VARUN MANCHANDA
2707, Portland Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
vmanchan@usc.edu
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EDUCATION

- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
08/2012 - 05/2014
Master of Science, Computer Science

- Thapar University, Patiala, India
07/2005 - 05/2009
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE

Intern, QIS, Qualcomm Technologies, San Diego, CA
05/2013 - 08/2013
Language : Java
- Designed and coded functional user interface test framework for QChat android application using Robotium.
- Integrated the android test project as a Maven project into Jenkins for continuous integration.

Programming Research Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
09/2012 - 05/2013
Language : Perl, Python
- Developed Python and Perl programs to parse news articles in XML, RTF and HTML format for a research project on stock market.

Systems Engineer, Engineering Department, Infosys Limited, India
08/2009 - 08/2012
Language : C, Python, Java
- Designed and programmed wireless networking protocols such as TCP, UDP and services like GPRS into the simulator to test device firmware and plug-ins using C Language.
- Coded an automation framework using Python for testing Tom-Tom map navigation application.
- Developed an OBD (On Board Diagnostics) android simulator application as a proof of concept.

Intern, Fibcom India Limited, Gurgaon, India
Spring 2008
- Worked on SONET (Synchronous Optical Networking) technology and collected optical performance data using parameters such as jitter, wander, and bit error rate on Tellabs 6325 optical networking device.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming Languages :C, Python, C++, Perl, Java, shell scripting, JavaScript, HTML
Operating system : Android , Linux, Open AT, Windows XP/7
Software Packages : Robotium, Sierra Wireless Software Suite, gnuplot
Tools : Wireshark, OPNET, Apache web server, Jira, Jenkins, Maven, adb, zebra, emulab
Software Model : Agile, Scrum


ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Fast Reliable File Transfer over TCP/IP : Fall 2013, Language : C
- Hacked the Linux TCP Reno module to get a file transfer speed of 71 Mbps over 100 Mbps link having 200 ms delay and 20 % loss.

Custom Routing Application : Fall 2013, Language : C, C++
- Developed static IP routing application using libpcap and raw socket interface using C language and achieved a throughput of 550 Mbps over a 1Gbps lossless link using iperf tool.

File Transfer application : Fall 2013, Language : C, C++
- Developed a C program over UDP achieving a throughput of 37.8 Mbps over a 100 Mbps link having 20% loss and 200 ms delay to transfer a 1GB file.

Socket Programming : Fall 2013, Language : C
- Implemented a chat program using UDP and TCP sockets in C language.

Operating System Components : Spring 2013, Language : C
- Implemented threads, processes and virtual file system for the Weenix operating system using C language.

Multithreaded Programming : Spring 2013, Language : C
- Simulated multi-threaded traffic shaper C application which transmits packets controlled by token bucket filter.

Android Facebook Application : Fall 2012, Language : Java, Perl
- Developed an Android application using Facebook APIís and Apache web server to post movie data scraped from imdb.com onto a userís Facebook wall.

ACADEMIC COURSES

CS-558: Internetwork and Distributed Systems Laboratory : FALL 2013
CS-551: Computer Communication : FALL 2013
CS-570: Analysis of Algorithms : SPRING 2013
CS-402: Operating Systems : SPRING 2013
CS-571: Web Technologies : Fall 2012
EE-457: Computer System Organizations : Fall 2012
EE-450: Computer Networks : Fall 2012

ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES

- Awarded Spot Award in Infosys for debugging SIM registration issue in the simulator.
- Awarded Champ of the month in Infosys for managing, both, front office verification and back office verification activities.
- Event Management secretary of SPICMACY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture amongst Youth.) society and member of Technical Committee at Thapar University.

You can e-mail me at: vmanchan@usc.edu