About Me

若化石仍殘存着愛, 一刻霸佔的青苔, 鋪天蓋蓋不住世代.
若世上仍流傳著愛, 即使軟禁斗室內, 我自由與天地同在.

Barry Lam
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Biography

Hello there, I’m Xiaoyang Liu (Jyutping: Siujoeng Lau) from Vancouver. While holding Canadian residency, I’m currently a high school student in mainland China. Interested in programming, cloud computing, and machine learning, I intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Data Science.


Quick Facts

In a relationship. “無人如你逗留我思潮上.”

Trilingual. I’m familiar with English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Programming. Python, Java, C#, C++.

Digital Immigrant. Frequently using Netflix, Spotify, and Instagram as well as reading The New York Times, The Economist, and South China Morning Post even though these services are not available in mainland China.

Cantopop. Favorite artists: Leslie Cheung (張國榮), Anita Mui (梅艷芳), Priscilla Chan (陳慧嫻), Kenny Bee (鍾鎮濤), Kay Tse (謝安琪), Juno Mak (麥浚龍).

Aviation. Base Airport: PEK/PKX, YVR; Delta SkyMiles Silver Medallion Status. (My Flight Radar)

Democracy idealist.


Projects

Founder

Collaborator

  • Animius: A deep learning engine for your own personal virtual assistant. (Github)

Education

Advanced Placement

  • 2019: Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Statistics, Computer Science A
  • 2020: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, English Language and Composition

Undergraduate Courses (Online)

Coursera (Online)

Udemy (Online)


Awards

  • Kaggle House Prices: Advanced Regression Techniques, Rank 40/4479 (Top 1%): Predict sales prices based on multiple features of residential homes.
  • Kaggle Humpback Whale Identification, Rank 274/2129 (Top 13%): Whale individual re-identification with long-tailed dataset.
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Coursera GTC Statement of Accomplishment: 50000 Words: Translated at least 50,000 words at high quality.
  • IBM World Community Grid Sapphire Badge, Rank Top 5%: Participated in the world’s largest computing grid by contributing spare computational power for two years.

Workspaces and Devices

Desktop

  • Motherboard: ASRock B360M Pro4
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 @2.8GHz (6C/6T, Turbo 4.0GHz)
  • Graphics Card: Inno3D iChill Ultra GTX1060 6GB
  • Memory: 16GB G.Skill DDR4 2666MHz (8GB*2)
  • SSD: SAMSUNG PM981 256GB M.2 Nvme
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB
  • Keyboard: Cherry MX-Board 2.0 (Black Switch)
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 RGB
  • Headset: Logitech G233 Prodigy
  • Headphone: Sennheiser IE60

Laptop

  • MacBook Pro 2018 13-inch with TouchBar
  • Mi Air 2018 13-inch

Virtual Private Servers

  • GCP Computing Engine: 1C/0.6B (United States)
  • Linode: 1C/2GB (United States)
  • Digital Ocean: 1C/1G (United States)
  • Amazon EC2: 2C/1G (Hong Kong)

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