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Proud Heng


Previous positions

  • Digital Instructional Design Assistant at UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons
  • Supplemental Instruction Leader at UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons


University of California, San Diego, , Mathematics – Computer Science




  • Software Engineer

    KAB Laboratories, Inc

    November 2018 – Present(11 months)San Diego

    Development using Java and Tomcat, designing classes and developing REST API routes and collaborating over GitLab; worked on web application using Angular, Typescript, MySQL, and AWS EC2, S3, and RDS. Created scripts for Active Directory and in Visual Basic for Excel spreadsheets. Agile development on large-scale project, collaborating across teams to analyze data recordings using C++ and Ada.

  • Digital Instructional Design Assistant

    UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons

    March 2018 – September 2018(6 months)UC San Diego

    Create instructional material for a specialization for K-12 teachers learning how to teach computer science concepts. Review a Coursera specialization for teachers aligned with AP Computer Science Principles, ensuring quality, logging and identifying issues, collaborating with others to resolve issues.

  • Supplemental Instruction Leader

    UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons

    January 2016 – March 2018(2 years 2 months)UC San Diego

    Created session plans for and led collaborative and interactive study sessions for Math 20A, Math 20B, and Math 10B (single variable differential and integral calculus). Mentored other SI Leaders, observing their sessions and working together to create plans for improvement, and led an internal training on marketing SI.

  • Maya Archaeology Researcher

    UCSD Engineers for Exploration

    June 2017 – September 2017(3 months)

    Worked with a team to improve historical preservation of ancient Maya temples in Guatemala through scanning and 3D modeling. Analyzed the accuracy and efficiency of models generated from various 3D reconstruction algorithms using C++, Python, Bash scripting, and Docker containers; presented this at the San Diego Safari Park and San Diego Zoo’s Tech2Reconnect event.

  • Design Intern

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps

    September 2016 – June 2017(9 months)

    Planned and prototyped exhibits for the Birch Aquarium using Blender, Unity, HTML/CSS/JS with a team; designed interactive tour kiosks to provide up-to-date educational content supplementing existing collections and tailored to visitor age group and language.

  • Triton Achievement Partners Tutor

    UCSD Teaching and Learning Commons

    September 2016 – December 2016(3 months)

    Provide individualized guidance on academic content and learning habits for students taking Math 2 (college algebra) as a Teaching Assistant, and work together with Supplemental Instruction Leaders towards creating a welcoming and collaborative learning environment for students.

  • {code} Software Development Intern

    Dell EMC

    June 2016 – September 2016(3 months)

    Automated builds for libStorage, an open source storage plugin framework, using Docker containers. Automated deployment of stateful Minecraft servers in Docker containers on Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud with REX-Ray, an open source vendor agnostic storage orchestration engine. Presented this at the LinuxLA meetup group, which has over 700 members, and at SCALE 15X. Developed Amazon Web Services Elastic Block Storage driver for libStorage in Go. Wrote a blog post for open source developers on how to interface storage and cloud providers with libStorage.

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  • Embedded Systems Researcher

    UCSD Early Research Scholars Program

    March 2015 – June 2016(1 year 3 months)UC San Diego

    One of three undergraduate researchers optimizing the 3D modeling of underwater artifacts and archaeological sites from sets of still images in C++ for parallel processing on a GPU. Work closely with team members, graduate students, and professors to create and follow timeline for development, write a research proposal, create and give presentations, optimize code, conduct experiments, and document work in research logs.

  • Programmer

    IEEE UCSD Robomagellan

    December 2014 – June 2015(6 months)UC San Diego

    Worked within a team using agile software development to plan for, design, and develop a robot that autonomously completes an obstacle course for the AVC Sparkfun competition in Colorado.

  • President

    Whitney High School Robotics

    April 2013 – April 2014(1 year)Cerritos

    In charge of club administration and representation, oversee captains of all teams, and organizes events



  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Thai

    Elementary proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Amazon EC2
  • Matlab
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Unix
  • GitHub
  • Go
  • Public Speaking
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Python
  • Research
  • Linux
  • C
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Docker
  • C++
  • HTML
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Bash
  • Java
  • Amazon EBS

Honors & Awards

  • FLL World Championship Young Mentor Award

    FIRST LEGO League

    April 2013

    Awarded at FIRST World Championship for efforts in mentoring FIRST LEGO League robotics competition team 116

  • Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Whitney High School Robotics

    September 2013

    Awarded for over 300 hours of volunteer service for the 2012-2013 academic year, including mentoring and graphic design

  • APIASF/Toyota Scholarship

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

    March 2014

    Recognized for leadership and post-secondary aspirations

  • Great Lakes National Scholarship

    Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

    May 2014

    Recognized for efforts in STEM and post-secondary education aspirations

  • SoCal NCWIT AiC Award

    National Center for Women & Information Technology

    May 2014

    Southern California National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing Recognized for computing-related aspirations and for demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education

  • SYF Community Award of Excellence Scholarship

    Simon Youth Foundation

    June 2014

    Awarded for leadership, academic performance, and volunteer efforts

  • Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Whitney High School Robotics

    September 2014

    Awarded for 190 hours of volunteer service for the 2013-2014 academic year, including mentoring and graphic design

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Robotics Mentor

    Whitney High School Robotics

    June 2012 – September 2016(4 years 3 months)Science and Technology

    Teach and guide middle and high school students on international robotics competition teams FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and VEX IQ. Subjects include: Programming in Scratch, ROBOTC, and Java; Computer-aided design in PTC Creo and Blender; Graphic design in Adobe Photoshop; Creating publicity materials in Microsoft Office and Google Drive; Leadership, including work distribution, communication, presentation skills, and teamwork; Event planning for community outreach demonstrations, hosting robotics summer camps, and competitions including logistics, publicity, fundraising, and asking for sponsorships and grants; Documenting in an engineering notebook.

  • Webmaster and Graphic Designer

    Whitney High School Robotics

    June 2011 – June 2015(4 years)Science and Technology

    Create website content, design website, and maintain website for FIRST LEGO League robotics competition team website and FIRST TECH Challenge robotics competition team website Create shirt designs for 4 summers of Whitney High School Robotics RoboCamp Design brochures for 2 summers of Whitney High School Robotics RoboCamp Design informational flyers and handouts for Whitney High School Robotics

  • Robotics Instructor

    Whitney High School Robotics

    March 2011 – July 2014(3 years 4 months)

    Prepare, organize and teach programming lessons at WHS Robotics’ RoboCamp summer program for students Plan and present robotics demonstrations at local elementary schools and community/corporate events, including Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Raytheon MathMovesU Day, Home School Fair of Southern California, and more

  • Notetaker

    UC San Diego Office for Students with Disabilities

    October 2014 – December 2015(1 year 2 months)Education

    Provide notes for CSE11, CSE30, MATH20F discussions and lectures to aid disabled students in learning

  • Control Room Operator

    Calvary Cross Chapel

    July 2009 – September 2015(6 years 2 months)Social Services

    In charge of operating and coordinating sound system and displays for church services, 2 hrs per Sunday