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A self-motivated and energetic learner with a strong inclination towards Computer Vision and passion for Space Technology and Entrepreneurship. I love to solve problems through code, contributing to open source, and indulging in social service and sports activities.

Work experience

June 2020Present

Software Development Engineer I

Microsoft

Working with Office Media Group as a part of Microsoft Stream team.

May 2019July 2019

SDE Intern

Amazon India
  • Worked as a part of the Address Intelligence Experience team, Last Mile Technology.
  • Created automated test data generator for Sanity Suite, bringing down the debugging time from ~5 hours to < 15 mins.
  • Gained a first-hand experience of software development life cycle, Agile methodologies and scalable architecture.
Jan 2020May 2020

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Worked with Learning and Machine Perception (LAMP) team for completing my undergraduate thesis. Presented a thesis on the problem of Continual Learning in the Graph Neural Networks.

May 2018July 2018

Summer Intern

North Eastern Space Application Centre (ISRO)
  • Collaborated with Government of Meghalaya to develop an illegal mining detections system.
  • Created a dashboard and AI model to detect and classify mineral mines in North-East India as legal or Illegal, simplifying the process even for non-tech employees.
  • The impact of our project was covered by the media here. The report can be found here.
July 2019Present

Teaching Assistant

InterviewBit Academy
  • Part of the teaching team for 10th hottest startup in India in 2019 (source: LinkedIn ).
  • Assisting 25 programmers in core CS subjects like Data Structures, Algorithms, System Design and OS.
  • Conducting daily standup sessions for the students, completed 200 hours of online teaching experience by July 2020.
July 2017Sep 2017

Data Analytics Intern

Prof. Sameer Mathur, IIM Lucknow, India
  • Analyzed CGPA Trends of 2000 students of BITS Goa using R, python, and advanced Excel
  • Verified our hypotheses highlighting patterns among attributes of students at BITS Goa, subsequently published a blog post of the findings from the analysis.
  • Received a certificate and recommendation for the same.
April 2020Present

Co-Founder

EdMad

𝗘𝗱𝗠𝗮𝗱 is a self-learning platform with premium mentorship to help you ace your tech-interviews!

EdMad has helped over 1000 students from 15+ colleges across India to transition from a Student to Professional

Jan 2019

Co-Founder

PerspectI - Cost Effective Athlete performance analytics
  • Working on an analytics platform which uses video object detection to optimize athlete performance.
  • The platform works with a single video feed, which is fed into a custom CV pipeline to provide unbiased and intuitive analytics of player performance across various data points.
  • The product will bring down the cost of analytics for an individual player by 90%
Jan 2019

Co-Founder

DelOr - A community driven crowdsourced delivery initiative
  • Successfully launched a hyper-local crowdsourced delivery ecosystem with 500+ active users.
  • Marketing and Branding lead for BITS Goa chapter, successfully increased the users onboard by 150% in 7 days through an extensively designed campaign.
Jan 2018Dec 2019

Undergrad Teaching Assistant

BITS Pilani Goa Campus

Official teaching assistant for the following courses. Helped in creating lab material, direct classroom teaching and as a lab assistant.

  1. CS-F342 Neural Networks  --  [~80 students ]
  2. CS-F213 Object-Oriented Programming  --  [ 180+ students ]
  3. CS-F111 Intro to Programming (2017)  --  [ 200+ students ]
  4. CS-F111 Intro to Programming (2018)  --  [ 200+ students ]

Education

20162020

Computer Science Engineering

BITS Pilani Goa Campus
  • CGPA - 8.65
  • Active member of following societies/teams :
    • Institute Table Tennis Team
    • Literary Society of BITS Goa
    • Quark, Tech fest management team of BITS Goa
    • Wall Street Club
    • Ultimate Frisbee Team
    • Peer Mentorship Programme
20122016

All India Senior School Certificate Examination

New Digamber Public School
  • 12th Standard Score - 91.8%
  • 10th Standard Score - 9.2 CGPA
  • Recipient of full scholarship for excellence in sports and academics for 5 years.

Projects

Jan 2020May 2020

Continual Learning in Graph Neural Networks

Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Continual learning approaches generally address the problem of catastrophic forgetting of data in continuous regular space (mostly for image classification tasks, with images of fixed dimensions). This project explores and extends the idea of Continual Learning to graphs.

