MIRAI

AKAGAWA

Objective

To pursue a challenging career in the field of Engineering and Product Design, focussing on UI/UX. Seeking to apply my HCI and Software Engineering skills in a professional field at a vibrant company.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

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Pittsburgh, PA


B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Aug 2011 - May 2015

Second Major in Human Computer Interaction


Coursework: Embedded Systems, Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, Web Applications


Activities: Japanese Student Association Supervisor, ACM, Koto Performance [Japanese Instrument]

Experience

Apple Inc.

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Cupertino, CA / Tokyo, Japan


Software Engineer

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Sep 2015 - Present

Designed and created data visualisation tools to make engineering work efficient and productive


Dealt with heavy data in the browser both in terms of rendering and computation

Skurt Inc. – skurt.com

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Los Angeles, CA


Full-Stack Engineer, Contractor

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Summer 2015

Founding engineering team core member; Involved in designing and implementing entire product experience, centered around a Reservation Management System and cordova based iOS application.

Apple Inc.

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Cupertino, CA


Web Applications Engineer Intern – iOS Web Services & Tools Team

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Summer 2014

Designed and created a library of reusable UI Components in JavaScript with focus on extensibility


Showcase "Designing for the ergonomics of the device" including desktop and mobile responsiveness

Review Board – reviewboard.org

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Open Source Contribution


Open Academy Student Contributor – Software Developer

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Jan - May 2014

Moonlyt Inc.

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New York, NY


Software Developer Intern – Front-End Developer

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Summer 2013

Redesigned website using AngularJS and CSS3 for more responsive, usable site, Initiated Home UI

Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute

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Pittsburgh, PA


Research Assistant – Kinect Gesture Authentication

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Summer 2012

Studied and developed authentication system for users based on uniqueness of individual gesture patterns and body size using MS Kinect SDK and Machine Learning Algorithms on Weka and C#

Projects

AutoSecretary

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Project Lead + Engineer

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Jan 2014 - May 2015

Administrative webapp for student organisations keeping track of "who is where" and "when is what"

Currently testing under organisations at CMU and Cornell, with 2 more potential locations

Webtext.me

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Product Engineer

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Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Send and receive SMS as you would on a phone through a browser – breaking device barrier and int'l borders, using Postgresql, Django, AngularJS, CSS3, ContextIO, Twilio API

Schedule+ – A social scheduling network

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Lead Front End Engineer

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Apr 2013 - May 2013

Redesigned: profile page, search, messaging, friending – on Ruby on Rails

Provides 3000+ users across 8 universities a way to build, share, and compare schedules