Hello, my name is Oscar Rafael Torres. I'm a bilingual Software Engineer and I hold both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. My engineering interests include web development, artificial intelligence, android development, reverse engineering, and internet-of-things. I've created software for over 6 years resulting in over 10 open-source projects, multiple happy clients, and numerous recognitions.

Projects (12)

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Gomoku
  • Implemented Artificial Intelligence
  • Fixed bugs and added features
  • Win rate increase of 50% against top gomocup AI bots
  • Uses Python, Tkinter, Numpy, and Tensorflow 
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BFEQ Services - Management System
  • Management system requested by BeXar to help automate work orders.
  • The system can handle unlimited users with different company roles, send emails, send text messages, and create work order documents.
  • Uses the Laravel Framework.
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KodeCentral
  • My personal website where I post and answer programming questions
  • 2.73k total clicks and 49.6k total impressions
  • Uses PHP, Composer, Slim, Propel, MySQL, and Bootstrap
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PyFinviz
  • Data scraper for finviz.com
  • pip support
  • Uses Python and Numpy
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Black-Box APK Obfuscator
  • Obfuscates Android applications without having the original source code.
  • Tested on 50+ open-source apps
  • Uses Java, ApkTool, and Ubersign
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Color Picker EX
  • Android application that retrieves color information in more than 6 formats.
  • 50,000 + downloads with a 4.0 rating.
  • Uses Android.
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PokeApi v2 Java Wrapper
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Stripe Terminal
  • Connected a Stripe Terminal to a Stripe Account using Stripe.js
  • Increased online transactions
  • Uses Stripe and Javascript
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Personal Software Engineer portfolio website

You can find the code for this website on my github below.

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Tournament Bracket Automation
  • Built a real-time tournament management system to automate a local business.
  • Uses the Laravel framework.
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Dinosaur Park ASCII Game
  • 2nd place winner in CS2 game competition
  • Uses C++ with free ASCII art
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CMS
  • Coming soon

Education

Masters of Computer Science in Computer Science

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

August 2019 - July 2021

GPA: 3.7

Bachelors of Computer Science in Computer Science

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

August 2015 - May 2019

GPA: 3.8

Work Experience

Graduate Assistant

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

January 2020 - December 2020

I was assigned to Game Dev, Advanced Databases, and Advanced Computer Networks as a Graduate Assistant.

  • Game Dev: I helped students implement games in Unity and provided feeback for their game projects.
  • Advanced Database: I assisted students with search project implementations.
  • Advanced Networking: I helped students set up virtual machines and strengthened their knowledge on class material.

Research Assistant

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

May 2019 - August 2019

Worked alongside Dr. Chen and Oscar Garcia on the Gomoku AI.

Teaching Assistant

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

  • Assisted Dr. Chen, Dr. Abraham, Dr. Tomai, and Dr. Wylie class grading and lecturing. (January 2019 - May 2019)
  • Helped CS1 students with Computer Science fundamentals, and taught basic robot programming. (January 2016 - May 2016) 

Volunteering

Web Developer

Remote

September 2021 - Present

South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association

STJDA - Edinburg, Tx

July 2018 - July 2018

Supervised outdoor events for STJDA members while prioritizing health and safety.

Nonprofit Charity Hackathon

Code RGV - McAllen, TX

June 2018 - June 2018

Instructed hackathon participants with project ideas and implementations, and also provided meals and refreshments.

Honors and Awards

Dean's list

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, Tx

August 2016 - May 2019

Magna Cum Laude

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, Tx

August 2015 - May 2019

Excellence in Computer Science Award

Weslaco East High School - Weslaco, Tx

August 2014 - May 2015

Top 20 Student

Weslaco East High School - Weslaco, Tx

August 2014 - June 2015

Skills

Programming Languages

Java

90%

Python

90%

PHP

90%

Javascript

84%

SQL

80%

C#

75%

Android

70%

C++

60%

C

60%

Other

Composer

95%

Database Management

95%

Data Structures

95%

Bootstrap

94%

Github

94%

Digital Ocean

94%

Homestead

92%

API

90%

jQuery

90%

SFTP

90%

PhpMyAdmin

90%

DBeaver

90%

Laravel

90%