Shiwani Sambarey


Address:
1111, S. Laflin St., Apt #1605,
Chicago, IL - 60607
Phone no: (630)-981-1618
email:ssamba2@uic.edu

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science                                                 May 2007
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering;                                        September 2001-June 2005
    Pune Institute of Computer Technology, University of Pune, India.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AT VRI:

Optimal Random Number Generator for Large Scale Applications
Fractal Dimension Approach for Characterizing Error


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Research Assistant, Vishwamitra Research Institute,                                                        September 2005 - Present
Center for Uncertain Systems, Tools for Optimization and Management (CUSTOM), Westmont ,IL.

  • Working on Project titled 'Optimal Random Number Generator for Large Scale Applications' funded by National Science Foundation and Goldman Sachs.
  • Optimal Strategies for random number generation based on various Quasi-random Sequences.
  • Error characterization using a novel Fractal Dimension Approach.
  • Applications in improving the performance of computations in Financial Modeling, Computational Chemistry, Risk and Uncertainty Analysis, Genetic Algorithms and Search Algorithms.

Developer (Trainee), Veritas Software India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India.                                    June 2004 - May 2005

  • Responsible for a four member team that developed 'Interactive Virtual Usability Lab' - a tool for remote usability testing for Usability Group, Veritas Software India Pvt.Ltd.
  • Designed and developed framework for enabling one-many capture, streaming and synchronization of audio, video and user's desktop from a user machine to remote observation machines.
  • Framework was applied to a remote user observation scenario that allowed logging of all streamed data and its retrieval for post observation analysis.
  • Gained experience in working as a team and also learned a new language SMIL.

PROJECTS:

  • Developed a RMI Chat Server.
  • Developed a Game Server for Tic-Tac-Toe game using Sockets.
  • Designed and developed Library Management System using VB and Oracle8i.
  • Designed and developed Multiplex Ticket Management System using VB and MS-Access.
  • Designed and developed a Resume Builder Website using ASP and HTML.
  • Developed a Graphics Editor using Microsoft Visual C++.


COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 9x/2000/XP, Linux.
  • Languages: C, C++, JAVA, Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual Basic, SMIL.
  • Internet: HTML,XML,DHTML,PHP, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage.
  • DBMS: Microsoft Access, Oracle 8i, SQL.
  • Windows Server: Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.
  • Linux Server: Setup,configuration and basic administration of common networking services as DNS,Apache,SMB,Squid,SendMail,NFS,DHCP.
  • Productivity: Microsoft Office XP/2000 (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage).

COURSES:

Distributed Object Programming using Middleware, Building Secure Systems, Computer Networks, Advanced Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Object Oriented Modeling and Desing, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Multimedia Techniques, Data Structures and Files, Database Management Systems.


AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Recipient of the prestigious 'Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarship' for Academically Outstanding and Talented Girls for the year 2005.
  • 'Interactive Virtual Usability Lab' - project won the First Prize in the User Applications category at 'Impetus and Concepts 2005' - a National level Project Exhibition and Competition.
  • 'Best Student of the Year' award for the year 1999 at St. Helena’s School..

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at University of Illinois at Chicago.