Alex Li

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 (647) 550-0382  •  me@alexli.ca

Qualifications

  • Experienced in software design and implementing efficient algorithms/data structures
  • Proficient in C++, C, Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Git, and UNIX-like environments
  • Familiar with C#, VBScript, Lisp, Haskell, Verilog, LaTeX, R, MATLAB, and Mathematica

Education

Bachelor of Science University of Toronto 2015 – Present
  • Pursuing Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Statistics double majors
  • Specialist focus in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (cumulative GPA: 3.87)
  • Expected graduation: May, 2019

Experience

Software Engineering Intern Airbnb Summer 2018
  • Trust and Safety: User Knowledge (San Francisco, CA)
    • Built a natural-language machine learning model that classifies criminal entities from news articles
    • Developed a weak supervision system for automatically labeling training data, saving 1000s of hours of human work
  • Technologies involved: Python, Ruby, TensorFlow, SpaCy, Snorkel
Software Engineering Intern Google Summer 2016, 2017
  • Data Infrastructure and Analysis (Mountain View, CA)
    • Developed automation tools for Evenflow, the distributed system for Google AdWords log aggregation
  • DoubleClick Bid Manager (New York, NY)
    • Designed/implemented pipeline to extract, evaluate, and visualize millions of business chain geotargets
    • Increased coverage of business chain ad campaigns by over 500% using Google Maps location data
  • Technologies involved: C++, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, BigTable, MapReduce, Colossus, S2 Geometry Library
Software Developer Ivy Global 2013 – 2016
  • Led the full-stack development of Ivy Global's mission critical projects, including an industry-leading SAT scoring/reporting tool (cloud.ivyglobal.com) and an interactive online classroom (classroom.ivyglobal.com)

Projects

  • Authored A3C5, an anthology of concise algorithm and data structure implementations in C++
  • Developed problems, analyses, and tests for the 2016 Google Code Jam World Finals in New York
  • Directed and authored problems for the Woburn Challenge, a popular computer programming contest amongst Canadian students

Distinctions

  • University of Toronto Scholars Entrance Award, Dean's List, and the Dr. Charles and Margaret Brown Scholarship
  • Bronze medal, Canadian Computing Olympiad
  • Gold Div., USA Computing Olympiad (since 2013)
  • 1st place, 2011 U.S. National School Scrabble Championship - appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Bio: As a Canadian citizen raised in Toronto, I'm fluent in English and Mandarin. I like cooking, movies, and Jazz.