Behind the Lens: Henry Lu, Backend Software Engineer


Summer is winding to an end (even in the Bay!) and Prism’s newest team members are settling in and learning the ropes. Henry is our newest Berkeley grad to join the crew, and we’re glad to have him on board!

Favorite Food:

Taiwanese and Japanese.

Favorite Quote:

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it” — Alan Kay

What’s your role at Prism?

I work primarily on the back-end team. I develop Prism’s web app, working on projects that include anything from accessing and organizing the database to improving the UI to editing custom Pathmaps.

What are you working on right now?

I am currently working on optimizing the accuracy and performance of Prism’s analytic tools (Pathmaps, Traffic and Activity Heatmaps) for a wider range of customer use cases and spaces.

What drew you to Prism?

I was really interested in Prism’s innovative solutions to retail analytics and, even more broadly, its vision to revolutionize the smart sensor space.

What aspects of your job at Prism do you like best?

I really enjoy the freedom to be self-driven and not be micromanaged. Also, I really appreciate that everyone sets really high standards for themselves — without being overly competitive.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy cooking, hiking, attending local events, and going to live NBA games. Go Spurs!

What’s your background outside of Prism Skylabs?

Prism is my first job! I graduated in May with a M.S. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, focusing on imitation learning and robot manipulation of everyday objects. I’m excited to be on the team!

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