Neil Chen

Currently @ DSI, CodePhil. Previously Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm.

Currently studying

Computer Science

focusing on systems & theory at Columbia University.

Learn more via GitHub, LinkedIn, and Email.


TypePhil, a typing proficiency app built with Cesar Ibarra and Sang Jun Park.

Modelling the behavior of a soft material-actuator with the Creative Machines Lab under Aslan Miriyev - predictive analysis of artificial muscle behavior.

DenseNet data augmentation over CIFAR-100 with the Creative Machines Lab under Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson.

Acid circuit etching, PCB milling, & high-voltage digital microfluidics / droplet tracking via computer vision for HealthHacks 2017. (Honorable mention)

Realtime Twitter streaming and analysis in partnership with 1st Information Operations, US Army.

Posture correction with deep learning at HackMobile, Qualcomm's intern hackathon, with Adit Deshpande.

Visualizing search/sort algorithms with robots, featured in Columbia Engineering with Gilad Penn. (1st place)

T-shirt shooting robot, featured at Maker Faire with Jan Pazhayampallil.


Data Structures for Interviews with Yefri Gaitan - thanks to Raymond Xu.

heckell. A programming language for expressing algorithms in set notation.

Introduction to Reinforcement Learning. A survey of the state of RL, modeled after Kai-Zhan Lee's DL talk.

Foresighted Navigation Through Cluttered Environments. A review of optimized robot navigation algorithms.

Principles for CS. Advice on, and overview of, the Columbia CS curriculum.

Towards Autonomous Warehousing and Delivery. A ROS implementation of various human-robot interfaces.

DevFest 2017. Kickoff talk for Columbia's premier student hackathon.

Jumpstarting Aspiring Developers and Entrepreneurs. An intensive webdev/entrepreneurship bootcamp I taught.

Intro to JQuery. Hands-on introduction to the most widely deployed JavaScript library in the world.