Brian Liu is a Stanford alumnus who majored in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, an interdisciplinary program that combines statistics, computer science, and engineering courses. As an undergraduate, he researched Kernel Principal Component Analysis with the Stanford Statistics department, and realized the usefulness and synergy provided by combining Computer Science and Statistics. Brian also minored in Economics and East Asia Studies, with a specialization in Chinese. From his diverse undergraduate background, he has an interesting perspective from which to tackle problems.
Before coming to Edlab, he worked full- time as a software engineer for Accuray, a company that produces a cancer surgery robot called the Cyberknife. At Accuray, Brian was on a team of 10 programmers in charge of developing treatment delivery software that radiologists used to treat brain, lung, spine, and prostate tumors. During his time at Accuray, he realized his passions lied in directly bettering lives through the use of technology.
Next year he plans on attending UCLA to pursue his master’s in Computer Science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. This summer Brian is looking forward to learning and working on front-end web development, a skill he feels is extreme under-rated and will be more useful as we move toward a more cloud centric computing world. He is extremely excited and proud to be interning at EdLab this summer and looks forward to working on tools that will help shape the future of education.