International Baccalaureate @
The KAUST Schools (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
I am a senior at Duke University majoring in both Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before coming to Duke, I spent twelve years in Hong Kong where I attended a British International School, and then relocated to Saudi Arabia where I lived in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and attended the international
I am a senior at Duke University majoring in both Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before coming to Duke, I spent twelve years in Hong Kong where I attended a British International School, and then relocated to Saudi Arabia where I lived in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and attended the international high school there.
My experience as a software engineer co-founding and developing Morph, Inc. this past summer has fueled my fascination with using technology as a tool to make our world more efficient and enjoyable for everyday consumers. I am currently looking for post graduation opportunities to further explore my passions and develop my skills at translating ideas into real-life tech solutions.
Co-Founder, Software Engineer @ Morph is a platform that allows businesses to connect to our network of drivers through our API to provide fast and reliable deliveries. I serve on a team of 3 as the co-founder and software engineer working on creating a scalable system with a server, API and a driver mobile front-end. As the co-founder I worked closely with the CEO and clients to devise business strategies for a smooth integration of our service. As a software engineer I work with the full-stack written in Ruby on Rails and Swift, but focus on the iOS mobile app. Our system is currently in beta testing mode, and the team is using feedback to make improvements to the stability and security of our platform. From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Electrical Engineer @ I was among 25 students selected to participate in the Nicaragua chapter of this program through the Duke Engage initiative. Our first four weeks of this program was spent in Granada, where we received intensive Spanish training and hands-on electrical engineering.
For the next five weeks, I was dispatched with one other engineer to a small city Boaco, where we integrated into the maintenance task force at a local hospital and worked closely with hospital administration. We were able to successfully repair a variety of medical equipment such as incubators, autoclaves and nebulizers in addition to translating manuals and teaching the workers better safety procedures. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Calculus Tutor @ Hosted over 40 hours of one-on-one tutoring sessions for Calculus I and Calculus II in the 2013-14 academic year. As a tutor, I tailored teaching techniques to fit individuals' learning styles. From August 2013 to May 2014 (10 months) Saudi - Research Science Institute Participant @ Selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Saudi Arabian counterpart to the Research Science Institute hosted at King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. I conducted researched in and compared the efficiencies of different nano-particle catalysts in decomposing hydrogen gas from formic acid. This program concluded with a full research paper, a poster presentation as well as a presentation to a panel of international scientists. From May 2011 to July 2011 (3 months)
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science / Electrical & Computer Engineering, 3.43 / 4.00 @ Duke University From 2012 to 2016 International Baccalaureate @ The KAUST Schools (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia) From 2009 to 2012 David Zhang is skilled in: Matlab, Java, Teaching, MIPS, C++, C, Catalysis, LaTeX, iOS Development, HTML, CSS, Django, Ruby on Rails, Python, Bootstrap, Github
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