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Work​
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ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT • NOV 2018-FEB 2019 

Developed gesture recognition system based on EMG and gyroscopic data. Increased prediction accuracy from 83% to 94.8%. Applied machine learning techniques and implemented a prosthetic limb interface. Lead author of corresponding published conference paper.

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG (UOW) PEER ASSISTED STUDY SESSIONS LEADER • JAN 2016 - PRESENT 

Created and delivered content for multiple  engineering subjects.  Facilitated two subjects simultaneously and first Engineering and Information student to spearhead the online platform.  ​

PEER ACADEMIC COACH • UOW • FEB 2019-PRESENT 

Provide one-on-one support on a range of academic topics to help students develop their independent learning skills. Assist with university challenges including exam preparation, study techniques and accessing resources. 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING EXECUTIVE ACADEMIC AMBASSADOR • UOW • JUL 2018-PRESENT 

Facilitate networking and communication with students, clubs, communities and academic staff within and outside of UOW. Role model within tertiary and secondary education communities. 

ACCOMMODATION STUDENT LEADER • UOW • NOV 2017-FEB 2019 

Supported residents, facilitated many wellbeing-focused events conducive to academic, personal and social growth.  Trained in first aid, mental health, building/fire warden safety, drug and alcohol health. 

AIR CONDITIONING LABOURER • HOWARD STACEY PTY LTD • 2016-17 

Installation, repair and removal of air conditioning equipment. 

Skills

Hard Skills:

Applied Machine Learning

Biomedical Device Development

Gesture Recognition

Applied Research

Game Development

Soft Skills:

Communication

Work Ethic

Problem Solving

Interpersonal skills

Teamwork

Software:

Python

C#

MATLAB

Unity3D

Fusion360

Arduino

JavaScript

Education
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING BIOMEDICAL (HONOURS) (SCHOLAR) • 2016 - CURRENT • UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 

Dean’s Scholar, Engineering Scholars and Advanced Scholarship 

Engineering and Information Sciences Academic Achievement Scholarship 

16 High Distinctions, 7 Distinctions, 1 Credit, Grade Point Average > 6.6 

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE • 2015 • YASS HIGH SCHOOL 

ATAR – Scaled: 98.5 

Dux of Yass High School 

Victor Chang Science Award 

Principal’s Award of Excellence 

Ranked first in all taken subjects years 10-12 

Faculty Award for Achievement in all subjects years 10-12. 

 
Achievements
  • Published peer reviewed paper in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics – 2019

  • UOWx 500+ hours accreditation - 2019

  • UOW Dean’s Merit List – 2017

  • UNSW Academic Achievement Award – 2015

  • Don McColl Memorial Award – 2015

  • Australia Day Young Citizen of The Year Award (Yass) – 2015

  • CWA Leadership & Service Award – 2015

  • Dux of Yass High School – 2015

  • Victor Chang Science Award - 2014

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© 2019 Sam Young,

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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