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Abhijith Padmakumar

Abhijith Padmakumar

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Computer Software
  1. AMD,
  2. Accel Frontline Ltd
  1. Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Computer Science

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Software Engineer

– Present (1 year 1 month)Belgrade, Serbia

Software Development Intern

(5 months)Singapore

Software Development Intern

Accel Frontline Ltd
(4 months)Chennai Area, India


SQL Server

– Present

Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure (HDInsight)(Link)

HDInsight is a Hadoop-based service from Microsoft that brings a 100 percent Apache Hadoop solution to the cloud. It makes it possible for users to gain the full value of big data on Windows Azure.

Team members:

Performance Modelling & Analysis of Cloud Computing Systems

- Research project funded by NTU’s Parallel & Distributed Computing Centre.
- Worked with OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, VMWare to perform benchmarking of disk I/O, memory, database and network bandwidth/latency. (MPI, I/O Zone, TPC-C, TPC-H etc.)
- Performed a comprehensive analysis of hypervisor and virtualization performance.
- Research Advisor: Prof. He BingSheng (Asst. Professor)

Face Recognition Module

Implemented a face recognition algorithm with an average of 90% accuracy using Machine Learning techniques:
- Pre-processing: Eye localization, Histogram equalization.
- Dimensional Reduction using Principal Component Analysis (PCA).
- Classification using SVM, KNN.

Team members:

Honors & Awards

NTU Students' Union Gold Award

NTU Students' Union

Awarded to 15 students per year for outstanding contribution to the students' union.


NTU Students' Union Career Committee (ICON)


Organized the “ICON Recruitment Competition” - a recruitment drive conducted in a game-show format. Participating companies include Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Citibank, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft & Shell. Managed a budget of $20,000 and led a committee of 40 members to organize the event. Also organized networking sessions, career roadshows, assessment center and resume workshops for students in collaboration with NTU’s Career & Attachment Office.


  • C#
  • Java
  • C++
  • Algorithms
  • .NET
  • C
  • Testing
  • JavaScript
  • Linux
  • Software Design
  • Backbone.js
  • Big Data
  • Hadoop
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Software Development


Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Computer Science

Activities and Societies: President - NTU Students' Union ICON, Business Manager - NTU Students' Union ICON, Director - NTUSU Career Cell

DAV Senior Secondary School



Nanyang Technological University

  • Machine Learning (CSC419)
  • Information Retrieval (CSC409)
  • Advanced Data Management (CSC403)
  • Algorithms (CSC202)
  • Data Structures (CSC105)
  • Software Enginnering (CSC207)
  • Database Systems (CSC206)
  • Parallel Processing (CSC423)

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