Hello! My name is Bill, and I am currently a Junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying Statistics & Computer Science, while pursuing minors in Linguistics and Mathematics. My primary interests in the vast field of Computer Science include Artificial Intelligence, Statistical Computing, Data Analysis, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, and Algorithm Design (especially if it's part of Competitive Coding). On the non-academic end, I love photography (currently using a Canon Rebel 100), I love to cook, I play badminton, and like to draw pixel art.


Software Developer Intern @ Milliman

May 2023 - August 2023

  • Revamped 10 outdated testing suites with C# and the .NET Core framework to validate the accuracy of loan forecasts and their attributes generated through econometric machine learning models
  • Generated and validated cashflows of different mortgage deal types by running over 30,000 data points from economic data sources per deal through cashflow calculators, and utilized PLINQ library’s parallelization to increase the speed of generation
  • Built sets of testing data through SQL database queries from Microsoft Azure Data Studio and utilized Newtonsoft to read and deserialize JSON files for model input and expected output

Project Manager & Course Assistant @ UIUC CS 124 Honors

Jan 2023 - May 2023

  • Led a group of introductory computer science students to develop a data visualization website by providing weekly lessons, support, and project code components in python, flask, matplotlib, and pandas
  • Held weekly standup meetings to discuss progress and hosted office hours to help students learn the git framework for development of their own team projects

"Flight Test" Intern @ Comet

September 2021 - December 2021

  • Participated in user tests following Head Developer’s guidelines and wrote detailed reports on user experience with the website
  • Contributed to product development and development of the app's UI through testing, critical feedback, and market research against competitors
  • Colloborated with Software Engineers and other departments to develop effective strategies and test plans

Website Developer @ Shanghai Green Amines

July 2021 - August 2021

  • Developed the responsive company website of a Chemical Company in Shanghai, China (found at: http://greenamines.com/)
  • Utilized HTML, W3CSS, and Javascript to design the website
  • Employed photoshop to develop company logo and appealing visuals for use in the website
  • Colloborated with the company to develop English translations

Co-teacher of A.I. Class @ Shanghai SMIC Private School

September 2021 - May 2022

  • Co-taught a course consisting of 14 high school freshmen that focused on using python to develop machine learning models while emphasizing the ethics of A.I.
  • Designed course material, including slides, code snippets, and lectures regarding machine learning models like KNN, Linear and Regression, and Decision Trees
  • Developed and graded the final project of the class

Co-Hoster of Hackathon @ Shanghai SMIC Private School

September 2021 - November 2021

  • Created and co-hosted the first hackathon for my school, with over 60 students attending from both the middle and high school
  • Colloborated with the school's technology and administrative team to set up the hackathon
  • Provided resources to students that had little coding experience
  • Graded project work and held an awards ceremony


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 2022 - May 2025

    Major: Statistics & Computer Science
    GPA: 3.9/4.0
    Pursuing Minors: Linguistics, Mathematics

    Courses Taken:

    [CS 225] Data Structures
    [MATH 257] Linear Algebra with Computational Applications
    [CS 222] Software Design Lab
    [STAT 400] Intro to Probability & Statistics
    [CS 124] Intro to CS I (Kotlin)
    [CS 128] Intro to CS II (C++)
    [CS/STAT/IS 107] Data Science Discovery (Python)
    [CS 173] Discrete Structures
    [CS 124H] Intro to CS I Honors
    [MATH 231E] Calculus 2 for Engineers
    [MATH 241] Calculus 3
    [LING 100] Intro to Language Science
    [LING/PHIL 307] Semantics & Pragmatics
    [LING 250] Linguistic Diversity in the U.S.


    Tech Chair of UIUC SASE - Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
    Member of AMC-SIGICPC (Competitive Coding)
    Course Assistant for [CS 128] Intro to CS II (C++)
    Project Manager for [CS 124H] Intro to CS I Honors

Shanghai SMIC Private School

September 2013 - May 2022

    GPA: 3.86/4.0
    SAT: 1510/1600
    SAT II (Math II): 800/800

    Courses Taken:

    AP Computer Science A
    AP Computer Science Principles
    AP Chinese
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Calculus BC
    AP English Language
    AP Seminar
    AP Research
    AP Physics I
    AP Physics II


    President of Computer Club
    Founder and President of Competitive Coding Club
    President of Sharks^2 Digital (My school's wechat digital newspaper)


Reddit COVID-19 Misinformation Classifier

Link to Github: Here

September 2021 - May 2022

  • Developed a machine learning program with Sci-kit Learn and Pandas that could determine if a Reddit post contained COVID-19 Misinformation, used in a research study on how misinformation transmits through the internet
  • Implemented the program using Bag Of Words method and Tfidf-transformers to preprocess data, and a Support Vector Machine model to classify posts
  • Achieved a strong 82% accuracy rate


Link to Github: Here

July 2022

  • Coded a Java Swing app that allows users to keep track of citations, which include functionality like editing, sorting, saving, and copying citations
  • Posted in my high school's project repository for anyone to use or edit

Minigame Rush

Link to Github: Here

May 2021

  • Lead a team project for my high school's computer club where we developed 3 minigames lead in succession
  • Developed two versions of the asteriods game using C# and Unity

Discord Search Bot

Link to Github: Here

July 2022

  • Developed a discord bot using python and the discordpy framework
  • Allows users to use Google, Bing, and Baidu to search queries, which Utilized Beautiful Soup


United States of America Computing Olympiad - Silver

December 2020

  • An algorithm and competitive coding olympiad promotion to the Silver Division

American Computer Science League - Silver

December 2020

  • Scored top 20% individually and made it to the final rounds. My team also scored silver (top 25%) overall

Oxford University Computing Challenge

May 2021

  • High Distinction Award - I was top 10% of participants in the elite division and was top 20 in China