Hi! I'm (Sri) Raagavi, a student, software engineer and language enthusiast, from Dubai, UAE. I'm currently a junior at Stanford University, California, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Linguistics. The convergence of the two disciplines, specifically in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Understanding, have long held my interest and date back to very early enthusiasm for Maths and Spelling Bees in middle school.
My interest in Computer Science is fueled by the power I see in technology being able to make the world a more level playing field for everyone, not only by improving accessibility the way companies like SignAll do, but also by putting resources that previously required money and expertise, at every individual's fingertips.
Outside of class, my time is generally consumed by varying permuatations of music, tennis, cooking and art. On campus, you would probably find me playing basketball, teaching kids to play the piano as a part of Stanford Melody, writing satire pieces for the Stanford Daily or looking for new places to eat with my friends.
I'm constantly looking to learn new things and improve the way I do things that I know. So if you have advice, feedback, questions or just want to chat, feel free to reach out to me!
Skills learned: Java, Web Development, Apache Maven, Design Patterns , API Usage
Grader for Math 51 - the Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus course at Stanford University.
At MoneyTap, I worked on log monitoring and alerting using Elastic Stack’s ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana, to help manage the various API's the company uses to facilitate their mobile app. This feature helped intercept server issues with external API's before users had to deal with challenges on the app. I also helped improve monitoring and alerting efficiency for the application by incorporating timber.io’s Vector.
Skills learned: Java, Springboot, ElasticStack, Vector, Log Monitoring/Alerting
At VFS, I worked with the basics of Microsoft Azure SQL Database management and learned how the company's point of sales system was handled and updated from the back-end. The goal was to feed data from the existing database into excel using Power Query in order to be able to visualize it better using Microsoft Power BI.
I also learned introductory concepts regarding app development and database update in real-time using Visual Basic.
Skills learned: Visual Basic, Power BI, Azure SQL, Power Query, API Usage
As a Computer Science undergraduate, I am specifically interested in the tracks of Artificial Intelligence - for its applications in NLU and NLP and the prospects of accesibility for demographics such as the deaf community - and Human Computer Interaction - particularly social computing and UI/UX design - and plan to explore these fields as extensively as possible during my time here.
Having lived in Dubai my entire life, this is the school that I spent most of my formative years in. Despite the lack of attention in certain classes, I ended up doing well in Math, Computer Science, Physics and English - subjects that I love to this day. Aside from being Head Girl, an active track athlete and debater, I spent the majority of my time here playing basketball, in the orchestra room playing the violin or training for the National Spelling Bee.