Hello!

My name is Andrew Chen. I hope that it's nice to meet you!
- Currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland working on Embedded Vision.
- Employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for COMPSYS 201, 302 and ELECTENG 209 in the ECE Department (previously also MECHENG 223, COMPSYS 701, 704).
- Speaks proficiently in English, Mandarin, Python, VHDL, C, C++, MATLAB, HTML+CSS, passably in Java, Verilog, SQL, R, Javascript, and poorly in French.

- Makes data visualisations, analyses politics, and (used to write) about chips.
- Supports robotics education and civics education.
- Interested in entrepreneurship and innovation policy, and have been involved in two start-ups.
- Dabbles in the occasional game of chess and organises small tournaments. Also, I like cats. =^_^= Unfortunately, I'm (mildly) allergic to mrows.

PGCertCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship)
BE(Hons)/BCom Conjoint specialising in Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours), majoring in Marketing and Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Computer Systems Engineering
- ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "Computer Vision Based Chess Playing Capabilities for the Baxter Humanoid Robot", International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, 2016.
Awarded Best Paper in the Robotics session | Video: Youtube | Full Text: IEEExplore
- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, A Bouzerdoum, FHC Tivive, "Hardware/Software Co-design for a Gender Recognition Embedded System", International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, 2016.
Full Text: Springer LNAI

Education
- ATY Chen, "UN Youth New Zealand: Civics Education Outside the Traditional Classroom Context", set: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 2016.
Full Text: NZCER | More Info: UN Youth New Zealand
Young People, Civics, and Political Literacy at The Briefing Papers (AUT), 2016.
The Co-op (Politics), 2015-
Mashed Calculus and Differential Potatoes (Politics and Statistics), 2014-
Chips of New Zealand (Chips), 2015-16
Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems (about Diplomacy Competition) at Education Gazette (MinEdu), 2014.
Embedded Systems Research Group, Member
Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's Science Policy Exchange, Member
Return On Science ICT Investment Committee, Member
New Zealand Youth Global Awareness Trust, Trustee
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Student Member
New Zealand Association of Scientists, Student Member
3 Minute Thesis Doctoral Finalist, University of Auckland, 2016
Best Teaching Assistant (based on student voting), ECE Department, University of Auckland, 2016
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, 2015
3x First in Course Awards, University of Auckland
Wysocki-Bates Award for outstanding contribution to youth involvement, UN Youth NZ, 2013 and 2014
Best Project, Embedded Systems Category, Part IV Projects, ECE Department, University of Auckland, 2013
2nd Place at VEX Robotics World Championship, College (University) Division, 2012
Volunteer of the Year Award, Kiwibots, 2012