Sunny Bak Hospital

Honolulu· Hawaii

I am experienced in interpreting data into useful information leveraging statistics and computer science exploring statistical and machine learning.


Data Scientist & Software Developer

Mirae Info Design LLC

Provide statistical and computing solutions to ecological and operational research problems in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The current projects include applications of machine learning, statistical modeling, data analystics and visualization, and software development. Offer software project management and strategic planning. Primary tools and software used in current projects include R, Python, Oracle Apex, Quasar, Django/Flask, React, Vue.js, Tensorflow.

2012 - Present

Software Project Manager

Lynker Tech at National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Drafted a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Plan and Project Management Plan for the electronic reporting data collection system at NOAA. Developed the 5-year strategic plans to effectively implement the software and strategically incorporate it into the existing operational procedures. Consulted and facilitated Stakeholders meetings for business, operational and technical requirements.



SMS Research

Conducted statistical analysis and drafted technical reports for various projects in SAS and SPSS. Worked on the housing demand models for Hawaii Housing Policy Study in collaboration with City and County of Honolulu.


Senior Software Developer

Parwinr Inc

As part of a software development team, collaboratively developed gamification software in Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL. Primarily worked on the backend features such as authentication and security. Took on project management role of the five-person development team to identify technical and functional requirements.

2011 - 2012

Computer Analyst

Research Corporation of UH at National Oceanic Atmostpheric Administration (NOAA)

Designed, developed and maintained the official website of NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center using Php, Javascript libraries, HTML, CSS, and Adobe CS. Created data management and tracking software using Ruby on Rails to automate the agency's administrative workflow.

2005 - 2009

Database Management Specialist

Research Corporation of UH at National Oceanic Atmostpheric Administration (NOAA)

Developed software to automate the data processing of the oceanographic data from the satellite transmission. The automated processes included receiving the raw data from the satellite, decompressing of the data into a readable format, storing the data into the database, and to dynamically generate user interactive data visualizations such as maps and graphs. Primary tools used include Java, C, C++, CGI, Perl, Php and javascript.

2002 - 2005

Statistical Programmer

Lipomics Technologies Inc

Built and managed clinical and biotechnical database and automated systems for the laboratory procedures and data generation. Developed web-based statistical tools for the clinical studies. Designed protocols for quality control of clinical data including identification of analytical and experimental errors and conformity with pre-established standards using SAS, Php Visual Basic Applications and Excel.

2001 - 2002


Colorado State University

Master of Science in Statistics

Thesis: Modeling movement of bobcats in relation to landscape features in Southern California using semi-parametric methods: classical movement model and artificial neural network


Univeristy of California, Davis

Bachelor in Science in Statistics - Computer Science Track


Statistics Without Borders

Honolulu, Hawaii

Developed course materials and taught two courses in statistcs (Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Computing) at the summer program of Pyongyang Universting of Science and Technology, DPRK. The developed course materials include lecture materials, assignments, and examinations; mentored students with guidance for projects related to statistical applications

January 2011 - Presence


Honolulu, Hawaii

Developed curriculum and taught coding classes and administrative software tutorials for incarcerated women on work-release to provide technical skills in preparation for entry into the workforce upon release

2017 - 2018

Girls Who Code

Honolulu, Hawaii

Taught coding to and mentored students from 7th to the 12th grade at the Mid Pacific Instutute with the coding instruction materials developed by the Girls Who Code

2016 - 2017

Code for Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

Participated in events and collaboratively worked on pro bono data visualization projects for the State of Hawaii.



Programming Languages & Tools
Project Management
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Project Management (PMBOK)


Using statistics and computer science, I like to solve problems, share knowledge with others, and contribute to the world in a positive way. I like time series, bayesian statistics, non-parametric statistics, and machine learning. I am particularly interested in the field of ecology and energy.

When I am not coding, I enjoy creating recipes, working in the garden, practicing taekwondo, bike ride, or binge-watching Korean dramas.