Overview Experienced in:
C# and .Net Microsoft technologies - Windows Forms, ASP.NET
Specializing in Speech recognition, Home and Office Automation and Security, Computer Vision.
Java programming, Distributed Java Computing
Linux systems and administration (Debian based - eg: Ubuntu), Ubuntu Private Cloud
Microcontrollers & Embedded Systems
Databases and storage solutions
Education IBA - Karachi
B.Sc. Computer Sciences
Joined in August 2010 - Continuing degree from UT Austin
The University of Texas at Austin
B.Sc. Computer Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering
Relevant Courses Completed:
Introduction to Elec. & Computer Eng. Introduction to Computing (assembly lang.)
Introduction to Programming in C Introduction to Micro controllers (assembly lang.)
Introduction to Java Data Structures & Algorithms in Java
Software Systems: UNIX
Circuit Theory Intro. to Micro Economics
Engineering Math 1 and 2 including Sequences, Series and Multivariable Calculus
Masterworks of Literature
High School Degree – June 2006
With a Cree Medal for Excellence in the Sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Fluent in English and Urdu. 297 out of 300 points in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and A grades in all English Language/General exams.
Work History Internship – Software Development at ICIL PK in Karachi – March – May 2009 and on going
Three month internship to develop a Human Resources, Complaint Management, Asset Management and Bug Reporting system all in one.
Introduced the staff at ICIL to Project Profiling and Load Testing of Web portals.
Introduced Java into the work environment and created my project template both in C# and Java for comparison.
Introduced Linux (Debian - Ubuntu based) systems into the work environment as a web, authentication and file server.
Added Subversion over http (read only) with authentication using either ssl (https) or ssh for write capabilities.
Added Trac (wiki for software development and management), also hosted over http and https.
Summer Internship – Software Development at Si3 in Karachi – June – July 2008
Worked on an RF ID card based personnel attendance application, based in Java, which was web administered.
Worked on a load testing project for Dawn.com to assess the maximum load exerted on their Squid server setup, to allow performance tuning.
Summer Internship – Marketing Department at Toyota Indus Motor Company – June – July 2006
Performed detailed market analysis on the 2006 Toyota Corolla and the 2006 Honda Civic and other competitors to evaluate the market potential for the next release of the Toyota Corolla.
Purchase motivating factors, effective media coverage, car reviews and other factors were evaluated and documented in the end of internship report.
Summer Internship – Corporate Planning Department at Toyota Indus Motor Company – August 2005
Worked on detailed research projects – finding out about cold steel stamping presses, Free Trade Agreements, Toyota’s “Concern beyond Cars”, etc.
Prepared reports on Environment, Safety and Technology concerns faced by Toyota/IMC as well as the new Trade Policy in Pakistan 2005-06, and Toyota’s contributions to public welfare.
Was selected to establish the database for the Junior School Library of the Froebel Education Centre - summer of 2004. Devised a user-friendly system for cataloging over 19,000 books to date.
Leadership UT Association for Computing Machinery
· Junior officer coaching students in the core Java courses and Computer Organization courses, and organizing social events – Fall 2008 and Spring 2009
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, U.T. Austin:
· Vice President - Spring 2008.
· Officer - Membership Management and Recruitment – Fall 2007.
· Head Mentor for Huntington-Surrey High school (3 awards) for the BEST robotics competition – Fall 2007.
· Acted as a Mentor to the Anderson High school students for the FIRST Robotics competition – Spring 2007
The ausTIN CANs (www.andersonrobotics.com) won the All-Star Rookie Award in the Regional Competitions and entered the International Finals in Atlanta.
Joint Secretary of the Einstein Society in high school – Fall 2005 and Spring 2006
· Managed events for the society as per the schedule required by the faculty members overseeing my society and organized educational trips for students and held quizzes, science fairs and competitions. I published a science magazine, “The Element” as the chief editor, art & design manager and main contributor of articles.
Awards Awards received at the University of Texas at Austin:
- First Place in the EE 319k (Introduction to Microcontrollers) Course Project - Autonomous Tank
- Third Place in Advanced Beginning Tennis.
Awards received at PAF KIET:
Interests My extracurricular activities that are as follows:
Officer at the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) [http://ras.ece.utexas.edu/] at the University of Texas at Austin, where the focus is on software programming in C and Java, and on building robots from the ground up by designing the hardware utilized by them. A Junior officer in the UT ACM (the only Computer Science society at UT) which allows us to connect with fellow students and faculty and take part in exciting events year round.
Constructed a solar powered remote control car from ground up, excluding the remote control system. A project which won second place in the 2005 Einstein Society Science Exhibition at my high school.
Track Relay (4x100 and 4x400) runner for my house team (Frere) at Karachi Grammar School. 3rd place in Javelin - 2006.