I enjoy building things. I like teaching and motivating people. I want to invent things that can help people.

  • Kuriakin Zeng
  • Dec 24, 1985
  • 438 Winthrop Mail Ctr, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  • kuri [at] post [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • kuriakinzeng.blogspot.com


  • Student Researcher2013 - Present

    Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research on natural language processing and crowd-sourcing under Prof. Barbara Grosz and Dr. Edith Law. The aim is to automate certain tasks in Curio, a micro-task platform for crowdsourcing research tasks in sciences and humanities, and Simplyput, a crowdsourcing project towards improving health literacy and communication.

  • Cofounder2013 - Present


    Cloudsolutely offers secure files sync and share solution for the enterprise in Singapore. It also offers web design services and web hosting solutions.

  • Software Architect2013

    Saena Partners

    Built an application that provides an internet and mobile platform for healthcare related services, including secure multimedia messaging, live video calls for follow-ups, patient health diaries, and virtual appointment scheduling.

  • Software Developer2012

    Singapore Polytechnic

    Developed Singapore Polytechnic Mobile apps with Sencha Touch and PhoneGap. Also developed an online form creation web application and a native iOS application. Won the MobFest Competition 2012, a mobile software writing competition, held at the Singapore Polytechnic

  • Mentor2012 - Present

    Harvard Mentoring & Language Acquisition in Brazil

    Fifteen carefully-selected Harvard College students work to inspire an equal number of exceptional young Brazilians through one-on-one lifetime mentoring.

  • Community Events Coordinator; Volunteer2012 - 2013

    Harvard Committee on Deaf Awareness

    The Harvard Committee on Deaf Awareness is a student organization that works to promote understanding and awareness of the deaf community. CODA offers on-campus sign language classes, a weekly ASL Table, a volunteer program with deaf children in the greater Boston area, and a wide range of informational and social events. We are part of the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-run public service organization at Harvard University.

  • Robotics Engineer2008 - 2010

    Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Centre

    Worked with a team of engineers that built 1.3-meter humanoid soccer robots that ranked second internationally twice. Authored two technical papers: “Localization of Humanoid Soccer Robots” and "Robo-Erectus Jr-2010 KidSize"

  • Team Leader & Adviser 2007 - 2010

    Student in Free Enterprise

    Led and advised the team that eventually won the title of SIFE Singapore National Champion in 2010. Directed 28 students to install electrical fixtures and constructed a community hall for the underprivileged. Started a social enterprise that allowed the Filipino villagers to augment their main incomes from fishing.

  • Founder & Owner 2003 - 2005

    J D

    Marketed and sold a full range of diesel machines and their spare-parts. Grew the business to branch out to two other stores within three years. Selected self-motivated sales staff and trained them in customer service skills and standard business practices. Provided income to over 20 individuals and their families in towns where jobs were rare


  • Bachelor of Arts, A. B. Candidate in Computer Science, Secondary in Statistics, Citation in Spanish2010 - 2014 (expected)

    Harvard University

    John Harvard Scholar (Top 5% at Harvard). Ranked second internationally in RoboCup, an international robot soccer competition. Nominated for Jacob Wendell Scholarship Prize for the most promising and broad-ranging scholar. Published a technical paper on robotics “Robo-Erectus Jr-2010 KidSize.” Received David Rockefeller Grant for advanced study of Spanish language in Latin America. The National Youth Achievement Award (Gold). Singapore Polytechnic MobFest 2012 Competition Winner (Mobile Application). Activities and Societies: RoboCup; Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum; Harvard Computer Society; Harvard Club of Indonesia; Harvard Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Association

  • Diploma, Electrical & Electronics Engineering2006 - 2009

    Singapore Polytechnic

    Valedictorian. Lee Kuan Yew Award. First student to achieve distinctions in all classes. Authored technical paper “Localization of Humanoid Soccer Robots.” ABB Gold Medal. Infineon Technologies Academic Excellence Award. Activities and Societies: RoboCup, Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Center, International Student Welfare Unit, Peer Support Club, Innovation and Quality Circle, Mangrove Reforestation Project, Community Service Project in the Philippines, Guitar Club, Rotaract Club

Technical Skills

  • Web Development

  • Mobile Apps Development

  • Software Development

  • Data Mining

Contact info

  • 438 Winthrop Mail Ctr, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Email: kuriakin [at] college [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Blog: kuriakinzeng.blogspot.com

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