Xiao Zhang

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Master Student, University of Pennsylvania

I am a Master student major in scientific computing at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, my research focus on Computer vision and Deep Learning. I'm fortune to work under the supervision of Prof. Jianbo Shi and Prof.Yuanqi Su.

Before coming to Penn, I obtained my undergraduate degree on Aerospace Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University

and working with Prof. ChengWen Zhong on CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamics). Also, I conducted my undergraduate research at TU Braunschweig working with Prof. Rinie A. D. Akkermans on LES(Large Eddy Simulation)

Work / Teaching

Capital One, Data Engineer, 2017
Developed Big Data and Streaming tools to ensure protection of Personally Identifiable Information.

Stroz Friedberg, Software Engineer, 2013-2014
Developed digital forensics tools to quickly triage suspect computers and identify signs of misuse.

Swarthmore ITS, Technical Support Associate, 2012
Replaced out-of-data computesr and assisted with IT support

Lecturer/Teaching Assistant, 2011-2016
Lecturer for Graduate-Level Algorithms. TA for Algorithms, Calculus I, and Calculus II.

Skills / Experience

  • Extensive experience coding in Python, C++, Java. Limited experience coding in Scala and Prolog.
  • Experience developing distributed and streaming programs using Hadoop Map-Reduce, Spark, and Kafka.
  • Experience using open-source mathematical and ml libraries: numpy, scipy, mklearn, networkx
  • Experience teaching and communicating technical ideas to a non-technical audience.

Awards / Recognition


I enjoy swimming, and swam on the Swarthmore Varsity Team during college. My specialty was distance freestyle.

I also enjoy playing bridge and other trick taking card games.