My name is 贾舒越 (Shuyue Jia). I like to be called Bruce as well. I’m currently an M.Phil. CS Student at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Earlier, I earned my B.Eng. degree from School of Automation Engineering at Northeast Electric Power University (NEEPU) in Jilin, China (2020). I’m always enthusiastic about computer stuff and passionate about creating exciting products during my study and research journey.
In a moment, passes sorrow. That which passes will be dear. (by Alexander Pushkin)
To some extent, I didn’t perform well in the College Entrance Examination in China and was admitted into one of the so-called 双非大学 (GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES identified in UK and Australia). I entered Northeast Electric Power University (NEEPU), ranked 216 in China Mainland, with tremendous pressure and stress.
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? (By Steve Jobs)
Truth be told, I was so lucky because I have met very lovely professors at NEEPU, and they provided me with excellent laboratories and resources. During college, I spent almost four years at laboratories, where I cooperated with postgraduates to accomplish many projects and learn new things. I genuinely appreciate their offerings and help in the laboratory with a heart full of gratitude.
Meanwhile, I have made several wonderful friends. Even now, I want to thank every one of them because I cannot become who I am without them. Seeing each other, I’m getting better w.r.t. both the personality and abilities.
I’m also excited about my summer experience at University of California, Irvine. Bay Area and Los Angeles are great places to study CS and work/intern in the related field. But I was in too much of a hurry and didn’t have a chance to visit Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. What a shame! However, I was fortunate to visit San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge), Las Vegas (Grand Canyon), and West LA.
Quite luckily, during my junior year, I had an opportunity to attend an internship at a lab at Tsinghua University (THU) working on Natural Language Processing tasks. It’s a fantastic experience at the best university in China.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. (By Forrest Gump)
During my senior year, I got an internship offer from Bosch Research China. Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic, I didn’t take the courage to travel to Shanghai. Later on, as soon as I’m graduating, I lost a chance to join Intel Research China since I’m no longer hold a valid student status.
While the pandemic is near over in China, I received a research internship offer from Philips Research, one of the world’s leading giant companies, and it’s well-known for medical health. Taking such an internship at a Dutch multinational company is always my dream. I’m grateful for the position, and I’m thrilled to meet so many brilliant people at Philips.
After Philips, I applied for an intern at Tencent, a giant tech company in China. Surprisingly, I got an offer to work on the recommendation system. Tencent is absolutely a perfect place to learn technical skills and “grow” faster. I personally like Tencent. I hope one day I can go back and work at Tencent.