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  • 1. Pulkit Arora www.pulkitarora.in pulkit@pulkitarora.in 91.963.287.5802PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESystems Engineer, Infosys Labs August 2009 - presentInfosys Limited, IndiaInfosys Limited is a global leader in the ‘Next Generation’ of IT and consulting with revenues of US$ 6.604 billion.Associated with Infosys Labs, a dedicated research and innovation facility within Infosys, focusing on driving innovationacross trends identified by the company & transform the businesses of its clients globally.• Founding member of Research & Innovation Group and executive manager of Dynamic iOS Application Development Framework for Infosys Enterprise Mobility Middleware (Infosys mConnect).• Established & leading the research on Touch-less Interfaces, aimed at evolving contemporary forms of interaction & invent techniques of ubiquitous content accessibility. Develop Universal Interaction Controller Platform, with focus on leveraging Touch-less Interfaces within an Enterprise (currently using MS Kinect & Nintendo Wii controllers).• Co-authored, actuating research on Scalable & Immersive Navigation Techniques. Brainstorm, prototype & implement use-cases for tablet form-factor devices. Mentored InStep Intern, Fine-Arts sophomore from University of Washington.• Envisioned & evangelizing conception of Augmented Accessibility. Understand and analyze latent human incapabilities & their influential factors. In collaboration with psychology, anthropology senior from LMU, Munich.Software Intern January 2009 - May 2009Infosys Limited, IndiaUnderwent comprehensive technical & professional development training at the world’s largest corporate training facilityfor IT professionals, Infosys Mysore DC, India.Designed & implemented a novel approach for Enabling Software Engineering on Mobile Devices, by visually gatheringrequirements on touch enabled mobile devices, thereby significantly minimizing the fallacies incurred during RequirementGathering & Design stage of SDLC. (Team of 10)Intern, Times Business Solutions Limited June 2008 - August 2008The Times Group, IndiaDeveloped a social network application using Google OpenSocial API, enabling users of a professional networking website(www.peerpower.com) to access live content from their profile, within the Orkut profile page.PATENTS• [In Draft] A. Darbari, P. Arora, and P. Gupta, “Method for Creating Scalable & Intuitive Navigation System,” November 2011. (Design Patent)• [In Draft] A. Darbari, P. Arora, and P. Gupta, “Method for Creating Scalable & Intuitive Navigation System,” November 2011. (Design Patent)• [In Draft] A. Darbari, P. Arora, and P. Gupta, “Method for Creating Scalable & Intuitive Navigation System,” December 2011.INVITED TALKS & PRESENTATIONS• Talk on “Designing iPad Apps for Enterprise” to select experts, Enterprise Solution Group, Infosys Ltd. September 2011• Conducted workshop on “Scalable & Immersive Navigation Techniques” at Infosys Ltd. August 2011• Presentation on “Touch-less Interfaces using Kinect Controller” at Infosys Ltd. May 2011• Talk on “Thinking & Designing a Mobile App” at JIITU, Noida. March 2011• Presentation on “Self Adaptive Content based Clustering of 3D Objects” at International Conference of Contemporary Computing 2008. August 2008AREAS OF INTERESTInteractive Experiences Mobile Computing Ambient Intelligence Accessibility Usability Digital Consumer
  • 2. EDUCATIONBachelor of Technology, Information Technology July 2005 - June 2009Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, NoidaAggregate Score (in %): 79• Silent Talks, a smartphone application primarily built to assist speech disabled users to verbalize their thoughts by typing on a mobile device. Manages wide variety incoming communication & capable of dynamically generating context aware response, while users are preoccupied elsewhere.• Devised an agglomerative clustering algorithm for Self Adaptive Content based Clustering of 3D Objects. Developed working prototype to demonstrate 3D Object Searching & visualization of Distance Mover’s algorithm.• Designed & developed iRestore, a web based Information System (in PHP) for data backup & remote file access, in collaboration with University of Nebraska, Omaha (U.S.) and University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (U.S.).• Ideated & implemented algorithms for identification of potential malware, as part of a research project on Malware Detection using Honeypot Networks.• Developed JIIT-Learning Management System, central system for Teacher–Student interaction within the campus (www.jiitu.org).• Implemented visual simulations of • Automated 2D – Maze Solver, uses decision trees to decipher 3x3 Rubix Cube to a predefined state. • Spatial visualization of sorting algorithms for analyzing the state of data-set on each iteration.RESEARCH MEDIA• Term Paper on Experiential Learning, analyze various theories and frameworks prescribed by psychologists & how these can be used to improve human thought process & learning strategies, TKLR, JIITU, 2008.• Research Paper on Pragmatic Exploration of Semaphores, Operating Systems, JIITU, 2008.• Technical Report on Parallelization of Loops, demonstrating run-time techniques useful in achieving high parallelism on basis of input workload and data dependence pattern, Compiler Design, JIITU, 2008.SKILLSProgramming Languages Tools & Softwares Operating SystemHTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, C, Photoshop, DrawIt, Omnigraffle, iWork, Mac OS X, Windows, UbuntuObjective C, Java, J2ME, XML, SQL, Preview, Paintbrush, MS Office, Balsamiq, (Linux)Python, C#, ASP .Net Terminal iOS, Android, SymbianACTIVITIES POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY• Volunteer, Organizing Committee for Compute 2010, ACM India Signature Conference.• Treasurer & Co-Manager of Fun-Club at Mobility Group, Infosys Labs. Single-handedly organized several corporate team outings & team building events.• Chief Student Coordinator, Training & Placement Department (2007-09) at JIIT University. Organized & managed campus recruitment drives (attended by 1000+ students). Coached 500+ students, in technical & soft skills.• Coordinator of Artificial Intelligence DSIG at JIIT University.• Volunteer, Organizing Committee for International Conference on Contemporary Computing ‘08.• Teaching Assistant at JIIT University • CI-101, Introduction to Computer Programming. • CI-301, Data Structures • CI-705, Multimedia & Animation Lab Work• Project Assistant at JIIT University • “Block Breakers” game developed using OpenGL Graphics, 2008. • “Accessing Windows Remote Desktop Services using iPhone,” iPhone App developed using iOS SDK 3.0, 2009.
  • 3. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS• Consistently ranked amongst top 5% employees (out of 141,822 as on 30 September 2011) within Infosys Limited.• Secured distinction in Infosys Quality Certification, September 2010.• Recipient of Most Promising Debutant Award, amongst 500+ employees joining Infosys, December 2009.• Adjudged amongst Strong Contenders (above 91 percentile) in Google Online Marketing Challenge 2008.• Awarded Second Prize in Project Exhibition, International Conference on Contemporary Computing 2008.• Best Design Award in annual Web Designing Competition at JIVE ‘08.• Most Innovative Model Award in annual Crap Modeling Competition at JIVE ’08.• Won distinction in National Science Olympiad ’03.SOCIAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES• Proactive volunteer for organizing various events & preparing study material for disabled children with Samarathanam Trust for Disabled (www.samarthanam.org).• Member & promoter of The Art of Living Organization (www.artofliving.org).• Volunteer & keen participant in various social service camps & training activities conducted by Rotary International (www.rotary.org).• Self-taught guitarist & singer. Sung songs for documentary films Shakyamuni, DPSG & Antariksha, IIT Delhi.• Outgoing traveller and an inquisitive foodie.