Dhruv Gupta

Harvard University
dhruv4{at}gmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/dhruv4

Hi! I am a freshman at Harvard University. I am passionate about computer science, videography, music, and public speaking. I love to research and have several prize-winning computer science, economics and biology science fair projects, with a few patents pending. Currently I'm an intern in DASlab at Harvard University under Prof. Stratos Idreos.

I've built several web applications such as Vend Now and DJ Share. With a partner, I developed an algorithm that predicts stock price movements with an 80% accuracy by analyzing social media data.

Education

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Class of 2020keyboard_arrow_up

www.harvard.edu

Intending to pursue Computer Science and Government

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Class of 2020

I am intending to concentrate in Computer Science and complete a secondary in Government.

Notable Courses:

  • CS124: Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 61: Systems Programming and Machine Organization
  • CS 51: Introduction to Computer Science II
  • Applied Math 21a: Multivariable Calculus
  • Applied Math 21b: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • F50N Freshman Seminar: What Is the Internet, and What Will It Become?
  • GOV 20: Foundations of Comparative Politics
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www.tjhsst.edu

4.38 GPA || 2400 SAT

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Class of 2016 || 4.38 GPA

SAT I: 2400

SAT IIs: Chemistry: (800); Math Level II: (800); World History: (800)

AP Exams:Computer Science A (5); BC Calculus (5); Chemistry (5); Physics C: Mechanics (5); Physics C: E/M (4); Statistics (5); U.S. History (4); Macroeconomics (4); Microeconomics (4); AP Latin Vergil, U.S. Gov and Politics, English Lang and Composition

Notable Courses:

  • Artificial Intelligence 1 & 2
  • Parallel Computing 1 & 2
  • Mobile and Web App Development
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Advanced Mathematics Techniques

Technical Skills

Web Mobile Responsive Design Development
HTML/CSS Android Bootstrap Python
PHP Ionic Materialize Java
Rails iOS Photoshop C/C++
Javascript Web Optimization SQL
Node.js Alexa
JQuery.js OCaml
D3.js
Flask

Work Experience

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Capital One

June 2017 - August 2017

capitalone.com

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Software Engineering Intern

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MEANS Database

May 2016 - June 2016

meansdatabase.com

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Worked with startup non-profit to assess new directions

Worked on back-end Ruby on Rails development

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DASlab @ Harvard SEAS

June 2015 - Present

daslab.seas.harvard.edu

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Under the mentorship of Prof. Stratos Idreos

Conducted research in databases and data exploration techniques. Worked on next generation data systems under the Queriosity project.

Only High School intern in Computer Science Department.

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Innolance

June 2014 - May 2015

www.innolance.com

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Web Development Internship

  • Complete re-write and launch of front-end for Fledgeling.com (Summer 2014)
  • Promote Fledgeling Web/App on Twitter and Facebook accounts (2014-2015)
Apps
VendNow ®

Find an easy way to snack. Web application to make it safe and convenient to find vending machines.

www.vend-now.com
DJ Share

Application to build collaborative playlists and DJ events with others!

www.dj-share.com

Extra Curriculars

HPAIR

Work as Tech Associate for organization that hosts biannual conferences in Cambridge and Asia-Pacific, focusing on Asian-International Relations.

www.hpair.org
Harvard Dharma

Co-Treasurer of Harvard's Hindu student group.

www.dharmaharvard.org
Ghungroo & SAA

Choreographed and participated in a large South Asian production; Harvard's largest student production.

www.facebook.com/HarvardGhungroo/
Harvard Salient

Tech Director for Conservative Newspaper on Campus. Built mobile app for club.

www.theharvardsalient.com
Harvard Raftaar

Co-Director of Harvard's Bollywood-Fusion Dance Group.

www.facebook.com/HarvardSADC/

Research

Next Generation Data Systems with Queriosity

Working with DASlab at Harvard University under Prof. Stratos Idreos to develop new age data systems capable of data exploration.

The process of gathering and analyzing Twitter data to predict stock returns

Developed process with a friend of predicting stock price movements using sentiment and influence analysis.

Found an 80% accuracy in predicting the price movements of 24 hours.

