Senior Leadership Recognition Award

“For your dedication and leadership in SCS4All and your exceptional work as a teaching assistant in 15-151 and 15-251, along with your leadership as a tour guide, I have nominated you for the Senior Leadership Recognition.  Thank you for all you have done to help our students in computer science and address issues of diversity and inclusion on our campus.  You areContinue reading “Senior Leadership Recognition Award”

Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar

I am so honored to receive this award https://www.cs.cmu.edu/news/five-scs-seniors-named-acs-scholars#:~:text=Parmita%20Bawankule%2C%20Pranav%20Kumar%2C%20Arnav,named%20Andrew%20Carnegie%20Society%20Scholars. Five School of Computer Science seniors have been selected as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars for 2021. The award recognizes their academic excellence; volunteerism; leadership; and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. Parmita Bawankule, Pranav Kumar, Arnav Mahajan, Stephen Price and Chloe Yan are among 40 studentsContinue reading “Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar”

How to Succeed in 151

What this is:This is advice for the CMU class 15-151 aka “Concepts” aka “Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science.” It’s the intro CS class that all freshmen in the School of Computer Science (SCS) have to take. Who it’s by:I’m a senior in SCS. Though it’s been a while since I’ve taken Concepts, I was aContinue reading “How to Succeed in 151”

Watch Together FB Messenger

It’s here!!!! I worked on the Messenger Cowatch project. It allows you to watch videos together with friends. Check out its official release page for details on How it Works and more. Here’s a pic of me testing it out with my intern mentor. My contribution can be broken into 2 main parts: 1. Using MachineContinue reading “Watch Together FB Messenger”

Remote Internship at Facebook

This summer I was fortunate enough that the company I signed on to intern with, Facebook, was doing a remote internship during the pandemic. I wanted to summarize some of the ups and downs of this experience. Structured Internship Facebook has a very structured internship. Interns (at least on the technical side) are given 3Continue reading “Remote Internship at Facebook”

On Volunteering, Optimizing Metrics, and more

This winter break I volunteered at the Southern California Vipassana Center in Joshua Tree near LA. On being free: I’ve done a couple of 10-day meditation retreats in the past through the Vipassana Organization and the neat thing is that it is completely free.Not even that it’s a non-profit, but actually free. You don’t pay forContinue reading “On Volunteering, Optimizing Metrics, and more”