About Me

I am a 21 year old student born and brought up in the city of Mumbai (India). Currently, I am a graduate student pursuing a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison. My research interests include Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

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Academia

Graduation:
M.S. Computer Science
University of Wisconsin Madison 2016-2018

Undergraduation:
B.Tech Computer Science with Honours
IIT Bombay 2012-2016
GPA - 9.49/10.00


Key Scholastic Achievements:

  • Awarded AP (Advanced Performer) grade for exceptional performance in Abstractions and Paradigms for Programming, Engineering Drawing and Psychology at IIT Bombay


My Resume can be found here

Projects

Image based CAPTCHA | Undergraduate Thesis, Prof. Ajit Rajwade [2015-2016]

  • Designed a new point tracking based image CAPTCHA using rigged 3D models

Diffusion MRI Reconstruction | Research Project, Prof. Suyash Awate [2015-2016]
  • Used dictionary learning and sparse coding techniques for efficient and accurate reconstruction

Smart Music Controller for Cars| Embedded Systems, Prof. Kavi Arya [Spring 2016]
  • Used speech/music discrimination techniques to automatically switch the radio channel
  • Automatic volume adjustment, the volume adjusts according to the amount of noise in the car

Video Stabilization | Computer Vision, Prof. Ajit Rajwade [Spring 2016]
  • Stabilization achieved by smoothing the sequence of affine transformations estimated using SIFT point matching

Stock Predictor | Machine Learning, Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan [Spring 2016]
  • Applied machine learning techniques to predict the direction of Apple stock price across the day, used techniques like SVMs and neural networks
  • Achieved a classification accuracy of 73% on the test set

Star Wars Animation | Computer Graphics, Prof. Parag Chaudhuri [Fall 2015]
  • Used hierarchical modelling to create 3D models of the famous droid pair of R2D2 and C3PO in OpenGL 4.0
  • Implemented camera movement along user specified Bezier curves and used keyboard control to generate keyframed animation

Compiler Implementation | Compilers, Prof. Amitabha Sanyal [Spring 2015]
  • Developed a compiler for a C like language using Flex and Bisonc++
  • Supported arithmetic operations, control statements, function calls and function overloading
  • Implemented optimizations like Sethi-Ullman algorithm, lazy evaluation and constant folding

Text to Speech Converter | Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya [Spring 2015]
  • Used Baum Welch algorithm for training the underlying HMM and the Viterbi algorithm for determining the most probable phoneme sequence
  • Identified the most frequent mismatch pairs through the confusion matrix

File System Implementation | Operating Systems, Prof. Dhananjay Dhamdhere [Spring 2015]
  • Developed a bytestream oriented file system with a disk cache for an experimental OS
  • Implemented an LRU like page replacement policy for the disk cache

Effect of Transport Layer Protocols on Games | Networks, Prof. Varsha Apte [Fall 2014]
  • Developed a multiplayer network game, an adaptation of the classical Bomber Diffuser game
  • Analyzed the differences observed between using TCP and UDP as the transport layer protocol

Analyzing the Performance of RAID-01 | Databases, Prof. Nandlal Sarda [Fall 2014]
  • Developed a simulation of RAID-01 and analyzed its performance under various read/write sequences
  • Analyzed the effect of taking a snapshot in parallel with sequential and random IO sequences

Hotel Booking Application | Databases, Prof. Nandlal Sarda [Fall 2014]
  • Implemented a three tier web application where customers could book/cancel rooms, avail discounts and give feedback, and the manager could get meaningful insights about the performance of the hotel
  • Implemented dynamic pricing, the pricing of the room depended on the time of booking, number of rooms available, duration of stay, seasonal trends, etc.

Toonification | Image Processing, Prof. Ajit Rajwade and Prof. Suyash Awate [Fall 2014]
  • Developed an application to cartoonify real life images using the staircase effect of the bilateral filter
  • Contrasted the results obtained with an alternative approach based on clustering in 5D space using mean shift

Professional Experience

Enhancements to Indian Address Validation System
Amazon Development Centre [Summer 2015]

  • Enhanced the address labelling algorithm to identify all the localities from an address, this resulted in a 12% increase in the validation rate
  • Implemented heuristic based result ranking which increased the user acceptance rate by 5.5%
  • Received a Pre Placement Offer after successful completion of the project

Web Tracking Extension for CiviCRM
Google Summer of Code [Summer 2015]
  • Integrated the web tracking features provided by Google Analytics with CiviCRM
  • Implemented Event tracking, A/B testing and E-Commerce tracking to reduce the number of user clicks, improve the conversion rate and identify the top revenue generating referral traffic sources

Order Management System
Edelweiss Capital [Summer 2014]
  • Designed and implemented a service to calculate the latency of the servers
  • Enhanced the service by parallelizing computation which significantly reduced the running time

Extracurricular Activities

Playing Table Tennis and Badminton:
Member of the National Sports Organization 2012-2013

Reading Novels:
I would strongly recommend Prisoner Of Birth by Jeffery Archer & The God Father by Mario Puzo

Listening to Music:
Favourite band - Maroon 5
Old Bollywood songs

Contact Information

643 East Johnson Street,
Apartment Number 11,
Madison - 53703,
Wisconsin,
USA.

Mobile Number +1 (608) 504-0090

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