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Ashutosh Sundresh

Ashutosh Sundresh

ShapeShiftOS Founder | XDA Recognized Developer | SOF AES Winner | PLO Camper | Class 10 Boards State Topper

Surajkund, Faridabad, India, IND, 121009
English (TOEFL iBT 119/120), French (B1 Diploma), Hindi (Native), Tamil (Native)

Background


About

About

I am a high school student at Shiv Nadar School Faridabad, a computer science enthusiast as well as an open-source developer. I have been involved in various open-source projects for the past several years, such as developing an Android-based operating system, creating Android device-specific frameworks, building Alexa skills and web apps, and more. My GitHub profile has more of my work and contributions to the open-source community. As the founder of ShapeShiftOS, I've earned recognition as an XDA Recognized Developer, and have mentored other developers and ensured compliance with open-source licenses.

My passion for open-source development is matched by my interest in natural language processing (NLP) and linguistics, which I have explored through attending the Indian Linguistics Olympiad Camp, designing interaction models for Alexa skills, and studying constructed languages on ConWorkShop and other forums on the Internet.

I have also excelled in various Olympiads, both national and international, in subjects such as mathematics, linguistics, and chemistry, with several notable awards such as representing India at the Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) and the SOF Academic Excellence Scholarship for being among the top 0.005% of students who appeared for the SOF Olympiads in 2020-21.

I have been actively involved in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, both as a delegate and as a Secretariat member. I have held leadership positions such as the MUN Secretary of the School Council twice, the Secretary General of the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad MUN 2023, the Head of Delegate Affairs for the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad MUN 2022, and have received commendations at 7 MUNs.


Projects Experience

Projects Experience

  • ShapeShiftOS

    March, 2020 - Present

    An open-source Android-based mobile operating system with a unique customizable user interface and convenient features (including Google Lens screenshot integration, color palette-based system theming, framework for in-screen fingerprint scanner icons and animations, QR code scanner tile with history, redesigned lock screen clock with a variable font weight). Founder of organization and leading development for over 3 years.

    • Over 150,000 recorded downloads from 160+ countries on SourceForge (Open Source Excellence award on SourceForge - the highest award)

    • 50+ total stars on GitHub

    • 150+ USD in voluntary donations

    • 3000+ member community built on Telegram

    • Built open-source project website with a vintage aesthetic

    • Reviewed positively by multiple tech YouTubers and bloggers (multiple videos with 5000+ views where all reviews were voluntary)


  • MUN Research Engine

    December, 2022 - May, 2023Developed over 20 days

    An open-source MUN research web application that can help delegates around the world jumpstart their MUN research. Shared with the school MUN club and local MUN circuit with positive feedback.

    • Uses Google Search APl to fetch information from core.ac.uk, Reuters, and the UN website

    • Constructs a flag emoji for a country using code, as well as fetches information about the country from the World Bank API


  • Shiv Nadar School Faridabad MUN 2022/2023 Website

    July, 2022 - August, 2022 and May, 2023 - June, 2023Developed over 2 months

    An open-source MUN conference website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that was used by everyone participating in the conferences in 2022 and 2023. Includes information about the MUN, registrations, agendas for each committee, important documents, and a gallery.

    • Used by approximately 300 delegates who attended both conferences


  • Food Menu Alexa Skill

    December, 2021 - February, 2022Developed over 2 months

    An open-source Node.js code for an Alexa skill that retrieves meal information for a given date and time from the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad Menu. Includes a comprehensive voice interaction model trained over 1 week.

    • Won "Best Showcase of STEAM" at Shiv Nadar School Soulfest 2022

    • Published on Amazon Store


  • Organization Stars SVG

    April, 2023 - May, 2023Developed over 4 days

    An open-source Flask Web Application called Organization Stars SVG that generates an SVG image showing the total number of stars for a given GitHub organization. It can be used to showcase the popularity of an organization on a README file or similar.


Education

Education

  • Faridabad, Grade 10 to 12, Shiv Nadar School

    April, 2021 - May, 2024

    • Class Rank 1/39

    • 95% tuition scholarship for Grade 11 and 12 for performance in Grade 10 boards

    • Appeared on several local news sites for performance in Class 10 boards

    • 96.8% in Class 12, 94% in Class 11, 99.2% in Class 10

    Physics

    Chemistry

    Standard Mathematics

    Computer Science

    English


  • Faridabad, Grade 11 to 12, CollegeBoard Examinations

    April, 2022 - May, 2024

    • SAT Score: 1580 (800 Mathematics, 780 Writing and Reading)

    • All APs are self-studied

    Computer Science A - 5

    Physics 1: Algebra Based - 4

    Statistics - 4


  • Pune, Grade 8 and 9, Elpro International School

    June, 2019 - April, 2021

    • Top 1% of class

    • 98% in Grade 9, 97% in Grade 8

    Science

    Social Studies

    Mathematics

    English

    French

    Hindi

    Computer Science


Awards

Awards

  • Philippine International Math and Science Olympics (PIMSO) , International Champions in Education

    Awarded on: April 19, 2024

    Won gold medals in both Science (World Rank 2) and Math (World Rank 3) in the final round as a part of the Indian delegation. Also won the Pimsolver's Cup for being a global rank holder in both subjects. Won gold medals in both Science and Math in the national round (All India Rank 1 in both).


