Jane Tangen

Undergraduate CS Student

UMass Amherst



I am an undergraduate student working on a B.S. in Computer Science. My interests include programming languages, network security, and computer networks. I do research in the PLASMA lab as an undergrad research assistant. I also work 20 hours per week at UMass IT as a Lead Technician. This semester I am a grader/TA.

CS Research

Fission: a research project which dynamically splits javascript programs into server and client side processes, while also acquiring and maintaining security. The project will take a program with DOM and Node library calls and split the program based on data flow. No routing information is needed from the programmer.
I work with Rian Shambaugh and Prof. Arjun Guha.


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Graduating Fall 2018
Member of the College of Computer Science and Commonwealth Honors College.
Working towards a B.S. in Computer Science. I am currently a junior.

Dartmouth College, Special Community Student
A program for local high school students, in the computer science department.
I had the opportunity to take classes at Dartmouth for free as a high school student. These classes included the intro classes for the major, as well as Computer Architecture and Discrete Math. I also audited Software Engineering.
The classes were hard and I didn't receive credit until college, but these classes were the cause for my love in computer science.


Current jobs

-Lead Consultant for UMass IT, User Services.
I help train consultants and keep consultant materials up to date while also providing software and hardware support to members of UMass.

Past Jobs

-Teaching Assistant for CS 220.
I led a discussion session, along with a few other TAs, each week with half of the class. I had office hours and checked Piazza weekly.

-Internship at the University of New Hampshire, Interoperability Lab. (UNH IOL) I worked in the AVnu testing consortium, and worked on testing for the Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standard, specifically IEEE 802.1q, 802.1as, and 1722.1 standards.

Recent Activities

PLMW at ICFP: Attended the Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop at the International Conference for Functional Programming. I received a full scholarship to attend the conference in Nara, Japan, which was absolutely beautiful. Photos of the conference center and of Nara are located here. There are many tame deer in the area.

NEPLS at Northeastern: I attended the New England Programming Languages Symposium at Northeastern with other members of the PLASMA lab.


Player of most woodwind instruments. This includes bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, alto clarinet, flute, bassoon, tenor sax, bari sax, and oboe. In high school, I was accepted into All-State three times on bass clarinet.

Member of NCWIT through Aspirations in Computing.

Volunteered in Eastman NH's Youth Conservation Corps for 6 years.

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