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Engineer and researcher passionate about using science and technology to make tangible changes in the world. Currently pursuing a PhD in science communication and machine learning. Digital communication professional with extensive experience in web project management. Adept at designing and implementing digital strategies that drive engagement and advocacy for nonprofit causes. Data science enthusiast and tech junkie.

Graduated with a Master of Engineering from Germany under full scholarship and worked for three years as a software developer at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Worked for two years as web communication officer and online content editor at Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. Co-founded a company specialising in web services. Currently writes for and edits the Scientific Malaysian magazine. Speaks five languages (Mandarin, English, Malay, German and French), two dialects (Cantonese and Hokkien) and an avid reader. Also a musician.

University of New South Wales

PhD Researcher

Research topic: study the processes and outcomes of science communication on social media using machine learning

Location Sydney, Australia
Date Jun 2015 – current
Specialties Science communication, machine learning, data analytics

Evolve Housing

Communication Officer

  • Manage company’s digital and social media presence
  • Grew Company’s Twitter follower by over 400%
  • Inform company’s communications strategy using data analytics
  • Produce creative materials to communicate company’s vision and mission
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Aug 2014 – May 2015
Specialties Digital strategies, social media, website management

 

Doctors without Borders

Digital Communication Officer

  • Manage movement international website at www.msf.org
  • Technical management for website migration and redesign project
  • Website visitors increased by over 60% after relaunch
  • Administer CMS platform built on Drupal multisite installation
  • Launch and manage MSF International Twitter account (@msf)
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Date Jun 2012 – Apr 2014
Specialties Drupal, digital strategies, web and social media management

CERN

Software Engineer / Marie Curie Fellow, Science Communication Professional, Technical Student

  • EU funded Marie Curie Research Fellowship under the Framework 7 Programme
  • Develop an Analysis Toolkit of Finite State Machines for the CMS Detector Control System
  • CMS is one of the two experiments that first detected the Higgs Boson, which won its discoverer Peter Higgs a Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Science communication activities in the Knowledge Transfer Group
  • Technical student to complete Masters Thesis project (Development of the Control System for A Liquid Helium Production Plant for the LHC Experiment)
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Date Mar 2008 – May 2012
Specialties Software development, formal verification methods, Drupal, detector control systems

 

COSNES

Co-founder

  • Specialise in web (branding and marketing, content production, publications, web design and development) and IT services for individuals and SMEs
  • Product manager and technical lead for Fixonaut.com
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Date Dec 2011 – May 2014
Specialties Digital project management, Drupal, product management

 

Siemens

Intern

  • Development, configuration, test and specification of burglar alarm system
  • Programming of Philips LPC213x Microcontroller (C/C++)
  • Worked in Siemens Building Technology (SBT), Electronic factory (EWK), Process Instrumentation and Analytics (PI&AS)
  • Production of switchbox for video and audio crossbar
Location Karlsruhe, Germany
Date Sep 2007 – Feb 2008; Sep 2005 – Feb 2006
Specialties Microcontroller programming, Siemens technologies, Basic electrical and mechanical processes