steven q zhang


  • Education

    U.S. Fulbright Student Fellowship at Zhejiang University

  • Hangzhou, China. 2012-2013
  • Conducted research in environmental science.
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

  • Needham, MA. 2008-2012
  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 3.91 GPA.
  • Exchange semester at Ecole Polytechnique.

  • Paris, France. Spring 2011
  • Coursework, in French, included: Semiconductor Physics, Network and Protocols, Nanomaterial Physics
  • Herbert Henry Dow High School

  • Midland, MI. 2004-2008
  • Valedictorian. National A.P. Scholar. National Merit Scholar. 4.0 unweighted GPA
  • Experience

    Tableau Software, Inc. Software Engineer

  • Seattle, WA. Feb. 2014-present
  • Developed Data-Driven Alerts feature for Tableau Server.
  • Revamped Tableau Online deployment infrastructure.
  • Worked on new features for Tableau Online.
  • Google, Inc. Software Engineer Intern

  • Mountain View, CA. Summer 2012
  • Worked on real-time communications backend for Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk/Gmail chat)
  • Wolfram Research Intern

  • Cambridge, MA. Summer 2011
  • Helped design content and interfaces for Wolfram|Alpha course apps . Also help create prototype of a novel web-based exploration system for Wolfram|Alpha
  • DRS Sustainment Systems Intern

  • St. Louis, MO. Summer 2010
  • Used user-centered approach to reduce waste output of water distribution systems for military in combat theatre. Design process included testing ideas out with a Marine reserve unit, determining engineering feasibility, and performing life cycle cost analyses on systems. Presented findings to company senior leadership team.
  • Math research

  • Needham, MA. Summer 2009
  • Olin College Long-term Undergraduate Research Experience with Dr. Sarah Spence Adams
  • Participated in two-month long summer research experience sponsored by NSF. Investigated multilevel Hadamard matrices, which have applications in wireless communications and coding. Published paper (see below).
  • Publications

  • Improved Multilevel Hadamard Matrices and their Generalizations over the Gaussian and Hamiltonian Integers .
    J Combinatorial Math and Combinatorial Computing, August 2012
  • "Chinese Factories Embrace Environmentalism- To a Point" The Atlantic . August 2013
  • Awards

  • 2012 U.S. Fulbright Fellowship recipient to China
  • 2010 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Languages

  • Mandarin- near native proficiency
  • French- fluent
  • Programming languages

  • Typescript/Javascript (proficient), Python (proficient), Java, C#
  • Interests

  • Salsa dancing, mountaineering, classical violin, musical improvisation
  • Volunteering with Citizens Climate Lobby