RESUME

 
Education
University of Southern California
Master of Science, Computer Science
Data Science Track

​June 2019 - Present

University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science & Mathematics
Cyber Security Concentration

​August 2015 -May 2019

Skills

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Cyber Security

Blockchain

 

Work​
Experience​
IT Security Intern
AutoZone, Inc.

​June 2016 - December 2018

 

One of my main responsibilities as an IT security intern was to monitor, detect, and investigate potential cyber threats based on events generated from AutoZone’s SIEM(System Information and Event Management) system. I was also tasked with extracting & processing DNS records of AutoZone’s network hosts. By using Nexpose’s and BlueCat’s API with python, my code gave a good perspective of AutoZone’s network topology. Additionally, I also presented to management a blueprint of implementing machine learning into AutoZone cyber security defenses. Besides monitoring the network and my personal projects, I also worked with my teammates and people from other security teams to cope with various security threats.

 

 

Corporate Officer
ACM Student Chapter at USC

January 2020 - Present

 

I am responsible for maintaining communication with company representatives for event sponsorships and opportunities. I attend weekly meetings for brain storming and event organization. I will also be volunteering at various USC events representing ACM.

 

 

Chair
ACM Student Chapter at University of Memphis

August 2018 - May 2019

 

As the chair of the student chapter, I was responsible for planning and executing all ACM events of the academic year. I also established the theme of those events which was to prepare computer science students for the ever-changing technology workforce. Events were held for the purpose of exposing students to trending technologies and networking with local professionals.

 

Vice President
AIS Student Chapter at University of Memphis

April 2018 - May 2019

I was tasked with recruiting computer science students to AIS which was mainly composed of MIS(Management Information Systems) students. Besides that, I also competed in AIS Student Leadership conference Blockchain competition representing the University of Memphis. After that competition, our team presented our blockchain implementation in supply chain to Memphis local business executives and managers in a PMI conference.

Languages

Python

Java

SQL

HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Solidity

Honors
& Awards
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • ETHMemphis 2018 Hackathon Legal category award winner
  • Helen Hardin Honors Program at University of Memphis
  • Non-Resident Honors Student Award at University of Memphis
  • The Dean's List (3.5+GPA) at University of Memphis
  • 2018 AIS Student Leadership Conference Blockchain Competition Finalist
  • Most Resourceful Speech by Toastmasters Summer Experience at AutoZone, Inc.
  • 2018 WAKO National Kickboxing Tournament 2nd place in lightweight division

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