Cornell University

Master of Engineering in Computer Science
August 2018 - December 2019, Ithaca

Columbia University, School of General Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (Intelligent Systems Track)
magna cum laude
September 2016 - May 2018, New York

  • Dean’s List, School of General Studies (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
  • Membership in the Honor Society of the School of General Studies (Fall 2017)
  • Surdna Scholarship, School of General Studies (2017 - 2018)
  • New Student Scholarship, School of General Studies (2016 - 2017)

City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Data Science Stream)
First Class Honours
September 2013 - July 2018, Hong Kong

  • Dean’s Scholarships, College of Science and Engineering (Year 2017/18)
  • Dean’s List, College of Science and Engineering (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • The Department of Computer Science Outstanding Student Scholarships (Year 2018/19)
  • CityU Mainland Student Scholarship Scheme - Full Tuition Scholarship (2013 - 2016)
  • Chow Sang Sang Group Entrance Scholarships for CityU-Columbia U Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program (2016 - 2017)

Shanghai Nanyang Model High School

High School Diploma
September 2010 - June 2013, Shanghai


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Cooperation (HSBC)

Industrial Placement Trainee
Production Support Team, Derivatives Clearing and Services, Global Banking and Markets
June 2015 - April 2016, Hong Kong

  • Provided technical support on trading issues to internal and external clients trading derivatives.
  • Developed computer programs in Java, Perl and shell scripts to improve working efficiency and decrease the risks of operational mistakes for Production Support Team.
  • Worked in the student project - Online Financial Product Selection Tool.



Project Manager
Team Less0n
February 2018 - April 2018, New York

A Flask-based course project for COMS W4156 Advanced Software Engineering, Columbia University which aimed to be the next generation of course and professor ratings system for Columbia community.

Award: First Prize of the Demo Day at J.P. Morgan
Source: https://github.com/maobowen/Less0n


Team Pixel++
January 2018 - May 2018, New York

A course project for COMS W4115 Programming Languages and Translators, Columbia University which is a programming language for efficient manipulation of images coded in OCaml.

Source: https://maobowen.github.io/PixelPlusPlus

Color Monster

Java Programmer
Team CityUytiC, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2015 Application Development Competition, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Ltd.
September 2015 - October 2015, Hong Kong

An Android game designed for Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2015 Application Development Competition which aimed to train the ability of concentration of children with special educational needs (especially with ADHD).

  • Implemented the back-end logic of the game, including the score system, animations and data transmission on networks in Java.
  • Implemented the back-end logic of the server-side reporting system in PHP and Bootstrap.
  • Integrated the back-end logic (Java code) and UI design (XML code) together, and debugged and tested the final product in Android Studio.

Award: Second Runner-Up
Official Promotion Video: https://youtu.be/Y4kvIFqm15A (Cantonese)
Source: https://github.com/ShawnLYU/Color-Monster

Smarter Class Schedule

Project Manager
September 2015 - December 2015, Hong Kong

A Java-based course project for CS3343 Software Engineering Practice, City University of Hong Kong which helped students arrange their class schedules automatically.

  • Implemented the first version of the program which included more than 30 Java classes, several external libraries and various algorithms.
  • Coordinated with the team to debug, refactor and optimize the program, and presented the final product.


January 2016 – April 2016, Hong Kong

A JSP-based online ticketing system for CS4280 Advanced Internet Applications Development, City University of Hong Kong.

Source: http://shawnlyu.github.io/T4U/

Extracurricular Activities

Chinese Students and Scholars Association of City University of Hong Kong Undergraduate (CSSAUG)

Technology Secretary of the 9th Executive Committee
October 2013 - September 2014, Hong Kong

  • Organized activities (e.g. Singing Contest, Carnival and Orientation Camp) for all Mainland Chinese undergraduate students.
  • Provided technical support in different student activities.
  • Initiated and managed official website and WeChat public account using PHP and MySQL.


  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2015 Application Development Competition, Second Runner-Up
  • The 2015 ACM-ICPC Asia Shanghai Regional Contest, Honorable Mention
  • ACM Hong Kong Collegiate Programming Contest 2015, Honorable Mention
  • Junior Group of CityU CS-EE Programming Contest 2014, Second Place
  • CityU-CS Robocode Contest 2014 (Common 1st-Year), Honorable Mention.


  • Programming languages: Assembly, C, C++, C#, HTML, Java, JavaScript, $\LaTeX$, OCaml, Pascal, Perl, Python, PHP, Shell, SQL, Visual Basic
  • Frameworks: Flask, Django, Hadoop, JavaServer Pages


  • Shanghainese: Native
  • Mandarin Chinese: Native
  • Cantonese: Bilingual proficient
  • English: Professional working proficient