Our Alumni

Alumni become part of a close-knit and active network. Those that stay in the Bay Area often return to our CS Night and CS Picnic events to catch up with faculty and meet new students, and often return to pitch projects or practicum opportunities to current students throughout the year.

Where Are They Now?

Engineer at OpenFeint Inc. – Yiming
"I joined OpenFeint, Inc. less than two months after my graduation from USF in May 2011. OpenFeint is a company that provides mobile gaming networks. Currently I am working on developing cache functionalities for our iOS SDK. I truly enjoy my work at OpenFeint — it offers an amazing environment and a tremendous opportunity for me to grow as an engineer. Pursuing my graduate studies in USF’s computer science program was one of the most valuable decisions I have made."

Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems – Shaoting
USF Computer Science alumn Shaoting CaiShaoting is part of a team undertaking significant changes to the Flex compiler, bringing it to new levels of performance, supporting emerging language constructs, and enabling new Flex features and workflows. Flex is a technology that helps people build visually engaging web applications significantly beyond what is possible with traditional web technologies. A pillar of this technology is the Flex compiler, which allows developers to code using a combination of MXML and ActionScript, and churn out a .swf file that runs in the ubiquitous Flash Player. Shaoting analyzes compiler performance, implements optimizations, and works with the QA group to ensure high quality and rapid turnaround for changes that surface during quality testing.

Software Developer at Atlassian — RP
"As a graduate from the MSCS program, I work as a software developer at Atlassian in their San Francisco offices — an Australian company that develops software development and collaboration tools. Our team here in SF is part of the Integration Team, which is responsible for creating plug-ins that are of use across product line."

Software Engineer at Atypon Systems — Leon
As a software engineer at Atypon, Leon mainly work on the Literatum publishing platform — the leading platform for professional and scholarly publishers — assisting in the maintenance and development of new features for the highly complex backstage content management system. Atypon is the online publishing technology leader in content management, delivery, and monetization. Apton solutions are used by the largest and most prestigious publishers of media, professional, and academic content, including Pearson, McGraw-Hill, News Inc, Financial Times, New York Times, The American Chemical Society, JSTOR, Oxford University Press and dozens more.

Senior Software Engineer at Oracle Corporation — Jean
"I work in a team that is part of the SDP (Service Delivery Platform) group at Oracle. The team is in charge of developing server-side applications for the telecom industry. The development is done in Java and involves various techniques and algorithms to achieve the strong requirements that our applications must reach for success in the telecom industry, including high availability, linear scalability, and thread safety. My computer science degree from USF enables me to resolve real-world problems in the industry. Both the theory and hands-on experience at USF were invaluable in understanding daily challenges in my job and bringing new ideas to the field."

Tech Lead at Twitter — Ryan
Ryan currently works at Twitter as the tech lead for the Storage team. He works at building out scalable storage infrastructure for the company's use as it grows.