CLASSROOM PROJECTS (Top)
21W.789: Screen Squared (Spring 2012)
We made an iPhone app that allows webpages to be mirrored or split across two iPhone screens using the Bump API to establish a connection. Essentially, we created a poor man's iPad. Team members: Prabhav Jain, Jacob Cole, Katharine Daly
6.804: The Length Estimation Game (Fall 2012)
This was an investigation into the power of estimation under pressure, where time and accuracy is often a tradeoff. The game was designed in pyGame, and asked players to guess the length of a line based on a given reference line measurement, under time critical conditions. The objective of the game was to maximize the score, an unknown function of time spent per question and accuracy of guess.
6.005: Midi Player and Chat Client (Spring 2012)
For the class on elements of software construction, we made a midi player and chat client as projects, all coded in Java. It was super fun!
JUST FOR FUN PROJECTS (Top)
Captcha Captcha (PennApps 2013)
At the PennApps 2013 hackathon, we made an app that allows users to have fun while solving captcha puzzles, and provides developers with safer means to ensure human authentication. In this system, the user is given a dial of randomly arranged numbers, and needs to move his head around to move the pointer to the right number. We use gesture recognition to determine the poistion of the user's head and relay the information about the raw positions to the backend, which then authenticates the answer. We used HTML5 Canvas, WebRTC, ObjectDetect.js, and Django + PIL. Team members: Prabhav Jain, Hisham Bedri, Marco Salazar
Gloo (MIT t=0 Hackathon 2012)
At MIT's t=0 hackathon, we made Gloo, an iOS app that helps people and interests meet at conferences and large events. Because exchanging contacts with everyone is cumbersome and old-fashioned! This also happened to be the winning entry. Team members: Hisham Bedri, Tejas Kulkarni, Jacob Cole, Srikant Paleskar, Brent Besson, Zack Hendlin
tfTruonex (Truonex Hackathon 2012)
Truonex is an MIT spin-off dedicated to efficient project discovery and sharing; in this hackathon, we enhanced a tf-idf system to be used for the basis of their search bar, in order to facilitate this discovery process. We also ended up winning the hackathon. Team members: Tejas Kulkarni
cforcollege is a website dedicated to helping students, particularly international students, understand the admissions process a little better, by offering input from actual seniors who have applied and been admitted to Ivy League schools. Apart from just the website, I have also individually coached high school students from India to that effect. Team members: Trisha Kothari
Showergy is an initiative in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders, that aims to provide a scalable, cost-effective shower system in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. I have been involved with this project since its inception in 2010, have travelled to Kenya to set up showers, and led it for a year thereafter.
RESEARCH PROJECTS (Top)
The need for champions (2010-2011)
I investigated the flow of information in complex low-tech social networks, and studied the empirically most efficient models for data dissemination. Based on an investigation carried out during MIT Media Lab's Sponsor Week, we were able to find that even approximate social search follows a power law graph, and we published in IEEE SocialCom '11. Collaborators: Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Sandy Pentland, Manuel Cebrian: Human Dynamics Group, MIT Media Lab
Ranking for conference management systems (2012-2013)
This project proposes to overcome this limitation by designing a rating system that seeks input from reviewers in form of comparisons, in addition to traditional numeric ratings. I am presently designing and integrating this scheme in the existing (freely available) HotCRP system.
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