Ashish Jaiswal

Arlington, Tx, USA · (682) 433-6518 · ashiz2013@gmail.com

I recently earned my Bachelor's degree focused in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Kathmandu Engineering College. I worked as a Software Engineer for a couple of years. Now, I am a first year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Arlington (starting August 2019). I am currently working in Heracleia Human-Centered Computing Lab at UTA under the supervision of Dr. Fillia Makedon. My major interests lie within computer vision and machine learning.

I believe in blending existence with innovation with vitality to impel striking results. It might be manipulating a medical x-ray image that enhances someone's well being or programming efficient robots to accomplish application-explicit tasks such as self-governing transportation, assisting medical surgery; these domains excite me as a person.



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Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Computer Science & Engineering, UT Arlington
  • Teaching Assitant for the course CSE 1320 - Intermediate Programming with C
August 2019 - Present

Scientific Applications Programmer

SocialEyes NP
  • Research & implement computer vision techniques with transfer learning to detect diseases from retinal images targetting macular degeneration
  • Build a risk analysis matrix dashboard to visualize patient's biometric information
April 2019 - July 2019

Software Engineer

Insight Workshop
  • Developed the core internal system of a national frozen beverage enterprise in the US inciting a high ground in its space and extending growth rate
  • Built MVP for a healthcare startup in the US that digitizes real-time health information for patients with IoT and empowers the practitioner-patient relationship
  • Developed the core internal systems of two similar tech-enabled healthcare services companies that facilitate consumer communication, engagement, and retention throughout the lifecycle of a consumer
April 2018 - May 2019

Machine Learning Engineer Trainee

Insight Workshop
  • Learned & implemented classical machine learning techniques in web applications
  • Worked on IoT projects related to health monitoring system
  • Worked with AWS Services related to compute and storage
December 2017 - April 2018

Secretary at Robotics Club

Kathmandu Engineering College
  • Worked as an acting secretary of the club
  • Worked on projects involving Robotics, Embedded Systems and programming languages like C/C++, Arduino, AVR, etc
  • Participated in different national and international robotics competitions representing club and college.
June 2015 - July 2018

Innovator

National Innovation Center
  • Programmed in C and AVR for stabilization of medical drone using LQR (Linear-Quadratic Regulator) techniques
  • Customized flight controller for accessible GPS tracking in rural places of Nepal
October 2016 - September 2017

Education

University of Texas at Arlington

Ph.D. in Computer Science
Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics, AI/ML
August 2019 - August 2024

Kathmandu Engineering College

Bachelor of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Embedded Systems, Robotics and Computer Science
November 2014 - October 2018

Pentagon International College (High School)

Physical Science

SCORE: 78.5%

July 2011 - May 2013

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
EXPERIENCED IN
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Python, Django
  • Computer Vision
  • MySQL, AWS Aurora
  • JS (ES5, ES6), jQuery, Angular TS
  • AWS Services (EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, etc)
  • Linux, Nginx
  • REST API & Services
  • IoT, Robotics & Embedded Systems
  • C/C++, AVR, Arduino
  • Agile Development

Interests

  • Computer Vision & Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Web Services
  • Cricket
  • Music
  • Traveling

Apart from being a machine learning enthusiast and a web developer, I enjoy most of my time in cricket. Whenever I get any chance to play indoor or outdoor cricket, I rush myself to it. I have also been an U-16 player for Kathmandu during my school days. I have participated in inter-college cricket competitions from KEC too.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and thriller genre movies and television shows. I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technological advancements in computer science.



Checkout my past blogs (Electronic Axis)

Awards & Certifications

Projects

With an intention to score high in the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), I focused on building something that could help me grasp obscure vocabularies subconsciously. So, I wrote a python script that changed my desktop wallpaper each minute with a random GRE vocabulary at a rate of 10 words per day. This project was one of the reasons why I scored 321 in the GRE.

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KrishiSathi is a web portal for farmers integrated with Machine Learning and IoT to analyze daily crops and their growth. The main purpose of initiating this undertaking for my "Final Year Project" was to get an insight into the integration of hardware, software and AI (learning)

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This project yielded us the "Best Engineering Award" at Robocon Nepal 2018. The purpose of this robot was to make it turn-on street lights manually and then clean solar panels autonomously with the help of a helper robot. This was one of the biggest scaled robots that our team from Robotics Club had built. Here's a small video on behind the scenes while we built the robot: Youtube Video

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Currency Predictor is a Django web application built to learn time series that shows the history of prices for different cryptocurrencies and also predicts their prices in the near future.

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Robotic Arm powered with record-and-play feature was a college project in my junior year. The arm was Arduino driven and controlled with servo motors. The precision of each axis movement was +- 2 cm. The project was intended as a prototype for industrial chores.

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With three other fellow computer scientists, we were able to build a hexacopter by customizing our own flight-controller named Hobbyking KK2. Hobbyking KK2 was intended as a prototype for the farmers that could empower them to sprinkle pesticides and monitor their crops remotely. With this project, we later participated in an international drone competition "KrishakCopter" and were the only finalist from Nepal.

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