Hey! Faraz Faruqi here.
I am a first year Computer Science Ph.D. student at MIT, where I am working with Prof. Stefanie Mueller at CSAIL. My research interests lie at the intersection of digital fabrication and machine learning for HCI. The fundamental aim of my research is to design sociable, intelligent and interactive technologies that amplify human ability to realize imagination, motivate self-reliance and enhance creative expression.
Prior to MIT, I have worked with pioneering research labs at CMU, Pittsburgh and IIIT Hyderabad. As an undergraduate research student, I collaborated with graduate and post-graduate researchers in finding solutions to problems ranging from creating virtual collaborative agents to elicit curiosity for science in young children, to creating deep learning systems for classifying and generating humorous texts.
- DeepFab: Learning to Predict Optimal Slicing Parameters for Additive Manufacturing
- IntelliMaterial: Learning to Predict Optimal Slicing Parameters for New Materials in Additive Manufacturing
- IntelliSlice: Reusing and Sharing slicing results
- Working Knowledge of C#, C++, QML
- SQL Server, Oracle Express
- MATLAB, Eclipse, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Cura, Adobe Suite, Processing
Data Structures & Algorithms, Object Oriented Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Graph Theory, Automata Theory, Database Systems, Microprocessors, Sofware Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Networks
Leadership/ Extra-Curricular Activities
- Campus Ambassador for Google Applied CS with Android course facilitated by Google.
- Organized Awareness Campaigns, Door to Door visits and cleanliness campaigns as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan which recently received Gates Foundation Award.
- Computer Science Instructor for Helpage Youth Foundation.
- Former Core Committee member of ACM Chapter Manipal.
- Recieved Bronze medal at ASISC State level swimming competition.
- Published Essays in Weekly Newspapers and School Yearbooks.