I am a Graduate student at the University of Southern California, Class of 2017. I received my Undergraduate degree in Computer Science from People's Education Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2015. I have successfully completed a 5 month internship at Juniper Networks Pvt Ltd, Bangalore in 2015. I am a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and have been trained for 14 years and received a diploma in dance in 2014. I love talking to people and meeting new people and have good verbal communication skills. I worked as a Software Developer Intern at Door of Clubs, Inc. - a Boston startup for the summer of 2016. At USC, I work as a Student Technical Lead at Information Technology Services gives me an opportunity to interact with many customers and solve their technical problems and helps me improve my soft skills. I like new challenges and I am looking for opportunities to continue learning.
Samyukta Satish Rao
#107, 2707 Portland Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 US
Masters in Computer Science• Graduating May 2017
I am currently pursuing my masters degree at USC with a GPA of 3.65. USC has helped gain practical experience in all the subjects I have had here so far. Relevant course work here include - Algorithms, Web Technology, Computer Networks, Applied Cryptography. My resume and the projects section below futher details my work at USC. I look forward to taking this semester include - Internetworking and Distributed Systems and Database Management Systems.
B.E. Computer Science • August 2015
I graduated with Bachelor of Engineering degree at PES Institute of Technology with a GPA of 9.27/10. The course work at PES also helped me invest my time in a lot of projects which are listed in detail below. I was also awarded the best project award in the Computer Science Department for my final year project, SmartJacket. At PES, I was also part of a number of volunteer groups including - Samarpana ( A tribute to the soldiers of India) , Ayana (24-hr computer science hackathon), etc. Samskruthi (Classical dance team at PES) also helped me stay in touch with my hobbies along the course of obtaining my bachelor's degree.
Diploma in Bharatnatyam• Jan 2014
Aside from my passion for Computer Science, I am also proficient in the Indian classical dance form, Bharatnatyam. Twelve years of disciplined training went into my first stage performance, in keeping with the true traditions of the classical art. There are no short cuts to excellence and this dictum has been ingrained into me from a very young age. This artistic side has also played a part in developing my patience, perseverance, devotion and imagination. Dance plays a key role in enhancing my academic performance by ensuring a daily exercise routine and a tranquil mind during times of stress. I have successfully completed my graduation and received a diploma in Bharatnatyam in January 2014. I have graduated with distinction at the junior and senior level dance examinations in Bharatnatyam conducted by the Karnataka State Government. Received an Award of Achievement at the Kittappa Pillai Memorial Yuva Nirtyotsava in March 2014. I have also been recognised as a B-Grade artist by Doordarshan, India.
Software Developer Intern• June - August 2016
This was my first experience in a startup domain. I worked on a Java based resume parser involving technologies like GATE, ANNIE, etc to extract relevant data to make the resume upload process for the customer simple and easy. Built a REST based framework to connect the standalone java application to Amazon S3 and a web hook to ping the platform when the processing is done using Java Web Services. Provided start/stop/restart functionalities with init.d scripts on the UNIX platform to further assist in making the process easier. Also integrated error messages with email using the SendGrid java API. Working here gave me an amazing opportunity to learn and understand my capabilities.
Intern IT-Apps Mgmt• January - May 2015
This was my first experience in the corporate world and Juniper helped me adjust very well. I was involved in the development employee-centric application to manage trouble tickets within the company which gave me hands-on experience with amazon AWS. I helped the team with some research on opensource monitering tools and helped them identify the tools that were appropriate in the line of work. I was a team player and was a part of the POC for launching putty from browser for windows, linux and mac environments.
Intern • Summer of 2013
Research project on Auto-scaling of Hadoop on OpenStack environment under Prof. Dinkar Sitaram. Further details about this project is listed under the projects dection.
Student Technical Lead• August 2015 - Current
My on-campus job, at USC, as a Student Technical Lead at 'Information Technology Services Learning Envionments' gives me an opportunity to interact with many customers and solve their technical problems thus improving my soft skills.
SmartJacket is a wearable device, a jacket that monitors the stress levels of an individual based on his physiological features. The features monitored include pulse rate which shows the persons anxiety levels, the temperature at the finger tips and the sweat. Assuming that the individual is at a work environment, his/her acceleration is also checked to see if the individual has been stationary for long or if he has moved around. Conclusions were made about the stress levels of the individuals based on this data. The result comprised of short and long term solutions in acceptance with the consulted doctors and trusted websites. The solutions were also in accordance with the calendar schedules of the individual. Certain extra features like playing soothing music to calm the individual based on the level of stress were also included
EventShop is a heterogenous spatio-temperal database for real time analysis of data. It is an engine that is programmed using operators to detect complex events over vast number of data streams that characterize attributes at different locations. The approach of the project dealt with the querying of the spatio-temporal data stored in EventShop in the form of a stel and transforming that data into useful graphical information that can be perceived by the end users of the system. The project intended to give the user, information about the traffic updates on his route from a particular source to destination, taking into consideration the probable events that might cause traffic congestion along the chosen route, by querying the spatio-temporal data accumulated from various sources.
Two projects – a Web based responsive application and an Android application. Both of these include the following - REST API calls to forecast.io API, AJAX functionality, hosted on AWS server, includes a map view of the location that is searched for, option to post on Facebook and a variety of other features.
This git-hub link will provide details to all the projects under the applied cryptography domain. It includes - Visual Cryptography, DES, AES, Cryptanalysis and more.
Ethernet link simulator that handles packets arriving in deterministic, exponential and trace driven modes in C.Branding, Webdesign
This course dealth with multiple projects. It started off with understanding the environment and the backend of DETER (A network simulation environment). 1. Socket programming with TCP/UDP sockets. 2. Analysing network performance using iperf. 3. Custoom File Transfer protocol over UDP and a lossy link. 4. Custom IP router. 5. Custom Network. 6. Custom File Transfer over custom network. 7. Openflow.
This is a mobile enterprise application that aims at providing a flexible approach to assist the exhaustive data collection process by the non-government organizations, to evaluate the health conditions, securely maintain process and make the data available when required. The implementation followed a client-server architecture. The client side had a responsive web page that could be deployed in a variety of mobile devices and the server side maintained and efficient MySQL database that handled concurrent transactions. HTML5, CSS, and Java Script was used for uploading the surveyed data and selective display for retrieved data from the server. PHP was used for server-side scripting.
The aim of the applet, designed for the Kurose-Ross website, was to provide for a visualisation of the ARP protocol to aid in its understanding, to go in tandem with their textbook. The applet is descriptive and is coded in Java. Provisions to control the packet movement speeds are given, for users to better understand the address resolution phase. The simulation also demonstrates how various protocols are applied to packets at each layer, giving the user an overall understanding of the packet transfer from source to destination hosts.
This project deals with the problems faced when hadoop is deployed on Openstack. It deals with the concerns of scaling and scheduling – two core concerns of deploying hadoop on cloud, due to the magnitude of data it handles. It deals with the storage modules that use the motto ‘move the compute to the data rather than the data to the compute‘. The scheduling aspect of the project deals with how the data is managed, how the nodes in the hadoop cluster need to be deployed and how many virtual machines are needed for any given infrastructure. The architecture mentioned above provides an efficient way for industries to use open source cloud platforms like open stack and save costs as the other cloud platforms have the pay per use models. This is a novel approach that has great potential to lead to a paper.
Graduated with a Diploma in Bharatnatyam from Kalakshithi School of Fine Arts. Recognised as a B-Grade Bharatnatyam artist by Doordarshan, Bangalore.