About uki

Things I like

  • mathematics
  • algorithms
  • yellow roses
  • teaching
  • jumping randomly
  • writing
  • singing off-pitch
  • staring at red panda pictures
  • obsessively cleaning
  • making random recipes
  • making lists

Things I don’ t like

  • “enTrePRENeneURshiP” (:
  • JavaScript
  • being an adult

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
University of British Columbia
Biomedical Engineering and Honors Math Minors
2018 – 2022

WORK EXPERIENCE
TOEFL Exam Teaching Assistant
2015
Personal English Tutor
2017
The Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS) Group Tutor and Appointment Tutor
2020-2021
International Student Mentor at OneClass
2020-2021
Research Assistant at UBC MATH
(Mathematical biology, fixed point iterations in numerical analysis, and writing multivariate calculus problems for an online problem bank)
2021-present
Teaching Assistant at UBC
MATH 253 2021 S1
MATH 253 2021 Fall

VOLUNTEERING
Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) Client Services Volunteer
2020-present

Awards
Outstanding International Student Award UBC
2018

SKILLS
Languages:
Chinese(native), English(fluent), German(intermediate)

Programming languages:
Java, Rust, C++, MATLAB, R
C# game development in unity

Musical instruments:
I played the piano for 3 years and have been playing the Chinese zither since I was 13.

Interests

My interests center upon the foundation of mathematics and mathematical education, I am known for giving unsolicited math lectures to my friends^ I’ve been fascinated with how mathematics as a discipline has been so heavily influenced by the society. I aim to explore the history of mathematics as well as to test the ground stones where math is built upon.

Regarding mathematical education, I have constantly questioned how well the present education systems work to trigger students’ interest in math, specifically, I worry about the limited scope and the rigidity of teaching materials. I decided to take an alternative approach, namely, gamification of mathematical theories and illustrative demonstrations on the history of mathematics, to offer more options to individuals who may find it helpful. The game is currently under development.

I love reading. Visit my Notion page for the reading list I started in 2019.

Some Random Facts

  • I actively think about what to have for dinner throughout the afternoon
  • I took four years to graduate high school, because I spent one year dovoted to and semi-supported myself through competitive gaming
  • I like submitting things way before their deadlines for some reasons
  • I applied to the bachelors of applied science not knowing it meant engineering, I thought it’s just like fancy science or whatever…

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