Aug 2019Jan 2020

Meta Learner for Chest X-Ray Data

BITS Goa

Developed a meta-learning(MAML) based approach for classification of chest X-Rays in the NIH dataset. The problem statement is to train a quick learner to classify X-Rays of the chest to one of the 14 common Thorax diseases.

Nov 2018

Deep Learning model for Visual QA

BITS F312 Neural Networks

Made a model trained on CLEVR dataset for the course project. The aim was to answer questions asked in natural language referring to various shapes provided in CLEVR dataset.

Used CNNs for image feature extraction and RNNs for question representation, and combined the features through a composite architecture to get the answers.

June 2019

Music Companion using Amazon Alexa

Amazon India Hackers League

Member of the Winner team of Alexa India Hackathon 2019. Trained Alexa to act as a music practice partner and provide realtime feedback.

  • Created a smart audio comparator using open source audio fingerprinting tool Chromaprint.
  • Created a web-app for easy audio comparison online. The comparator can be found here.
  • Documented the approach in the form of a blog post here.
May 2019July 2019

Test data generator for Global Address Model service

Amazon

Created a package to automatically generate tests in case of Sanity failure in Global Address Model.
This reduced the developer time wasted in the inefficient method of constructing test instances manually by querying the GAM from >5hours to ~15 mins.

Feb May 2019

Extensible & Dynamic UAV Swarm Using ROS & Ad-Hoc Networks

Dr. Prakash Ranganathan, Dr. Neena Goveas

Created a dynamic UAV swarm environment on Robot Operating System and an ad-hoc network using only open source and low cost hardware and software. The dynamic swarm does not rely on a centralized node with ability to add and remove nodes from the network at any time. The paper can be found here.

Sep 17Mar 18

BITS Darshini

Dr. TSRK Prasad

A Modular, Concurrent and Customizable Protocol Analyzer. Aim was to provide a fast concurrent alternative to Wireshark, which is synchronous in nature.

An active contributor to this open source college project.

Short-Term Experiences

Dec 2019

NAAMII AI Winter School

NAAMII

Received full scholarship for attending NAAMII Winter School in AI at Pokhara in December 2019. The coursework and lab touched upon various fields in AI and their applications briefly in 11 day span.

Dec 2018Jan 2019

Jagriti Yatra 2018

Jagriti Yatra

Travelled 8000Km in 15 days to meet various local role models and learn about their entrepreneurship journey. The aim was to understand the roots of problems currently faced by India and use technology affordably and efficiently to propose and develop scalable solutions for the same.

Positions of Responsibility

Team Captain

Captain of the TT team for :

  • MP State Table Tennis Team - 3 Years
  • College Table Tennis Team - 1 Year
  • School Table Tennis Team - 3 years

Guest Lecture and Exhibitions Manager

Quark 2018

Mentored a team of 6 managers with a 100% retention rate to invite dignitaries/organizations for talks &
exhibitions to the annual technical fest of BITS-Goa, Quark 2019.

Sub-Coordinator

Abhivyakti - The Literary Society of BITS Goa
  • Conducted a national level slam poetry competition Irshad in summer 2018.
  • Head of operations for regional rounds of Irshad in Indore. Coordinator for 7 city regionals.

City Representative

RED Inititaive
  • Regional lead for CSR initiative of Quark, BITS-Goa.
  • Organised a successful Blood Donation Drive with 85 donors on June 14, 2017 in Indore.

Achievements

   1. Educational

  • BITSAT 2016 Score - 363       
    99.7 percentile                                                                                                                                               
  • IITJEE 2016
    National Rank - 5625 / 200,000+

    • 99.9 Percentile score in Physical Education course in CBSE Board national exams.

    • 98.5 Percentile score in Chemistry, Mathematics in CBSE Board national exams.

      2. Competitive Exams

    • National Talent Search Examination 2014 -
      In merit list in State Level.


    • National Science Olympiad:
      All India Rank - 30

    • Felicitated by Honourable Governor of MP Dr Balram Jakhad for the achievement

    • International Mathematics Olympiad 2008:
      International Rank - 54
      State Rank  - 4

       3. Sports and Co-Curriculars  :

    • MP State Champion in Table Tennis for Consecutive 2 years in Cadet and Sub-junior Category

    • Participated in TT training camp under former World Champion Peter Karlsson.

    • Ranked among top 8 teams in CBSE national inter-school Tournament held at Varanasi.

    • Completed Deo-Tibba Trekking Expedition (13,900 ft above sea level)

    • Completed 250km Goa cycling expedition in 5 days

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