I am currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) pursuing a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business, an M.S.E. in Computer Science, and minors in Mathematics, Data Science, and South Asia Studies.
As a senior, I was awarded the Management and Technology Scholarship Award for 2020 by faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. The prize is awarded each year "to that member of the senior class in the Management and Technology Program who has created an innovative system and attained high scholastic achievement."
As a junior, I was awarded the E. Stuart Eichert, Jr. Memorial Prize for 2019 by the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania. The prize is "awarded each year to students at the end of their junior year in the Moore School who, in the judgment of the School’s faculty, best demonstrate initiative, intellectual attainment, and commitment to the professional practice of engineering."In the summer of 2017, I studied graduate-level randomized and approximation algorithms, learned about different models of computation, mechanism design, and more as part of the 2017 Program in Algorithmic and Computational Thinking at Princeton University. I learned from leading faculty and PhD candidates from across the country and studied alongside 17 highly motivated Computer Science students from across the world. In addition, I also had the opportunity to give a lecture on the probabilistic method focused on sum-free sets to 80 high school students who were studying the equivalent of CIS 160, personally mentor five of these students, and write two exams for them.
Software Engineer Intern | Citadel
Jun. 2020 to Aug. 2020
This upcoming summer I will be working as a Software Engineer Intern at Citadel / Citadel Securities.
MCIT 595 Online Head Teaching Assistant | University of Pennsylvania
Aug. 2019 to Present
MCIT 595 Online is a Master's course in Computer Systems Programming. It is being developed at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the first fully online Master's in Computer Science Program by an Ivy League University. This program is specially designed for those without a background in Computer Science. My role includes managing grading, including assigning grading to TAs and graders, performing quality checks, and handling regrades. I also am responsible for managing the discussion forum, working with the Course Manager to resolve any issues or make revisions to the course, holding weekly office hours and recitations, and more.
Trading Intern | Citadel Securities
Jun. 2019 to Aug. 2019
This past summer I worked as a Trading Intern at Citadel Securities. I worked on both the Semi-Systematic Equity Options Market Making and Fixed Income Exchange-Traded Fund teams. My role included multiple analysis projects, shadowing traders, and a rigorous daily education program.
MCIT 595 Online Course Design Assistant | University of Pennsylvania
Dec. 2018 to Aug. 2019
As described above, MCIT 595 Online is a Master's course in Computer Systems Programming. My role included reviewing, editing, and creating course material such as lecture video scripts, in-video questions, quizzes, and more.
CIS 320 Teaching Assistant | University of Pennsylvania
Jan. 2019 to Present
CIS 320 is Introduction to Algorithms, the advanced algorithms course taken after Data Structures & Algorithms. During the school year, my duties as TA include holding office hours, grading homeworks and exams, reviewing problems and solutions for homework assignments, determining rubrics for grading, exam proctoring, and answering student questions online.
Software Engineer Intern | Facebook
May 2018 to Aug. 2018
This past summer I worked as a Software Engineer Intern at Facebook. I worked on the Profile team, specifically on FBLite – the lightweight version of the Facebook app that is used all over the world, especially in developing countries and on feature phones, by nearly 400 million people monthly. I revamped the way in which people add profile frames, update profile pictures, and change cover photos, and implemented temporary profile picture functionality.
CIS 160 Teaching Assistant | University of Pennsylvania
Jan. 2017 to May 2018
CIS 160 is Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. During the school year, my duties as TA include holding office hours, teaching recitation, leading homework review sessions, grading and writing solutions for homework assignments and exams, determining rubrics for grading, exam proctoring, and answering student questions online.
My friends and I created Codewords, an online version of the board game Codenames. The interface features room joining and creation, assignment of roles, a realtime gameboard with an interface for spymasters to send clues and field operatives to make guesses, live chat and a separate spymaster chat, and much more. Check it out here: codewordsgame.com.
mybook (a lite version of Facebook)
My team and I implemented a fully functional Messenger with group chats, message history, search, and a lite version of the Facebook platform with friends, friend requests, status updates, profiles, posting, online friends, a friendship visualizer, secure log in, account creation, and more.
Penn Course Swap
Word Find is a game I built using the Java Swing Library. The objective is to click, drag, and release on the letters in a pseudo-randomly generated grid to form words (which are verified against a dictionary of 350,000+ words) and score points within the time limit. Try it out!
Using the Java Swing Library, I created my own rendition of the popular game Sudoku. Features of the game include the ability to load blank puzzles from a text file and save user progress so that the user can return to their game at any point in the future, even if the application was closed and reopened. The game also notifies the user if a number is placed in a square that is incorrect given the current state of the board and upon successful completion of the board, and has a hint algorithm that highlights all the potential squares in which a chosen number could appear. Try it out!
At the 2015 Management & Technology Summer Institute, my team and I designed, prototyped, and created a business plan for Solar Blinds - remote-controlled blinds that harness and are powered by solar energy. The blinds were also designed to store energy to be used for other purposes around the household, such as charging phones, or ultimately, to feed energy back into the power grid. The project received the Director's Choice Award, the highest honor given at the institute and bestowed by the two directors of the program. Some features of the prototype include motors that could raise and lower the blinds, change the angle of the slats, and increase and decrease the distance between slats via control from an Android phone using Arduino.
Co-Head | M&T Innovation Fund
Oct. 2016 to Present
The M&T Innovation Fund provides seed-stage ventures started by current Penn students or recent M&T alumni with non-equity grants and consults for each backed venture, providing them with insights and assistance. As Co-Head of the fund, my responsibilities include leading meetings, working with the committees under my supervision, guiding the fund, recruiting members and companies, finalizing funding and engagement decisions, overseeing engagements, and meeting with administrators from the M&T program. Previously, as a member of the Value Creation team, I have worked with companies such as Twine regarding inbound and outbound marketing, talent recruitment, and more.
Member of Professional Development Committee | M&T Student Board
Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2018
The M&T Student Board is a student-run organization which hosts social, professional, and corporate events for current students in the M&T Program. As a member of the Professional Development Committee, I have organized events such as internship panels, resume and career services workshops, and student-alumni dinners.