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Mohammed Ameen Maalej

Startup Founder and Graduate Student

Work experience

May 2014Aug 2015

Founder and Lead Developer   

Shelf (Formerly Alfred)

Lead a team of graduate students on the development of an app that combined optical character recognition, fuzzy string matching and machine learning algorithms to track grocery purchases and suggest recipes intelligently. Responsibilities included designing the back-end using Googles app engine, developing the android application and seeking funding opportunities.

Jan 2012Aug 2012

Design Engineering Intern

Schneider Electric

Developing custom Java based solutions to aid in organizing the department. One of these tools was a task delegation tool that could be used to log working hours, display project milestones and determine which engineers were overloaded with work.

Implement hardware and software designs for complex electrical distribution systems through the use of PLCs and SCADA.

Supervise other interns and ensure that engineering work is carried out in accordance with specifications, statutory requirements, laws, rules, regulations and other contractual requirements.

Sep 2010Jan 2012

Teaching Assistant/Grader

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Developed instructional material for an introductory course to java programming, a Digital Logic Design course and a preparatory year information technology course.


Aug 2013Aug 2015

Masters of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Purdue University

Major GPA (3.50/4.00)

Courses taken include Algorithms, Mobile Computing, Computer Architecture, Parallel Programming, Embedded Systems, Design Automation & MOS VLSI Design. 

Jan 2008Jan 2013

Bachelors of Science

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Major GPA (3.53/4.00)

Courses taken include Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems, Databases, Networking, Electronics, Digital Logic Design, Computer Architecture and Microprocessor design.



General Purpose Programming

Java, Python, X