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謝宛庭 | WAN-TING HSIEH
wan-ting.hsieh@aalto.fi
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WHAT I DO

Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭) is a full stack developer, new media artist, graphic designer, photographer and painter specializing in a wide range of materials such as watercolor, crayon, acrylic, sketch, comics and pastel.

PROFILE

  • Web developer specializing in front-end development and website design.
  • Work experience from industrial agile software development.
  • Skills in information technology, electrical engineering and design fields.
  • Well-versed in numerous programming languages including Python, JavaScript, Scala and C#.
  • Strong background in aesthetic perception and graphic design.
  • Enjoys troubleshooting to find solutions to technical issues.
  • Received positive feedback on team communication and collaboration skills.
  • Future goal to achieve a software engineering position in a technology company.

EDUCATION

Aalto UniversityEspoo, Finland
MA in New Media, School of Arts, Design and Architecture09/2019 – Present
Major – New Media Design and Production (GPA 4.20/5.0)

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)Hsinchu, Taiwan
Exchange Student in the Interdisciplinary Program of09/2017 – 06/2018
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (GPA 3.28/4.3)

  • Electrical Engineering courses taken: “Electrical Circuits”, “Microelectronic Labs. (Hspice)”, “Electrical Machinery Labs.”, “Logic Design Labs. (Verilog, FPGA)”
  • Computer Science courses taken: “Web Programming, Technologies, and Applications (React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, AWS, MySQL, Git)”

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)Taipei, Taiwan
BFA in New Media Art (GPA 3.77/4.0)09/2013 – 06/2018

National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • Sciences Track09/2017 – 06/2018

WORK EXPERIENCE

Wearable Systems Lab, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto UniversityEspoo, Finland
Research Assistant01/2021 – Present

  • Prototyped smart gloves for two projects: Wearable user interfaces for VR stroke rehabilitation and a multiplayer VR performance together with Espoo City Theatre.

Elisa AutomateHelsinki, Finland
Software Developer Trainee05/2020 – 08/2020

  • Worked independently but cooperated with the Automate Engine (Agile Scrum team) and Machine Learning teams of 8-10 professionals.
  • Experimented the MNIST dataset (handwritten digits) with ML active learning strategies (e.g. uncertainty, margin, entropy, batch sampling) and compared them with passive random sampling.
  • Applied Bootstrap to a questionnaire platform to build a responsive website, fixed the bugs related to its Flask framework and optimized its frontend Jinja template.
  • Developed a new query interface for a custom object by defining its schema with Marshmallow module and adding back-end SQL queries to an API repository in Python.
  • Upgraded Marshmallow module from v2 to v3 and fixed 200 Python unittest errors coming from the algorithm and sdk repositories according to the big syntax change from the module upgrade within 1 month.
  • Added self-defined Prometheus metrics in Python and visualized their data in Grafana (an analytics platform for all metrics).
  • Managed PostgreSQL databases and visualized their tables in Grafana.
  • Added logging messages in Python and monitored them in Kibana (an open user interface for visualizing Elasticsearch data, navigating the Elastic Stack, tracking query load and understanding the way requests flow through own apps).

Systems Development Team, Computer Center of Taipei National University of the ArtsTaipei, Taiwan
Full Stack Web Developer07/2018 – 07/2019

  • Designed and implemented school official RWD (Responsive web design) website.
  • Set up Linux Ubuntu and NGINX framework for web development to enhance the loading speed to handle increasing volumes of concurrent users (3,000 hits/day).
  • Managed MySQL databases and users of the new school official RWD website.
  • Designed and implemented school EIP (Enterprise Information Portal) RWD front-end prototype.
  • Worked independently but cooperated with the System Development Team of 3-4 professionals.
  • Trained 10-15 school’s administrative staffs about how to use CMS (Content Management System) to post news on the new school website.

Department of New Media Art 2nd Annual Exhibition “Untitled File“, TNUATaipei, Taiwan
Curating Team Member01/2015 – 04/2015

  • Designed the website and typeset of every artist’s information and artworks.

Discovering Technology Treasures” Exhibition, Songshan Cultural and Creative ParkTaipei, Taiwan
Art Intern01/2015 – 02/2015

  • Supported DECADE (an interactive solutions company) in soldering, testing, debugging Printed Circuit Boards.
  • Set up the exhibition by assembling interactive electronic installations.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

ucVsion Lab, Taipei National University of the ArtsTaipei, Taiwan
Undergraduate Research Assistant12/2013 – 08/2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

LED CUBE Workshop, Taipei National University of the ArtsTaipei, Taiwan
Lecturer10/2017

  • Explained the principle of how the LED cube produces animation.
  • Conducted a lecture on how to build a 4×4×4 LED cube by using soldering irons.

