Jasmine Chen

With more than a decade of experience in software development, Jasmine is a proficient and ambitious software engineer who specializes in C/C++, algorithms, systems programming and Android platforms. She is also experienced in various other domains such as Android app development, web technologies, system administration.

Career Summary

  • Software Engineer at Google Taipei.
  • Software Engineering Intern at Google Cambridge
  • R&D Intern at Synopsys Taiwan.
  • 20+ national/regional awards in programming competitions.


Languages: English (native), Chinese (native)


  • Google
    Software Engineer
    Taipei City, Taiwan, May 2018 –
    • C, C++, Systems Programming, Android Platforms
    • Became the go-to person for Android camera compatibility on Chrome OS, handling issues spanning a host of components as well as multiple partners and teams. Ensured smooth Android P-to-R release upgrade and VM transition for the camera stack by identifying issues across all system components involved.
    • Wrote and published a detailed article on orientation handling in Android camera apps. Distilled several complex factors involved in a clear, logical and digestible fashion. Identified and fixed all orientation issues in the official sample apps, including the first, widely-referenced camera2 API sample.
    • Launched camera support for Parallels by writing a full-fledged camera client with an intricate synchronization mechanism. Added a token-based authentication mechanism to the camera platform, enabling it to distinguish all camera clients and establish granular control.
    • Designed and implemented Zero-Shutter Lag (ZSL) on selected MediaTek and Intel platforms, reducing the shutter lag by up to 97.9%. Designed a pipeline that meticulously manipulates capture requests, making ZSL portable and customizable for Chrome OS.
    • Enabled and launched Google Camera App as the former default camera app on Chrome OS, and took on full ownership. Added external camera support, refreshed its UI, fixed a wide array of bugs and handled app releases.
  • Google
    Software Engineering Intern
    Cambridge, MA, USA, Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
    • Python, Software Testing, Infrastructures
    • Expanded a large-scale integration testing framework used across services at Google, including YouTube Infrastructures and Search Infrastructures, to support and facilitate iterative development.
    • Wrote an extension that monitors local code changes and automatically recompiles, redeploys, and retests services.
    • Shortened workflow of iterative testing by 1 – 8 minutes (or 10 – 20x) on each retest.
    • Worked with Live developers to test and enhance the extension, which also led to improvements of test cases.
  • Synopsys
    R&D Intern
    Taipei City, Taiwan, Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
    • C/C++, Algorithms, Shell Scripting, Graph Visualization, Memory Profiling
    • Designed, implemented, and analyzed a novel, efficient, scalable graph algorithm that speeded up Nodal Analysis by 120% and reduced its memory usage by 47% on datasets used in production.
    • Performed extensive profiling, data analysis and 3D graph visualization on the effects of the algorithm.
    • Wrote several shell scripts and a custom memory allocator and for fully automated testing and profiling.
    • Wrote massif-cherrypick (C++, 2016), a Valgrind extension to analyze partial memory consumptions.
    • Rated Best Intern of The Year and presented the work in Synopsys Shanghai.
  • ITSA E-tutor
    Problem Reviewer
    Remote/Tainan, Taiwan, Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
    • Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics
    • Reviewed 120 algorithmic problems on ITSA E-tutor, an online learning platform initiated by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
    • Examined problem statements, assessed feasibility and correctness of solutions, and validated test cases.
  • Cooler Master
    Independent Contractor
    Taipei City, Taiwan, Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
    • C++, Windows API, C++ SDK, Time-Driven Programming
    • Programmed LED lighting effects on MasterKeys Pro (keyboard) with its C++ SDK and Windows API.
    • Attained animations with smooth gradient transitions with advanced time-driven programming.
  • 4Gamers
    Part-time Internship
    Taipei City, Taiwan, Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
    • IT, Web Development
    • General IT Assistance, including setting up PCs and troubleshooting issues.
    • Implemented professional web designs with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    • Assisted many Twitch celebrity streamers (5,000 - 100,000 followers) in partnerships, sponsorships, stream moderation and other issues.
  • eGamers
    Part-time Internship, Community Coordinator
    Remote, Jul 2012 - Dec 2013
    • IT, Web Development, Community Coordination
    • General IT Assistance, including setting up PCs and troubleshooting issues.
    • Wrote a simple form management system for hosting tournaments and a couple handy tools for news publishing with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL.
    • Assisted many Twitch celebrity streamers (5,000 - 100,000 followers) in partnerships, sponsorships, stream moderation and other issues.
  • i-Feels.net
    Cofounder, Administrator, Developer
    Remote/Hong Kong, Apr 2006 - Feb 2008
    • Visual Basic, PHP, MySQL, Website Mangagment
    • Cofounded i-Feels.net and its predecessor ODB - a small development studio with friends from Hong Kong. i-Feels.net was one of the most popular forums in Hong Kong, having 60,000+ registered members and being amongst the top 500 websites in Hong Kong according to Alexa Traffic Rank.
    • Administered a number of other websites and forums with moderate web traffic during that period of time.
    • More information can be found on this Wiki page.


