Sambodhi
Chakrabarty
Undergrad @University of California, Irvine
Computer Science and Engineering
Class of 2017
Full-stack developer and art enthusiast.
I fix things that bug you.

Experience

Jun '16 - Sep '16

    C#, C++
    NodeJS, Unity3D
    YOLO/Darknet

Microsoft

Software Engineering Intern

Worked with computer vision algorithms to bring a 2D classification system onto the 3D world in the HoloLens. Won first place in the internal hackathon among 16000 participants.

Oct '15 - Feb '16

    NodeJS
    Arduino
    Amazon Alexa

Honda R&D Americas

Infotainment Software Engineering Intern

Developed an arduino project to remotely control your Honda through any device connected to the internet. During the internship, I worked closely with Amazon Alexa, Sparkfun's ESP8266 WiFi shield and MG2639 Cellular GSM shield to prototype my work.

Jun '15 - Sep '15

    PHP, C
    NodeJS, Express
    MongoDB, Scala

SugarCRM

Software Engineering Intern

Hacked at the PHP Zend engine with C for efficient deployment. Made an internal social analysis hack with Node/Express, placing first in Sugar's internal Hackathon. Made my own Machine Learning training templates for smart email filters.

Jan '14 - JUN '15

    Java, J2EE
    Tomcat, Liferay

University of California, Irvine

Web Developer

Worked in a small team of developers to add and enhance features on the official student portal using Java and J2EE web development.

Virtuoso

October 2015
Virtuoso was built under 36 hours in HackingEDU.

We built Virtuoso as a data-mining hack directly on top of an acoustic guitar to siphon information of user input in real-time. In a nutshell, it tracks and analyzes your finger positions and pressure on the guitar and sends it over to a back-end server. This enables the platform to collect highly valuable data from a live musical performance for all kinds of analysis and provide relevant feedback.

Grasshopper

October 2015
Grasshopper was built under 36 hours in CalHacks 2.0 and won the grand prize for the best use of Magnet.

Built as a streamlined cross-platform contextual collaboration service, it uses our on-prem installation of Magnet on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Messaging to integrate deep-linked commands and execute real-time applications between all mobile and web platforms located in a cluster near each other. It completely gets rid of the overhead of authenticating users and sharing contacts - all sharing is done locally through gps-enabled devices.

Paper

October 2015
Paper was built under 36 hours in SDHacks 2015 and won the prize for Hack that Best Connects Us by Viasat.

Paper as a service provides a framework to cluster phones based on location. If you are hanging out with your friends on a Friday night, the app will automatically detect and enable you to share your files within the group with a swipe. This skips the extra overhaul of signing up for an authenticated service and adding new contacts. The mobile app sends the information to our back-end NodeJS server which then points the package towards the right destination(s), providing a cloud-based solution for fast, efficient, and local file sharing.

Binoculars

September 2015
Binoculars was built under 24 hours in HackMIT 2015 and won Disney's Best Use of Visual Media along with Kensho's Best mashup of unstructured data sources.

The advantage of photography is that it is visual and can transcend language. Images alone have now eaten up over 63% of the internet. While this powerful realization has spawned amazing leaps in statistical data modeling for teachers, researchers, and companies, it has dismissed such tools as almost inapplicable in the daily interactions of the common man. Binoculars break this one-sided conversation by letting the internet talk back. Every image on the internet is transformed into a fully responsive hub for the user, letting them hone complete control over every dimension of the experience.

Nova

August 2015
Nova is a software platform for visualizing connections and performing graph analysis on a cluster of people, made under 36 hours in Hack The Planet 2015.

It generates directional graphs between people based on the strength of their connections/network. The strength of their connections is measured by the frequency of interaction and a sentiment value provided by the Muse headbands during communications coupled with a machine learning engine for sentiment analysis.

Sketchless

April 2015
Sketchless was made under 36 hours in LA Hacks 2015, and won the API prize for Best Use of HeyWatch API.

It is an interactive hub for all musicians who love listening to and making covers. We let musicians record their covers through any device in any format- everything works! Users can then exploit our audio synchronization algorithm that aligns different covers to make great mashups of their favorite songs.

Prelog

March 2015
Prelog was made under 24 hours in Google Web Hacks, and won third place!

At its heart, Prelog is a contextual web reader integrated into Google Drive. While reading a Calculus chapter on Differentials through Drive, Prelog parses the visible text and displays contextual information(videos on how to solve differentials, Khan Academy links, etc) on the screen for an integrated experience.

Google Web Hacks >

cSplit

October 2014
cSplit was made under 36 hours in Cal Hacks 2015.

