Employee Highlight: Baolin Liu


SpringML: What is your current position at SpringML?

Baolin: I currently build predictive models with predominantly Tensorflow in Python code. The majority of the projects that I have worked on involved object detection where you detect objects within an image and training the model on Google Cloud Platform. I have also worked projects which required heavy leverage with Google Big Query to extract information from existing tables. Depending on the project, I found creative ways to leverage Google’s APIs for out of the box solutions.

In between projects, I work closely with the marketing team to deliver demos and blog posts to attract more business to the company. I also validate the content of others to make sure that the technical message is conveyed correctly before it is released to social media.

SpringML: What’s the first thing you do when you come into work and last to wrap up the workday?

Baolin: I first check my emails to make sure I catch up on all the updates since there are teammates that are working while I am sleeping. After that, I check my calendar to see what kind of meetings I have today. Before I dive in, I check the Asana plan to make sure I am on track on my deliverables to the customer.

During the workday, I usually have some good tunes playing while I work on a customer project. Before I end the work day, I make sure all my work is saved and sometimes I would share my progress with my project manager before heading off.

SpringML: If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Baolin: I would pick Chris Sharma, a climbing legend from the Santa Cruz area. I choose him because of his amazing climbing abilities, but he also is very deep when it comes to eastern philosophies which I could definitely learn from. It’s also a plus that we were both born and raised in California.

Chris Sharma
Chris Sharma

SpringML: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Baolin: The move from California to Virginia was a huge culture shock, but my friend Tim Morrisey told me that adapt to whatever situation comes your way, change and grow in the process. Nothing is forever.

What are 3 words to describe SpringML?

Baolin: Flexibility, Cutting-Edge Technologies, Challenging work

SpringML: Best vacation you’ve been to?

Baolin: One of my favorite trips was to Seattle. The food and the views were great. The EMP museum was a lot of fun too.

Favorite vacation

What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but are yet to use?

Baolin: The Ticketmaster App for an upcoming concert.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Baolin: Visiting Civil War Battle Sites, Dancing Salsa, Climbing

Baolin Liu: Visiting Battlefield Sites
Baolin Liu: Climbing
Bailin Liu: Salsa Dancing

How do you find a work/life balance?

Baolin: I turn off my chat windows and emails and only answer them during certain times of the day.