About Me

I am a student in final year of B. Tech Information Technology at an institute affiliated to a state university of Delhi, India. Currently, I am a research intern at PreCog Lab, IIIT Delhi with Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (PK) since January 2017. I am an active member of an ongoing project with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

I like to play around with data and my research interests include Online Social Networks, Information Security and Human Computer Interaction.

Contact Details

Dhruv Kuchhal
5/23, University Road
New Delhi - 110007, INDIA

+91-9811032945
dhruvkuchhal96@gmail.com

Education

Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology 2018

Aggregate Percentage: 76.6%

Springdales School, Pusa Road

High School | CBSE 2014

Aggregate Percentage: 92.6%

Work Experience

PreCog@IIIT-D

Research Intern January 2017 - Present

Studying and analyzing spam content on Online Social Networks. Work primarily derives from Data Science, Computational Social Science, Social Computing, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing.

EngineChief

SDE Intern - Ruby on Rails June 2016 - August 2016

Engine Chief is a marketplace to discover and buy used trucks and other used commercial vehicles. I designed and implemented a web interface with backend for tracking truck inventory, the ’Contact Us’ page using Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL and implemented the truck ranking algorithm for the e-commerce portal in Ruby.

Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS)

Trainee - Android/Java June 2015 - August 2015

Explored development of Android applications for women safety in Delhi's public transport using NFC technology in mobile phones.

Awards

Smart India Hackathon 2017

Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India April 2017

Member of 6-member team which won the AICTE Grand Finale (Prize Money : Rs.1lac) in an all-India Hackathon, to develop an application for the AICTE to help it provide grants and approvals by estimating the employing potential for a branch/course using Data Science and Machine Learning. Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is the world's biggest hackathon till date, an initiative towards building a Digital India.

Skills

Being a goal oriented learner, I pick up skills as and when needed.

  • Python
  • MongoDB
  • Linux
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • Data Analysis/Visualization
  • Web Technologies - HTML, CSS, JS
  • Flask
  • Ruby on Rails
  • php

Testimonials

  • I got to work with Dhruv in the context of the Smart India Hackathon 2017 that was held a few months back, and in which Dhruv and his team won the first prize. It was a pleasure to work with him all the more since he is hardworking and efficient. He is quite adept at treading on either side of the project pipeline: on the one hand, he was skilful in his application of data analysis and machine learning techniques, while on the other, he had significant creative contributions to the frontend/visualization. In one's pursuit of data science, statistical thinking (eg. cognizance and appropriate handling of various biases entering the scenario) is at once nontrivial as well as of utmost importance - in this regard, I found Dhruv's faculties exemplary. He is passionate about understanding the underpinnings of the problem at hand, why certain methods will work, whereas others won't. I look forward to working with him in the future, and wish him all the very best in his endeavors.

    Dr. Sambuddha Roy, mentor for AICTE project
    Ph.D. (CS), Rutgers University, USA
    B.Tech. (CSE), IIT-Kanpur
  • He is one of the guys who shows early signs of being excellent in his career to come. Dhruv picked up the concepts and implementation of NFC quite fast and could creatively think of implementing it in his android project. He is a quick and self learner & goes for a goose chase to hunt down answers for his questions.

    Mr. Piyush Jain, my manager at DIMTS
    MBA, IIM Lucknow
    B.Tech., IIT-Kanpur
  • Dhruv is a proactive and tireless contributor who would make a great addition to any team. He is a quick learner, self-motivated and is always full of insights. Throughout his internship, Dhruv completed his assignments on time and never failed to add a creative touch when appropriate. I would highly recommend him for any position, as Dhruv naturally rises to the occasion when presented with something he is passionate about.

    Mr. Namandeep Singh Chugh, CTO - EngineChief
    B.Tech. (CSE) BITS-Pilani