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Mirah Xu

Mirah Xu

Boston, MA, US

 
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About 

Master candidate for design studies on energy and environment with a focus on computational, generative design, and artifical intelligence.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design - Fabrication Lab, Cambridge, MA, US, Virtual Experience Engineer

• Developing and designing UI & UX for virtual campus open house with Unreal Engine and Adobe XD
• Developed an online virtual 3D printer in Unity for simulation and teaching purposes
• Assisted patrons and students in developing gcode, 3D printing, and laser cutting

Sep 2019 - current
 

Transsolar, Inc, New York, NY, US, Climate Engineer

• Designed and researched a multitude of sustainable strategies and simulations on the buildings and cities scale
• Designed and compiled client reports using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and PowerPoint

Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

• Assisted with a case study and consulting project for energy performance at a university in Saudi Arabia

Jan 2020 - Aug 2020
 

ECHO - ERADICATE CHILDHOOD OBESITY FOUNDATION, INC, Cambridge, MA, US, UI & UX Engineer

• Implemented, tested, refined, and published mobile app designs of SugAR Mon with Unity, Vuforia, and ARCore
• Designed and implemented UI & UX based on AR primary and secondary market researches

Oct 2019 - May 2020
 

Ant Bicycle, Inc, Cambridge, MA, US, UI & UX Engineer

• Assigned Scrum tasks using Trello and oversaw version control using Bitbucket and Git
• Designed and developed UI/UX based on user feedback with Sketch and Adobe XD
• Integrated the iOS applications with Firebase for user authentications and data management
• Implemented methods to force updates on users upon new versions availability in App Store
• Released versions of the iOS application with staged implementation in App Store

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019
 

Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA, US, STEM Teacher

• Instructed and assisted in block coding classes for Grade 3 and 6 at various elementary schools
• Instructed, troubleshot, and assisted in 3D printing classes for Grade 6 at Orchard Gardens School

Apr 2019 - Jun 2019
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Design Studies, Energy and Environment

Sep 2019 - current
 

Boston University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Computer Engineering

Sep 2014 - May 2018
 

Awards 

Best Capstone Project Award in Electrical & Computer Engineering: COMPOS, 1st Place

2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

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