Jenna Choi

I'm a computer science student at University of Toronto. Currently I'm a software engineering intern on the Google Cloud Stackdriver team, working on graph interactions for Cloud. I love taking new challenges and getting outside of my comfort zone.

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University of Toronto
Bachelor of Science
Specialist in Computer Science
with concentration on Machine Learning

Expected Graduation: May 2020


I'm interested in machine learning, image search, optimization, human-computer interaction and autonomous vehicles.

(Paper) VISE: Vehicle Image Search Engine with Traffic Camera

Hyewon Choi, Erkang Zhu, Arsala Bangash, Renee J. Miller
Data Curation Lab
video / paper (to be released)

Focus: Machine Learning / Image Retrieval / Similarity Search
Advisor: Prof. Renee J. Miller, Dr. Eric Zhu

Content-based image similarity search with convolutional neural networks. Ran experiments on low-resolution traffic images dataset, built scalable search engine, and explored refinement methods to achieve high retrieval accuracy. A demo-track paper "VISE: Vehicle Image Search Engine with Traffic Camera" was accepted to VLDB.

Online Grading System with QR Code on MarkUs

Focus: Human Computer Interaction / Web Development
Advisor: Prof. David Liu, Prof. Karen Reid

Created QR system for effective online grading. Developed PDF generating and parsing tools in order to scan and mark physical exam papers. Investigated image processing libraries and printer settings for QR code identification, reducing error rate of scanning QR codes. Tested for a scale of 300+ students per course, and presented features to Computer Science faculty members.

Work Experience


Software Engineering Intern
Cambridge, United States
May 2019 - August 2019 (4 months)

Google Cloud.


University of Toronto, Data Curation Lab
Research Assistant
Toronto, Canada
November 2018 - April 2019 (6 months)

Please view research section for more details.

Content-based image similarity search with convolutional neural networks. Video as a reference.


Software Developer Intern
Toronto, Canada
May 2018 - May 2019 (1 year)

Full-stack development on products including Eikon and Legal Tracker.


University of Toronto, Deparment of Computer Science
Software Developer / Research Assistant
Toronto, Canada
May 2017 - August 2017 (4 months)

Please view research section for more details.

QR system for effective online grading.


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Web & Computing Assistant
Toronto, Canada
September 2016 - April 2017 (8 months)

I worked part-time at Engineering Department during school. I personally assisted department and students with their technical queries and issues. I also contributed to University of Toronto's Engineering faculty website.


Software Developer Intern
Toronto, Canada
June 2016 - August 2016 (3 months)

I joined startup after freshmen year in order to learn more about web development and startup culture.


Sandwich Maker
Toronto, Canada

I worked at Subway part-time as a sandwich maker during school to help me save up for tuition. Getting to interact with a variety of people was an amazing perk during my work. I was able to earn customer service experience that I would not be able to gain anywhere else.

A bit about me
  • I try to eat healthy food. I've realized taking care of my health is important.
  • I am an old soul. I like taking walks in my campus and listening to old songs.
  • I try to read when I have time. I like detective novels and development books. Add me on goodreads!
  • I like memes.
  • I am Korean and I love Korean culture.

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