About Me

  • Computer Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Researcher

Having just graduated with a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC, I'm extremely passionate about technology projects focussed on automation, and building platforms to help improve our lives. I'm always looking to get inspired by the people around me, discuss challenging and ambitious ideas or find a new hobby.


The following are my current and previous educational institutions.

August 2016 - May 2021

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 2021: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering GPA: 3.96

May 2020: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering GPA: 3.50

August 2014 - May 2016

The International School Bangalore

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

June 2004 - 2014

Vidya Shilp Academy

IGCSE Distinction

Work Experience

January 2020 - August 2020
Chicago, IL

CCC Information Services

Data Science Intern

Integrated and modified the open source Computer Vision Annotation Tool (CVAT) into the existing image annotation workflow

Reduced the time to annotate images by 50% from 10 minutes per image to 5 minutes per image

Created a preprocessing workflow in Python to combine a proprietary TensorFlow model with the Intel CVAT tool

May 2019 - August 2019
Champaign, IL

AARP - The Tech Nest

Software Engineer

Implemented NLP topic modelling (LDA) and sentiment analysis methods to match users to executives within the organization

Automated data retrieval and processing through scripts and built a Flask front-end app to serve results in an actionable format

Saved over 250 hours of a senior executive’s time every quarter while also allowing more robust and accurate results

1 of 3 finalists for the Most Competent and Collaborative team award, from over 600 students and 100 companies over the summer

August 2017 - May 2020
Champaign, IL



Conducted data analytics using Pandas and Tableau on client data to optimize staffing structure and payment model.

July 2017 - August 2017
Champaign, IL

I-STEM Educational Initiative

Undergraduate Mentor

Presented and taught a 4 hour long introductory crash course on programming in Scratch and Python

June 2015 - August 2015
Bangalore, India

Sneed.in - Workspace Aggregator

Business Development Intern

Designed the Website and landing page using HTML and CSS and JavaScript

Projects and Leadership Roles

January 2021 - May 2021

Capstone Project Sclumberger - AI Modelling and Simulation Report Reviewer

Team Member

Built a platform to analyze and automatically review and suggest corrections to PowerPoint reports generated after every experiment. Saves about 1000 hours of time to peer review and suggest corrections to these Simulation Reports. Deployed the service as a Web-Based cross platform Flask application on Google Cloud, or via a Docker container for internal use

August 2020 - December 2020

Adaptive Cruise Control on GEM e2 Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Team Member

Used ROS to program and control the Polaris GEM e2 autonomous car and implement Adaptive Pedestrian Cruise Control. Conducted sensor fusion using the Velodyne Lidar sensor and Camera to detect pedestrians, cars and dynamically control the vehicle

GitHub Link YouTube Demo

August 2020 - December 2020

High Frequency algorithmic Trading Strategy

Team Member

Used the Strategy Studio backtesting software to develop and test a trading strategy on real world tick-by-tick data GitHub Link

June 2018 - August 2018

Kaggle Dataset Competition - PASSNYC

Independent Researcher

Created a neural network using Keras and TensorFlow to model and predict schools with the most potential test takers. Leveraged machine learning algorithms such as K-Means clustering to analyze data. GitHub Link

June 2018 - August 2018

Mentors in Engineering @ Illinois (MIEL)

Co-Founder and Treasurer

Connected freshman to upperclassmen and provided mentoring and advice for courses, minors, and study abroad.

September 2017 - December 2017

FPGA Graphic Display Calculator

Implemented the CORDIC algorithm with System Verilog on a DE2-115 to calculate and plot mathematical functions

January 2017 - May 2017

Independent Study Project – Ping Pong Paddle Pro

Implemented and built a smart ping pong paddle using an the LSM9DS1 IMU and Arduino UNO. Visualized and Interpreted sensor data to provide player feedback and improve gameplay using OpenCV

August 2016 - December 2016

Honors Project - PinPoint

Conceptualized and built a scalable device using an Arduino UNO and pressure sensors, to determine lecture hall capacity. Working towards building a wireless interface to transmit the data using a Wi-Fi module for better visualization

August 2016 - December 2016

Hackathon – Hackerupt, India

Organized the first ever Hackathon in India exclusively for High School Students, with over 100 participants. Developed the website, logo, promotional fliers for use in schools and social media posts using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.Managed corporate outreach for sponsorships

Skills and Technologies

Python (Pandas, TensorFlow)


C / C++




  Adobe Illustrator




Field Hockey
Financial Modeling

Photo Blog

I love photography, and its been my creative passion for a long time.

Contact Me

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