Rohan Jhunjhunwala

2110 Haste Street · Berkeley, California · (484)-719-8420 rjhunjhunwala80@berkeley.edu

On this site, I continue to document all of my experiences, both technical and nontechnical. These experiences have formed me in a way that will help me be an asset on any development team.



Experience

Stealth Startup (2020- )

Stealth Startup in the Machine Learning Space

Course Staff, Discrete Mathematics Berkeley Electrical engineering and Computer Science (2019-2020)

Part of a team of course readers who worked office hours and graded homework assignments for a very large (~700 person) class on discrete mathematics.

Booz Allen Hamilton — 2019 Summer International Space Station Developer Intern

Work slated to include Oracle SQL for ISS inventory management, Monte Carlo methods of modelling spacecraft approach, and CUDA acceleration methods for treating line of sight communication as a graphics problem.

UC Berkeley Student Tech Services— Web Designer/ Developer (2019-2020)

Part-time web developer for UC Berkeley Student Tech Services: identifying key features, improving user engagement and experience, and designing backend/frontend integration with client’s vendors.

Penn Medicine—​ ​Research Intern

Assisted a nuero-radiologist in order to build a model of brain temperature based on DTI data and also worked in data entry for a longitudinal study on Parkinson’s disease. Part of the training included HIPAA compliance and a discussion of ethical processing of patient data.

FIRST Robotics Team 1168—Chief Operating Officer

Led FRC team 1168 to its first championship banner in its 14 years by writing software for tele-operated and autonomous navigation and supervising team logistics, including starting our first-ever off-season training sessions.

North South Foundation—Volunteer Teacher

Volunteer taught online classes to middle school students in the United States and the proceeds would go towards scholarships for the underprivileged in India.

Projects


Y-Combinator Hackathon - Encryption Accessibility Aid

Within 24 hours, learned fundamentals of Python Flask and web architecture to build a Web API, which allowed clients to verify an RSA signature against a public key. Concurrently, assisted on a pair of projects. One used OpenCV and a convolutional neural network to automatically output HTML from a website sketch, and one counted cells from a microscope image.

NASA Space Apps Challenge: Global Judging Nomination

Collaborated on an interactive phone-bot using Twillio's natural language processing API and on a website to improve our response to natural disasters.

DiBot.ml

Dynamic Programming, Bellman Equation

Implemented a dynamic programming solution which would use Bellman’s equation to create a near-optimal strategy to the given non-deterministic game of imperfect information. The bot ranked 11th against a competitive group of 124 others.

Minimax AI with Alpha-Beta Pruning

Wrote a pure Java (no libraries) implementation of a minimax AI, which would play Chess and other deterministic games (Reversi, tic-tac-toe, etc...) by solving out a game tree out to a finite depth.

Programming Language, Interpreter, and Extensible, Integrated Development Environment

Wrote a fully-functional interpreter for a “Turing-Complete” language of my own design, and co-wrote a set of packaged development tools to allow users to work with this language and other “esoteric languages”.

3D Graphics Engine

Wrote a pure Java implementation of a 3D rendering engine where the camera has all six necessary degrees of freedom along with code to provide varying scenery, including procedurally generated terrain (perlin noise).

Gesture-Based Playlist Controls

Within a 36 hour Hackathon (PennApps), co-built a system to allow a user to control a Spotify Playlist with a number of gestures, and built an LED Glove to sync to the beat of the song being played.


Education

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
GPA: 4.0 Degree Conferred: May 2020

Malvern Preparatory High School

High School Diploma
GPA: 4.40 Class Rank: 1/120 Diploma Awarded: May 2018

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • Languages: Java, Python, C, C++, C#/.NET
  • Operating Systems: OS X, Linux, Windows, Embedded Systems
  • Data/Analytics: SQL, PCA
  • Web: REST/Web Architecture, JS/HTML/CSS, MVC/Razor, Flask, PaaS (Heroku/Google Cloud Platform)
  • Other: Git, CAD

Interests

I enjoy puzzles of all kinds, and I've explored this in a number of different ways ranging from Game-Theory for board-games to solving shortest-code challenges ("code-golfing") on this StackExchange, and I've spent a number of different Friday afternoons doing recreational mathematics.


In a similar vein, I really enjoy reading academic satire. This years iteration of SIGBOVIK, a satirical conference out of Carnegie Mellon, features some excellent "scholarly research" including a chess engine that does not know where it's own pieces are, as well as an article I wrote "proving" "P = NP" by running away from problems and redefining my cowardice as an "approximation scheme."


After a long day of tiring myself out trying to solve these problems or making sense of pointlessly elaborate humor, I have two ways to "unwind". The first way is watching/reading Dystopian and Sci-Fi fiction, but the second is distance running.


Acknowledgements

It's important to acknowledge the resources we use, especially when building software. This site was built using Bootstrap. In particular, I adapted this template. Both the template and the Bootstrap framework are licensed under an MIT License.