan events (4–5 per sem); manage membership & budget; expand club outreach Jan 2018 to


Officer, 5C Freestylin’ Collective, Claremont Colleges, CA.

{ Co-founded club; inclusive space for street/hip-hop dancers on-campus & in LA/Inland Empire area

{ Plan events (e.g. dance workshops), community outreach, etc. Technical Skills

Languages Proficient in Java, Python, C#; Familiar with JavaScript, C/C++ Other Proficient with LATE

X; Familiar with HTML, GitHub, SPSS, Raspberry Pi, Arduino Languages

Mandarin Bilingual proficiency

Japanese Professional proficiency, JLPT N2

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