About Me

I am a sophomore majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University with experience and interests in coding (C/C#/C++, Python, ROS, Java, Node.JS, React.JS), AI/ML and robotics, and biology.

In recent years I have had the opportunity to intern at various tech startups, a robotics lab and also at a biological research lab. These experiences have allowed me to learn more about these fields through working.
Additionally I have been able to pursue my interests specifically in self-driving technology as a part of Carnegie Mellon Racing (CMR) where I am working to build out our driverless devision.
I have built strong leadership skills during my years on my high school's student government, as well as serving as president of the student body and currently as a Senetor serving on CMU's student government.

Contact Details

Prithu Pareek
(240) 565-9094
prithupareek@cmu.edu

Education

Carngie Mellon University

Bachelor of Science May 2023

Major in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sidwell Friends School

High School Diploma June 2019

Skills

Programming Languages: Java, HTML/CSS/JS, Python, C#, C++, NodeJS
Frameworks/Libraries: ReactJS, SQL, OpenCV, Tensorflow
Laboratory: PCR, Birefringence Analysis, Western Blot
Software: MS Office, Git, Logic Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Fusion 360, Final Cut Pro, Altium Designer, Gazebo, ROS

Work

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute May 2020 - present

• Simulated humans in Gazebo to test a robot designed to assist the visually impaired navigate public spaces
• Designed and implemented a full AI based conversational pipeline in ROS - from speech recognition to synthesis - to enable the robot to communicate verbally with people and keep track of the context of the conversation

Research Intern

Harvard Medical / Boston Children's Hospital July - August 2018

• Initiated a study of a novel animal model of TPM3 Congenital Myopathies, at the lab of Dr. Lou Kunkel
• Conducted genotyping of mutated fish and birefringence analysis to find the phenotypic response to the genetic mutation and determine if the model is a good representation of the human condition

Research Intern

Harvard Medical / Boston Children's Hospital June - August 2017

• Worked in the lab of Dr. Lou Kunkel to study treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in animal models
• Carried out trials of serotonin modulators on zebrafish animal models resulting in the conclusion that they were not effective methods of treatment

Web and Graphic Design Intern

Pixtory - Bangalore, India July - December 2016

• Built a responsive website and web app while experiencing a startup environment
• Contacted and onboarded college professors as new contributors to the app

Intern

InMobi - Bangalore, India July 2015

• Built adaptors gathering data from APIs as part of the Miip app development team
• Learnt the steps needed to take an app from idea to execution