Shun (Christine) Xu

http://christinexu.wordpress.com xushun@cs.unc.edu, (919) 619-8192

Education
M.S. & Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ABD Area of Interest: Statistical Shape Modeling and Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Temporal and Spatial Data Analysis, Statistical Learning, Dimension Reduction, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Optimization Doctoral Thesis: Multivariate Longitudinal Growth Modeling and Shape Statistics Best Student Paper Runner-up. SPIE Medical Imaging 2008. B.S. in Computer Science and Technology, Peking University Cumulative GPA: 3.74/4.0 Major GPA: 3.87/4.0 Bachelor Thesis: Conformance Testing of Protocols modeled by Finite State Machine Dean’s Award for Excellent Students, Ming De Fellowship, Jin Yuxi Fellowship Aug 1999 - May 2003

Technical Skills
Languages: Java, C++, Matlab, SQL, JavaScript, SAS, PHP, JSP, tcsh Platform: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Experience
Center for Human Science, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Google Script Developer • Designed and developed Project Tracker to simplify the tracking, scheduling and management of work and resources. 2012

Biomedical Research Imaging Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2009 - 2011 Software Research Engineer / Research Assistant • Designed and built framework to extract growth pattern of multivariate longitudinal data, applied statistical regression models for correlated longitudinal data, conducted goodness-of-fit analysis and statistical testing to validate the result • Designed algorithm to artificially simulate longitudinal shape growth • Processed 100+GB of image data including fMRI, sMRI, and DTI • Designed and developed pipeline for batch-processing fMRI data (C++) • Built tool PACS_downloader to auto-interact with Medical PACS system (C++, libcurl) to improve time efficiency by 90% Medical Image Display and Analysis Group, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2003 - 2009 Graduate Research Assistant • Statistically analyzed volumes and shapes of nonlinearly transformed subcortical brain structures • Contributed in building the Spherical Harmonics Filter for NA-MIC (National Alliance for Medical Image Computing) Kit (C++) • Designed and developed software MeshValmet for 3-dimentional surface comparison and statistics (C++) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sole Lecturer • Taught COMP 116: Introduction to Java Programming (class size: 35 students; frequency: 3 times/week) • Fully responsible for designing and organizing the course, lecturing, making homework and exams, and grading • Counseled students on their academic progresses Fall 2007

Lucent Innovation Bell Labs Research China, Beijing, China Jan - Jun 2003 Software Engineer / Java Developer • Built the PYTHIA system to automatically generate sequences for testing data and control portions of protocols • Coded the parser for reading protocol specification and displayed them as extended finite state machine in GUI • Implemented the algorithm for generating Euler sequences and the algorithm for minimizing the reachability graph Baidu.com, Inc., Beijing, China Jun - Sep 2002 Software Engineer / Web Developer • Co-designed and co-developed the web-based Enterprise Competitiveness Information System (eCIS 1.0) with the R&D group • Responsible for the components of role-based access control & internal communication (PHP + MySQL).

Selected Publications
• • • • S. Xu, et al., “Multivariate Longitudinal Shape Statistics of Brain Lateral Ventricles during the First Year of Human Life”, NeuroImage, in submission. S. Xu, et al., “Multivariate Nonlinear Mixed Model to Analyze Longitudinal Image Data: MRI Study of Early Brain Development”, Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA) 2008. S. Xu, et al., “Multivariate Longitudinal Statistics for Neonatal-Pediatric Brain Tissue Development”, SPIE Medical Imaging 2008. S. Xu, et al., “Group Mean Differences of Voxel and Surface Objects via Nonlinear Averaging”, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2006.