Catherine Lu

About Me

Hi there! I'm Catherine. I graduated in June 2014 with my bachelor's in computer science from Stanford (specializing in biocomputation), and I'll be graduating soon with my master's in computer science (specializing in AI).

I've worked 2x at Google, first as a software engineer and then as an associate product manager. Last summer, I worked on Scoryst (see details below) through the Pejman Mar program (read about it in Fortune).

I like to work on impactful projects, and I'm particularly interested in learning more about traditional non-tech industries. Contact me if you want to chat!

Selected Projects

Scoryst Scoryst is an online platform for homework and exam grading; it saves instructors time grading and gives detailed feedback to students. Scoryst has been used in 30+ courses and has graded 10,000+ submissions.
Free Food @ Stanford Free Food @ Stanford lists events going on around Stanford that provide free food. Using a trained Naive Bayes Multinomial classifier, it analyzes emails from relevant mailing lists and finds emails which announce events with free food. Then, it parses the location, date, time, and content from the emails and automatically posts them to the website.
Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions For our final project in Principles of Artificial Intelligence, my partner Karanveer Mohan and I created a system to change handwritten mathematical formulas and symbols into LaTeX. If you're curious, you can try out our recognition system.
The Walking Guild I was fortunate enough to get into Behavior Design for Better Health, BJ Fogg's 2012 behavior design class (read about his 2007 class featured in the New York Times). For the final project, I created a website that prompts users to think about how much they walk every day.