Hi, and welcome to my website!

My name is Lê Thế Nghĩa , but people also call me Max Le.

I am a sophomore studying Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University who loves to read, write, travel, and ponder. I aspire to use technology to do some good to the world :-)

Project I Am Currently Working On

VN Family Tree

  • Developer
    • Developing an iOS Application to keep track of family relatives with a family tree
    • Wrote an algorithm to determine how to refer to certain family relatives based on their relationships with the user in Vietnamese culture
    • Using Swift and Google's Firebase

    August 2016 - Present

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  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Life is What You Make It by Peter Buffett
  • Experience

    15-112 Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Science

  • Teaching Assistant |
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Teach Recitations for a section with around 30 students
    • Hold Office Hours, weekly Review Sessions, and private tutoring
    • Mentor end-of-term projects for 10 students

    January - December 2016

    RIKEN Nishina Center For Accelerator-Based Science

  • Summer Intern |
  • Tokyo, Japan
    • Analyzed the energy in the soils to determine the amount of radiation in the Fukushima incident
    • Gathered and analyzed how much energy the gamma ray emitted in collision of carbon-12 atom and a proton, using a pelletron accelerator to experiment and Gaussian curve to fit the data
    • Check out my RIKEN blog here, where I documented my internship with my partner and friend, Andy Wei

    July - August 2014

    The Exonian Business Board

  • Director of Communications |
  • Exeter, NH
    • Oversaw day-to-day tasks of the Exonian Business Board and make sure the papers are delivered to the students weekly
    • Co-wrote the 1st and 2nd edition of Exonian Business Board Workflow

    September 2012 - Febuary 2015