Alyssia Chen



Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Software engineering , Database design , Artificial intelligence


Languages and Frameworks: C, C++, C#, Java, R, Javascript, Meteor, Django, React, Python, Google Scripting

Toolsets/OS: MacOS, Git/GitHub, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Unity, VisualStudio Code, IntelliJ IDEA, Blender


University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

M.S., Information and Computer Sciences

2023 - Present

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

B.A., Information and Computer Sciences

  • ICS 111 - Introduction to Computer Science I
  • ICS 141/241 - Discrete Mathematics I & II
  • ICS 211 - Introduction to Computer Science II
  • ICS 212 - Program Structure
  • ICS 235 - Machine Learning Methods
  • ICS 311 - Algorithms
  • ICS 312 - Machine-Level and Systems Programming
  • ICS 314 - Software Engineering I
  • ICS 321 - Database Systems I
  • ICS 332 - Operating Systems
  • ICS 451 - Data Networks
  • ICS 485 - Video Game Design and Development
  • ICS 491 - Special Topics
  • ICS 635 - Machine Learning
  • MATH 215/242 - Calculus I & II

2019 - 2023

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

B.B.A, Business

  • BUS 209 - Written Communication in Business
  • BUS 310 - Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • BUS 311 - Information Systems for Global Business Environments
  • BUS 312 - Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 313 - Economics & Finanical Environment of Global Business
  • BUS 314 - Business Finance
  • BUS 315 - Global Management & Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 345 - Strategic Management
  • ACC 200/210 - Introduction to Accounting I & II
  • ECON 130/131 - Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business
  • COMG 251 - Principles of Efficient Public Speaking
  • ICS 101 - Tools for the Information World
  • ITM 352 - Programming Application Systems
  • ITM 387K - Advanced Topics in Information System: Business Intelligence
  • MKT 321 - Marketing Research
  • MKT 311 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 362 - Digital Marketing
  • MKT 381 - International Marketing
  • MKT 391 - Marketing Strategies

2019 - 2023


Product Owner Intern, Servco Toyota Pacific

  • Conducted interviews and surveys with stakeholders to collect valuable insights and user needs, ensuring a thorough understanding of project requirements
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to create and maintain product backlogs, detailing user stories, features, and technical tasks for clear project direction, and maintain user's view when working with design teams
  • Created detailed user stories, acceptance criteria, and documentation to guide the development team, ensuring a clear and shared understanding of project objectives
  • Proficiently used project management and collaboration tools (e.g., Jira) to track progress, manage backlogs, and facilitate efficient project communication

2023 - Present

Intern, Hawaii Food Service Alliance

  • Created 2 marketing campaigns that I presented to the CEO, CFO, and CTO
  • Programmed a new view in the web application using Java Spring Boot and React

2023 - 2023

Student Research Assistant, Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA)

  • NSF-funded position

2022 - 2023

Student Intern, Department of Taxation

  • Use C# to build a tool that can create xml files that adheres to federal and state-given schemas
  • Assist with service requests for the Gentax application
  • Utilize content management system WordPress, the email delivery vendor Mailchimp, and the Hawaii State Calendar of Events

2021 - 2022

Intern, Pacific Health Analytics Collaboration

  • Gained hands-on experience (statistical analysis, data visualization) with R
  • Created and developed research questions related to health analytics based on a national dataset
  • Learned how to conduct reproducible, replicable, and ethical research

2021 - 2021

Research Assistant, Intergroup Social Perception Lab

Help principal investigators with their research

  • Managed a database of parents to contact for the studies once their children are eligible
  • Improved efficiency of a database by creating codes and automating processes
  • Read and assessed pertinent research articles related to child development and social psychology at weekly lab meetings
  • Wrote basic code to analyze the effectiveness of educational philosophy in R

2020 - 2021


7th place in Purdue Univ. Northwest’s College of Business International Digital Marketing Competition, Purdue Univ. Northwest’s College of Business, 2023-2023

Over the course of 3 months, our team created an exciting marketing campaign for this year's case about Radio Flyer E-bikes. Out of 242 teams, our team placed 7th. For more details:

UH Venture Competition Semifinalist, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, 2023-2023

The UH Venture Competition (formerly UH Business Plan Competition) started in 2000 and has become one of the most exciting events for University of Hawai‘i students and faculty interested in starting a business. The competition is a semester-long program that provides hands-on education, mentorship, and resources to aspiring entrepreneurs. Competitors from various fields collaborate and practice developing a business plan and pitching it to investors.

Double Finalist in Breakthrough Innovation Challenge, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, 2022-2022

The UH Breakthrough Innovation Challenge is an entrepreneurial competition where participants pitch their innovative business idea to a panel of judges, for a chance to win cash prizes.

Meteor International Hackathon 2nd Place, Meteor.js, 2022-2022

Over the course of a week, our team of 5 built gamified application to track people's sustainable habits while utilizing theories of social norm and social comparison. Out of 94 registered teams, our team placed 2nd.

Dean's list, University of Hawaii, 2019-2022

Special recognition awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Provost’s Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawaii, 2019-2023

Scholarship awarded to high-achieving Hawaiʻi high school graduates.


Available upon request