- My senior thesis at CMU, advised by Prof. Jason
Hong and Prof. Yuvraj
- Developed a crowdsourced algorithm to detect smartphone apps that collect
personally identifiable information (PII).
- Winner of the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence.
- Link: Thesis Abstract
- A project from the CMU CHIMPS Lab that
scored Android apps based on how well they respect user’s privacy.
- Maintained the backend that fetched more than a million Android apps for
- Link: PrivacyGrade.org
Chinese Calligraphy App (2013)
- Helped an university in Taiwan to port an app for teaching Chinese Calligraphy
from Windows to Android.
- The user writes a character on the touchscreen and the app rates their writing
based on models of famous calligraphers.
- Designed a new interface in Android while interfacing with existing code
written in C++.
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) (2010-2012)
- Captain for an underwater ROV team participating in the
- Designed our own waterproof components such as cameras and on-board circuitry
to accomplish various tasks in a simulated underwater oil leak.
- Link: Presentation
Facebook Terminal (2013)
- A “geek-friendly” interface for Facebook.
access Facebook by issuing commands such as ls, cd, mv, etc.
Photo Ordering Website (2010-2012)
- A website for students at my high school to shop prom photos online.
- Users can tag their friends in photos so it’s easier to find them.
Volume Control (2010)
- An Android app that automatically changes the phone’s volume when the user
plugs in their earphone.
- Created before such feature was widely available on Android devices.