Current Students in Residence

Liu Cao
Liu Cao
CS Master's Student
Liu earned her BS in Instrumentation Engineering with a minor in English from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as well as an MS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. Working as a data analyst for government entities after graduation, she realized that her true passion lies with solving real-life problems with the help of computational tools. As a long-time freelance technical and literary translator, she finds computational linguistics particularly fascinating and hopes to combine her interests with strengths during her studies at Brandeis.
Mingfan
Mingfan Chang
CS Master's Student
Mingfan received a B.S. in Mathematics in Probability and Statistics from the University of Miami. She realized her true interest in Computer Science when she got her first job in Financial Engineering and realized her lack of computer science knowledge in the work. Because of that, she decided to pursue her MS in Computer Science at Brandeis.
Cheng
Cheng Chen
CS Master's Student
Cheng received a Bachelor’s Degree in  Management at Nanjing Institute of Technology. He then studied software engineering in Nanjing University for one year and got a Professional Master’s Degree in Software Engineering. Now, he hopes to receive more comprehensive education about computer science to further develop his career. With his economics and management background, he feels his interdisciplinary knowledge will help him professionally.
Fernando
Fernando Arturo Estrella
CS Master's Student
Fernando believes that a graduate degree in Computer Science, together with his background in Electronics, will provide him a wide range of possibilities on how to determine, develop, improve and promote the best methods to ameliorate people's emotional intelligence and connectedness, solving, in the long run, other better known problems.
Chenfeng
Chenfeng (Chauncy) Fan
CS Master's Student
Chenfeng studied Communication Engineering as an undergraduate student, but found he was more interested in Computer Science. He was drawn to Brandeis because it offers a program designed for non-Computer Science majors.
Julian Fernandez
Julian Fernandez
CS Master's Student
Julian received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Creative Writing from Goucher College and now seeks to further his studies in machine learning and its applications, especially in regard to medicine. He also loves to read poetry and philosophy and is a published author of three short stories.
Jade
Jade Garisch
CS Master's Student
Jade is interested in Creative Technology. She received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University and M.F.A. in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. After studying, she worked at a non-profit arts organization called The Dairy Arts Center and was also involved in the creation and execution of multiple performance art projects. Her consistent use of modern technology in multiple aspects of art-making motivated Jade to learn to code. Her goal is to one day create programs that merge her love of storytelling with her new found passion for programming.
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Hanting Ge
CS Master's Student
For his undergraduate, Hanting studied Business Technology, a field focusing on the business applications of computer science. He realized that he was more interested in the engineering side of Computer Science after a software engineering internship at NextNav building NoSQL solutions for large-scale geospatial systems. He decided to pursue an M.S in Computer Science at Brandeis for his aspiration of integrating blockchain into machine learning and building a more decentralized ML/AI platform empowering the individuals to utilize machine learning and maximize human creativity to address the challenges we currently face in AI development.
Yu Huai
Yu Huai
CS Master's Student
Yu received her Bachelor’s in Engineering in Computer Science and Technology at Beihang University, China. She then went on to the University of Maryland to pursue a master’s degree in Software Engineering. After a semester, she decided to transfer to Brandeis to continue her studies in CS.  She worked as an Algorithm Research Intern at Face++.
Yun-Jing Lee
Yun-Jing Lee
CS Master's Student
Yun-Jing earned her M.S. in Optical Science from National CentralUniversity and a B.S. in Physics from National Dong Hwa University. She began her career as a patent engineer but transitioned as asoftware developer later. After 2.5 years of web developing, Yun-Jinghas come to Brandeis to prepare herself for more challenges and opportunities.
Junda Li
Junda Li
CS Master's Student
Junda received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London in 2017. After that, he studied Master of Information Technology at the University of Melbourne in 2018 but finally decided to join Brandeis after the completion of the 1st-year curriculum at Melbourne. Junda hopes the degree at Brandeis will enable him to apply computing in interdisciplinary fields such as computational biology and geographic information systems.
Shizhao
Shizhao Liu
CS Master's Student
Shizhao earned a BS in chemistry at Wuhan University, China. Over the past few years, he because interested in computer science while learning natural science. The main reason he chose Brandeis is that it offered him a perfect chance to start a new career in computer science.
Zhidong
Zhidong Liu
CS Master's Student
Zhidong’s undergraduate major was Mathematics.  He found his interest in computer science when he was a senior. In the future, he wants to apply computer science knowledge to other fields, like geography. 
Ziyu
Ziyu Liu
CS Master's Student
Ziyu earned a B.S in Computer Science and Technology from Peking University.  During his undergraduate years, he had a passion for conducting research on different topics in computer science. As an undergraduate research assistant, he published a paper on mobile systems and  first-authored a paper on supervised learning as a research intern in MSRA. His interest in other machine learning related topics like NLP made him decide to pursue a master's degree at Brandeis.
Joseph Pickens
Joseph Pickens
CS Master's Student
Joseph earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis, but his growing interest is in the interdisciplinary study of complex adaptive systems. He hopes to use a degree in Computer Science to better understand and model the behavior of both biological and artificial adaptive systems. Other interests of his include philosophy, psychology, theology, and music.
Zhuolin
Zhuolin Mao
CS Master's Student
Zhuolin studied Telecommunications Engineering as an undergraduate major. While she focused on Multimedia Telecommunications, she participated in some software projects and found herself very interested in programming, especially HCI and front-end programming.
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Craig James Tattan
CS Master's Student
A recent graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges who majored in computer science with minors in religious studies and entrepreneurial studies. CJ believes that a graduate degree in Computer Science from Brandeis will assist him in strengthening his programming skills and give him a sturdy base in networking concepts.

