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Hi there!

My name is Agam Gupta.

I am a Voracious Reader, Nomadic Traveller, Avid Photographer, Technology Buff and Believer.

Currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Completed my schooling from Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi.

I sway from one frame of Life to the other to enhance my world-view from various perspectives, and also understand and discover Life.

Simply speaking, I have a lot to figure out and a lot to learn.

Leadership Initiative


Code For Chicago (CFC), Evanston, IL
February 2015 – Present


Front-end web development

  • Worked on designing and hosting the website for CFC to serve as a platform for people to learn more about the
    projects and volunteer.
  • Created tests for our ruby on rails backend, and making a mock API for functional testing in ruby.

 


Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram
2013 – 2014


President Chemistry Club ‘Catalyst’

  • Directed a team of 30+ students and organized the first international chemistry symposium at my school with over 150 teams from over the world.

 


Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram
2013 – 2014


Founder Member of Rubik’s Cube Club

Education

Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
June 2018

GPA: 3.96/4.00

Honors: Dean’s List; High Honors Recognition (Fall 2014, Spring 2015); Honors Recognition (Winter 2015, Fall 2015); First prize in entrepreneurship competition –Project Pitch.

Coursework: Systems, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, C++, Networking, Design Thinking and Communication.

Delhi Public School
R. K. Puram, New Delhi
2013-14

Percentage (Best of Four): 96.75%

Subjects: English , Math, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science

Delhi Public School
R. K. Puram, New Delhi
2011-12

Grade: A1
CGPA: 10 (All Subjects)

Subjects: English Comm.,Comm. Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Foundation of IT

Honors & Awards

Honors: Dean’s List; High Honors Recognition (Fall 2014, Spring 2015); Honors Recognition (Winter 2015, Fall 2015); First prize in entrepreneurship competition –Project Pitch.

Activity: Academic Excellence for seven consecutive years from 2006 – 2013.
Award/Position: Gold Medal
Year: 2013-2014

Activity: Awarded by College Board USA for outstanding academic performance.
Award/Position: AP Scholar Award Certificate
Year: 2013-2014

Activity: Awarded by Ekta Mission for outstanding sports performance at district level.
Award/Position: Trophy and Award
Year: 2013-2014

Activity: Academic Excellence.
Award/Position: Blue Tie and Blue Blazer
Year: 2012-2013

Activity: Awarded by Delhi Sanskrit Academy for Excellence in Sanskrit
Award/Position: Scholarship for Excellence in Sanskrit
Year: 2011-2012

Activity: Academic Excellence
Award/Position: Scholar Badge
Year: 2011-2012

Activity: Secured 100 % in Delhi State Level Vedic Mathematics exam.
Award/Position: Gold Medal
Year: 2011-2012

Activity: 91 State Rank in 11th National Cyber Olympiad
Award/Position: National Cyber Olympiad
Year: 2011-2012

Activity: 39 State Rank in International Informatics Olympiad
Award/Position: International Informatics Olympiad 2011
Year: 2011-2012

Activity: Academic Excellence.
Award/Position: Scholar Badge
Year: 2010-2012

Activity: 422 and 670 State Ranks in 13th, 14th National Science Olympiads held on 19th November, 2010 and 26th December, 2011
Award/Position: National Science Olympiad
Year: 2010 & 2011

Experience


Data Scientist at Sopra – IT consulting and services
(July 2015 – September 2015; New Delhi, India)

  • Developed a program that predicts whether a cab booking would be cancelled or not.
  • Analyzed over 40’000 data entries, doing statistical computations, data cleansing and classification on it.
  • Learnt about various machine—learning algorithms, statistical methods used to manipulate data, and CRISP—DM methodology that is used at the industrial level.
  • Achieved 92.5% prediction accuracy, as opposed to an existing 67% accurate model.


Teaching Assistant at Northwestern University
(Fundamentals of Computer Programming I and II)    (Winter 2015 and Spring 2015; Evanston, IL)

  • Appointed as a teaching assistant for CS classes – teaching C++ and Racket – as a freshman.
  • Held regular office hours to teach students and resolve their querie
  • Graded assignments and exams for 200 students in freshman year CS classes.


Thales Software India Pvt. Ltd.
Part-time associate (September 2012 – February 2013; New Delhi, India)

  • Involved in client researching and helping to prepare for client meetings.
  • Marketing and Developing project plans.


Audiovert Inc.
Web Development Lead (April 2016 – Present; Evanston, IL)

  • Created a platform (for web and mobile) that allows customers to buy and fully customize their speakers.
  • Audiovert is a startup that allows people to buy customizable speakers (www.audiovert.com).
  • Best undergrad project winner at NUVC, nation’s 3rd largest VC competition.

Projects

Northwestern University
OcWord

OcWord

    • An Augmented Reality system that enables seamless communication between people who speak different
      languages or are deaf by interpreting spoken words and showing them as subtitles in any preferred language.
    • Makes use of oculus rift and google’s speech recognition, language translation APIs.

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AudSearch

AudSearch

    • Essentially a chrome extension that allows you to “Control-F” for videos, using speech-to-text and sentiment analysis APIs – specifically Houndify and Alchemy.
    • Selected as top 10 finalists and won the best Guru-led hack prize at Pennapps XIII, amongst 1500+ students.

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DigiSens

DigiSens

– November 2015

    • An automated alternative authentication system for high-end security applications which makes use of leap motion technology to authenticate passwords.
    • Selected as a finalist from amongst 500+ students at WildHacks, Chicago’s largest intercollegiate Hackathon.
    • One of 16 teams shortlisted for Central America regionals – for TigerLaunch – Princeton’s competition.

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LibManager

LibManager

– December 2014

    • A tool to digitalize the process of book keeping with functionalities for checking out, returning and searching a book, as well as updating the entire library database.
    • Came up and coded the functionalities of searching a book by various means such as genre, author etc. and updating the database. This was done as a side project to see the practical applications of C++.

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Skills

HTML
CSS
C++
Racket
Matlab
jQuery
R
Shiny Apps
Machine learning algorithms
Analytical
Conscientious
Energetic
Enterprising
Innovative
Motivated
Optimistic
People-oriented
Precise

Academic Awards and Honors

Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi, India

S.No. Activity Award/Position Year
1 Academic Excellence for seven consecutive years from 2006 – 2013 Gold Medal 2013-2014
2 Awarded by College Board USA for outstanding academic performance AP Scholar Award Certificate 2013-2014
3 Awarded by Ekta Mission for outstanding sports performance at district level Trophy and Award 2013-2014
4 Academic Excellence Blue Tie and Blue Blazer 2012-2013
5 Awarded by Delhi Sanskrit Academy for Excellence in Sanskrit Scholarship for Excellence in Sanskrit 2011-2012
6 Academic Excellence Scholar Badge 2011-2012
7 Secured 100 % in Delhi State Level Vedic Mathematics exam Gold Medal 2011-2012
8 91 State Rank in 11th National Cyber Olympiad National Cyber Olympiad 2011-2012
9 39 State Rank in International Informatics Olympiad International Informatics Olympiad 2011 2011-2012
10 Academic Excellence Scholar Badge 2010-2012
11 422 and 670 State Ranks in 13th, 14th National Science Olympiads held on 19th November, 2010 and 26th December, 2011 National Science Olympiad 2010 & 2011

Standardized Test Scores

S.No. Examination Scores Obtained Date of Examination
1 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 115/120 24th November, 2013
2 ACT 32/36 26th October, 2013
3 AP Physics B 5/5 13th May, 2013
4 AP Calculus AB 5/5 8th May, 2013
5 AP Chemistry 4/5 6th May, 2013
6 SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2) 800/800 4th May, 2013
7 SAT  Subject Test (Physics) 770 / 800 4th May, 2013
8 SAT  Subject Test (Chemistry) 710 / 800 4th May, 2013
9 SAT  Reasoning Test  2050 / 2400 26th Jan., 2013