About me.

Nice to meet you. My name is Tanya Lai.

I am a software engineer in Seattle, Washington working for Microsoft in Intune's Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence team. I graduated with a B.S.E. in computer science and a minor in music from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in April 2022. In my free time, you can catch me playing the double bass, playing Pokémon, reading sci-fi and non-fiction books, doodling on my iPad, and stuffing my face with food.

I'm interested in applications of technology for social good, artistic means (especially musical applications), and supporting women in STEAM fields. I'm also looking to join a community orchestra as a double bassist. Currently open to collaborating on projects of the sort – feel free to reach out and let's discuss more.

My Resumé.

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My Skills.

Languages: C++, JavaScript, Python, C#, TypeScript, C, SQL, HTML, CSS, Assembly

Technologies and Frameworks: Firebase, Three.js, React, Vue, Google Apps Script, Ionic 4, Node Package Manager, Angular 8, Express.js

Software and Environments: Postman, VSCode, Visual Studio, Unity, MySQLWorkbench, XCode

My Experience.

Software Engineer @ Microsoft| August 2022 - Present

Instructional Aide for EECS 498/598 (Technologies to Optimize Human Learning)| January 2022 - April 2022

Software Engineering Intern @ Microsoft| May 2021 - August 2021

Above and Beyond Computer Science Program Participant @ Facebook| September 2020 - November 2020

Undergraduate Research Assistant to Professor Anıl Çamcı on Inviso XR (poster)| November 2019 - August 2022

Course Grader for EECS 183| September 2019 - December 2021

Full Stack Developer Intern @ Oculate | July 2019 - August 2019

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ M-InterACT Lab | September 2018 - May 2019

Microscopy/Optics Lab Intern @ SABIC | May 2017


Other Involvements, Interests, and Hobbies


Michigan Pops Orchestra| Former double bassist & board member (personnel director & librarian)

Tech for Social Good| Former board member (vice president and finance chair)

MedLaunch| Former software dev on biomedical design projects


Gearing up for a feature launch and playing Zelda Tears of the Kingdom! (The game is absolutely amazing so far, highly recommend)