Rushi Shah

About me

I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology as part of the Class of 2016. I am now studying Computer Science as part of the Turing Scholar Honors Program Class of 2020 at the University of Texas - Austin.

I programming. I am fluent in Java, Python, Javascript, Ruby, and Haskell. Ever since I started learning Haskell about a year ago, though, functional programming has become my primary interest. Sometimes I blog about coding here.

I have lived in eight states, and traveled to over 25 countries in five continents. Throughout my travels I've tried surfing, para-gliding, biking, hiking, sand-boarding, dune-buggying, flying, roller-coastering, snorkelling, scuba-diving, sailing, and jet-skiing. I also rock-climb competitively and recreationally.

You can find me on my blog, Github, and Twitter. You can also email me (if you're into that).


2016rshah's Normal Github Chart

Serves your github contributions calendar as an image


Haskell static site compiler for Markdown/LaTeX posts


Converts shapes/symbols into python code

Work Experience

The MITRE Corporation

I interned at the MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, during the summer before junior year and the summer before senior year. I was a paid technical computer science intern in the Federal Aviation Administration Department.

The first year I created and analyzed the performance of various call-sign identification algorithms and conducted natural language processing research on over 12,000 air traffic controller transmissions into the use of prefixes before call signs by air traffic controllers.

The second year I expanded my NLP work to over 25,000 transmissions and analyzed the use of separators between runway identifiers and clearances. I culminated my research by expanding the strict language model used for the Closed Runway Operations Prevention Device (CROPD) to boost the accuracy of the speech recognition engine.


During Spring Break of junior year I was a web-development and web-design intern at nclud (a DC-based Web Design Firm). While there I assisted on various projects such as the nclud rebrand, the GreenMachine site, and the extremely important Meteor-Twitter pun app. Most of my work was in JavaScript including the Meteor framework and ThreeJS animations (shown above).

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