Chao "Charlie" Huang

Software Engineer in Biotech/Healthcare

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About Me

Hi there, I'm Charlie! I'm a software engineer and full-stack web developer who is passionate about building sophisticated yet accessible programs to meet the needs of the end user. Through obtaining a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and working in an engineering research environment for 10+ years, I gained extensive data analysis/acquisition programming experience and cultivated a passion for software and web development in the biotech/healthcare space. If you're interested in learning more, please feel free to get in touch with me:

PROJECTS

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Foodies app
Foodies

Web app that automatically suggests food options based on user group's preferences; built using Django, SQLite, and Yelp Fusion API.

Taco de Lujo app
Taco de Lujo

Website for a fictional luxurious taco restaurant with user-submitted recipes; built using Angular, Express, Node.js, MongoDB, and TacoFancy API.

GIF Chat app
GIF Chat

Web app for real-time chatting that only allows users to send GIFs to one another; built using Spring MVC, PubNub API, and GIPHY API.


Symple Synth app
Symple Synth

Keyboard synthesizer app built in JavaScript using the Web Audio API; has different octave, oscillator, and filter options, and ADSR and LFO controls.

Dad Jokes app
Dad Jokes

Web app that generates random dad joke image macros; built using Spring MVC, MySQL, icanhazdadjoke API, Imgflip API, and Imgur API.

Alexa Skills
Amazon Alexa Skills

I have built three Alexa skills that are available to install on Amazon: Which Programming Language?, Sandwich Names, and Koala Facts.


SKILLS

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  • Languages
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • CSS, Sass
  • HTML
  • Front End
  • React
  • Angular
  • jQuery
  • AJAX, JSON
  • RESTful APIs
  • Bootstrap, Materialize
  • Back End
  • Node.js, Express
  • Django
  • Flask
  • Spring (JSP, JSTL, Tomcat)
  • AWS (EC2, Lambda)
  • RESTful routing
  • Database
  • MySQL
  • NoSQL
  • MongoDB, Mongoose
  • Django ORM
  • Spring JPA, JPQL
  • Software
  • Git
  • MySQLWorkbench
  • Babel
  • Webpack
  • Postman
  • Methodologies
  • OOP
  • MVC
  • RESTful architecture
  • CRUD operations
  • Responsive web design

EXPERIENCE

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Prior to working in web development, I had 10+ years of biomedical engineering research experience, resulting in 9 publications in academic journals and 2 patent applications.
Selected programming projects are described below:


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Electrophysiology data analysis

I developed software in R and MATLAB to record and analyze electrophysiology data from cell cultures.

Acoustofluidics lab automation
Lab automation

I designed lab automation programs in LabVIEW for precise control of fluid movement for biological sample processing.


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Automated cell imaging

I implemented LabVIEW programs and created image analysis scripts in MATLAB for cell characterization.

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Voice Recognition

One of my first programming experiences was an undergraduate class project on building voice recognition software in MATLAB!


HOBBIES

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I program MIDI instruments to make remix/mashup music videos and run a YouTube channel with 7,000+ subscribers, which has yielded 1,000,000+ video views and several product sponsorships.
Here are some of my most popular videos: