Introduction

I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student (joined Fall 2016) at Georgia Institute of Technology, working with Ada Gavrilovska. Currently my interest is in the field of computer systems with a focus on cloud and edge computing. I am also actively exploring the security and machine learning aspects in the systems domain. I am following the recent developments in deep learning techniques and want to harness and implement these techniques in the system domain.

- I am certain that currently I may not have knowledge about everything, but,
I trust my capability to be able to read, learn and deliver diligently.

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Advisor: Ada Gavrilovska 2016-*

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Computer Science and Engineering

International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad , India 2008-2012

All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
DAV Public School , Rajasthan, India 2008

All India Secondary School Examination

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
St. Paul’s Sr. Sec. School , Rajasthan, India 2006

Scholastic Achievements

Exceptional Retention Award awarded by Bwin.Party for extraordinary contribution towards the Company. 2014

Among the top 100 in IBM Web Technology Contest 2011. Paper link here. 2011

Technical paper on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) selected among top 10 in Unisys Cloud 20-20. Paper link here. 2010

Certificate of merit awarded by CBSE for being in top 0.1% of the candidates in Mathematics. 2008

CBSE Merit Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India. 2008

experience

Founder, Developer & Chief Architect at LetsLeak

A social platform that allows users to share thoughts anonymously 2014-2015

Senior Software Developer at Bwin.Party (IVY Comptech)

Responsible for development of solutions for players registration, account related difficulties, verification and responsible gaming. In addition, my team is responsible for various technological initiatives such as better logging system across service and exploring service failures. 2015-Present

Software Developer at Bwin.Party (IVY Comptech)

Responsible for development of solutions for players registration, account related difficulties, verification and responsible gaming. 2012-2014

Teaching Assistant, Topics in Nanoscience, IIIT Hyderabad

Responsibilities include conducting tutorials, lab sessions and grading examination papers 2012

Research Assistant, CCNSB, IIIT Hyderabad

Advisor: Prof. Tapan Sau
Worked on Vitual Labs, a Government of India sponsored project available at Virtual labs and was involved in the development of web-interface and flash applications. 2010-2011

Intern at Fortuity Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

Designed and developed an admin portal using EXT JS. 2010

projects

LetsLeak

Developed a platform named LetsLeak, now an open source project, that allows users to share thoughts anonymously. Special attention was paid to ensure that anonymity and at the same time, illicit and incriminating content is avoided.

LoadMela

Advisors | Prof. Vasudeva Varma and Mr. Raja Reddy

This is a web based load-testing application. For a given specification like a website URL and the number of hits, LoadMela instantiates Amazon EC2 machines which hit the URL and calculate the response time/failure. It provides the analysis with the data and graphs. Amazon S3 machines were used for storing test data.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Advisors | Prof. Vasudeva Varma and Mr. Raja Reddy

This is a web based portal where user uploads a huge number of images captured via traffic light cameras, which are then processed at server side using Hadoop mapreduce paradigm to extract the number plate from the images. Later the database can be queried to find the a particular car number, it’s last location and time with the information provided along with the uploaded image metadata. Hadoop was used for the processing and MongoDB for storing data.

Homomorphic Encryption

Advisor | Prof. Kannan Srinathan

Implemented algorithms which is performed on an encrypted text and further, provides an encrypted result. The result on decryption is the same as that obtained by performing operations on the plain text. This was inspired from the Homomorphic Encryption Schema proposed by Craig Gentry.

Education Games

Advisor | Derek Lomas

Developed an educational game for kids in the age group 5+, for 8-bit processor video games as part of the winter school organized by IIIT-H in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
This was presented at the at IndiaHCI 2010.
Poster link here

Correct Localization Error in NAO Robot

Advisor | Prof. Kamalakar Karlapalem

Tried to minimize the error that occurs when NAO Robot moves from one point to another, using Markov Localization Algorithm.
This was presented at the Research & Development Showcase 2010, IIIT Hyderabad, India.
Presentation link here.


Other Projects

Image Search Suggestion

A prototype image suggestion engine, which provides image search results as the user enters the query before hitting search button, as part of Yahoo HackU - 2010.

ISAS Portal

As part of SSAD project developed a portal through which IIIT-H students can access their grades, current semester’s curriculum and find information about courses.

PinBoard

A Google Chrome extension where one can stick notes, add reminders, important dates and send notifications and alerts for reminders.
Extension link here.

Linux Based Terminal

Implemented a Linux based terminal in C language which included running Linux commands with redirection and pipes.

Extra-Curricular

Member, Cricket Team at IVY Comptech, Hyderabad. 2012-2014

Runner up of Table Tennis tournament, doubles category, at IVY Comptech, Hyderabad. 2014

Organizer, Kalakshetra (Event Organization and Campus Decoration committee); Coordinator, Design Team; and Member, Sponsorship Committee for college fest Felicity. 2011

Member, Kalakshetra (Event Organization and Campus Decoration committee) for college fest Felicity. 2008-2010