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Education

New York University Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media Arts and Computer Science

Aug. 2013 – May 2017

New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
NYU Global Program in Visual Arts

Aug. 2016 – Dec. 2016

New York University, New York, NY, USA
NYU Global Program in Integrated Digital Media and Computer Science

Aug. 2015 – May 2016

Peking University, Beijing, China
Summer School in Psychology

June 2014 – July 2014

Skills

Web Development
HTML, CSS, JavaScript (p5.js)

Programming
Python, Java, C, Processing, Arduino

Media Production
Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere

3D Production
Maya

Awards

National Encourage Scholarship from Ministry of Education, P.R.C.

Sept. 2016

2016 Summer Recognition Award from NYU Shanghai

Aug. 2016

National Encourage Scholarship from Ministry of Education, P.R.C.

Sept. 2015

2015 Summer Recognition Award from NYU Shanghai

Aug. 2015

Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund from NYU Shanghai

May 2015

2nd Place from 2015 Annual International Hackathon at NYU Abu Dhabi

Apr. 2015

2nd Best Hardware Hack from 2014 HackShanghai at NYU Shanghai

Nov. 2014

2014 Summer Recognition Award from NYU Shanghai

Aug. 2014

Projects

Minus E (Python/openCV)
● A drawing/painting robot that creates large scale artworks

Apr. 2017

Violet VR (JavaScript/A-Frame)
● A virtual reality explorer of New York University residence halls
● Aims to make prospective students well informed prior to their arrivals

Apr. 2016

Redrawer (JavaScript)
● A web application that redraws what users have drawn before
● Aims to bring joy to writing and drawing

June 2016

Classic Game Remake (Processing/JavaScript/Java)
● Five classic games (Hockey, Snake, Breaker, Sudoku, Shades) that were independently built from scratch
● Aims to bring new life to the old games with modern design

Apr. 2015

Translate Tube (JavaScript)
● A chrome extension that allows users to record a voiceover for existing YouTube videos and share it
● Primarily aims to help to translate non-Arabic videos to Arabic
● Won the Second Place at the 2015 Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World

Apr. 2015

NYU Shanghai Odyssey (JavaScript)
● A customized version of odyssey.js for NYU Shanghai academic use
● User experiences are improved and many features are added

Feb. 2015

JOY Mouse (Arduino)
● A computer mouse made out of a joystick and Arduino
● Aimed to help students with cerebral palsy at CereCare
● Won the Second Best Hardware Hack in 2014 HackShanghai
● Press coverage:
 ○ Richardson, Catherine Walter: "Superstars – Jack B. Du", NYU Quarterly, Feb. 2016.
 ○ Bekink, Martha J: "NYU Shanghai student Jack B. Du develops mouse for kids with cerebral palsy", NYU Global Dimensions, Oct. 21, 2015.
 ○ Juan, Charlotte San: "A Thoughtful Invention: NYU Shanghai Stu dent Creates Versatile Computer Mouse", NYU Shanghai, Dec. 12, 2014.

Nov. 2014

Experience

Learning Assistant of ARC at NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
● Provided academic support to students in Interaction Lab
● Organized the first Stupid Hackathon Shanghai

Feb. 2017 – May 2017

Lab Monitor of Photo Studio at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
● Monitored the photo studio for open hours
● Helped fellow students with developing films and printing

Aug. 2016 – Dec. 2016

Faculty Research Assistant at NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
● Developed a new version of Google blockly to support p5.js
● Built circuit boards for IMA academic use

Feb. 2015 – Aug. 2015

JavaScript Developer of ATS at NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
● Customized odyssey.js for NYU Shanghai academic use
● Improved user experiences of odyssey.js

Jan. 2015 – May 2015

Peer Advisor at NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
● Outreached to peer advisee and attended academic events
● Helped peer advisee with her academic and social questions

Sept. 2014 – May 2015

JavaScript Developer at AllSet Learning, Shanghai, China
● Built a text editing tool for teachers at AllSet
● Developed a number of text-based Chinese learning games

Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2014

Lab Assistant of IMA Lab at NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
● Maintained and experimented with 3D printers and laser cutter
● Helped students with IMA projects

Mar. 2014 – May 2014

Main Teacher at Stepping Stones China, Shanghai, China
● Received training for teaching English to young kids
● Taught English at Dantu Lu Primary School for 2 hours a week

Feb. 2014 – May 2014

Interests

Fine art, photography, robotics, interactive media, virtual reality, electronic prototyping, web design, graphic design, typography, 3D modeling and animation, public speaking