Edwin Shao

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My name is Edwin. I try to be socially responsible, intellectually curious, and leadership-oriented. This site is an exposition of my abilities and interests.
As an undergraduate at CMU, I am involved in doing research on digital divide issues and ICT4D under Dr. Tongia and Dr. Fields-Black.
Outside school, I have enjoyed working at Google in their Partner Solutions Organization and at Yahoo as a FrontDoor developer.
If you like what you see, please feel free to say hi. All my close friends were strangers at some point.
I also lead an organization of students interested in global development. We are strongly active on-campus and welcome inquiries about partnerships.
Lastly, I have a strong interest in Africa. I volunteer as the Director of Technology for ProjectEDUCATE, an NGO doing great work in Mongu, Zambia.
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA - August 2005 - June 2009
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Additional Major in Computer Science
Dean’s List (All Semesters) GPA: 3.73 / 4.00

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH - Sept. 2001 - June 2005
SAT I: 800 Math, 740 Verbal - SAT II: 800 Writing, 780 Literature
Yahoo! FrontDoor Intern Sunnyvale, CA - May 2008 - Present
  • Pitched a system to save bandwidth on the Yahoo! front page (http://www.yahoo.com).

Google Associate Technology Manager Mountain View, CA - May 2007 - August 2007
  • Project-managed process-improvement tool and team projected to save over 1600 man-hours per year.
  • Coded product demonstrations, internal tools, data analysis scripts, and other partner deliverables.
  • Wrote business proposals, product specifications, and technical documentation.
  • ave multiple hour-long product and technical talks to large (30+), cross-sectional audiences.

Smart Futures Web Development Intern Pittsburgh, PA - May 2006 - August 2006
  • Product-managed complete overhaul of application responsible for company’s core revenue stream. Discovered and implemented usability requirements. Applied forward-looking coding methods and designs.
  • Produced several web sites from scratch or barebones specifications.

LABS Open Source Project Developer Pittsburgh, PA - May 2006 - August 2007
  • Researched and recommended tools, implementations, and designs during planning stage.
  • Implemented several core modules included in trunk repository.
ProjectEDUCATE Director of Technology Pittsburgh, PA - March 2008 - Present
  • Researched and wrote up recommendations on operating an open access mesh network in Mongu, Zambia.
  • Evangelized and recruited volunteers to work on health care initiatives.

TechBridgeWorld Student Organization President Pittsburgh, PA - March 2008 - Present
  • Directed initiative to create constitution and become officially recognized.
  • Communicated vision for organization; drafted incredible people for each Board position.

Undergraduate Consulting Club Director of Technical Consulting Pittsburgh, PA - August 2006 - Present
  • Acted as liaison between business and technical sides of campus to promote consulting club initiatives.
  • Raised awareness of consulting among technically-oriented students.
  • Planned and organized technical consulting events on campus.

Kamipad Founder Pittsburgh, PA - January 2006 - Present
  • Created application for recording and organizing writing and GTD lists. Alpha phase. (http://www.kamipad.com)
  • Implemented rich cross-browser feature set; labels, search, offline integration, backups, keyboard navigation.
Programming Languages
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, SML, OCaml, Haskell, Assembly, C, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Rails, Shell, SQL

Systems and Applications
Windows 2003/XP, Linux, Vim, Perforce, SVN, IIS, Apache, BigTable, RPC, XML, Photoshop, LaTeX, Office, Minitab

Skills and Coursework
Core Business: Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Micro/Macro-Economics, Statistics/Regression
Mathematics: Calculus, Multivariate Analysis, Linear Optimization, Discrete Mathematics, Algorithm Analysis
Computer Science: Data Structures, Systems Programming, Functional Programming, Natural Language Processing