Thomas Kenying Lau
Cell: (832) 372-3331 - Email: [email protected] - LinkedIn:
Stanford University
2014 - 2018 (Expected)
Major: BioEngineering and Computer Science
Minor: Piano Performance
William P. Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX
2010 - 2014
Salutatorian, Class Size of 605
GPA 4.0/4.0, Weighted GPA 5.891/6.0
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
2009 - 2014
Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program
Graduated with Honors, Study under Dr. Dariusz Pawlas
Academic Awards/Honors
National Merit Scholarship Finalist
1 Place X International Sonatina and Sonata Piano Competition, Carnegie Hall
Houston Symphony Orchestra “Symphony Spotlight”, Jones Hall
Programming Skills
C, Java, MATLAB, NI LabView, OpenSim
C++, LaTeX, Python, Sage
HTML, Javascript, CSS, Lua, C#
Internship/Work Experience
BioEngineering/Software Engineering Intern at NASA JSC
NASA ER4 Laboratory, Johnson Space Center and MAHI Lab, Rice University
Utilized C++, C#, Java, MATLAB, LaTeX
Designed several applications to aid the biomechanical simulation of soft exoskeletons
Optimized biomechanical algorithms using multithreading to drastically improve performance
Wrote/Documented efforts in “A Low-Cost and Intuitive Biomechanical Simulation System”,
submission for several robotics conferences
Biology Research Intern at Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas
Analyzed the statistical correlation between miRNA and metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes)
Concluded that miR205 is a potential biomarker for metabolic syndrome based on changes in
genes that were regulated by miR205
Engineering Intern at NASA High School Aerospace Scholars Program
Microbiology Researcher at BioBricks Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Utilized PCR and Mass Spectrometry
Sequenced Psb01 during research of Photosystem II Proteins
Intern at the National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore
Volunteer Experience
Clements RangerBots/DiscoBots 2587/Clements BEST Robotics
2009 - 2014
Founder/Community Outreach Organizer
Founded and helped support several robotics programs in the Houston area
Developed robotics mentoring programs between local high schools and middle schools
Computer Science Hackathon Organizer/Problem Writer/Technical Team
2009 - 2014
Helped organize and write problems for local computer science competitions
Participated in at Schlumberger Log-In Symposium and Girls in Computing
Weekly Patient Volunteer at MD Anderson Cancer Center
2009 - 2014
200 hours playing piano, chatting with patients, and offering computer assistance
Music Experience
1st Place – X International Sonatina and Sonata Piano Competition
Solo debut at Carnegie Hall, New York
Houston Symphony Orchestra “Symphony Spotlight”
Performance at Jones Hall, Houston, Texas
1st Place – Houston Music Teachers Association SA Peformance Contest
2012, 2013, and 2014