New school year + No dorm = Apartment living. This equation tends to bring a giant monetary commitment with commodities and essentials including beds, furniture, electronics, and kitchenry. While Amazon does an awesome job in providing merchandise, our bank accounts might take multiple arrows when we take money out on credit to be paid back later by roommates.

It tries to bridge this gap by allowing users to invite their friends to split the fee on high-cost/bulk-buying materials through Amazon.

Alonso

May 2014
Alonso was made under 36 hours in HackUCI 2014, and placed in Top 10!

Alonso brings hands-free voice customization on every aspect of the smartphone to Android. With an always-on functionality, users can trigger voice-activated commands even while Alonso is inactive. This application is analogous to a rudimentary scripting platform for Android users.

SoundInit

April 2014
SoundInit was made under 36 hours in LA Hacks 2014.

SoundInit is a Shazam clone that came to fruition with our attempts at learning how to use the GraceNote API. It recognizes songs from small audio clips and lets users save their search results on their phone.

Push Timer

January 2014
I found myself zoning out in the middle of homework sets- sometimes for exorbitantly long periods! Push Timer lets me start a traditional timer, but add small increments of time once I finish a predefined accomplishment(like a page of my homework set) through the push of a button. With the goal of not letting the timer reach zero, it helped me pace myself while finishing homework problems.

ZotMan

September 2013
ZotMan is an app I made to help me move into college. Using the Google Maps canvas and API for Android, I plugged in coorndinates for key locations on campus allowing it to draw routes to all of my classes.

Mental Integrals

August 2013
Mental Integrals helped me review basic integrals from calculus. This was very helpful when I was following MIT's OCW Multivariable Calculus course over the summer after high school with my friends. Using Google's Play Service Leaderboards, we competed for the highest score.

FunCrypt

June 2013
FunCrypt is an app I made to test out some of the basic ciphers that I had learned while taking Cryptography on Coursera and pick up the basics of Android development.
HackMIT 2016
http://devpost.com/software/gaze-09xkmb
    Finalist
    Best Use of Microsoft Technology
    Best Use of Emerging Technology(Disney)

Deep learning as a tool can have a huge impact in the media industry. With visual and audio content taking over 70% of the internet, people often struggle with navigating through un-organized media content. Our goal is to transform cluttered video content into a simplified and streamlined navigating experience.

Microsoft OneWeek Hackathon 2016
    2016 Microsoft Worldwide Hackathon - Rank 1 (out of 16000+ participants)
    People's Choice Award
    Superpowers for Everyone

Seamless interaction with computer vision algorithms for the three-dimensional world is the natural step forward for the HoloLens. HoloVision aims at making the HoloLens smarter by always learning about its surroundings and tagging contextual information in the three-dimensional world while leveraging two-dimensional computer vision algorithms.

CalHacks 2.0
http://devpost.com/software/grasshopper
    Best Use Of Magnet

Grasshopper lets you collaborate locally between friends/colleagues. We account for sharing application information at the deepest contextual level, launching instances with accurately prepopulated information where necessary. As this data is compatible with all third-party applications, the use cases can shoot through the sky.

SD Hacks 2015
http://devpost.com/software/paper-1dxkz5
    Hack that Best Connects Us by Viasat

Paper as a service provides a framework to cluster phones based on location. If you are hanging out with your friends on a Friday night, the app will automatically detect and enable you to share your files within the group with a swipe. This skips the extra overhaul of signing up for an authenticated service and adding new contacts.

HackMIT 2015
https://devpost.com/software/binoculars
    Best Use of Visual Media(Disney)
    Best Mashup of Multiple Unstructured Data Sources(Kensho)

Images alone have now eaten up over 63% of the internet. While this powerful realization has spawned amazing leaps in statistical data modeling, it has dismissed such tools as almost inapplicable in the daily interactions of the common man. Binoculars break this one-sided conversation by letting the internet talk back. Every image on the internet is transformed into a fully responsive hub for the user, letting them hone complete control over every dimension of the experience.

LA Hacks 2015
http://devpost.com/software/sketchless
    Best use of HeyWatch API

Sketchless is an interactive hub for all musicians who love listening to and making covers. Believing in the power of collaboration, we bring the power to mix and match multiple covers overlapping with each other, each specializing in a specific instrument, to curate a synergistic masterpiece.

HackUCI 2014
http://devpost.com/software/alonso
    Finalist: Top Ten

Navigating between applications, setting phone profiles, finding directions, calling friends and family has never been easier or faster than being one word away.