  • Areas
    • Algorithms, Data Structures, Backend Development, Software Engineering, Parallel Computing, Web Development, System Administration
  • Languages
    • C++, C, Python, Bash, Web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL)
  • OSes
    • Windows (Cygwin), macOS, Linux, FreeBSD


  • National Chiao Tung University
    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science and Engineering (Sep 2014 - Jan 2018), Management Science (Sep 2012 - Jun 2014)
    • Bachelor’s Thesis: SQLGitHub (Python, 2017), a project mentored by Mozilla to make managing GitHub organizations easier. Features a SQL-like syntax to fetch aggregate data from GitHub API. Wrote a SQL parser from scratch.
    • GPA: 4.01/4.30
    • 5 Academic Achievement Awards (Top 5% in class)
    • 2 Curricular Scholarships (Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures)
    • Teaching Assistant, Object-Oriented Programming
    • Relevant Coursework: Data Structures, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Mathematics, Probabilities, Operating Systems, Computer Organization, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Computer Security, Database Systems, System/Network Administration Practice, Parallel Programming, Human Computer Interaction


Academic Performances

  • Academic Achievement Award
    Top 5% in class in terms of overall grades
    • 2016 Spring, 2015 Fall, 2015 Spring, 2014 Fall, 2014 Spring
  • Curricular Scholarship
    Top 5% in class for the “Core Subjects” designated by the department
    • Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures

Problem Solving (Algorithms & Data Structures)

Been the team leader and main coder in all the following contests:

  • ACM-ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest)
    • Honorable Mention, 2015/Taipei
    • Honorable Mention, 2015/Hanoi
    • Honorable Mention, 2012/Kaohsiung
  • National Collegiate Programming Contest
    • 3rd Place, 2015
    • Honorable Mention, 2012
  • ITSA National Programming Contest
    • Honorable Mention, 2015
    • 11th Place, 2014
  • National Problem Solving Contest
    • Finalist, 2011 (15th Place)
    • Finalist, 2010 (9th Place)
    • 5th Place, 2008
    • 4th Place, 2007
  • Taipei Software Programming Contest
    • 3rd Place, 2011
    • Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Taipei Information Proficiency Competition
    • 3rd Prize, 2011
    • 3rd Prize, 2010
    • Honorable Mention, 2009

Web Development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP/MySQL)

  • National Collegiate Programming Contest - Application Software
    • 3rd Place, 2015
    • Honorable Mention, 2014
  • Taiwan School Cyberfair
    • Bronze (3rd Place), 2010

GUI (Visual Basic)

  • Information Technology Month - Creative Software Programming Contest
    • 4th Place, 2010/National/Individual
    • 4th Place, 2009/National/Team
    • 4th Place, 2009/Northern Region/Individual


  • Awesome Competitive Programming (Markdown, 2016)
    • Markdown, Algorithms, Data Structures
    • A curated list of awesome resources for Competitive Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures. Currently starred by 8,000+ and forked by 2,000+ GitHub users worldwide. This project was aimed to connect the world to information - and it did :) .
  • massif-cherrypick (C++, 2016)
    • C++, Memory Profiling
    • A Valgrind extension to analyze partial memory consumptions. Takes in a massif.out file, and forges a new one containing only stats of the functions that match the specified pattern..
  • ChiChew (Python, 2016)
    • Python, Web Scraping, Packet Inspection
    • A web crawler for the Chinese-Chinese dictionary published by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Observed HTTP requests, inspected packets and came up with a neat approach to crawl the data.
  • Parallel Video Processing (C++, 2015)
    • C++, Parallel Programming, Video Processing
    • A group project on parallelizing video processing. Utilized various APIs: C++11 thread, Pthread, OpenMP, CUDA and FPGA on Windows, Linux and OSX. Drawn interesting conclusions.
  • Twitch Plays Connect6 (C++, 2014)
    • C++, Multithreading, Network Programming, Artificial Intelligence
    • A crowdsourced Connect6 game hosted on Twitch. Designed a multi-threaded interaction framework built on OpenCV, adapted an open-source IRC client and wrote a simple Connect6 AI.
  • FormMgr (Web, 2013)
    • HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Web Development
    • A simple and easy-to-use form management system for organizations. Allows users to validate fields with custom regular expressions. Utilized HTML5 native drag-and-drop and JavaScript for extensive DOM manipulations.


  • Jasmine Chen. {Name-of-testing-framework} Interactive Edit/Reload. Google Cambridge. Sep 8, 2017.
  • Jasmine Chen. CDC Performance Improvement: Trimming Resistance Network. Synopsys Shanghai. Nov 14, 2016.
  • Jasmine Chen. Profiling & Graph Visualization. Synopsys Taiwan. Aug 17, 2016.
  • Jasmine Chen. State Space Search. NCTU Training Camp. Summer 2015.
  • Jasmine Chen. Basic Enumeration. NCTU Training Camp. Summer 2015.
  • Jasmine Chen. Essential C/C++. NCTU Training Camp. Winter 2015.