I came out as a chubby, summer baby at the ripe, young age of 0. However, don't let looks deceive you. I was a devious child, and I hope the world was ready for me.
With a pair of freshly sharpened pencils and a shiny, new eraser, I was off to Kindergarten to learn all the wonderful things school had to offer. Unfortunately, the only thing I learned that day was that American school lunches were far from what I imagined.
After several screams, crashes, and scraped knees, I finally earned my wheels. I could now be where I wanted, when I wanted and had to report to nobody... At least until I was tired and hungry after biking all day and needed to come home for dinner.
I started my business in my 4th grade classroom, making and selling paper fortune-tellers to other students. Unfortunately, I didn't pay my (nonexistent) lawyers enough because my teacher was able to shut down my operations in just a few weeks.
With my elementary school diploma in hand, I was off to change the world. I put my juice box down and set off to be an astronaut and make my 9-year-old dream a reality.
I planned on using my first computer for school, but I ended up playing more flash games on it than I'd like to admit. Luckily, Netflix was not around back then or my productivity would have dropped even further. However, this laptop really sparked my interest in computers and led me to study computer science. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Wow! A middle school diploma! I must be really accomplished by now. Not only did I survive elementary school, but now I also had 4 years of middle school under my belt. I wasn't ready to stop now, and I braced myself for high school...
As part of the K-12 Engineering Internship program, I worked in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Delaware under Professor Xiaoming Li. I did low-level programming for microchips on robots for applications that included following a line and moving towards a wireless access point.
I developed the front-end of dyli, a fashion app that matches users to designers, brands, and boutiques based on their personal tastes. This was my first real industry experience and I learned a lot about analytics, UI design, and developer collaboration.
Those past four years at the Charter School of Wilmington flew by fast. So did that Boeing 767. I left behind my home in Delaware and hauled all my belongings to California, so I could commit myself to four more years of education at Caltech.
I worked on Google's Ad Team to design an app category mapping system that was used in serving ads and implement a mobile app ad format. I had an awesome summer in Mountain View and learned lots of new technologies including protobuffers, BigTable, and Google's proprietary rendering language.
After picking up poker in my downtime, I won an online poker tournament and was flown to Chicago for a poker tournament. I had the opportunity to meet players who've played in the World Series and hear their stories of being career poker players.
I developed the functional specification and UI mockups for a feedback feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX. As part of the job, I worked with the legal, UX, content, and engineering teams in order to bring this feature to fruition. I also performed code reviews and created technical prototypes.
I spent the term at Cambridge University at Corpus Christi College as part of an exchange program. Living in England was quite different from life in the states, but I adjusted well and joined the rowing team and massage society while abroad.
Who knows what the future will bring. I'm really open to anything and my only preference is that I keep doing cool stuff. Come back soon to see where life takes me.
A next-generation fitness app that puts you head to head with all your friends by creating leaderboards for walking, running, and cycling activityDevpostGithub
An award-winning app that allows users to connect with people they meet on various social media platforms at once and share contact information simultaneouslyDevposttrnql Award
An award-winning web form created for the USDA that enables low-income parents to enroll their children for reduced price school lunchesDevpostUSDA Award
An award-winning disaster recovery app that crowdsources water, food, shelter, and medical and police assistance for those in need after a natural disasterDevpostIBM Award
An award-winning app inspired by my history class that helps Muslims face Mecca to pray by using the compass, GPS, and accelerometer (13k downloads)iTunesDevpost
A proof-of-concept that runs a webserver on an iOS device and allows users to connect to the server from a web browser and stream music stored on the deviceiTunesGithub
A cross-platform password manager that encrypts all your logins and snaps pictures of the user accessing them (over 36k free and 3k paid downloads)Google PlayiTunes
An implementation of MapReduce that runs on Nvidia GPUs and uses several GPU programming techniques to optimize parallel performanceGithub
A bluetooth ad-hoc file transfer app built in the early days of iOS but was rendered obsolete by AirDrop (over 500k downloads, $44k revenue)Github
The previous version of my personal website which detailed some of my projects and skills but became defuct when this version rolled outGithub