Frank Chen


Undergraduate Student at UCLA

frank [dot] chen [at] ucla edu

About Me

I am pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. My research interests began with computer vision during my internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Summer 2015, and have since evolved to incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Currently, I work as an undergraduate researcher at the Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy (VCLA) with PhD student Nishant Shukla and Professor Song-Chun Zhu. I am also a Resident Assistant (RA) for UCLA Residential Life during the 2016-17 school year.


I write code

I use PGP. Here are my keys

I occasionally blog

I draw caricatures & do illustrations from time to time. Here are my galleries

I play classical guitar. Here are some of my pieces

Recent News

January 2016

My cybersecurity course website is up! I'll be posting slides + materials after every class in Spring 2017.

December 2016

I will be teaching an undergraduate seminar in cybersecurity during the Spring 2017 Quarter. Here is a copy of my syllabus. Class website will be posted soon.

September 2016

I am building a hub for common datasets used in various vision, nlp, ml research papers, in hopes to allow researchers to easily access training data to validate their work.

August 2016

I built img2color, a side project/tool to extract prominent colors from input image.

The JPL paper on intelligent image segmentation for multi-spectral images has been submitted to the SPIE conference in San Diego.

June 2016

I started working at Workday as a Software Engineering Intern

I began a summer project with Ruthie called Fruthie Codes, where we write a comprehensive tutorial on a programming subject, ranging from Git to Python, for 10 weeks.

April 2016

My research paper, Cross Correlation and Image Alignment for multi-band IR sensors, is now published after the SPIE Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII Conference in Baltimore, MA.