University of Virginia: College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2018

BA Computer Science | BA Cognitive Science | GPA: 3.34

Coding Proficiencies: Python, Java, C++, PostgreSQL | np, matplotlib, sklearn, tensorflow, openCV, bs4

Services & Platforms: AWS, Git, HPC (University hosted cluster)

Higher Level Coursework: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Cerebral Cortex, Computational Learning Theory, Cloud Computing, Computer Architecture, Data Visualization

Foreign Language Proficiencies: Hindi, Urdu

Research & Projects

Data Scientist – LMI, Government Consulting (August 2018 – Current)

  • Project work classified. Professional experience with Synthetic Data Generation and Chatbot interfaces
  • Led LMI hackathon at GW Datacon Conference. Wrote problem statement, evaluated submissions and scored team entries

Computational Neurobiology Researcher – Meliza Lab, UVA Psych. Dept. (May 2016 – August 2018)

  • Modelled neurons to simulate Zebra Finch High Vocal Center (HVC) activity. Coded a custom Recursive Bayesian Filters (RBF) for biophysical parameter estimation in Python. Researched in-vivo recording mechanisms w/ RBF estimators to classify auditory neurons based on ion channel makeup.

Select Projects – See GitHub for all:

  • #MeToo Visualization project (HOYA Hacks, 2nd place finish): Processed Google search traffic to visualize the spread of the #MeToo movement across the US.
  • Text-to-speech FAQ Chatbot (VCU RamHacks): Built an Amazon Lex application that scrapes college admissions FAQ pages, allowing users to ask relevant questions in a syntax-invariant way
  • FINRA connections project (BitCamp, 3rd place finish)

Extracurricular Commitments

Editor and Columnist – The Cavalier Daily, Opinion Section  (Fall 2014 – January 2017)

  • Editing, sourcing, and managing all subjective content of The Cavalier Daily newspaper.

President & Former Treasurer – Pakistani Students’ Association  (Spring 2015 – May 2018)

  • Philanthropy – raised $1500 for the Human Development Foundation, Pakistan

English Second Language Tutor – International Rescue Committee  (Summer 2017 – May 2018)