Eric Hou      (925) 353-7416      LinkedIn      GitHub      Email

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Computer Science
Class of 2020 Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar (Top 1.5% of Class)
Research Assistant at Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory


May 2017 - Present
Software Engineering Intern
Angular.JS, C#, .NET

  • Assisting in the development of the ClickTime REST API and test suites built on the C#, IIS, and .NET stack
  • Building and extending core business logic over the entire stack with Angular.js and C#
  • Working across multiple divisions to draft, design, and implement predictive business analytics features

Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
September 2016 - May 2017
Research Assistant
Python, QGIS, PostgreSQL

  • Researched effects of traffic legislation on pollution spread/disparity amongst minorities
  • Improved previous pollution models with spatial analysis and continuous distributions
  • Worked with predictive models for hydroelectric power generation
  • Implemented analysis in QGIS with Python and PostgreSQL

Berkeley AI Research Laboratory
September 2016 - March 2017
ML/NLP Research Assistant
Lua, Torch, Cuda

  • Researched NLP techniques with novel LSTM-based architectures in deep multi-layered recurrent neural networks
  • Implemented data cleaning, data analysis, and ML scripts using Torch and Lua
  • Improved deep neural net memory and recall accuracy with Label Extraction and Seq2Seq inspired models
  • Designed/implemented memory and GPU optimization speeding up training by 50%
  • Investigated fact-extraction methods using recently released WikiReadings dataset

Sumo Logic
June 2015 - August 2015
Software Engineering Intern
Java, Scala, JavaScript, Maven, AWS, Beanstalk, Tomcat, Servlet

  • Reprogrammed internal web application handling traffic between multiple APIs
  • Redesigned application structure and shifted to a more microservice-oriented design
  • Doubled the number of features of the internal web application
  • Wrote 4,000 lines of code in Java/Scala/JavaScript using Maven for build automation
  • Built with Servlet API on Tomcat container utilizing AWS Beanstalk for deployment
  • Optimized application to reduce API calls, latency, and increasing efficiency by 100%

Facebook TechStart
September 2016 - Present
Role Model

  • Teaching and mentoring children in computer science in Bay Area high schools
  • Designing modules centered around Java principles for Computer Science curriculum
  • Influencing children at Arroyo High School to enjoy learning and seek knowledge independently

Global Leadership Initiative
August 2013 - August 2016
Executive Vice President
HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Facilitated external relations with the 3 cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, and San Ramon
  • Oversaw numerous projects, including CS, Web Development, and Math classes
  • Directed the expansion of the organization to two chapters in Bay Area high schools
  • Developed 7 projects for international outreach and the underprivileged
  • Helped raise over $15,000 a year for charitable and philanthropical causes