Cherry Zhang

Work Experience

Research Assistant

National Institute of Informatics (国立情報学研究所), Tokyo, Japan   04/2010-10/2010

  - Researched on the properties of fluorescent material

  - Developed experimental procedures and algorithms for separating fluorescence and reflectance of fluorescent objects

  - Wrote research paper on producing barcodes with fluorescent paints

  - Researched on other topics such as image color and illumination harmonization, and spectral recovery using compressive sensing techniques


DTV Engineering Intern

Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, California, United States   09/2007-12/2007, 06/2008 - 08/2008

  - Analyzed and improved HDTV noise reduction algorithm at system level

  - Worked in conjunction with both hardware and software teams to improve video quality

  - Experienced with video signals (RF, CVBS, Component, HDMI), and lab equipments (video pattern generator and modulator)

  - Set up reference design demo for customers and perform competitive analysis based on video quality


Embedded Linux Software Engineering Intern

Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, California, United States   09/2007-12/2007, 01/2007 - 04/2007

  - Created a complete Linux automatic suite for testing Linux on various set-top box chipsets using C/C++, Tcl, and Bash

  - Modified existing LTP, POSIX, Iperf, and LMbench test cases to be used on embedded systems

  - Responsible for verifying new features, reporting bugs and releasing software internally and externally after SQA cycle


System Administrator

Kanetix Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada   05/2006 - 08/2006

  - Gained hands-on experience in Solaris 8 administration in both production and development environment

  - Installed and configured Perl modules on UNIX, maintained Apache and database servers, and upgraded UNIX servers


Teaching Assistant

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada   09/2004 - present

  - Developed public speaking and teaching skills by providing guidance to over 80 students during tutorial sessions

  - Developed interpersonal and communication skills by assisting students with assignments on individual basis


Support Analyst @ Telus Mobility, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   09/2005 - 12/2005