Janani Chinnam

248.990.6329 ยท jchinnam@umich.edu

I'm a junior studying Computer Science in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My interests range from back-end development to algorithms to web design, and I'm looking for valuable experiences and opportunities to broaden my scope and refine my technical skills. // my resume

I have a passion for innovation, humor, design, and people. I'm an internet addict, swimmer, serial tv-drama binger, wannabe photographer, and a thinker. I'm going to make a difference.

Experience

Research Assistant

CroMa Lab

Undergraduate researcher in the Crowds + Machines Lab under the guidance of Dr. Walter Lasecki, investigating applications of augmented reality to facilitate and improve collaboration spaces via the crowd worker.

Sep 2017 - Present

Software Engineering Intern

Cleo

Designed and automated log aggregation and visualization pipeline for troubleshooting and performance optimization in production system environments. Developed user activity interface to display live visuals of application activity with dynamic features to enhance client experience in production, leveraging REST protocol and AWS APIs.

May - Oct 2017

Software Development Intern

AgileSystems

Built user interface for forecasting toolkit to predict warranty claims based on historical data patterns and statistics, targeting specific vehicle usage subsets. Implemented MATLAB scripts to aggregate vehicle data and calculate overall statistics distributed by winter severity, focusing on locations of interest and various prediction scenarios.

Apr - June 2016

Skills

Proficient

C++, Java, Python

Familiar

C, MATLAB, JavaScript, Groovy

And More

Projects

Node.js Security Check

Groovy

A cron-like script to continuously check Node.js package dependencies for known security vulnerabilities with an integrated Slack notification system determined by priority levels using npm nsp, Docker, and shell code.

Phi Gamma Nu Internal System

HTML, CSS, JS

An internal web system consisting of fraternity recruitment scoring automation and internal voting to streamline procedures. Public site and authenticated internal logistical pages for file sharing, organization, and member information.

Path Finder

C++

A MST and TSP Path Finding Simulator that systematically designs an optimal path between nodes; utilizes bounding algorithms and various heuristic approaches to optimize the solution in both speed and memory. Designed to simulate zoo tours with various constraints.

Publications

Conference Papers

  1. J. Herskovitz, I. Wong, J. Chinnam, M. Liu, S.W. Lee, W.S. Lasecki. wizAR.d: A Collaborative Wizard-of-Oz System for Creating Multi-User AR Prototypes. UIST '18. (under review)

Workshops

  1. J. Herskovitz, J. Chinnam, I. Wong, M. Liu, J. Mo, S.W. Lee, W.S. Lasecki. Crowdsourcing for Effortless Creation of Collaborative AR Spaces. In CHI Workshop on Novel Interaction Techniques for Collaboration in VR. Montreal, Canada. 2018.