Avi Varshney

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Avi Varshney


New Delhi, New Delhi, India




Fremont, CA, USA


Computer Engineering B.S.


Linux, Robotics, Skateboarding, Music

About me

I am currently a Computer Engineering student at the University of California with a concentration in computer systems. My areas of interest include computer vision, telepresence robotics, and software development. In my free time I greatly enjoy working on robotics projects that better aid our communities. Lately I have been involved in human skeleton tracking, speech recognition, and data technologies to build educational tools. Through my work in FIRST robotics and a graduate research project I have gained much knowledge and always look forward for a chance to contribute to the world of tech.

I strive to leave a lasting mark in the world of technology & engineering, aiding our communities while promoting open source.

My Skills







Hardware Programming

Software Design

CV / Resume


university of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

4 Years

June 2010 - May 2013

Work Experience

Research Intern

UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
March 2015 - Present

• Building a Smart Room system which will allow teachers/parents to more efficiently teach kids in an interactive way

• Using Microsoft Kinect, motion tracking, facial recognition, and voice recognition to learn and adapt to different children's skill sets, learnings style, and use their world around them as their learning playground

• Creating an educational mobile/tablet application to accelerate the growth of reading, writing, and speaking skills in young children, by allowing them to more efficiently link together speech with written language

• Technologies Used: Android Studio, Java, C, Python, Linux, Image/Video Processing, Voice recognition, TTS, STT

Software Engineering Intern

July 27, 2016 - September 16, 2016

• Work with biometric peripherals in Android: fingerprint, eye capture, passport readers, nfc card. Help create applications demonstrating company-made SDK. Also help fix numerous bugs throughout a handful of Android Apps

• Created two major applications used in every single device to automate testing & error checking, sped up Q&A testing by 20x

• Used ADB very heavily in all aspects from install, debugging, package manager, logcats, and sysem configs

• Linust shell scripting for automation. Created scripts which would simultaneously run on hundreds of devices at a time

• Technologies Used: Android SDK/Studio, Java, Linux, Bash, Biometric Peripherals


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Honors & Awards


Browse around through some of my projects both personal and work.

Portfolio 1
Shadow Bot

The world'd first completely hands free controllable human biped robotLink

Portfolio 2
Voice Controlled Swarm

An easy to use, voice controlled robotic networkLink

Portfolio 3
Thinker Bot

Let's bring the integration of robotics and computer science to the forefront of educationLink