  • starsAwards
    • MIT INSPIRE Best in Competition Aristotle Award of $8,000
    • MIT INSPIRE Best in Economics Award of $1,500
    • Third Place at School Science Fair
    • First Place at Regional Science Fair
    • Grand Prize Nominee at Regional Science Fair
    • First Place at Virginia State Science Fair
    • Grand Prize Nominee at Virginia State Science Fair
    • Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
    • Boeing-Argon Excellence in Technology Award
    • Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences Third Place in Computer Science
    • Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences Best in Statistics
    • 2nd Place Virginia Statistical Society Award

Patents

The process of gathering and analyzing Twitter data to predict stock returns

March 3, 2015

US 62/127,711

The process of searching for, browsing merchandise in, selecting, and gathering directions to vending machines based on consumer location, preference, and needs.

November 30, 2014

US 62/085,609

The process of building a collaborative audio/video playlist online

June 28, 2015

US 62/185,672

High School

Web Apps
VendNow ®

Find an easy way to snack. Web application to make it safe and convenient to find vending machines.

www.vend-now.com
DJ Share

Application to build collaborative playlists and DJ events with others!

www.dj-share.com
Dhoom Dance

Web page for Dhoom Dance classes.

www.dhoomdance.com
Confident Career
Confident Career

Professional business page for a small executive coaching business.

www.confidentcareer.com
Stockastic

Web page for project that predicts stock price movements with Twitter data.

www.stockastic.cf
iNite

Web page for ticket sales and information about iNite 2016.

www.tjhsstinite.com
Debate
Public Forum Debate

2012 - 2016

Debated with partner on international/domestic issues in a format understandable by a layman. Received national recognition multiple times.

  • starsAwards
    • Double Octafinals and 4th Best Speaker at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic
    • Finals and TOC Bid at George Mason University Patriot Games Debate Tournament 2015
    • Winning records at NCFL 2014, NCFL 2015, Harvard, Columbia, Wake Forest
    • 2nd Varsity Metrofinals Tournament 2015
    • Quarter Finals at Walt Whitman Capitol Tournament 2014
    • 4th Place in Varsity Tournaments 2014
    • 2nd Place in JV Metrofinals 2013
    • 1st Place in Regional Competition
Forensics

2013 - 2016

Done Extemporaneous Speech and Original Oratory forms of Forensics Debate in various competitions.

  • starsAwards
    • 4th Place in Regional Extemporaneous Speech
    • 2nd Place in Regional Original Oratory Speech
Research
The effect of Maclura pomifera based insecticides on Nephrolepis obliterata photosynthetic rates

Found with a partner that Osage Orange based insecticides have no signficant effect on plant growth.

  • starsAwards
    • Third place at school science fair.
The effect of varying sound frequencies on Volvox globator colony diameters

Found with a team that sound pollution has little effect on algae growth.

Extra Curriculars
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TJHSST Namaste

June 2013 - June 2016

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  • Lead the largest international high-school club in Northern Virginia
  • Organize largest high school event in Washington Metro Area with 2800 in audience, 700+ performers, and 25+ acts - www.tjhsstinite.com.
  • Manage copyright paperwork, designs, logistics, sound, lighting, student rosters, marketing
  • Manage club meetings and cultural activities
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Dhoom Dance

May 2012 - June 2016

www.dhoomdance.com

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Choreographer

  • Choreograph and teach Bollywood dance to kids of ages 8 to 12 years in summer break.
  • Manage and hold performances at various cultural venues.
  • Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DhoomDance
Cyberpatriot

Cyber Security Competition

September 2014

Part of team to solve hardware and software security issues.

  • starsAwards
    • Reached top 40 in second round.
Samsung Mobile Application Academy

August 2015

Accepted to Academy to develop mobile applications at University of Maryland

WikiConference USA 2015

Presented on importance of Wikipedia in High Schools and for High School students.

October 2015

www.wikiconferenceusa.org
Videos
#BeTheChange Fundraiser for Nepal

Video played around school to advertise a fundraiser to raise money to support money for UNICEF's efforts in Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes. We raised over $3,500!

