Prakash Chockalingam

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Education:

  • I did all my schooling at the boisterous and one of the ancient cities - Madurai - in the southern part of India.
  • I completed my B.E.(Hons.) in Chemical from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. (2000 - 2004)
  • During my employment in Bangalore, I also did a Masters in Software Systems through the Distance Learning Programme of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. (2005 - 2007)
  • I completed my formal education with a Masters in Computer Engineering at Clemson University, SC with my thesis related to tracking objects in videos. (Spring '08 - Summer '09). 

Work Experience:

  • Two months internship at Sieflex Robotics, Chennai, India (May 2002 - June 2002)
  • Six months internship at Software Solutions Group, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Neyveli, India (June 2003 - December 2003)
  • Software Engineer at Software Services Group, Ascendum Systems Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India. (June 2004 - December 2006)
  • Software Engineer at Computer Vision Group, Sarnoff Innovatives, Bangalore, India (February 2006 - December 2007)
  • Three months internship at Yahoo! Maps, Bangalore, India. (May 2008 - July 2008)
  • Software Engineer at Next Level Security Systems, San Diego (Aug 2009 - Feb 2010)
  • Software Engineer at Yahoo! Targeting, Santa Clara (Feb 2010 - Present)

Awards

  • Won first prize in CYBERFIESTA (INTEL National Tech Festival) on Fingerprint Recognition, BITS, 2003.
  • Won second prize in Paper presentation, BITS, 2004.
  • Won 1st prize in CODE RASH '04 as the best programmer of the year, BITS, 2004. 
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) for C#.


Bits-Pilani            Sarnoff Corporation               Yahoo! Targeting                    Google Vision Directory