About Me

I have completed my Masters in Computer Science from University at Buffalo. I have done my Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Pune, India. The field of Computer Science has intrigued me since a very early age. Our world revolves around technology and getting adapted to skills in computer science could help us shape the future of this world. I took an instant liking to it and went on to take the undergraduate program in Computer Engineering.

During my Bachelors in Computer Engineering I was introduced to many exciting courses in Computer Networks (learnt the exact functioning and interaction of the 7 layers of communication), Computer Forensics (learnt various encryption algorithms), Computer Graphics and Gaming (learnt various Clipping and Windowing techniques and Geometric Transformations) and Embedded Operating Systems (Programming Beagle Bone Black consisting of ARM cortex processor). Our final year project was to develop a system which would automate the process of medical diagnosis using association rules and pattern recognition. Working on this project strengthened my technical and team skills and gave me some valuable experience being the Project Head.

In my Masters program at University at Buffalo, I have done many interesting projects in the fields of Distributed Systems, Information Retreival, Data Science and Machine Learning. Implementing these projects has given me in depth knowledge about Java and Android Application development through the Distributed Systems course, Python and libraries like numpy, scikit-learn etc in the Machine Learning and Data Mining courses, R and Jupyter Working environment in the Data Intensive Computing course.

Apart from academics I have represented my college in my undergraduate program for soccer and have won several accolades. I am an avid reader and like to play the guitar. Musical influences range from Pink Floyd to Coldplay. Huge fan of Manchester United.

I have worked remotely as a Software Engineering Intern for Endorsify which is a company based in Los Angeles, CA.

Experience

Endorsify

Software Engineering Intern (June 2017 - August 2017 • 3 months)

I have worked remotely as a Software Engineering Intern for Endorsify. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA. It helps marketers manage user-generated content and establish relationships with content creators. I worked on integration of an API provided by Clarifai to build a tool using Python for generating tags from images on Instagram and build a classifier to help select appropriate influencers from the tags. I also worked on a project for building a data visualization dashboard, integrating Google Analytics and Heap Analytics with the company website and web scraping for required information.

Education

University at Buffalo

Masters in Computer Science (GPA 3.62/4)

I have completed my Masters in Computer Science at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I have done my specialization in the focus area of Computer Software and Information Systems.

COURSEWORK
Fall 2016: Analysis of Algorithms, Information Retrieval, Software Engineering Concepts, Computer Security.
Spring 2017: Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, Data Intensive Computing, Seminar on Software Verification.
Fall 2017: Data Mining and Bio-informatics, Seminar on Hardware Fingerprinting using Acoustic Sensors

University of Pune, India

Bachelors in Computer Engineering (First Class with Distinction)

Completed 4 years of my undergraduate education at University of Pune, India and achieved Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering.

Skills

Taking different courses in my undergraduate and graduate Education helped me get an insight into object oriented programming and gave me some basic proficiency in programming languages like Java and Python along with familiarity in many other software tools.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: Java, Python, R
TOOLS AND FRAMEWORKS: Django Rest Framework, Tableau, Solr, MapReduce
DATABASES: MySQL, SQLite, DynamoDB
OPERATING SYSTEMS: Linux, Windows

PROFICIENCY LEVEL:

  • Java
  • Python
  • GIT
  • Android Development
  • R
  • HTML5/CSS

Contact Details

Ashwin Nikam
136 Springville Ave
Buffalo, NY 14226 US

(716) 951-9073
nikam.ashwin7@gmail.com