My Endeavours

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."
- John Lennon

BIO

I am currently working as a Software Engineer at Visa Inc., Singapore. I graduated with Bachelor's Degree in the field of Computer Science with specialization in Intelligent Agents and High Performance Computing. My university experience was fulfilling in which I have successfully completed FYP-URECA, URECA, MiE and an overseas internship program.

In my URECA and FYP-URECA program, I was supervised by Prof. Zhang Jie while working in the NTU-BMW Future Mobility Lab. I also recieved immence support and guidance from my mentors Dr. Hongliang Guo and Dr. Zhiguang Cao with whose support I tackled challenging problems in the domain of Stochastic Path Planning and Cooperative Path planning Systems. The work done resulted in a workshop paper (TRANSET), a journal paper (IEEE TIST) and a submission to a conference (IEEE ITSC). I was also chosen as one among the two undergraduate students from NTU to present my research at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) at Monash University, Australia in 2016. In 2017, I also recieved the award for 'Overall Winner' in the category of 'Information Technology and Computer Science' in Discover URECA@NTU poster competition. I have also had the unique experience of presenting an in-car demonstration of the developed Stochastic Routing System to the top management from BMW. All of these experiences gained through the programmes given me the unique skill of analysing a complex problem and coming up with innovative solutions.

I had an amazing opportunity of participating in an Overseas Internship Program in BMW at Munich, Germany. Interestingly, my internship project was very lose to my Undergraduate Research and was aimed at implmenting the in-house developed Stochastic Routing Algorithm for implementation in car. The R&D project was done under the Traffic Information Management and Routing Optimization Team which was headed by Dr. Ulrich Fastenrath. During the project, I was mentored by Mr. Tobias Kraus. As such, during that period of time, I also had the experience of travelling around Europe and experiencing their culture.

Apart from my Research and Technical Experience, I was also a Founder and Head of Sales & Marketing at Tee!kle, a company aimed at revolutionizing the apparal industry through slogan T-shirts. The venture went south, but resulted in tremendous learning experience for me and my team. In addition to my startup, I was also chosen to be a part of Silicon Valley Immersion Programme as one among 20 students in a fully-funded entrepreneurship immersion programme based in San Francisco.

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