Software Engineer, Sidewalk Labs, Ex-Intel

Former Student & Research Assistant, Coordinated Science Laboratory
Information and Intelligence Group

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email: lchang10 [at] illinois [dot] edu
Advisor: Lav R. Varshney

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M. S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dec. 2016
B. S. in Electrical Engineering, minor in Computer Science, Dec. 2014

Lund University, Lunds Tekniska Högskola
Engineering Study Abroad Program, Fall 2013


Brief Biography:

Linjia is a software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, building products to make cities better. You can also find her on dance floors and in the mountains around Portland. She previously worked at Intel on bluetooth and cloud open source software. Linjia received her M.S. and B.S degree with honors from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2016 and 2014 respectively. She is interested in cloud, machine learning, networks, wireless communications, and coding theory. She spent one summer working on soccer analytics with Telefónica R&D and interned twice at Silicon Labs as an Embedded Firmware Engineer (in Austin, TX in 2014 and Oslo, Norway in 2015). Before moving to Illinois in 2011, she grew up in China and spent most of her years in Shanghai.

Work Experience:

Sidewalk Labs, New York, New York

Embedded Software Engineer, Sidewalk Urban Products – Pebble, present

Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon

Technical Marketing Engineer, Open Source Technology Center – Cloud and Data Center, 2018-2021

Firmware Engineer, Wireless Connectivity Solutions – Bluetooth Core Products, 2017 – 2018

Telefónica R&D, Barcelona, Spain

Research and Development Intern, Chief Data – Innovation and Discovery Group, 2016

Silicon Labs, Oslo, Norway (intern video)

Embedded Software Engineer Intern, MCU Group, 2015

Silicon Labs, Austin, TX

Firmware Engineer Intern, Broadcast Group, 2014

Wellspring Inc., Chicago, IL

Software Engineer Intern, Engineering Team, 2013

Leadership and Activities:

Graduate Student Representative, ECE Student Advancement Committee, 2015 – 2016
Program Committee, Food and Data Workshop, 2016
Media and Publicity Chair, 2016 CSL Student Conference Organizing Committee, 2015 – 2016
Director of Publicity & Ambassador, Engineering Student Alumni Ambassador, 2012 – 2016
Engineering Learning Assistant, College of Engineering, ENG 100, 2014
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, ECE Illinois, ECE 110, ECE 210, 2012 – 2014
Director of Social Events & Director of Publicity, Women in ECE, 2013 – 2014
IEEE Spark Magazine Editor and Layout Designer, IEEE UIUC Branch, 2011 – 2013 (See the magazines I designed: Spring 2012 Spring 2013)