One year ago, I was a humanities geek who did not know what coding meant. In January, I discovered Computer Science. Since then, I've taught myself full-stack and machine learning and worked for two companies. Two months ago, I decided to go off the deep end with research to try to accelerate my skills in as fast a way as possible. I specialize in back-end. Here are some of my current and past projects.
SOLARVISION (PENDING PATENT)
A solar-powered laser used to cure glaucoma, targeted towards the Chinese market, that will decrease the cost of surgery by 10x. Currently developing solar tracking algorithms, will be put into market in late 2018. in rural China and Thailand. http://solarvision.webflow.io/about
GLOBAL EYES (MIT MEDIA LAB)
Sole undergraduate at the Scalable Cooperation Group at the MIT Media Lab under Professor Iyad Rahwan, building a comprehensive back-end to cube, preprocess, and serve billions of data points that will allow the everyday person to gain insights into how to create the optimal governing system.
Computer Science research with Professor Takis Metaxas on Google bombing in the upcoming elections with a focus on "related searches" , papers to be submitted for review by the end of the semester.
A selling platform whose mission is to caters to the needs of social enterprises. Having been involved in the social good sphere, one need I've consistently heard from founders of social enterprises is demand from consumers to interact with the demographics that the enterprises are helping. With this website, consumers can not only shop for products from social enterprises, but interact with the people who created their products. Currently in product development stage (also will decide on the name and fill out the blank space above!).
-Created RESTFUL API with MongoDB for back-end database.
-Developing front-end using bootstrap, Angularjs, and Socket.io for messaging.
THE THAI TOUCH
I am working with the Thailand Technology Startup Association (TTSA) to link Thais or Thai-Americans in America working in tech with local Thai entrepreneurs to provide insight for the burgeoning startup culture in Thailand.
LIGHT FOOTSTEPS INITIATIVE (LFI) - JUNE 2013 - PRESENT
Light Footsteps Initiative is an organization based in Chiang Mai, Thailand that empowers hospitalized youth by giving them the resources and outside mentorship to continue their interests. We channel national and international volunteers to partner hospitals and provide them with money for resources such as art supplies and sports equipment.
When I was fourteen, I started teaching dance at the local hospital. After the summer of 10th grade, a girl with Leukemia named Busabong had sent me a video asking me to teach them more, and how much even that little bit of outside attention meant to her. It was then that I saw the lack of attention hospitalized youth in Thailand receive, where they have to give up their hobbies when they entered the hospital walls. I previously founded it at age 14.5 and served as its President throughout high school, where I saw its growth to three of our biggest hospitals, and established an internship program that has attracted talent from Cornell and University of St. Andrews. We have since expanded to five hospitals, including the Rajanagarindhra Institute of Child Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In college, I currently serve on its Board. It is the first on-going organization to be founded by and have been run by a Thai teenager in Thailand.
ROBOTICS: PROJECT VISION - JANUARY - MAY 2015
I did an independent research project in computer vision, focusing on OpenCV and object detection, using C++ and Python to create a counting/object detection algorithm. Used NumPy, SimpleCV, and explored ZBar and other computer vision classes.
See my work here:
LOCK-EMERGENCY - GOOGLE HACK4HUMANITY PROJECT
Developed an Android emergency feature that would enable users to send an SMS with a maps location to their family and friends, and send a "help" push notification to a list of contacts. Github here.
#AILISM MAY 2014 - FEBRUARY 2015
I introduced the term "Ailism," or the social discrimination against people with medical conditions. While there are a few terms out there that pertain to disabilities such as disabilism and abilism, there are none that open the scope of the targeted victims to those with medical conditions. I led the development of the website Ailism.org, which aims to