Ashish Saharia's Virtual Realm

Curriculum Vitae

[Experience allows you to make new mistakes, instead of repeating old ones.]

Full Name Ashish Nawal Saharia   
Date Of Birth August 03, 1981.
Gender Male
Natural Languages Known English, Hindi.
City Of Residence Mumbai, India.
Occupation Techie, Logician, General-Purpose Problem Solver.
Interests Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Databases, Security, Networks, Electronics, Telecommunications, Among Various Others.
Programming Skills Java, C, C++, VC++6, C#, Assembly (x86), Fortran.
Web Technologies ASP, JSP, Perl, PHP, DHTML (HTML4 + HTML5 + Javascript + CSS + JQuery), Flash MX, XML.
Databases SQL Server 2000 / 2005 / 2008, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS-Access 2000.
Operating Systems DOS, Windows 2000 / XP, Linux (Slackware, Red Hat), BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD), Sun Solaris.
Cumulative Work Experience 9+ Years
I'm currently working as a Technical Architect at Heckyl Technologies, Mumbai, India (Since February 2012) [Java, SQL Server 2008, MySQL].
Tech. Lead At Smarte Inc., Mumbai, India (January 2006 - February 2012) [Java, JSP, XML, MySQL].
Team Leader / De Facto Tech. Lead At Mindflex Solutions, Mumbai, India (Spetember 2004 - December 2005) [VC++6, VB6, ASP, DHTML, SQL 2000, Win32 API].
Freelance Consultant And Developer, Mumbai, India (June 2003 - September 2004) [VC++6, VB6, ASP, DHTML, SQL 2000, Win32 API, Windows 2000 Platform SDK].
Interesting Projects Undertaken I like to learn, and I learn well. Innovative and intellectually stimulating ideas appeal to me, and I have an aptitude for research. I have strong analytical and technical skills.
I worked on Web Crawling, Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning), and Information Retrieval, at Smarte Inc. Here, I led a small team of bright, young software engineers to build a Web Data Mining Application, using Java and MySQL. I was the primary architect of this system, and also the principal developer; I developed and implemented the core logic, along with most of the techniques and algorithms used here. I personally worked with various Text Mining and Machine Learning tools and libraries like GATE, LibSVM, WordNet, and OpenNLP.
I develop and maintain a free, ready-to-use, easy-to-configure, multi-threaded web-crawler and Information Retrieval system - Infant.
As a freelancer, I developed an advanced anti-piracy and licensing software for the Win32 platform, complete with Anti-Debugger protection, Hardware Based Key Generation, Strong Encryption, Binary Change Detection, and Network Support. This involved some interesting elements of System Programming, Cryptography, Win32 Internals, and Digital Security. The core modules of this product were written in VC++6 and some encapsulating ActiveX DLLs were developed in VB6.
Academic Qualifications Master of Science in Information Technology [M.Sc. (I.T.)] from Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical, And Technological Sciences (SMU), India.
Postgraduate Diploma in Telecom Technology [P.G.D.T.T.] from Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical, And Technological Sciences (SMU), India.
Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T.] from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India.
Diploma in Electronics and Video Engineering [D.E.V.E.] from St. Xavier's Technical Institute, Mumbai, India.
Additional Interests These include, but are not restricted to - Reading, Physics, Mathematics, Photography, Engineering Systems, Medical Science, Music, Chess, and Sci-Fi.