this is atharva, good to see you here :)
Currently, I spend the majority of my time as a software engineer at Roblox, focused on building the metaverse! I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. I love building and breaking things, from computer software to RC airplanes and everything in between.
Growing up in a home full of art, literature, and music made me learn Indian classical vocal music, and the guitar, from the age of 8. I was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for my band 'loco' in Pune. Music being my first love, I try to experience my favorite artists perform every chance I get. Artists like Three Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Our Last Night, Andrew Belle, Loving Caliber, Boyce Avenue, Shankar Mahadevan, and the Fray.
In my free time, you can find me watching or playing cricket, trying to improve my fantasy football team (with the aid of Ben Crellin and Abubakar Siddiq), reading blogs, and watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I've also recently developed a keen interest in wristwatches and watchmaking, which means I spend a lot of time babying my collection and learning more about horology.
Games fascinate me. Other than trying out various board games (my current favorite being Coup) and video games (Valorant is my flavor of the season), I also love to read about game theory and play a lot of poker and chess. Optimization problems immensely fascinate me, and my passion for subjects such as Discrete Math and Automata Theory stems from this liking.
b.s in computer science
The University of Texas at Dallas
2017 - 2021
Academic Excellence Scholar, Graduated Cum Laude
Dean's list - Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020
software engineer II
June 2021 - Present
computer science mentor
Computer Science Mentor Center
Feb 2019 - May 2021
capstone swe intern
Toyota Financial Services
Aug 2020 - Dec 2020
software engineer intern
June 2020 - Aug 2020
software engineer intern
June 2019 - Dec 2019
Sept 2017 - May 2019
Hai Nguyen | VP of Engineering, Co-founder at Text-Em-All
"After 5 minutes of meeting Atharva, I sensed that he was different from most other students. I selected him for an internship at Call-Em-All from a pool of hundreds of other applicants. As I got to know Atharva, I was impressed by the thoughtfulness of his questions and his creativity. He was even a member of the Call-Em-All band at our annual Christmas party! Atharva grew to become a valuable member of our team and any team would be lucky to have him."
Jing Huang | Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
"Atharva interned with us this summer. He is a quick learner and very proactive. He has excellent problem solving skills and communication skills. He delivered good work in a timely manner."
Aditya Bhatt | AI/ML engineer at Morgan Stanley
"Atharva is very proactive and is eager to learn from others. He has excellent communication and presentation skills. This, along with being humble and an intelligent software engineer is an excellent combination to achieve greatness."
Sangeeta Gupta | Toyota Financial Services
"I worked with Atharva when mentoring for a Toyota sponsored UT Design Capstone project. Atharva and his team worked on developing an app to support a new business concept we were testing. He developed the front end using React Native and Axios, clearly displaying technical expertise and knowledge throughout the project. Understanding a complex problem and delivering an emerging solution that is consumer focused and consumer friendly was a difficult task. He and his team delivered not just the basic requirements but thought ahead and added customer focused features which will help enhance the customer experience. Atharva is a focused and determined individual and a great team worker. I absolutely enjoyed working with Atharva and wish him all the best through his professional journey."
Provides contextual background on various crypto-currencies based on consumer tone and historical pricing data
API's used - IBM Watson, Twitter, Cryptocompare
Displays information about pop culture news with some conversational context in a condensed format
programming languages and frameworks
Java, C#, C++, C
TypeScript, HTML, Matlab, Assembly
Node.js, SpringBoot, Flask
React, Redux, Bootstrap, Angular, jQuery, Material-UI
AWS - EC2, Lambda, Cloudwatch, SES
Jenkins CI/CD, Git, GitHub
Linux, Unix, Vim/Emacs
REST/SOAP API's, XML/JSON object parsing
ASP.NET, .NET Core, MVC framework, Factory design pattern
honors and awards
First place - ACM Projects
Supervisor of the year
Winner - 'Comets Create' engineering challenge
First place - International Finance Olympiad
The Association of Computing Machinery at UT Dallas
University Recreation at UT Dallas
UT Dallas Makerspace
The Bombay Stock Exchange
Occasionally, I pen down my thoughts, ideas that inspire me, and some learning experiences. I also like to keep track of my favorite articles/authors and blog posts. Curiosity-driven learning and the love for trying new things are why my content is a mix of programming, music, and games.
Medium link - https://medium.com/@athuphul