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I am a University of California, San Diego undergraduate student majoring in Computer Engineering, and minoring in Cognitive Science. My primary interest lies in understanding and enhancing human social behavior through data.


Incoming Summer 2021 Software Engineering Intern at XCOM-Labs. Currently developing at Percipio and researching/designing at The Design Lab UCSD.

  • Fullname: Daniel Walder
  • Birth Date: April 27, 1999
  • Email: dwalder@ucsd.edu


I'm an independent teamworker strong in data analysis, research and coding. My areas of expertise are electrical engineering, social psychology, and computer science. I can learn any programming language you need me to know within a week.

  • 90%
    Object Oriented Programming
  • 70%
    Data Structures
  • 60%
    Low Level Coding
  • 50%
    App Develop.
  • 70%

Proficient in: Java, Pyhton, C/C++, Swift, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, ARM, System Verilog, MATLAB, TensorFlow, React, NodeJS, GitHub, Docker, AWS


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Here are my work experiences and education.

Work Experience

Software Engineer, Business Analyst

January 2021


Currently designing and developing modified frontend using HTML, CSS, JS (d3.js). Discussing backend algorithm optimizations with big correlation matrices (15+ million dimensions). Leading the US sales and marketing team of Percipio, frequent contact to investors and potential clients.

Research Assistant

September 2020


Currently researching and designing a novel data-discussion-system to incentive more data-literate interactions on News websites. Grounded on latest CSCW research papers. Entering the stage of conducting a first study with a prototype in NodeJS.

Founder/App Developer

June 2020 - September 2020


Developed iOS app called Trumpagotchi, a political satire of the Trump administration. Recruited and worked with artists and political science researchers in the US and Austria. With a focus on scalability, it implements an entity component system, state machines and game physics. Released on the AppStore. More details in projects

Data Analyst Intern

July 2019 - August 2019


Developed predictive risk model to identify scammer companies in the Austrian contruction sector. Wrote PHP/SQL and used Object Relational Mapping to build large scale database and visualized data with Python. Researched and presented case studies to CEO in weekly meetings. Findings presented to clients and the Austrian Ministry of Finance.

Avionics Software Engineer

September 2018 - June 2019

Rocket Propulsion Laboratory

Implemented vital communication-protocols in Java/C for $200,000+ liquid-propellant rocket, designed to reach space. Communicated and discussed launch procedures from a software standpoint with a 40+ member strong interdisciplinary team in weekly workdays. Team ranked 4th place in the Base11 challenge.


January 2018 - July 2018

Austrian Military

Certified Paramedic, interned at the Austrian Red Cross for 5 weeks, responding to medical emergencies. Managed up to 40 soldiers at once seeking medical attention. 24 hour availability/responsibility for medical emergencies in the barracks.

Background Education

Bachelor Degree Program

September 2018 - June 2022

University of California, San Diego

Major in Computer Engineering
Minor in Cognitive Science
GPA: 3.8

High School Degree

September 2013 - June 2017

Kollegium Kalksburg

Austrian catholic highschool of the Jesuits
Graduated top of class with a perfect score on the national Matura (higher school leaving qualification)


Here are my creations!


Leadership outside my major

Middle Blocker

UCSD Open Gym September 2019 - Present

Organized and participated in rigorous volleyball training 4-5 times every week
Played in tournaments during high school

Military Paramedic

Austrian Military January 2018 - July 2018

Managed up to 40 recruits seeking medical attention
24 hour availability for medical emergencies in barracks
Fully responsible for my actions in medical emergencies/life-death situations
Answered to civil calls during internship at the Austrian Red Cross

Assistant Judo Instructor

Judoteam SHIAI-DO January 2016 - June 2017

Certified in training children in the martial art Judo
Took care of groups of up to 20 6-year-olds during events/tournaments
Responsible for treating sport related injuries and communicating with parents

Erasmus+ (EU education program) event organizer

Austria Kollegium Kalksburg September 2014 - June 2017

Helped organize and execute international biochemistry conventions at my highschool
Managed own group of guest students from all over Europe performing experiments
Held technical presentations on biochemistry topics
Designed and held extracurricular activities for guests like city tours

Ballroom Dancer

Tanzschule Fränzl September 2015 - June 2017

Opened numerous balls in Vienna
A taste of Viennese culture: Opening of the Wiener Opernball


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Hours Coding


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Books read

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4046 Mahaila Ave UnitC
La Jolla, CA
92122 US

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