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.
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Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology • 2018
Aggregate Percentage: 76.6%
High School | CBSE• 2014
Aggregate Percentage: 92.6%
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being a goal oriented learner, I pick up skills as and when needed.
As part of CS50x, using HTML, CSS, PHP, and SQL, implemented C$50 Finance, a Web-based tool which can be used to manage portfolios of stocks. Not only will this tool allow you to check stocks' real time actual prices (using Yahoo Finance API) and portfolios' values, it will also let you buy and sell stock in the virtual world.PHP, mySQL, Yahoo! Finance API, 2014
As part of CS50x, built the famous game : 'Breakout', an actual GUI by building atop the Stanford Portable Library (SPL), which is similar in spirit to the CS50 Library but includes an API (application programming interface) for GUI programming and many more features.C, Games
Developed an inventory page at Engine Chief in Summer of 2016, among other things. It can be used to check model specifications like - engine, transmission, performance etc. This was used to track/edit inventory for company's internal purposes and was used by all truck inspection personnel on the ground, as well as the company's management.Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL
As part of a 6 member team, we built a web application which displayed exhaustive EDA on current graduate employability data in India. We built a predictive engine using ML which predicted salaries for fresh graduates.
This won the first prize in the Smart India Hackathon 2017 for AICTE. We'll also be implementing this on a larger scale for AICTE, augmenting their handbook approval system.Data Science, Machine Learning, Django, Celery
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
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