SKILLS

Cover, "Organic Line", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Programming & Simulation

Web development (React.js, Gatsby, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstap, CSS3, NGINX, GCP, PostgreSQL, MySQL) / Git / Linux / Python / Docker / GraphQL / Scala / C# / REST API / Arduino (C++) / Raspberry Pi / Verilog / FPGA /  Processing

No Sign, Cover, "Anxious", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

3D Modeling & Animation

Fusion 360 / SolidWorks / Unity 3D / Meshmixer / Maya / SketchUp

Unity 2D Game UI, Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Graphic & Video Design

Photoshop / Illustrator / Premiere / Final Cut Pro / Lightroom / After Effect

Cover, "Smart Hat", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Design & Fabrication

KiCad PCB / Protel 99SE / Eagle PCB / 3D Printing / Laser Engraving / CNC Sculpting / PCB Milling / Lathing / Sewing / Arduino / Raspberry Pi / ESP32

"Subculture", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

PAINTING

Watercolor / Crayon / Acrylic / Sketch / Comics / Pastel

"Pure Data MIDI", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Sound Editing

Pure Data / Max Msp / Audition

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Aalto Media Lab Winter Demo Day 2020” Espoo, Finland
Online Exhibition12/2020

  • Artwork: “Inner Voice” Wireless Interactive Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology and Functional Wear Course Exhibition” Espoo, Finland
Väre arts building, Aalto University10/2020

  • Artwork: “Inner Voice” Wireless Interactive Wearable Technology

Aalto Media Lab Spring Demo Day 2020” Espoo, Finland
Online Exhibition05/2020

Aalto Media Lab’s Xmas Demo Day 2019Espoo, Finland
Väre12/2019

Young Voices – Collective Exhibitions from 11 Universities” Taichung, Taiwan
Dadun Cultural Center05/2017

Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of New Media Art
4th Graduation Exhibition”Gazing into the Wilderness”
Taipei, Taiwan
National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall04/2017

1st Kuan Du Light Art Festival (KDLAF)Taipei, Taiwan
Campus of Taipei National University of the Arts10/2016

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020    Received Government Scholarship to Study Abroad (GSSA,109年臺灣教育部留學獎學金), Ministry of Education, Taiwan

2019    Received Aalto University’s scholarship: Category A scholarship (tuition fee 100 % waiver), Finland

2017    Received two Commendations for being an artist in “1st Kuan Du Light Art Festival (KDLAF)”, Taiwan

2016    Received Encouragement Scholarship, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2016    1st Prize, Learning Excellence Award, Student ID.110262031, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2012    1st Prize, “8News Painting Competition“, Taiwan

2011    Shortlisted, “1st Future-Digi Comic Competition“, Taiwan

2011    Merit Award, “9th National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School Students EX-LIBRIS Competition”, Taiwan

2010    1st Prize, “Hsinchu County Taxes and Levies Comic Strip Competition“, Taiwan

2009    My Painting was chosen to be the Cover art of the Hsinchu Monthly of Youth No. 241, Taiwan

2009    1st Prize, “Hsinchu County Magistrate Cup Science Competition Digital Picture Book – Angel’s Wings “, Taiwan

2009    3rd Prize, “Hsinchu County Magistrate Cup Science Competition Digital Picture Book – Lucky Dining Table“, Taiwan

2009    1st Prize, “Government Information Office Comic Strip Competition – My Low-Carbon Lifestyle“, Taiwan

2009    2nd Prize in Hsinchu County, “Painting Competition on Climate Change for Junior High School Students“, Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), p. 31, Taiwan

2009    Honorable Mention, “Hsinchu County Smoke-Free Campus Creative Poster Design”, Taiwan

2009    Shortlisted, “Nationwide Students’ Picture Book Creation Award – Love & Time”, Taiwan

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Performing Potehi (Folklore Glove Puppetry) / Sewing / Pottery / Drawing Comics / Swimming

LANGUAGES

Mandarin (native) / English (fluent): IELTS 6.5 / Deutsch (basic) / Japanese (basic)