Tarun Eswar

Incoming Freshman at Washington University STL

Massachusetts, USA

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About

I am a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science and next year I’ll be matriculating to WashU in STL. I’m primarily interested in computer science and finance, and so far, I’ve explored the real-world applications of these fields. Aside from these interests, you can find me working on poetry, journalism articles, op-eds, journalism articles (check out 365toJapan.com!).

Education

Washington University in Saint Louis

2024 - (2028)
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Relevant coursework: TBD

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

2020 - 2024
High School Diploma and Dual Enrollment @ WPI
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
Relevant coursework: Calculus, Discrete Math, Algorithms, Systems Programming Concepts, Accelerated Object Oriented Programming, Intermediate Japanese I

Work Experience

Staples
In-Person

Oct 2023 - Present

Retail Associate

Trained and worked at the Shrewsbury location as a cashier aimed at improving the customer experience. Served as a janitor, re-stocker for freight, and more in addition to cashiering.

365toJapan
Self-Employed

2019 - Present

Founder, Author, Developer

Created weekly Japanese blogs (cultural, learning, research); worked with Northeastern lecturer Brett Murphy Hunt as an editor; reached 4000+ global reads and created a successful community haiku contest; developed the platform from scratch with a MERN stack.

Rakuten
In-Person

Jun 2023 - Aug 2024

Software Engineering Learning Intern

Leveraged LLMs in building out new capabilities for GenerativeAI in both the front and back-end; focused on the Cognitive Engine front-end with typescript, redux, and tailwind.

Tufts Financial Group
Remote

Sep 2023 - Jan 2023

Web Developer

Pitched improvements to TFG; revamped TFG’s application with improved SEO and design creating a 17% increase in activity metrics; led weekly update meetings with executive members of the organization.

Rakuten SixthSense
Remote

Jun 2022 - Aug 2023

Software Engineering Learning Intern

Worked on the front and backend for 6th sense—a monitoring platform produced as a B2B model for other developers to track the performance vitals of their projects; functioned as a full stack developer using vue.js, node.js, and Elastic Cloud to provide better capabilities to local test acceleration and incident management of applications.

Projects

MAMS SISO

A production-level digital student attendance system

ReactJS
NodeJS
ExpressJS
MySQL
Raspberry Pi
Firebase

ProjX

Kickstarting careers through tailored project recommendations

Firebase
ExpressJS
ReactJS
NodeJS
Ant-Design

WPI Roadmap

Plan your academic success at WPI (2024 WPI GoatHacks Winner)

Firebase
ExpressJS
ReactJS
NodeJS
Ant-Design

MFLogP - Dynamics Lab

An interactive way to use the Molecular Formula-LogP model

Python
Flask
OpenCV
Chemparse

Modeling T1 Resting-State MRI Variants

A deep learning model to predict OCD from fMRI scans

Python
Tensorflow
ResNet
OpenCV
GradCam
Flask

TriggerCalc

A calculator to help women struggling with infertility/pregnancy process

ReactJS
NodeJS
Bootstrap
Git

Recent Honors & Awards

WPI GoatHacks Competition

Collaborated with a team of 4 and won the 2024 WPI GoatHacks Hackathon. Created the WPI Roadmap app to help students plan their academic success at WPI.

Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Placed in the top 0.05% of poetry entries for poetry. Published piece and recognized as a national gold medalist / NSPP semifinalist nominee. Invited to the 100th Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

Top 60 Japan News & Blogs for 2023

Awarded for the 365toJapan blog as a top 60 blog for Japan news and culture which was based on activity metrics, community engagement, and content quality.

Certificates

Japanse Language Proficiency Test N5

Intermediate Japanese Language Proficiency

The Japan Foundation

The Seal of Biliteracy in Japanese & English

Awarded for proficiency in Japanese and English

The State of Massachusetts

Skills

ReactJS
NodeJS
LaTeX
Java
C/C++
HTML/CSS
Linux/Apache/etc.
MySQL
Firebase Technologies
MongoDB
ElasticDB
Tensorflow