Program Manager at Microsoft

frank.chen [asperand]

About Me

I am a Technical Program Manager at Microsoft. I received my Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In my undergraduate years, I have conducted robotics and machine learning research at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Dr. Thomas Lu, and at the Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy (VCLA) with PhD student Nishant Shukla and Professor Song-Chun Zhu. Previously, I was an organizer of LA Hacks, and a Resident Assistant (RA) for UCLA Residential Life.

In Spring 2017, I taught a class at UCLA called CS 88S: Safety in the Cloud - Introduction to Cybersecurity; this seminar has been very popular, with a full class enrolled and more than 1400 people subscribed to my weekly email list.



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Caricatures and other Art


Classical Guitar

Recent News

September 2018

I will be visiting India for the first time to help kick off Telemetry Day at Microsoft's Hyderabad IDC campus.

January 2018

Lately, I've been reading and reflecting a lot on human intelligence and AI. I'm fascinated with human intelligence, and I've written about its beauty here.

November 2017

I just got back from CoRL (The International Conference on Robot Learning). You can find a copy of my poster here, and the full paper here.

July 2017

I started working at Microsoft as a Program Manager.

June 2017

I had the honor to speak about what being an Engineer means to me in front of 10,000+ people in Pauley Pavilion, at the 2017 UCLA Engineering Commencement for PhDs, Masters, and Bachelors degree recipients. As the Commencement Student Speaker, I wanted to find a voice that resonates with all Engineers, and so I focused on the qualities that applies to all of us moving forward: Mentorship. Learning. Community.

Full Speech Video (starts at 1:59:20).
Speech Transcription.
Interview with UCLA Engineering

"Graduate", a creative summary of my undergraduate experience at UCLA, which I wrote/performed. The lyrics breakdown can be found on Rap Genius. A huge thank-you to my producer Katon, and my music video director Iris!

Here's my DJ set review on The Chainsmokers' performance at Ultra Music Festival 2016 for UCLA's History of Electronic Dance Music class.