Curriculum Vitae: Jason Liu

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The University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, August 2007
The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering), April 2004
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical Engineering), December 2003
  • Designed a digital signal processing (DSP) chip using full-custom design flow. Please see Web portfolio.
  • Coursework: Available upon request.
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
High school diploma, April 1999
Publications Tae-Hyoung Kim, Jason Liu, John Keane, and Chris H. Kim. "A High-Density Subthreshold SRAM with Data-Independent Bitline Leakage and Virtual Ground Replica Scheme". 2007 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2007) Digest of Technical Papers, 18.5: 330-331.
  • EDA Software: Mentor Graphics® Digital Architect, IC Station, and Accusim; Cadence® Virtuoso; proprietary IBM® layout, verification, and manufacturability tools.
  • SPICE Programming: Avant!® Star-Hspice, IBM Power SPICE.
  • Programming languages: Cadence SKILL, Verilog, C, C++, Perl, MySQL.
  • Web authoring: HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, Flash 4/5/MX, JavaScript, Perl CGI.
  • 3-D computer design/rendering software: Alias|Wavefront® Maya 5, AutoCAD.
  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).
Work Experience
University of Minnesota Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
Research Assistant, Webmaster
October 2005 – August 2007
  • Redesigned the ECE department Web site from the ground up.
  • New design uses Perl CGI to retrieve data stored in MySQL databases.
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation Rochester, Minnesota (USA)
Co-op/Intern: VLSI Circuit Design
May 2004 – August 2005
  • Nintendo Wii Project: Broadway (core processor) design team.
  • Schematic/layout design for a 130 nm-/90 nm-compatible SOI (silicon-on-insulator) standard-cell library and SRAMs.
  • Perl software application development.
University of Michigan Mathematics Department Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
Head Student Instructional Technology Consultant (Computer Consultant II)
July 2000 – April 2004
  • Help students, faculty, and staff with computing-related questions.
  • Help students with math labs (done using Maple for Math 215: Multivariable Calculus, and MATLAB for Math 216: Differential Equations).
  • As Head Student Consultant, act as a junior systems administrator to the permanent systems administrators, requiring in-depth knowledge of installing, maintaining, and repairing Sun Solaris, Windows 2000/XP, and Mac OS X machines, as well as professional-level programming skills in C, C++, and Perl.
University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Laboratory Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
Undergraduate Researcher, Computer Programmer I
June 2003 – August 2003
Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
Computer Consultant II
November 2000 – January 2002
  • Migration of website and MySQL database from a SuSE Linux server to a Sun Solaris server.
  • Create specifications for an appropriate Sun Solaris server for the migration.
  • Review and recommend new software applications for presenting demographic data in real-time over the Web.
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
Student Researcher, Computer Programmer I
April 1998 – August 1998
  • Summer research internship through a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Worked with graduate students and a faculty member on presently ongoing research that deals with the 3-D computer modeling of proteins and attempting to predict protein folding conformations that are seen in nature, given an arbitrary sequence of amino acids.
  • Performed scientific research using C and C++, translated C programs into object-oriented C++.
  • Learned to use specialized computer languages, specifically SVL (Scientific Vector Language).
  • Extensive exposure to manipulation of computer-generated objects in a 3-D workspace.
Volunteer Experience
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) University of Michigan Student Branch
April 2003 – December 2003
University of Michigan Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
Volunteer Coordinator
August 1998 – April 1999
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Orchestras Website
Original creator of website, Webmaster
September 1997 – May 1999
Ann Arbor Chinese School Website
Original creator of website
May 1996 – August 1996
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Home Page
Original creator of website, Webmaster, and head of the Pioneer High Web team for all 4 years of high school
September 1995 – January 1999
Awards and Honors
  • 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. Former competitor at local, regional, and national level tournaments.
  • Private violin study, from September 1987 to present.