Meet Yingyu

Computer Science, ’19
Chandler, AZ

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I’m Yingyu, a senior studying Computer Science from Chandler, AZ. On campus, I’m involved in Code the Change, a team of developers and designers who build web applications for non-profits, and AthenaHacks , where we organize an all-female hackathon hosted right here at USC.  Outside of class, I also work in the Robotics Embedded Systems Lab where I am currently working on a implementing path-planning algorithms for autonomous aquatic vehicles. I spent this summer in San Francisco working at Slack as a backend engineer intern! On the weekends, you can catch me at football games at the Coliseum or adventuring in Downtown LA! Keep reading to find out what my #ViterbiLife is like!

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I’m one of the co-founders of AthenaHacks, an all-female hackathon hosted here at USC. We spend a weekend with 300+ participants learning and building new tech!
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I have interned at a robotics startup and most recently, I interned at another startup in San Francisco called Slack as a software engineering intern! Read more about internship opportunities!
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Code the Change

I am the President of Code the Change, a student organization of designers, developers and project managers that builds web applications for non-profit organizations in the LA area.
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My Major: Computer Science

How did I pick my major?

I stumbled upon computer science during my senior year of high school, when I took our school’s first introduction class to Java. I loved the problem solving and creativity involved in programming. I knew that computer science had such a wide range of applications, so I decided to major in computer science at USC!

My Favorite Classes

This class taught me some of the most important problem-solving skills for computer science. I learned so many new things like set theory, discrete probability, and graph theory. The algorithms we studied were incredibly helpful for technical interviews!

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My #ViterbiLife

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Favorite LA Spots

Lines here can get long, but it’s worth the wait! Satisfy your craving for authentic Japanese food with the best ramen LA has to offer. Across the street is the Japanese Village Plaza, where you can shop for cute trinkets while you wait!

My Netflix Obsessions

  • This is a super interesting sci-fi show! It really makes you think about the future of technology… and how it could go bad? Great for fans of action and sci-fi!

  • This is a (kinda creepy) dystopian TV series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. It has a lot of interesting insights on the role of women in society, and is surprisingly good adaptation of the book!

Favorite USC Tradition

One of my favorite USC traditions is football season! It’s just an all-around great time. I’m always looking forward to game day!

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