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I'm Nishant Balaji.

University of California, San Diego





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I'm Nishant, a second year student at UC San Diego. I've always been passionate about technology, and being a computer engineering major gives me the outlet to pursue my goals.

Work and Education

Work

Software Engineering Intern

August 2021 - Present

NASA

At NASA, I am working with the Earth Observation System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) team on usage-based data discovery. We are developing automated and semi-automated mechanisms using natural language processing and machine learning to identify, document, and classify the use of EOSDIS Earth Observation data in research articles and applications.

Software Engineer

February 2021 - Present

Engineers for Exploration: Acoustic Species Identification Team

At Engineers for Exploration, I am assisting conversation researchers at the San Diego Zoo in identifying individual species vocalizations using machine learning and manual identification. I used React and Flask in concurrence with Docker to assist in development of the Audio Labeling System. Improved upon many of the existing features of the labeling system, such as the audio labeling page and the user experience to make it more accessible for volunteer users. Over the summer of 2021, I received the Undergraduate Research Scholarship to continue doing research with the group.

Software Engineer

September 2020 - Present

NOMΛD

NOMΛD is a socially responsible startup serving to provide affordable real estate rentals to the general public. I used Stripe, Node.js, and React to create a payment workflow for renters and a payout workflow for hosts. I also developed continuous integration pipelines for deployment on Firebase and AWS Elastic Beanstalk, as well as helped earn $50k+ in non-diluted funding, acquire 15+ listings in 2 countries, and complete UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator.

Student Intern

June 2019

PowerSchool

As a Student Intern at PowerSchool, I assisted in organizing and running the Hour of Code community event for over 50 children of employees. I also shadowed with various departments of the company to learn more about their work.

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering

October 2020 - Present

University of California, San Diego

Courses: Advanced Introduction to Java, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, Mathematics and Algorithms, Computer Systems Architecture, Introduction to Analog Design, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism

Organizations: ACM@UCSD, ACM Dimensions

High School Diploma

August 2016 - May 2020

Folsom High School

 

Projects

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Contact

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Where to find me

Folsom, CA

Email Me At

nishantb1130@gmail.com

Call Me At

Phone: (916) 220 8794