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Vivian Auduong

Engineering Student @ Stanford

Hi! I'm an electrical engineering student at Stanford University. I'm passionate about immersive media (AR, VR, XR) and how it inspires empathy and wonder. I love math, building things, solving problems, working with people, and am eager to continue building technical skills!


Stanford University

BS Electrical Engineering
Sep 2018 - Jun 2023

GPA: 3.88/4.0

Relevant coursework: Modern Algorithmic Toolbox, Image Synthesis Techniques (pbrt), Character Animation, VR Application Development (Unity), Computer Organizations and Systems (C/C++), Principles of Computer Systems (C/C++), Digital System Architecture (MIPS Assembly), Intro to Computer Graphics (Blender), Intro to MATLAB, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Foundations of Product Realization, Silversmithing, Engineering and Sustainable Development, Linear Algebra, Ordinary Differential Equations, Multivariable Calculus

Significant coursework in mechanical engineering and computer science

Projects and Leadership

Team Lead, Chavin de Huantar, Peru Archaeology AR Project

Stanford Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020
  • Led team of 4 engineering students to assess needs of archaeologists at UNESCO heritage site, developing AR android app using Unity to virtually reconstruct destroyed temple and showcase site

Immerse Cohort Co-lead

Stanford XR
Sep 2019 - Nov 2019
  • Facilitated and developed 7-week bootcamp for 25 students, introducing topics in immersive media through field trips and workshops in Blender, design thinking, Snapchat, and Unity

Work Experience


VR Intern
Jun 2021 - Aug 2021
  • Incoming summer intern working on intern-led Greater Heights Narrative experience in Virtual Reality, which immerses the user in the story of Neil Armstrong's test flights.


Software Engineering Intern, AI Habitat team
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
  • Worked with C++ and OpenGL to improve virtual sensors in graphics simulation platform used to train virtual robots and conduct research in Embodied AI

Swope Design Solutions

Fabrication Engineering Intern
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
  • Engineering intern working on silicone molding, CNC machining, laser cutting, 3D printing, Solidworks CAD, internal product development, and prototype assembly and testing at engineering consulting firm

Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory

Research assistant
Sep 2020 - Current
  • Part-time research assistant developing an uncertainty-aware novel 3D implicit surface construction technique using machine learning and kernel density estimation


Software Engineering Intern, Portal core technology team
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020
  • Worked with Java and Dependency Injection to reduce total apk size across over 40 apps on Portal, Facebook's Android-base video conferencing device

Stanford University

Volunteer Section Leader, CS106 Code in Place
Apr 2020 - May 2020
  • Led weekly problem solving groups in Stanford's experimental online computer science course

Stanford Archaeology Department

Research Intern
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Worked with international researchers in the excavation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chavin de Huantar, developing analytical and interpersonal communication skills and working entirely in Spanish
  • Photogrammetry and technical drawing experience


Software Engineering Apprentice
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Worked full-time with AdEngineering Team to program and test Rotation Finder, learning ReactJS, version control, and agile development practices

Technical Awards and Achievements

Stanford Arts Hackathon 2019 2nd place Team

CalHacks 5.0 Hackathon 2018 Blackrock API Sponsor Prize

Techcrunch Disrupt Virtual Hackathon 2018 Runner Up

B~STEM Microsoft Virtual Hackathon 2016 Runner Up Team

Chicago QED Math Symposium 2016 Distinguished Research Award

Raspberry Pi BuildIT Challenge 2015 1st Place in sensors


CS and Software
Experience with Matlab, Blender, Solidworks, Unity, Python, Java, C, C++, CSS, Javascript, HTML, Adobe Premiere for VR film, Adobe Photoshop; with eagerness to keep improving and learning new technologies
English - Native proficiency Cantonese - Native speaking proficiency Mandarin - Professional working proficiency Spanish - Basic working proficiency
Personal Interests
Virtual Reality, Design, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology