Ashwin Kudva

Student | Developer | Creator


(972) 821-2442 ยท ashwinkkudva@gmail.com

I'm a Junior at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics under the Turing Scholars Honors Program. I've dabbled in everything from machine learning to robotics to parallel processing, and I like to create and build whenever I get the chance. I'm especially interested in Machine Learning and Data Science, as well as high performance computing. In my free time I do some light programming and reading, and enjoy playing basketball and camping.


Experience

Data Engineering Intern

Apple

Creating a quick-access API for supply and demand forecasting/product data using GraphQL, Teradata, and Spark. Utilizing Prisma to efficiently translate between GraphQL-based schema queries and SQL database commands.

May 2020 - August 2020

Data Science Intern

Applied Research Laboratories

Implemented fast and parallel 3D reconstruction models of seabeds for positioning of underwater drones using visual odometry. Used transfer learning and OpenPose to make custom ML models for pose estimation of underwater divers using Tensorflow and Keras.

January 2020 - May 2020

Software Engineering Intern

Visa, Inc

Developed a worldwide monitoring system to track health of internal servers in realtime and with historical data using Node.js, React, and Powershell. Additionally built VisaGo, a customized link shortener for Visa's internal company-wide LAN using SQL Server and Node.js for fast and scalable link translation.

May 2019 - August 2019

Web Developer Intern

Airlite Plastics

Programmed backend servers, setup e-commerce shop, and maintained website to sell reusable cups for Again! USA, a branch of Airlite Plastics. Migrated from legacy PHP codebase to MERN stack.

May 2016 - August 2018

Education

University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Computer Science, Mathematics

GPA: 3.75

Member of the Turing Scholars Honors Program, Freetail Hackers, and Camp Kesem

August 2018 - May 2022

Coursework



Taken
  • Operating Systems Honors
  • Artificial Intelligence Honors
  • Algorithms and Complexity Honors
  • Concurrency Honors
  • Computer Architecture Honors
  • Data Structures Honors
  • Discrete Mathematics Honors
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Competitive Programming

Currently Taking
  • Computer Vision
  • Compilers
  • Software Engineering

Projects

Massively Parallel Minimax AI for Connect 4

Golang | CUDA | C++ | Pthreads

Created a decision-tree based Minimax AI algorithm that runs in parallel using Golang Goroutines and the CUDA GPU API to play two player games such as Connect-4 and Checkers efficiently - looks ahead over 250 thousand states in less than a second.

Chip8Emu

Java | LibGDX | OpenGL | Mobile

A lightweight, cross-platform emulator of the CHIP 8 instruction set implemented in Java with the LibGDX framework. Includes custom sounds and SUPER CHIP-8 support, as well as Android and iOS publishing functionality. In addition, I made a custom ROM using the CHIP-8 assembly language.

Triangulum

C# | Unity3D

Inspired by Portal, Triangulum is a first person platformer puzzle game. It was created for the TSA Video Game Design Competition, and placed 4th in Texas. The object of the game is to navigate through an obstacle course with the help of a remote, within a certain time interval. Made with Unity3D/C#.

Mapbook

React | Bootstrap | HTML5

A responsive and reactive front-end for the RestCountries API. Serves live information such as capitals, populations, and languages for countries of interest based on queries. Also saves past areas of interest in the cloud. Made using Bootstrap, Javascript, Firebase, and React.

I Need Some Space

Angular | Bootstrap | HTML5

A simple Chrome extension that uses publicly available NASA APIs to create awe-inspiring home pages, featuring either a live satellite feed from the International Space Station or a random image generated from NASA's APOD, or Astronomy Picture of the Day. Made for HackTX 2018 using AngularJS and Bootstrap.



... and more, hosted on my Github!


Resume

here is a link to my resume!