Priyadarshini Murugan

State College, PA 16803 · (814) 862-8609 · msvdpriya@gmail.com

I am a software enthusiast who enjoys developing innovative solutions in the ever-growing industry of Computer Science. My passion for developing software extends from leisure programming of personal projects and participating in various hackathons to professional development of web and mobile applications.


Experience

Graduate Research Assistant

Penn State University

Conducting research with Professor Anna Squicciarini to analyse how negative/violent ideologies spreads over large scale social network and also to build models to curb negative behaviour epidemics in online social networks. Designed schema and deployed database on Amazon Web Services(AWS) RDS to analyse millions of tweets using Python, Pandas and SQLAlchemy. Decreased 15% of system latency by optimising python scripts and SQL queries to load 2M records from database. Identified groups of users with similar pattern of behaviour using various clustering algorithms(Sklearn, Matplotlib). Increased accuracy from 0.80 to 0.95 by preprocessing data and performing various time series analysis in python.

January 2020 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Penn State University

Led a subset of students through a series of Digital Design and Verilog programming activities as part of a weekly 2 hours lab session for 4 different lab groups, resulting in a 100% class pass rate for students in my lab.

Aug 2019 – Jan 2020

Software Engineer

Eurofins IT Solutions Pvt. LTD

- Developed dynamic and interactive website using HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular 7 and Typescript that ensured high traffic, page views and user experience, resulting in 40% increase in sales revenue. - Revamped the application's backend from Monolithic app to Micro services Architecture using .NET Core, C# and REST APIs, resulting in increased scalability, faster deployments and improved fault isolation. - Designed and implemented REST API’s to handle thousands of sample test requests using C#, JSON and Swagger. - Redesigned and implemented the search engine from scratch using Elastic search, Kibana and C#, speeding up the loading time by 200%, thereby reducing wait time for search results from 3 minutes to 30 seconds. - Resolved critical production issues to ensure high product quality, thereby reducing customer complaints by 40%. - Achieved development velocity and code integrity by writing unit and continuous integration tests, increasing code coverage by 30% using NUnit and Moq for the REST APIs.

Aug 2017 - July 2019

Software Development Engineering Intern

Indian Space Research Organization

- Built satellite visualisation module for control dynamics simulation software using MATLAB, C, C++ and OpenGL. - Led the development, integration and delivery of product among fellow intern team of three. - Detected and eradicated design flaws by running simulations on various design alternatives.

Jan 2017 - April 2017

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Masters of Science
Computer Science

GPA: 3.7

August 2019 - May 2021

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Bachelor of Engineering
Computer Science

GPA: 3.5

August 2013 - July 2017

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • Python
  • C# .NET
  • REST API
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Angular
  • Angular.js
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Redis
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Projects

  • Protect Slack with Azure Sentinel
  • Profanity Checker
  • Airdesk
  • IntelliSchool
  • Smart Teacher
  • Autoquiz
  • Gudville
  • Jira Issue Analyzer

Awards & Certifications

  • First Place and Best in Non-profit Fundraising at Amazon Raise- up Buildathon.
  • Honourable Mention in Azure Sentinel Cybersecurity Hackathon
  • Grand Prize and Judges choice award at Redis Beyond Cache Hackathon
  • 2 nd Place in AWS Marketplace Developer challenge
  • 2 nd Place in Iceland Hack the Crisis Hackathon
  • 1 st Place in Skillenza Mishmash Pan India Hackathon
  • Multiple Projects won Top 100 Forge Apps at Codegeist 2020