Andey Ng



About Me

About Me


Through my education, work, and life experiences, I strive to humanize technology by understanding every stage of innovation process.

With the rise of technology embedded into every aspect of our life today, I aim to understand how people interact with technology to develop human-centric designs that in turn ultimately informs us of how we as mankind has shifted our needs, values, lifestyles, and mindset.

My current research is on “Made in China” to understand the impact of high-tech on low-tech through my fieldwork in Taobao villages to ultimately analyze the future of China’s global position on manufacturing.

Time is zero-sum and priceless to me. So in my free time, I love to travel, play Catan and Mahjong with my friends and family, and build furniture.



Peking University

  • Masters Degree: M.A. China Studies
  • Concentration: Sociology
  • Thesis: Link
  • City: Beijing, China

Received the Yenching Academy Scholarship, a fully-funded 2 year masters program with a 2.7% acceptance rate.

Cutting-edge technology is designed in America, but “Made in China”. My thesis, “The Faces behind the Interfaces”interviews the people in the factories that are a equally important part of technology.

My research interests lists the following:
1. The Digital Divide among rural and urban spaces in China and the US
2. The impacts of modernization on belongingness, collectivism, and identity
3. The factors that stagnated and catalyzed China's technological innovation

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bachelors Degree: B.S. Information Systems, Dec 2021
  • Masters Degree: M.S. Engineering and Public Policy, May 2022
  • Concentrations: Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning
  • City: Pittsburgh, PA


Thoughts of the Day

Learning is an iterative process. The process of learning and articulating creates a feedback loop to develop curiosity. Through curiosity brings wonder, which illuminates the little overlooked beauties of life. With wonder, there’s never enough time in the day to be bored.

One of my key goals in China is to learn something new every day and to be able to articulate in my writing, speaking, and thinking. This is a way to keep me accountable to practice articulating my thoughts, readings, observations, and life experiences.

If you're interested in my thoughts, feel free to check out my Notion Board.

Where's Andey?

Where's Andey?



  • All
  • Technical
  • Personal

Adult Sized Rocking Horse

I think there should be more toys for adults, so I spent 100 hours building this.

Torchworked Swan

Inspired by origami swans.

Welded Coffee Table

Inspired by something I saw on Etsy, I welded and woodworked this coffee table!

Fruit Bowl

I saw this design on Etsy and wanted to make my own model and lasercut it.

Knitted Halter Top

I was inspired to knit again. This was my first time making clothes!

Life Size Gingerbread House

I had a dream I was in a life size gingerbread house, so I built one.

Torchworked Pegasus

Inspired by my one of my favorite childhood shows to watch with my cousins: Barbie and the Magic Pegasus.

Woodworked Foldable Stool

I woodworked this foldable stool for my grandpa who gardens a lot!!

Banana Stand

Learned to use the Wood CNC and made a banana holder.

Avatar Kinect Showdown

“The Last Airbender” is my all-time favorite childhood TV show. So I created an AI game where the player becomes the avatar and controls it with their hand motions.

Speech Supporter

I went to NYU's Hackathon and made an NLP program for Special Education Students.

Spinny Chair

I used the wood CNC and woodshop to put together this spinny stool for my living room to play Catan.

Cookin' Motion

I created a knockoff Cookin' Mama with a Leap Motion on Python.

3D Printed Appa Whistle

I'm a huge Avatar fan so I CADed & 3D printed Appa's Whistle, so one day I will be prepared to be the avatar.

Lasercut Mahjong Set

Lasercutted my all-time favorite table top game, mahjong! I play this for HOURSS when I'm home with my family, but didn't have a mahjong set in college, so I made one.

DeHumanizing Graffiti

Art made collaboratively by a robot and a human.

Personal Website

I coded this website in HTML/CSS/Javascript with Bootstrap's framework.
You're looking at it



  • All
  • Professional
  • Academic

Product Manager Intern

June 2022 - September 2022

Redmond, WA

  • Interviewed and aggregated data of PM stakeholders to identify insights from pain points in their methods of inconsistent metrics for measuring OKR's
  • Iterated on a dynamic dashboard, and designed visualizations to create analytics to identify patterns on how to optimize OKR progress for quarter planning

67-250 Teaching Assistant

January 2022 - May 2022 (Head TA)
January 2021 - May 2021
January 2020 - May 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Enhance Curriculum to prepare students with relevant technology stacks for industry
  • Mentor students to guide their understanding in the potentials of Information Systems through recitations and office hours

Semiconductor Shortage Research Assistant

January 2022 - May 2022
Link to Work

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Developed a bot with Python and Selenium to web scrape and retrieve semiconductor data sheets from NXP’s dynamic website
  • Analyzed insights to identify semiconductor design commonalities among categories (i.e. automotive vs industrial applications)

Technical Program Manager Intern

June 2021 - August 2021

Bellevue, WA

  • Roadmapped and identified the integration of Natural Language Processing pipelines to identify social engineering in call centers
  • Developed security playbooks to mitigate potential threats and ethical implications in voice recognition and AI systems

Product Manager Intern

January 2021 - May 2021

Houston, TX

  • Determined user pain points to design transformative experiences on Chromebooks through implementing emerging technologies
  • Analyzed new verticals for Education Chromebooks to further HP's domestic and global Philanthropy

Software Engineering Intern

June 2020 - September 2020

Sunnyvale, CA

  • Published paper on developing machine learning programs in site reliability engineering tools to classify cross-metric statistics and queries
  • Reduced unresolved period of incidents by 380% by automating debugging methods that identify failure details in the email application stack

Cybersecurity Intern

June 2019 - August 2019

Portland, ME

  • Developed and deployed honeypot Deceptors on Symantec software that generate alert systems when hackers penetrate the network
  • Used Python and Splunk’s Machine Learning Tool Kit to blacklist threats and automate alert processes for the Incident Report Handling Team

Data Science Research Assistant

January 2019 - May 2019
September 2020 - January 2021
Link to Work

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Web scraped and topic modeled Congressional speeches with Python to develop a computer-aided program that indicates latent variables of international relationships during the Cold War
  • Created automated Natural Language Processing (NLP) analysis with Python to identify Senator’s sentiments through speech texts regarding policies

Intelligent Tutor Research Assistant

January 2020 - September 2020
Link to Work

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Designed user tests that enhance users’ trust of cognitive tutoring program between AI system teachers peer collaboration
  • Prototyped dashboards to vet biases in stakeholders such as teachers in designing fair algorithms and ethical policies and protocols

Computer Vision Research Assistant

January 2019 - May 2019
Link to Work

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Tested computer vision algorithms to develop classroom technology to provide personalized feedback of students to indicate how teachers can improve
  • Used OpenCV’s ArUco markers on Virtual Reality headsets to further Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) and Stereo Depth Vision research

Founder and Instructor

September 2014 - September 2022
Link to Website

Fremont, CA

  • Developed curriculum tailored for special education students to comprehend basic drag-and-drop programming and exercise motor skills with Lego robotics
  • Founded robotics programs at 4 local educational development companies that empower and promote students through STEM education and principles

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