I am a graduate student pursuing my master's degree in computer science at Stanford University with a depth in human-computer interaction. Currently, I am an IxD researcher with the Stanford HCI Group working on the Smart Primer project, a tablet-based engaging educational narrative that incorporates fun learning activities. Previously, I studied at the University of California, Irvine, where I received my bachelor's degree in computer science with specializations in information and algorithms. During my time there, I served as an intern at the UCI Office of Information Technology and a research assistant at the UCI Institute for Software Research. I graduated summa cum laude with honors in ICS and was awarded the Chancellor's Award of Distinction in 2017. I am also the co-founder of Change Thru Games, an annual 24-hour video game marathon that has raised over $2700 for charity to date. I am passionate about integrating design thinking into the software engineering process to create better products for everyone. My background is in programming, most notably in Python and Java, as well as in web development and database design.
1-Page Resume (last updated January 27th, 2018)
Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science
Depth in Human-Computer Interaction, Class of 2019
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science
Dual Specialization in Information and Algorithms, Class of 2017
See my undergraduate education profile for details and coursework.
See the Stanford Bulletin for detailed course information.
UCI Office of Information Technology (April 2015 - August 2017)
Develop and assist fellow OIT staff and the Data Warehouse team in developing and maintaining various database systems at UCI, with extensive use of Microsoft SQL Server and Informatica Designer.
Circle K International (April 2015 - March 2016)
Create and consistently update the UCI Circle K website and provide tech support for the board and members trying to access the website’s features.
Donald Bren School of ICS (September 2014 - March 2015)
Aid and assist students in designing and developing laboratory programs for introductory computing courses.
Stanford HCI Group (January 2018 - present)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Landay
Description: The Smart Primer is an interactive, narrative-based tutor that combines some of the best features of both physical- and electronic-based learning methods. Our initial focus will be on creating stories that help students develop skills in science, computing, mathematics, reading, and writing.
UCI Institute for Software Research (April 2016 - August 2017)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Walt Scacchi
Abstract: The use of augmented reality (AR) applications has the potential to greatly reduce errors and increase productivity in the manufacturing space. The application I developed, in particular, focuses on the problem of how to provide effective training, which refers to issues that are related to when workers are required to learn new or updated skills, using AR. In a technique called just-in-time augmented learning, these “smart" workers can use AR to access valuable training resources, which play an important role in informing them of their tasks and responsibilities. This can be done without the need to refer to a secondary laptop computer or tablet, because the resources are loaded directly onto the workers’ AR device, integrating the training process into the workflow and reducing diversion. By using various game-based systems and marker-based AR libraries, I designed and developed a prototype for a head-mounted AR application that demonstrates the feasibility of just-in-time augmented learning for use in the assembly line manufacturing context.
Presented at: 2017 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2017 ISR Research Forum
UROP Fellowship Award
"Bryce's innovative mindset and enthusiastic attitude make him one of the most high-reaching and high-achieving individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing."
Cristian Palomo, Circle K International
"On a personal level, he’s a team player who’s very easy to work with and dependable, both of which are qualities that are important in any successful career."
Austin Cho, UCI Office of Information Technology
"Those who have witnessed his efforts and system demonstrations provide high-level praise and acknowledge the significance of his accomplishments."
Walt Scacchi, UCI Institute for Software Research
Industry Technologies: Amazon Web Services, Apache Tomcat, Bootstrap, DataTables, Eclipse, Git, Informatica PowerCenter, MEAN Stack, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, React Native, Unity, Xcode
The primary source of my community service experience comes from my involvement in Circle K International as an event chair for various projects and fundraisers as well as an appointed board member, family head, and mentor. My 750 hours of involvement have accrued me bronze and silver membership recognition standing over the course of my 4 years of service both at UCI and Stanford. Notably, I am the co-founder of Change Thru Games, an annual 24-hour video game marathon that has raised over $2780 towards charity to date.
The UCI Experience (2014)
Raised $169 towards Thomas House Family Shelter.
Change Thru Games (2014)
Raised $525 towards The Eliminate Project.
Dance For A Chance (2015)
Raised $1500 towards Thomas House Family Shelter.
Change Thru Games II (2015)
Raised $755 towards The Eliminate Project.
Technology Internship Program (2016)
Mentored 4 students in web development.
Living in Code (2017)
Talked about growing as an ICS major at UCI.
I have also been an community moderator, avid blogger, occasional podcaster, and all-star member on IGN Entertainment between 2011 and 2016. My duties included moderating and filtering comments as per IGN’s terms and conditions, including issuing warnings and bans. I've published over 240 blog posts, many of which have been featured on popular websites such as ZeldaDungeon and NintendoLife. Below is a small sample of my works. You can view an archive of all my previous blog posts here.
You can read a continuation of my works on my personal blog.
ICS Honors Program (June 2017)
The ICS Honors Program (ICSHP) provides an opportunity for students in any of the Bren School's majors to carry out a research project under the direction of a Bren School faculty member. Honors in ICS are awarded to those who have successfully completed the ICSHP requirements.
UCI Alumni Association (June 2017)
The Chancellor’s Award of Distinction recognizes an exceptional group of graduating students who exhibit a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership, or service to UCI. The award recognizes UCI’s most outstanding undergraduates.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (January 2017)
UROP provides funding in support of UCI faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative projects. $2000 was awarded in support of "Just-In-Time AR-Based Learning in the Advanced Manufacturing Context".
Autism App Jam (April 2016)
The winners of the Autism App Jam, a two week competition where teams use their creativity to develop an app that would benefit persons with autism, are chosen with regards to relevance to autism, uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and design process.
Autism App Jam (April 2016)
The recipients of the Hype Award showcase exemplary skills in the documentation and development of their application.
Circle K International (March 2016)
The Outstanding Club Website award is presented to the top club with the most outstanding website based on appearance, content, usage, organization, and promotion of events.
Circle K International (March 2016)
The Distinguished Appointed Board Officer award is presented to an Appointed Board officer who demonstrates excellent achievement in his/her role and illustrates the distinguished Appointed Board officer’s dedication, participation, and contribution to Circle K International.
Circle K International (October 2014)
The Member of the Week is chosen by the board members of Circle K International at the University of California, Irvine and is awarded to one exemplary member who showcases outstanding service, leadership, and fellowship.
IGN Entertainment (July 2014)
The Blog of the Week is chosen by the MyIGN community who nominates what they feel are the most interesting, deserving, and entertaining blogs of a given week.
Rotary International (June 2013)
This Niles Rotary Club Scholarship is given to a high school senior with outstanding service to his/her school and community while demonstrating high scholastic achievement.
Please feel free to connect with me on any of my social networks. My primary contact information can be found at the top of this page.