Hey! I'm Neeraj, a Senior at UCLA where I major in Computer Science and double minor in Math and Film. When I'm not swamped in coursework, I enjoy reading, playing basketball, and going to the gym. I've been the Director of Media Relations at Sigma Eta Pi (UCLA's premier entrepreneurship fraternity), the Vice President of FPS Productions, and a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines.

I'm a polymath and an avid reader - history, science-fiction, and autobiographies are a few genres that accompany my computer science and film books. Apart from learning, I enjoy helping others learn. I've taught a class at UCLA (M113: How does Bitcoin Work?), volunteered with ACM to teach Python, spoke at the UAE Public Policy Forum about the Future of Education, and placed second in the Dr. Radhakrishnan Best Pupil-Teacher Award.

If you're interested in working with me or just want to chat, you can reach me on my social media provided above. I'd love to hear from you!

I'm constantly working on projects because I learn by doing. Click on a project below to check it out!

codirector
codirector

Make and distribute interactive films

Robot Doomsday
Robot Doomsday

Videogame where you must survive a robot invasion.

DrugDecider
Drug Decider

Predict a patient's treatment response to antipsychotics.

Gee-nomics
Gee-nomics

Process genetic data

Zombie Dash
Zombie Dash

Videogame about an amateur zombie hunter

Books For A Cause
Books For A Cause

Online second-hand bookstore in GEMS Modern Academy

These are the short films I had the most fun making. Why not click on one to watch right now?

Cube

Jury Award Winner, CMF 2020

Cube

Lead Editor, Winter 2020

We Need To Talk

Best Editing, CEC Shorttakes 2020
Finalist, Nikon CinemaZ 2019

We Need To Talk

Independent, Summer 2019

White Crow

Official Selection, Melbourne Lift-Off 2020

White Crow

Lead Editor, Spring 2019

Disconnected
Disconnected

Lead Editor, Winter 2019

Gold-Digging Girl

Audience Choice Award, CMF 2018

Gold-Digging Girl

Assistant Editor, Fall 2018

Superman in Real Life
Superman In Real Life

Independent, Summer 2017

Incoming Software Engineer
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2022

I'll be working full-time at Stripe soon!

Software Engineer Intern
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Summer 2021

At Amazon, I developed a ticket triage tool with AWS CDK and Lambda to improve developer productivity. I ensured that my tool was secure and robust by integrating Amazon’s Enterprise Access-only Authorization, adding monitors and alarms, and writing unit and integration tests.

Software Engineer Intern
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Summer 2017

At Esri I developed plugins in C++ and Bash to provide support for WEBP and PDF formats in ArcGIS (ESRI's flagship software) using the open-source library GDAL, and wrote user documentation for these plugins. I also collaborated with a team of interns to write an automated testing script in Python which compared image statistics and verified support for various file formats.

Sometimes my papers turn out better than expected. Here are a few of them. If you don't know where to start, I recommend the one on Quantum Computing and Bitcoin since it was published and listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for CompSciRN Cyber Attack (Topic) and the Computing Methodology eJournal. I spent six months working on it and even received advice from Martin Roetteler at Microsoft!

Cinema vs Netflix
SVODs

Could SVOD Services Signal the Death of the American Film Industry?

Quantum Computing and Bitcoin
Quantum Computing and Bitcoin

How would Quantum Computing impact the security of Bitcoin by enhancing our ability to solve the Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem?

Utopia
Utopia

What was the Intention behind Thomas More's Utopia?

Mpemba Effect
Mpemba Effect

What is the relationship between the initial temperature of water and its rate of cooling?

Head Injury Criterion
Head Injury Criterion

What is the risk of a fatal head injury during a car crash?