Zekai
Zekai Wang
CS Master's Student
Zekai Wang received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jilin University. During and after his undergraduate study, his interest in automation led him to take part in some projects involving embedded systems. His experiences included working as an intern embedded systems engineer for DJI Innovation Cooperation, being a Camera Class participant of Freescale intelligent model car races, and undertaking some research assistant jobs in the field of automation. After working on coding with MCUs for years, he gradually found developing software on advanced machines like workstations to be more appealing and decided to transfer his major to CS. He is also looking forward to combining interdisciplinary knowledge to do something creative in the future.
Bo
Bo (Oliver) Wen
CS Master's Student
Oliver  is an outgoing, enthusiastic computer science major and basketball player, He’s been at Brandeis for 5 years and life here makes him feel confident about his future. 
Zijie
Zijie Wu
CS Master's Student
Zijie received his BS in Computer Science from UCC and BISTU. During an internship he found web development interesting. But after witnessing all the amazing things machine learning can achieve, he is here at Brandeis, hoping to play a part in this growing research field.
Anyan
Anyan Xie
CS Master's Student
Anyan studied Biotechnology at Brandeis for the past two years and obtained a Master’s degree. During her curriculum practical training, she encountered problems in the field and realized that she had a profound interest in biomedical informatics. Given that she already had adequate knowledge in Biology, she chose to continue her education at Brandeis to study related skills in computer science, and to prepare herself for the future challenges in this interdisciplinary field.
 
Xiaojing
Xiaojing Yan
CS Master's Student
Xiaojing earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. She spent time on processing large scale scientific data during her research and realized the power of software tools in scientific explorations. Proper data analysis software could produce significant results as well as uncover their biological importance.  She joins Brandeis to build her programming skills with a special focus on software development in scientific research.
Haofan
Haofan Yang
CS Master's Student
Haofan studied Chemistry at Edinburgh University (BSc). He has been interested in programming since junior year and engaged in computational chemistry research for his dissertation.
Linxuan Yang
Linxuan Yang
CS Master's Student
Linxuan earned her B.A. from Brandeis University in 2017 with a major in Mathematics. She decided to pursue her passion for computer science, with particular interests in NLP and data analysis. In her free time, Linxuan likes to play with her golden retriever. 
Frank
Fengshencheng (Frank) Zeng
CS Master's Student
Frank majored in Environmental Science before he came to Brandeis to study computer science. His research experience and coursework showed him that every single area associated with advanced computer technology is breaking boundaries. He hopes that his studies at Brandeis can help him make a difference in the future.
Shangyu
Shangyu Zhang
CS Master's Student
Shangyu  got his B.S in software engineering at East China Normal University. After that, he worked as an SDE at several companies like eBay, China Unionpay and teamLab. During that time, he found he wanted to learn more about working on large-scale systems and system design.
Xiangran
Xiangran Zhao
CS Master's Student
Xiangran  just graduated from the University of Georgia with a MS degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology this May.
Yirun
Yirun Zhou
CS Master's Student
Yirun earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Zhejiang University of Technology. He decided to pursue a Computer Science degree after taking a data structures course at his University.