Shania Kiat

Education

Computer Science | Minor: Mathematics
Bachelor of Science
maxima cum laude
May 2021

Relevant Coursework

  • Object Programming
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Implementation
  • Theory of Algorithms
  • Language Theory and Design
  • Computer Electronics
  • Data Communication Networks
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Client-Side Scripting
  • Open-Source App Development
  • Database Management Systems
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra and Applications
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Probablilty and Statistics I
  • Complex Variables
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II

Experience

Vanguard
May 2020 — July 2020
Application Development Intern
  • Developed a web application for the financial advisors to test the client-tailored portfolio rebalance engine using Angular 8, Vanguard UI Library, and Vanguard API.
  • Worked closely with the product owner and the methodology team to refine business requirements and maintain overall project status.
  • Ensured quality assurance by creating unit and end-to-end tests utilizing Jasmine.
  • Collaborated with a team of interns to develop a full-stack application of Vanguard internal e-commerce using MongoDB, Express.js, Angular 8, Node.js.
Tegra Analytics, LLC.
May 2019 — Aug 2019
Data Science Intern
  • Performed exploratory data analysis for 10,000+ doctors and Parkinson disease products to prepare for predictive modeling.
  • Implemented machine learning algorithms such as Time Series and K-Means clustering in Python to target new customer groups for new Parkinson disease product.
Undergraduate Student Researcher
  • Conducted research with Dr. Timothy Highley based on his previous research: Tropical Vertex-Disjoint Cycles of a Vertex-Colored Digraph: Barter Exchange with Multiple Items Per Agent
  • Applied reduction techniques based on other NP-Complete related problems to determine the hardness of the tropical exchange problem.
Mathematics Tutor
  • Tutored La Salle’s undergraduate students in college algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus I.
  • Assisted students individually or in small groups to enhance their math skills.
La Salle English Department
Aug 2017 — PRESENT
Student Worker
  • Assist professors of English Department with various tasks.
  • Organize documents as needed.
  • Pick up, drop off, and distribute mail and other shipments between offices.

Awards

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Academic Achievement Award  (Spring 2020)
Placed 2nd in the ACM-ICPC Mid-Atlantic Regional 2019 Programming Competition at Washington College  (Fall 2019)
IT Leadership Award from La Salle University Computer Science Advisory Board  (Fall 2019)
🏆 1st Place Winner of Major League Hacking's Hack WCU Hackathon 2019  (Spring 2019)  Learn More 
National Science Foundation Scholarship  (Spring 2018)
Founder's Scholarship  (Fall 2017)

Skills

Languages:  Java, JavaScript (React, Gatsby, and Angular), Python
Libraries & Frameworks:  Node, React
Development Tools:  Git & Github, Command Line, Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ IDEA CE, Android Studio, NetBeans, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, PyCharm
Databse and Other Tools:  MongoDB, mySQL

Projects

Virtual Chef

Developed a full-stack application that generates food predictions based on the user’s preferences. The predictions are made by using neural networks, word2vec.

MongoDB, Express.js, React, Node.js, Redux, Python, Flask, and Heroku
Gratis (Major League Hacking’s Hack WCU Hackathon)

Developed a web application that aims to provide a platform that connects businesses (restaurants/cafeterias) that have surplus food and shelters to provide a solution to the hunger problem in Philadelphia.

MongoDB, Express.js, React, Node.js