Distracted Driving PSA

Award Winning Public Service Announcement against Distracted Driving.

Summary of Stockastic

Science Fair project video sent into MIT INSPIRE Competition as an abstract. Won $10,000 from various competitions related to this project.

Mother's Day Acapella of Aadat Se Majboor

Acapella parody of Aadat Se Majboor to celebrate my mother on Mother's Day.

Mashup Cover of Khuda Jaane and You May Be

Mashup of Khuda Jaane and You May Be to celebrate my father's birthday.

Dance on Badtameez Dil and Main Senti Hoon

Dance at the Rajdhani Mandir on Badtameez Dil and Main Senti Hoon.

Volunteering
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National Air & Space Museum

December 2012 - Present

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Volunteer at the several children's science events at the National Air and Space Museum.

Simplify and teach advanced science concepts with fun activities.

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X-STEM

August 2013 - Present

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Worked with team of children to develop projects for the National Science and Engineering Fair

Helped create projects in biogas energy and water conservation

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Rajdhani Mandir

December 2012 - May 2013

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Choreographed dances for children for annual performance.

Taught Hindi reading and writing to children.

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Barbara Comstock for Congress

April 2016 - Present

barbaracomstockforcongress.com

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Volunteered at Campaign events for re-election of Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10)

Made phone calls and door-to-door intereactions with constituents.

Awards
  • 2016
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • $600 Capitol One and Domain.com Prizes at HackTJ
  • Double Octafinals and 4th Best Speaker at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic
  • 2015
  • Double Octafinals and 4th Best Speaker at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic
  • Finals and TOC Bid in PF Debate George Mason University Patriot Games Debate Tournament
  • Siemens Competition Semifinalist
  • National AP Scholar
  • MIT INSPIRE Best in Competition Aristotle Award of $8,000
  • MIT INSPIRE Best in Economics Award of $1,500
  • 3rd Place at School Science Fair 2015
  • 1st Place at Regional Science Fair
  • Grand Prize Nominee at Regional Science Fair
  • 1st Place at Virginia State Science Fair
  • Grand Prize Nominee at Virginia State Science Fair
  • Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
  • Boeing-Argon Excellence in Technology Award
  • 2nd Place Virginia Statistical Society Award
  • Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences Third Place in Computer Science
  • Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences Best in Statistics
  • 2nd Place in Varsity PF Debate Metrofinals
  • Winning Record NCFL PF Debate in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Student O.S.C.A.R.S Nominee for Teen Safe Driving Video Contest
  • National Latin Exam Gold Medalist
  • NJCL Roman Civilization Exam Gold Medalist
  • 2014
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • 1st Place in PF Debate Varsity Tournament
  • 4th Place in Varsity PF Debate Metrofinals
  • Quarter Finals at PF Debate Walt Whitman Capitol Tournament
  • 4th Place in Extemporaneous Speech
  • 7th Place in Original Oratory
  • 3rd place at School Science Fair 2014
  • National Top 40 Team in Cyberpatriot - Second Round
  • National Latin Exam Gold Medalist
  • NJCL Roman Civilization Exam Gold Medalist
  • 2013
  • 2nd Place in PF Debate JV Metrofinals
  • National Latin Exam Gold Medalist
  • NJCL Roman Civilization Exam Gold Medalist
  • 2012
  • 1st in Global Manufacturing TSA States
  • 1st in Inventions and Innovations TSA States
  • 1st in Prepared Speech TSA States
  • 2nd in Video Game Design TSA States
  • 3rd in Challenging Technology Issues TSA States
  • 3rd in Geospatial Technology TSA States
  • National Urban Debate League Tournament Participant
  • 2nd Place Urban Debate Tournament February
  • 2nd Place Urban Debate Tournament January
  • 2011
  • 2nd Place Urban Debate Tournament December
  • 2nd Place Urban Debate Tournament November
  • 1st in Geospatial Technology TSA States
  • 2nd in Inventions and Innovations TSA States
  • 8th in Electronic Gaming TSA States
  • 8th in Electronic Gaming TSA States
  • 2nd Place PITSCO Essay Contest
  • 2nd Place Oddyssey of the Mind States