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Wayne Shu - Resume


September 2006 - May 2010

Columbia University

New York, NY

Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Master of Science, Computer Science, May 2010
    • Cumulative GPA: 4.05 of 4.33
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, February 2010
    • Cumulative GPA: 3.97 of 4.33, Summa Cum Laude
    • Won the Applied Mathematics faculty award
  • Relevant Coursework:
    • Computer Science: Operating Systems ▪ Programming Languages & Translators ▪ Analysis of Algorithms ▪ Database Systems ▪ Artificial Intelligence ▪ Computational Complexity ▪ Topics in Graph Theory
    • Mathematics: Dynamical Systems ▪ Modern Analysis ▪ Stochastic Models ▪ Numerical Methods ▪ Complex Analysis


June 2010 - Present

Google, Inc.

New York, NY

Software Engineer

  • Front-end web developer for DoubleClick for Publishers.

June 2009 - December 2009

Middlebury, VT


  • Creating and maintaining a crowd-sourced translation website in Ruby on Rails, with partner/co-founder Matthew Park
  • Awarded a grant for seed funding from winning the Middlebury College Stonehenge Entrepreneurship Competition; judged by a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs
  • Designing an intuitive interface and improving it iteratively through usability testing and other user feedback
  • Deployed application through hosting service Heroku using git version control system
  • Marketed product to students at Middlebury College Summer Language School through personal contacts and print media; also utilized various web services and social media to reach a broader audience

May 2007 - June 2010

American Express Publishing

New York, NY

Intern, Developer

  • Implemented new features and bug fixes for the redesign and deployment of the Travel and Leisure website
  • Collaborated with 8 other developers on a shared code base using Subversion version control system
  • Delivered presentations of new products and features to project manager and product owners, and incorporated their feedback into future development cycles. Applied Scrum agile software development principles with two-week development cycles to quickly integrate new requests. Used bug tracking system JIRA to organize and prioritize backlogged tasks
  • Gained experience with the entire project management life cycle: from initial planning stages of wireframe creation and data mapping, to the final stages of public beta and official launch
  • Created Adobe Bridge interface using Javascript and XML for internal use; to organize, edit, and track image data
  • Migrated more than 3000 data entries of geographical locations from Excel to PostgreSQL programmatically, using a combination of Visual Basic and Ruby scripting


  • GRE - July 2009
    • 800 (Math) / 660 (Verbal) / 4.5 (Writing)
  • Society of Actuaries Exam P/1 (Probability) - May 2008
    • 10 out of 10
  • SAT - March 2005
    • 800 (Math) / 740 (Verbal) / 770 (Writing)

Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge

  • Annual competition in solving computer science, mathematics, and linguistics puzzles
  • Team placed first at Columbia out of over 20 teams from 2007 to 2009. Third place nationwide in 2009.

Skills & Interests

  • Technological: Java, C, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Maya, MATLAB, LISP, Microsoft Office
  • Mathematical: Modeling, linear programming, numerical methods, PDE's, complex analysis, simulation
  • Conversational in Mandarin Chinese
  • Avid hiker, snowboarder, and amateur foodie