That when the sea was calm all boats alike,
Show'd mastership in floating.
ー Act IV, Scene 3,
: Built a platform for local businesses to create authentic relationships with consumers via short-form videos.
for San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera.
Launched a behavior change initiative at Stanford to reduce loneliness and build meaningful connections with 30+ participants, and an NPS score of 80+.
: Applied deep learning methods such as pix2pix and CycleGAN on real object images to generate minimal sketches.
Built an award-winning mobile app that helps friends and families hold each other accountable in React Native and Firebase. Achieved a 7-day retention of 15%, Daily Active Usage of 6 mins, and 33% second-order referral rate.
One of six developers for a reproducible ML research web app, currently used by 20k+ researchers around the world yearly.
open-source ML tooling software (2019-2021)
- It Only Takes a Taste - as part of the Benefit Cabaret which raised tens of thousands of dollar for laid-off Stanford workers
was published on Stanford Daily
And finally, the Benefit Cabaret reminded me that there are still people, both in the theater community and the whole student population, that I have yet to meet. Levi Lian ’21 put on perhaps my favorite performance of the entire night, a one-man version of the charming duet “It Only Takes A Taste” from “Waitress,” singing both the female and male verses back to himself as he sits on a park bench. His tenor is clear and adorably demure, perfect for the premise of the flirty tune.
Chronicles of Kalki (2017-2018)
Classical saxophone & Spanish guitar
German soccer (Bundesliga)
Cover photo is a case in point but here’re some more
What Uber should build next
What I’m Currently Thinking
Dikê and hubris in Greek tragedies
Through the specifics, the universal can be achieved
Elsewhere, you may find me on
and visit my old website
(Be prepared for the cool animation). To contact me, email levilian [at]
or send a DM on Twitter :)