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Hi, I’m Eric Young

Welcome to my Personal Website!

 

About Me

I am a senior at Duke University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics, and certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. My professional interests include technology, finance, education, and entrepreneurship.

Feel free to reach out to ecyoung@gmail.com to connect! 

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Education

My Studies

Bachelor of Science, Duke University | Durham, NC

August 2018 - May 2023

GPA: 3.5

Major: Computer Science 

Minor: Mathematics 

Certificate: Innovation & Entrepreneurship 

Coursework: Advanced Software Design and Implementation, Advanced Algorithms, Database Systems, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Data Analysis & Decision Science, Python Programming for Mathematics

Extracurriculars: President, Lambda Phi Epsilon; Captain, Duke Intramural Basketball; Executive Board, Duke Taiwanese American Student Association; Member, Catalyst Tech Society

High School Diploma,
International Bilingual School at Hsinchu-Science-Park | Taiwan

August 2014 - June 2018

GPA: 4.3

Honors: USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, National Merit Scholarship (Commended Student), National Honor Society, AP International Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction

Extracurriculars: Captain, Varsity Basketball; Head President, Model United Nations; Co-Founder, Rock Band Club

 

Skills

My Proficiencies

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Data Science

Languages: Python, SQL

Tools: MongoDB, Spark, NumPy, Pandas, Seaborn, Scikit-learn, PyTorch

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Software Development

Languages: Python, Java, C, SQL,JavaScript

Frameworks: Django, Flask, React

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Consulting

Domains: Technology, Education

Skills: Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Client Communication, Public Speaking, Leadership

 

Work Experience

What I’ve Done

June 2022 - August 2022

Quantitative Strategist Intern, Goldman Sachs

  • Wrangled 8 TB of financial data stored in Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) using PySpark and Pandas

  • Leveraged Dash to create an interactive dashboard that remodels and visualizes 12 previously inaccessible datasets, allowing 400+ end users across 2 divisions and 9 teams to conveniently analyze client-level statistics 

  • Utilized Python to implement supervised machine learning techniques (e.g. Logistic Regression, Gradient Tree Boosting) to classify incoming clients as stable or unstable based on their static attributes and time-series investment behavior

February 2022 - May 2022

Software Development Engineer Intern, Amazon Web Services

  • Designed and implemented an AI Operations Bot that automatically triages incoming tickets, analyzes customer impact, links affected resources, and provides on-calls with recommended steps to perform root cause analysis on detected faults

  • Built the system in Native AWS with dependencies on SNS, SQS, Lambda, and Maxis Service (a document-oriented API)

  • Saved 27 hours per month of on-call investigation time, allowing engineers to focus on bug fixes and service improvements

August 2020 - August 2021

Founder,
Young Academy

  • Pioneered 2 programming courses: Programming Methodology in Java and Data Science Foundations in Python

  • Received 50+ five-star reviews and recommendations on Snapask; became the most-liked (15K) and most-shared (1.2K) instructor profile on an online teaching group of 50K members

  • Organized and led 500+ hours of class sessions, small-group office hours, and individual project consultations

May 2020 - August 2020

Software Engineer Intern, 
Duke University

  • Developed an online quiz application with Flask and PostgreSQL to allow students to answer questions on Python programming concepts, receive immediate feedback, and analyze past performance

  • Generated 35K+ quiz questions since the application was adopted by Duke’s largest introductory Computer Science course; project paper accepted by the 26th ACM conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE)

May 2018 - Present

Independent
College Admissions Consultant

  • Assisted 10+ clients to gain acceptance and attend one of their top three choice institutions (e.g. Duke, CalTech, Cornell)

  • Accumulated extensive client communication experience through 500+ hours of 1-on-1 consulting

 

Projects

Portfolio of Work

 
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Duke Course Recommender

  • ​Built a website that makes personalized course recommendations for Duke students by applying the kNN, matrix factorization, and regression ML algorithms, achieving an optimized RMSE score 50% lower than baseline RMSE

Digital Story

The path leading up to my entrepreneurial journey in Computer Science Education.

 

Teaching Experience

What I've taught

May 2018 - Present

Private Tutor

Students: 20+

Subjects: AP Computer Science, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Java Programming, Python Programming, SAT, ACT, SAT Math Level 2, Honors Chemistry, Honors Algebra, Honors Precalculus

August 2019 - December 2019

Mathematics Instructor, Durham Literacy Center

Assisted high school drop-outs to earn their General Education Development (GED) diplomas

May 2019 - August 2019

SAT Instructor, Modern English Scholastic Institute

- Instructed SAT and ACT classes of up to 8 students
- Provided 1-on-1 college consulting services

 

Student Testimonials

What They’re Saying

"“Eric is the most organized and compassionate teacher I have ever met.”

Mathematics Student

"I really enjoyed writing my essays under Eric’s guidance since he was always available outside of class and gave me constructive, instant feedback during the stressful college app season."

College Consulting Student

“In addition to being a great teacher, Eric is an amazing role model and an outstanding communicator."

AP Computer Science Student

"Eric has a lot of passion for CS education. His classes inspired me to major in CS."

Java Programming Student

 
 

"Believe you can and you're halfway there"

Theodore Roosevelt

 
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