PALLAV BAKSHI

Developer . Machine Learning Engineer . Data Analyst . pallavbakshiai@gmail.com

I am a fresh graduate from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I can help you with tech, from getting your idea on the web to analyzing complex user-generated data. I have done projects in areas - web development, app development, data analysis, image processing & robotics. I am looking to work with the automation and analysis side of your product. Ping me if you are up for a techie chat.

Note: Tech stacks are huge and I don't know every technology out there. But I am constantly learning new things and evolving. I am a quick learner and generally it takes me 2-3 weeks to learn enough of a new framework to make a product out of it. However, tech is more than making stuff. Huge effort goes into maintenance and testing as well. Now that is a steep learning curve. But if you are facing any challenge, I am up for it. =D

Experience

Summer Analyst, Technology and Data

Morgan Stanley

Designed solutions to automate the report monitoring system employed by Morgan Stanley

  • Collaborated with analysts from China and Hong Kong to design novel solutions to the problems with the existing report monitoring system used globally within Morgan Stanley

  • Automated the processes that previously required IT service desk assistance and a period of 24 hours to carry out

Implemented the engineered solutions using full-stack development tools and technologies

  • Enhanced the original graphical user interface to accommodate additional features using JavaScript and ExtJS

  • Leveraged the existing Java-SQL backend to integrate the programmed solutions to the reporting framework

  • Deployed enhancements to the report monitoring system used by Morgan Stanley internationally

Hong Kong
June 2016 - August 2016

Summer Associate, Global Business Technology (GBT)

VF Asia (Timberland, Vans, The North Face, Nautica, Lee and 30+ brands)

Provided training to associates in new and advanced technologies

  • Provided more than 15 training sessions to over 100 associates relating to Smart 3D Boards, Skype for Business, OneNote and Unity (VF Cloud Service)

  • Rendered assistance to the CFO, CTO and VPs regarding the afore-mentioned technologies

Set up a cluster of servers for testing software

  • Set up IBM X-Series servers to create a virtual software testing lab

  • Performed regular maintenance of the servers along with troubleshooting

  • Collaborated with network engineers in laying out and setting up of the network infrastructure for the new office

Hong Kong
June 2015 - July 2015

Sales and Marketing Intern

India Today Group (Leading media conglomerate)
  • Coordinated with new and existing customers to discuss market expansion strategies with the help of media platforms provided by India Today

  • Analyzed ratings and strategic features of competitors’ advertisement campaigns to evaluate and improve India Today’s effectiveness in the space

  • Assisted the regional manager in initiating and closing a series of deals with startups for a special edition of India Today Magazine

India
20 June 2014 - 19 July 2014

Education

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Bachelor of Engineering

Major in Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Minor in Entrepreneurship

GPA: 3.62, First Class Honors

Final Year Project: Indoor Localization and Navigation for autonomous rover, HKUST

  • Awarded “The Best FYP” Bronze award out of 72 FYP projects

  • Designed an algorithm to recognize indoor location of a robot based on the depth map received from the depth sensor, Kinect

  • Programmed kobuki/iCreate base to navigate inside HKUST campus using ROS Navigation stack, avoiding obstacles and other possible barriers

  • Worked with SLAM, OpenCV, Python, Matlab and digital image processing APIs to build an indoor autonomous robot

  • Link to the final self-driving car: Self Driving Car HKUST FYP

Quality Assurance at HKUST

  • Represented the voice of 7,000 UG students to the University Board of Teaching and Learning Quality Committee

  • Advised and made recommendations to the senate on policies & regulations relating to quality assurance

Head Engineering Student Ambassador at School of Engineering (SENG), HKUST

  • Inspire and lead over 100 Engineering Student Ambassadors during summer camps, Information Day, public exhibitions, school visits and campus tours

  • Enhance and improvise the strategies used by SENG for promotional events and activities around the globe

Undergraduate Researcher (UROP) under ECE Department Head - MURCH, Ross

September 2013 - July 2017

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • Data Wrangling, Data Manipulation
  • Data Inference, Data Modeling
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Most of my well spent time goes into either coding or binging YouTube. I also love watching Netflix every now and then. If binging was a sport I would have been an athelete.

Apart from my time spent at screen, I love to play table tennis, listening to audiobooks while strolling and reading Harvard Business Review. I often end up in deep conversations with strangers which is an amazing feeling.

Awards & Certifications