New York University, Tisch School of the Arts 09/2014 - 05/2016
Master’s Degree, Interactive Telecommunications Program
Thesis: P5 Playground – a tool to help people learn creative programming faster.
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) 09/2010 - 06/2014
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
Thesis: Tangible Interaction to help children learn programming.
Book: Make: Jumpstarting the Arduino 101: Interacting with a computer that learns, by Yining Shi, Sagar Mohite. Published by Maker Media, Inc., San Francisco, 2017.
Academic Paper: TanProStory: A Tangible Programming System for Children's Storytelling, CHI EA '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Sourcemap 03/2018– Present
Senior Software Engineer
Develop a scalable architecture of Sourcemap’s web products, build modular, reusable components and features.
Lead projects, one of them collects and analyzes data from varies brands, and visualizes all apparel factories around the world.
Sourcemap 04/2017 – 03/2018
Tech Lead, Software Engineer
Wrote scalable front-end and database code in an agile manner, create data visualizations of supply chain maps and analytics dashboard. Working with Angular, AngularJS, Mongo, Node, Express, AWS.
Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), NYU 10/2018 – Present
Teach a 7-week, 2-credit class called Machine Learning for the Web in the 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring semesters, which teaches common machine learning techniques and apply them to generate creative outputs in the browser by using ml5.js and tensorflow.js.
Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), NYU 02/2018 – Present
Visiting Guest Artist / Researcher
Contribute to ml5.js library, port machine learning models for beginners to use and generate creative outputs in the browser.
Create examples, demos, tutorials for ml5.js, lead workshops about ml5.js.
Processing Foundation 08/2016 – 08/2017
Contributed to p5.js Web Editor (an in-browser interactive development environment for writing p5.js sketches) built on a MERN stack (Mongo, Express, React/Redux, Node) as a part of residency.
Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), NYU 08/2016 – 08/2017
Independent research: developing learning and programming tools that visualize the code to help people debug faster and understand programming better.
Green River 08/2016 – 12/2016
UX Engineer (Contractor)
Designed and developed web Interfaces for various data visualization projects with D3.js, React, Sass and Babel.
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU 09/2015 – 08/2016
Front End Web Engineer and Designer
Designed and maintained features for the IFA’s website with a static web stack- JS, JQuery, D3.js, PHP, WordPress.
Developed an engaging data-visualization to reactively browse the dissertations archive of IFA.
Designed and developed an interactive data visualization project mapping all IFA alumni from all over the world.
Tomorrow Lab 06/2015 – 09/2015
Electronics Design Engineer Intern
Work on the design and engineering aspects on a number of client-based and in-house projects. Responsibilities included research, designing circuits using Eagle CAD, sourcing materials, prototype development, fabrication, electrical engineering support.
HCI Lab, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences 07/2013 - 01/2014
Research assistant | Project: TanPro-Kit—an innovative tangible tool to help children learn programming concepts
Designed and conducted a user study using caricatures and stories to introduce concepts. Also designed and built a tangible sensor-based interface to allow kids to
2018 Machine Learning for the Web, 7-week, 2-credit graduate course, ITP NYU, New York
2018 ml5.js: A Friendly Introduction to Machine Learning, Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp, New York
2018 ml5.js: A Friendly Introduction to Machine Learning, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2018 ml5: Friendly Machine Learning, Creative Coding Fest(CCFest), New York
2018 Deep Learning in the Browser with ml5, Eyebeam, New York
2018 Machine Learning Literacy Workshop, the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC), New York
2018 Deep Learn Web, ITP Unconference, NYU, NewYork
2017 ITPower & Enertive API: Visualizing Real-time Energy Usage on ITP Floor, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2017 Getting started with React, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2016 Introduction to Computational Media Workshop Series, ITP, NYU, New York
2015 Laser Cutter: How-To, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2015 How to Use CNC Router, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2015 Switching it up: circuits, switches & LED’s, ITP Camp, NYU, New York
2016 p5.playground, ITP Spring Show, New York
2015 Drawing on LEDs, Drawing on Everything, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
2015 Drawing Stars, Event: 1+1=3, ITP, New York
2015 The Lives We Lost, This is My House of Green Grass: The Raw Retrieval of the Civil War, New York
2015 Minion Circuit, ITP Winter Show, New York
2015 Puppy Lamp, NYC Media Lab Summit, New York
2015 Puppy Lamp, ITP Spring Show, New York
2014 Atmospheric Sound Lamp, ITP Winter Show, New York
Design: Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere.
Prototyping: Eagle CAD, Processing, Arduino, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship, NYU
Academic Prize for Progress, BUPT (99 percentile)
BUPT Academic Scholarship (two-time recipient for the third position)