Xiaoran Xu

(734) 223-9276 · xiaorxu@bu.edu

I code for fun. I don't see myself as a programmer. It's a fine tool and a fun toy, yet it cannot define me. Everyone can code, but it takes insights to make it counts. I love figuring things out and insist on finding solutions. I'm a person with great curiosity. I play piano, violin, and drums. I also love philosophy, economics, and psychology, in addition to coding for sure. Video gaming is a recently picked up interest, I don't know how I could miss it in the previous 20 years. Same feeling for skydiving. In general, I'm open to all possibilities.


Experience

IT Consultant

Boston University

Client facing consulting. Works with BU community to address technical problems. Responsible but not limited to providing solutions to software issues and common computer related problems.

Oct 2018 - Present

Research Assistant

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Building an open-source interactive approximate query processor called VerdictDB. Aims to speed up query processing by exploiting the state-of-the-art techniques from statistics. The query processor built on top of most existing database management systems. Implemented in Java.

Also work in the development team of an experimental travel website that could not only book flights, hotels, could also customize detailed travel plans accordingly. Interact mostly with Google APIs and implemented in NodeJS.

Summer 2017

Research Assistant

Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mined targeted social media data and building a methematical model for analysis. Use the model to find the Nash Equilibrium and the social welfare maximization in relation to the promotion cost and the social impact. Also participated weekly academic paper reading.

Summer 2016

Library Assistant

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Worked in the interlibrary loan departments. Responsible for book loaning and borrowing with all other partnered libraries worldwide.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2018

Education

Boston University

Master of Science
Computer Science

GPA: 4.0

Sep 2018 - Present

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science
Economics · Computer Science

GPA: 3.86

Sep 2014 - Apr 2018

Skills

Programming Languages
C++
Python
Go
JavaScript
Java
SQL
Swift
HTML5
CSS
NodeJS
LaTex
Human Languages
Chinese
English
For Life
Piano
Drums
Violin
Drawing


Personal Projects for Fun

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Photos taken by Me

 
 

My Drawings

 

Music Pieces made by me

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