Mozilla (USA), Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 Privacy, Networking and Security Intern
My first PhD internship. I was a research intern in the Security Engineering team. I worked on developing a graph based machine learning model for web tracking detection. I am currently continuing this work as part of my thesis.
Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore), Jun 2016 - Aug 2017 Research assistant
I worked in the Research and Security Innovation Lab for IoT (ReSILIoT). This was my first research experience in the area of security. I worked on developing a tool to scan and analyze communication among IoT devices (802.11/802.15.4/Bluetooth Low Energy). I also conducted experiments and analysis on the effectiveness of eavesdropping in newer 802.11 standards.
Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore), Jan 2015 - April 2016 Research engineer
I was one of the first engineers hired for the National Science Experiment, a project where 50,000 mobile sensors were deployed in Singapore to gather environmental, location, and mobility data of students in Singapore. Our system was deployed in 2015, and has been used by more than 90,000 students to date. I mainly worked on the cloud back-end for data collection and analysis. Our team won a SG Mark Good Design award in 2016 for the project. You can also check out the website for the research aspects of the project here.
J.P. Morgan, July 2011 - Aug 2012 Technology Analyst
My first full-time job. I was an analyst on the Commodities technology team. I did Production level 2 support, problem identification and troubleshooting, ticket documentation and internal client dialogue, change implementation in Commodities applications.
National University of Singapore, June 2010 - Aug 2010 Research intern
My first research job. I was an intern in the Communications lab, where I helped develop a sensor system to be attached to vehicles to gather environmental and location data. I also investigated the possibility of performing real-time lane congestion sensing and environmental sensing with our system. I continued working on this project for my final year undergraduate thesis. The project led to my growing interest in networking, which I further explored during my masters and subsequent jobs.
Autodesk (Singapore), June 2010 - Aug 2010 Software development intern
This was my first software development internship. I was also the first intern to be hired by the software development team in Autodesk Singapore. I worked on bug fixes for AutoCAD 2010 and Project Cooper 2010. This was my first exposure to version control, code reviews, issue tracking, and a huge code base. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I really enjoyed it (mainly thanks to my mentor, who showed me how to analyze and fix bugs in a systematic manner). Towards the end of my internship. I participated in True Blue (an internal competition for defect fixing verification) and received the award for being the first person to verify 100 defects in Autodesk for AutoCAD 2010.
German University of Technology, June 2008 - Aug 2008 IT assistant
My first job! I was a point of contact for the students and the staff of the university. My work involved troubleshooting, documentation, and network administration. Since the university was a recently established one at the time, I learned a lot about setting up IT infrastructre for a university.
Here are a few other fun projects I've worked on:
MOSAIC 2B, Feb 2014 - Sept 2014
I did my master's thesis at Disney Research in Zurich. I contributed to MOSAIC 2B, where the goal was to build a delay tolerant media distribution network in rural South Africa. You can see more details about the project here.
Paying for your Internet, one byte at a time, Sept 2013 - Jan 2013
This was one of the projects I did during my masters. I built a proof of concept that leveraged micropayments in the Bitcoin protocol for untrusted clients to pay an access point for Internet access.