Education

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.


Skills

Java
LaTeX
Python
JavaScript
HTML/CSS
Hack/PHP
C
OCaml
Bootstrap 4
R
DynamoDB
S3
MATLAB
C++
React
React Native
Expo
SQL
Verilog
MongoDB
jQuery
Android


Coursework

CIS 120: Programming Languages and Techniques I
CIS 160: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
MGMT 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups
ECON 010: Introduction to Economics for Business
WRIT 013: Writing Seminar in Anthropology - Competitive Childhoods
CIS 121: Data Structures and Algorithms
MATH 240: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MGMT 101: Introduction to Management
BEPP 250: Managerial Economics
LGST 210: Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
CIS 197: JavaScript
CIS 240: Introduction to Computer Systems
CIS 262: Automata, Computability, and Complexity
STAT 430: Probability
FNCE 100: Corporate Finance
ACCT 101: Principles of Accounting
CIS 320: Introduction to Algorithms
CIS 350: Software Design/Engineering
NETS 412: Algorithmic Game Theory
MGMT 237: Management of Technology
MATH 312: Linear Algebra
FNCE 101: Monetary Economics and the Global Economy
CIS 677: Randomized Algorithms
CIS 380: Operating Systems
STAT 431: Statistical Inference
TELU 409: Beginning Telugu
EAS 203: Engineering Ethics
CIS 501: Computer Architecture
CIS 519: Introduction to Machine Learning
PHYS 585: Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
STAT 476: Applied Probability Models in Marketing
TELU 410: Beginning Telugu II
SAST 054: Religion and Resistance in South Asia
CIS 521: Artificial Intelligence
CIS 545: Big Data Analytics
NETS 212: Scalable and Cloud Computing
CIS 400: Senior Project
ACCT 102: Strategic Cost Analysis
SAST 171: Devotion's New Market: Religion, Economics, and the City
STAT 433: Stochastic Processes
STAT 471: Modern Data Mining
CIS 401: Senior Project
CIS 190: C++ Programming
OIDD 415: Product Design
MKTG 101: Introduction to Marketing

Experience

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.

Business Analytics Intern | REAN Cloud

Aug. 2015 to Mar. 2016

REAN Cloud is a full-service catalyst for transformation in the cloud. I worked as an intern using Microsoft Excel and the Elastic platform – Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana – to determine the profitability of individual projects.

D&D and Marketing Intern | Capital Area Chess, Inc.

June 2013 to May 2015

Capital Area Chess, Inc. operates MyChessGuru.com, an online chess coaching platform which connects coaches and students. I worked as an intern assisting with design & development and marketing for MyChessGuru.com.


Projects

Codewords

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

I built a tool using JavaScript, Express, React, MongoDB, and more for University of Pennsylvania students to trade courses. Users can login securely with their Penn email address, request to swap up to three courses they are enrolled in for other courses they want, and check back later to see if they have a match - a student who is looking to make the opposite swap as them.

Personal Website

I built this website as a project to familiarize myself with HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 4, JavaScript, and JQuery. Let me know what you think!

Word Find

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!

Sudoku

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!

Solar Blinds

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.


Extracurriculars

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.