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    Hello there! My name is Anushka and I joined the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to pursue a Master's in Computer Science and I will graduate in December 2020. I am originally from Mumbai, India which is also where I completed my undergraduate degree - a Bachelor's of Technology in Computer Science in 2018. I seek in my career as a long term goal, to be able to lead the construction of optimized, sustainable and scalable solutions in real world domains such as education, energy, healthcare, transportation etc. by using technologies such as Big Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning and my acquired knowledge in Computer Science. Outside of work, books and beaches are my go-to therapy.

    I am super passionate about undertaking Social Service Projects. I love meeting new people and getting to know their life stories.

    Hit me up for an enriching conversation about community, code or anything else over a cup of coffee!



Master of Science in Computer Science

University Of Southern California - Los Angeles, California, USA

Coursework: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Web Technologies, Databases, Algorithms


Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Technology

Usha Mittal Institute of Technology, SNDT University - Mumbai, India

Honors: Awarded Smt. Shaila Mehta Gold Medal Prize and MA Master Memorial Prize for standing First in B.Tech in Computer Science & Technology at the 68th Annual Convocation of the University.


June 2020 - August 2020

Openstack Software Development Engineering Intern

Verizon Media

  • Contributed to Openstack Octavia Project by adding delta metrics like active and total connections, request errors etc. to indicate load balancer health.
  • Wrote additional driver layers to send fetched data to dashboards so users could access it easily both upstream and downstream.
  • August 2019 - Septemebr 2019

    Instructor and Mentor

    AWS DevDays with SAP

  • Mentored a diverse group of 70 data science enthusiasts in building a Machine Learning model using Amazon SageMaker and deploying it on SAP HANA for faster consumption to predict the iris type of flower petals.
  • Collaborated with SAP and Amazon employees to debug and fix issues with the SageMaker + HANA tutorial before its final draft was released.
  • Awarded the 2019 Women in Big Data Instructor of the Year for the efforts in making the seminar successful.
  • September 2019 - June 2020

    Workday Technical Analyst

    USC Information Technology Services (ITS)

    USC has established a Workday Financials deployment program, critical to USC’s overall goals to improve administrative efficiency. Workday Financials will be paired with the existing Workday HR and Payroll solutions. My tasks include: Responsible for converting the data from legacy Financial applications to Workday. Perform data extract, data cleansing, mapping of data, transformations of data as well as loading data to Workday though ETL scripts. Design, code, test, debug, install, documents and maintain complex software applications.

    May 2019 - August 2019

    Marketing Intern

    Viterbi Admissions and Student Engagement, USC

  • Established a connection using Zapier for entries from “Contact Us” page on USC website to flow to Salesforce automatically and designed accessible and readable website pages for the Viterbi Masters’ Program.
  • Created interactive reports using Tableau for 2 tasks - Student applicant data to analyze average GPA of admitted vs applied students and CPT reports of students to analyze placement statistics.
  • July 2018 - December 2018

    Executive Associate

    Colgate-Palmolive, Colgate Global Business Services

  • Created a chatbot using Kore.ai, GCP to automate unlocking of SAP IDs and resetting passwords.
  • Developed and implemented an SAP ABAP script which translated multitudinous HR and payroll data of 35000 employees, from CSV to XML format automatically and allowed only delta changes to pass through.
  • Generated reports using Plateau for analysis of data collected from feedback of employees on the courses undertaken by them on the Learning Management System.
  • Coordinated with other teams to create an ALE channel to distribute HR data from SAP HR to their SAP instances.
  • April 2019 - Present

    Project Manager

    ETC - Entertainment Technology Center @ USC

    The ETC at USC is an industry group where the world’s largest media and technology companies research, identify and evaluate emerging technologies for their industry. It is a think tank and research center that provides opportunities for senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the media, entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries, along with the academic resources of USC, to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content. My tasks include leading and motivating the team to come up with innovative solutions, providing and maintaining group access to the apps and documentation and creating schedule for project timelines and monitoring progress.

    September 2019 - June 2020

    Software Engineering Intern

    The Tata Power Company Limited - Strategic Engineering Division (SED)

  • Contributed to a Combat Management System(CMS) for the Indian Navy
  • Optimized and scaled Multi-Platform Multi-Sensor Data Fusion(MPMSDF) Engine using Valgrind and Gprof tools to improve efficiency by removing memory leaks and tested various scenarios using a Simulator.
  • Awards


    Certificate of Achievement

    USC Viterbi Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Certificate of Achievement for successful completion of USC Viterbi Startup Garage - an 8 week Summer Smasher Program with Open Sesame Inc.


    Top 99.998 percentile in Kaggle Competition

    Kaggle Competition

    Placed 17 amongst 8015 teams (top 0.002%) on the leaderboard of Predict Future Sales Kaggle Competition.


    2019 Women in Big Data Instructor of the Year

    Women in Big Data

    Awarded Instructor of the year for my efforts in organizing the AWS DevDays with SAP.


    Top 5 at LA Hacks


    Top 5 in LA Hacks 2019 held at UCLA - a part of Major League Hacking.


    Special Mention Award


    Received Special Mention Award at the first Blockathon held at USC.


    Rank 1

    UMIT, SNDT Women's University

    Awarded Gold medal for consistently scoring rank 1 in Computer Science Department in undergrad.


    Best Outgoing Student

    UMIT, SNDT Women's University

    Awarded Best Outgoing Student for performance in academics and extra curriculars at school.


    Certificate of Appreciation

    NAB and CIA

    Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the National Association for the Blind, India and Concern India Foundation for participation in the All India Collection Drive Fund Raiser and for helping create awareness.


    Theory of Music

    Trinity Guildhall, London

    Awarded distinction in the Theory of Music of Trinity Guildhall Foundation Level Graded Examination in Music Literacy by Trinity College,London.



    Inherently a problem solver. Here is my pick of my projects that I most enjoyed doing!

    Leadership and Involvement

    Leadership and Involvement

    This, right here is what brings me the utmost joy. Helping others, that is what I am here for.

    Saturday Art Class

    Teaching Under Priveleged students in schools various works of art.

    General Secretary

    Student Body President in undergraduate school.


    Volunteered in preparing study materials for school kids in LA.

    Free Food USC (Freelicious)

    Making food available to students at USC.

    Women In Big Data So-Cal

    Organized various traning sessions, happy hours, networking sessions.


    Current Reads

    I have exclusively reserved this section to keep a count of my current reads. I read a lot.

    1. Start with Why - Simon Sinek


    2. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts