Welcome to my resume    

Hi, my name is Levi Cai.

Though sometimes I wish I were a DJ, I actually spin a different kind of disk millions of times faster.

I am a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics.

Select a coloured hard drive sector to see what other kinds of data I have stored. Who knows, maybe some of it is music to you too?


Ever since my junior year in high school, I have been active in the research community, primarily in fields related to robotics, computer vision, computation neuroscience, etc...

Here are the research-oriented positions I have held:

CKBot Software Developer
Univ. of Pennsylvania: GRASP - ModLab
Advisors:Shai Revzen and Prof. Mark Yim

Comp. Neuroscience Rachleff Scholar
(Summer 2010)
Univ. of Pennsylvania: Rachleff Scholars Program
Advisor: Prof. Daniel D. Lee
Paper: "Acoustic Spike Trains and Information Theory for Robots"

Robotics NSF REU
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder: Intel. in Action Lab
Advisors: Dr. Gregory Grudic, Michael Otte


If you are looking for some activities I have participated in then you have come to the right place:

Univ. of Pennsylvania RoboCup
Highest Position: Vision Team Leader
Advisor: Prof. Daniel D. Lee

Univ. of Pennsylvania Formula SAE
Highest Position: Electrical Team Leader

Univ. of Pennsylvania SMP: Instructor
(Summer 2009)
Co-taught a 6-week engineering course for
the Summer Mentorship Program at the
Univ. of Pennsylvania for high school students

NCSSM: FIRST Robotics Mentor
Mentored a FIRST robotics team of high school
students and worked closely with other mentors at
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics located in Durham, NC.

FACTS K-8 School: Robotics Instructor
Volunteer robotics mentor for 3rd - 8th graders


Apparently, Computer Scientists spend a lot of time in front of a computer so, like me, they can generally be reached by the trendy "email" service:

Email: cail(at)seas.upenn.edu


Here are some of the awards/recognitions that I have achieved:

University of Pennsylvania: Rachleff Scholar
Engineering Scholars Research

IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship


I am proficient in the following categories (numbers in parentheses represent the number of years I have developed the corresponding skill and are listed by order of preference):

Programming Languages
Python(5), Javascript(4), C(6), MATLAB/MEX(6), Java(9)

Operating Systems
Linux: Ubuntu(5) and OpenSUSE(1), Windows(12+)

SolidWorks, EAGLE (PCB Layout),
Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop