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Steven C

- Research Program Mentor

MS candidate at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)


Computer Science programming (python, java), Algebra and General Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Photography.


Hello! I'm a Software Development Consultant and Tech Lead at Accelerize 360 - a Salesforce Partner firm. My interests include computer science, life-sciences, neuroscience, photography, and business. Currently, I'm also spending time learning about neuroscience and brain-computer interfaces, and how advancements in these areas can be translated into commercial products that can cure neurodegenerative illnesses. In my free time, I'm an avid photographer; I have a DSLR and a DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone. I shoot primarily railways and landscapes, although I do photo gigs on the side as well for people. I'm happy to talk photography and share tips and tricks. Aside from photography, I also enjoy tennis and reading.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

What Is The Carnivore Diet?

There has been a recent interest in the 'carnivore' diet - a diet consisting of consumption of purely meat-based products and meat - which has been anecdotally successful at treating patients with immune disorders. Clinical studies on the carnivore diet's impact on longevity, health, and other metrics have been few however. Is it a fad? Or is there a key insight about it that could be beneficial for those looking to improve their health? Learn how to design a clinical trial to test the impact of nutrition on human health through this 'tasty' project!

Coding skills

Python, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Heroku, AWS, Salesforce.

Languages I know

Mandarin, Advanced/Proficient

Teaching experience

I currently mentor junior developers at my job (I work as a Software Development Consultant, just transitioned into Tech Lead for my current client) across programming, version-control, and general software development and architecture. In the past, I have also mentored student photographers, and high school students in studying for the SATs, ACTs, and general Algebra.


Work experience

Accelerize 360 (2021 - Current)
Software Development Consultant, Tech Lead
Epic Systems (2020 - 2021)
Quality Manager
Steven Chen Photography (2017 - Current)
Head Photographer
Emory University (2018 - 2020)
Undergraduate Researcher in Organic Chemistry


Emory University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2020)
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
MS Master of Science candidate
Computer Science

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