Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering @
Software Engineer @ Joined Coursera as an early engineer and works to make top-tier education accessible to the world in a scalable way. Has worked on a wide variety of projects at Coursera, spanning analytics, infrastructure, and product teams. In addition to the projects listed below, has also worked on various miscellaneous tasks typical for young startups
Software Engineer @ Joined Coursera as an early engineer and works to make top-tier education accessible to the world in a scalable way. Has worked on a wide variety of projects at Coursera, spanning analytics, infrastructure, and product teams. In addition to the projects listed below, has also worked on various miscellaneous tasks typical for young startups (on-call rotation, debugging/evaluating perf issues, onboarding, and supporting fixes for security issues) and taken an active stance in discussing process and engineering values. From June 2012 to Present (3 years 7 months) San Francisco Bay AreaResearch student, CS Department @ Researched methods for predicting student confusion based on past proof submissions, to decide when to provide the student with a hint. Helped develop a system to automatically evaluate free-form proofs submitted by students, which was used in the Spring 2012 Stanford-only and public offerings of the Compilers course on Coursera.
Work culminated in an honors thesis, titled "DeduceIt: A Tool for Representing and Evaluating Student Derivations"; received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for this work. A paper based on this work, titled "Crowd-scale interactive formal reasoning and analytics," was later submitted to and accepted by UIST '13 (see http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2501988.2502028). From March 2011 to June 2012 (1 year 4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSoftware Engineering Intern @ Implemented dictionary lookup in the Books app on the Android platform (long pressing a word causes Books to look up that word in a dictionary and present a definition); coded the full vertical for this feature, included threaded backend calls, unit tests, and UI.
Also fixed several bugs on the platform (primarily related to accessibility and landscape mode). From June 2011 to September 2011 (4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSoftware Engineer in Test Intern @ Wrote test code in Java using the FEST framework on features in Palantir's Government product. Helped lay the groundwork for automated end-to-end workspace JUnit tests on the product. Monitored internal builds for the product; determined the cause of breakages and filed bugs.
Demonstrated consistency and care by never breaking the automated project build. From June 2010 to September 2010 (4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaResearch student, Physics Dept. @ Designed, implemented, and ran simulations for an observational experiment using differential horns in the radio wave spectrum. Implemented algorithms for drawing a coverage map: simulated a timestream of data, reconstructed skymap from timestream, dealt with correlated noise, and located a dipole in sky data.
Primarily used the IDL programming language; also used HealPIX routines in IDL and Fortran. From June 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaIntern @ Created full-disc anaglyph movies and side-by-side movies of the Sun. Tested experimental methods for tracing filaments. Modified color tables and created movies featuring solar flares. Automated detection of image files with inappropriate or corrupted header data. From June 2007 to September 2008 (1 year 4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaIntern @ Created an interface for database management using PHP and MySQL. From June 2006 to August 2006 (3 months) San Francisco Bay Area
PhD (deferred), Computer Science @ Stanford University From 2012 to 2017 Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering, 4.07 @ Stanford University From 2011 to 2012 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with Honors and Distinction, Engineering Physics, 4.10 @ Stanford University From 2008 to 2012 Colleen Lee is skilled in: Software Engineering, Python, PHP, Java, C++, C, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Git, Computer Science, Physics, LaTeX, Linux, Eclipse, Vim
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