  • National Economics Olympiad (NEO) , Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi

    Awarded on: December 3, 2023

    Completed at National Rank 226 in the final round. Qualified to attend the finals after placing in the top 500 in the 12th-grade category out of 6500+ total test-takers in the preliminary round.


  • Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) , SEAMO, Singapore

    Awarded on: November 12, 2023

    Won a bronze medal and completed at All India Rank 6 in the national round. Invited to participate in the SEAMO X final round in Singapore as a part of the Champions Division.


  • Fermat Mathematical Olympiad (FMO) , Fermat Education, Vietnam

    Awarded on: October 28, 2023

    Won a silver medal and completed at All India Rank 7 in the national round. Invited to participate in the final round.


  • Asia Science and Maths Olympiad (ASMO) , Olympic Edu Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

    Awarded on: October 27, 2023

    Won 2 gold medals in Science and English, and a silver medal in Maths in the national round. Invited to participate in the final round of all three in Malaysia.


  • Maths Day 2023 , Department of Mathematics, Shiv Nadar University

    Awarded on: October 27, 2023

    Won a gold medal by securing first place in the interschool maths quiz held at the Maths Day event.


  • Neerja Modi Mathelogics Symposium Edition 2 , Neerja Modi School, Jaipur

    Awarded on: July 26, 2023

    Won first place out of around 160 participants in the paper submission round of the mathematics symposium for research analyzing the application of chaos theory on the dynamics of traffic congestion.


  • Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO) , Olympiad Champion Education Centre (OCEC)

    Awarded on: June 17, 2023

    Won a bronze medal in the final round with All India Rank 7 as a part of the Indian delegation. Won a silver medal in the heats round with All India Rank 21 (national selection round).


  • Panini Linguistics Olympiad Finalists' Camp , International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad

    Completed on: June 3, 2023

    Attended 5-day camp in IIIT Hyderabad for top 30 open round participants in the country. Covered topics such as semantics, scripts, phonology, phonetics, number systems, computational linguistics, morphology, sociolinguistics, and typology taught by IIIT linguistics professors, and guest professors & researchers.


  • Atlas Semi-Finalist , Atlas Fellowship

    Awarded on: May 23, 2023

    Won the book "Probability Theory: The Logic of Science" (worth 100 GBP) by Edwin Thompson Jaynes for free from the Atlas Library for completing Stage 2 of the Atlas Fellowship application.


  • Panini Linguistics Olympiad Open Round , International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad

    Awarded on: April 10, 2023

    Invited to attend the National Finalists' Camp at IIIT, Hyderabad. Cleared the open round for being in the top 30 in India and qualified to be a part of the Indian delegation to Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad.


  • Techkriti Open School (TOSC) Championship Invitational Round , Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

    Awarded on: January 27, 2023

    Placed Rank 14 out of over 1300 total participants, and was part of the 80 people invited to IIT Kanpur for the invitational round. TOSC is a test on puzzles, mental ability and aptitude.


  • Open Source Excellence , SourceForge

    Awarded on: March, 2022

    Awarded with the highest level of award on SourceForge for ShapeShiftOS' popularity and user engagement, specifically for surpassing 100,000 total downloads. Possessed by approximately 2000 projects out of the 500,000+ projects (as of 2023) hosted on the website, which includes commercial and professional software.


  • Silverzone Private Olympiad Awards , Silverzone Olympiads

    Awarded on: February 12, 2022

    International Rank 3 in English and International Rank 24 in Informatics, State Rank 4 in Social Studies, State Rank 41 in Science and State Rank 98 in Mathematics. Won 2500 INR in total cash prize.


  • ASSET Outstanding Performance , Educational Initiatives

    Awarded on: January 28, 2022

    99th percentile in all offered tests countrywide, with a perfect score in Social Studies and English, and a 97% in Science and 96% in Mathematics. Performance displayed on school blog


  • SOF Private Olympiad Awards , Science Olympiad Foundation

    Awarded on: January 13, 2022

    Grade 10: Achieved international ranks of 9th in Social Studies and 26th in Cyber, along with zonal ranks of 29th in General Knowledge and 55th in English, winning a total cash prize of 1000 INR; actively participated in SOF contests since Grade 2, consistently securing top 50 zonal ranks and multiple top 5 international ranks, including international 3rd in Cyber in 2018.


  • French Word Power and Concours Romain Rolland B1 National Level , Prayatna Educational Society

    Awarded on: December 15, 2021

    Attained 4th place with a perfect score of 100% in French Word Power, and secured 9th place with a commendable score of 96% in the Concours Romain Rolland among 1000+ participants all over India at the B1 National Level in both. (Attended both exams after clearing a cutoff in the State Level)


  • National Entrepreneurship Olympiad , Indian Institute of Technology Bombay E-Cell

    Awarded on: October 31, 2021

    Attained the 22nd position in the All India rankings among 1000+ participants.


  • SOF Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) , Science Olympiad Foundation

    Awarded on: May 31, 2021

    Received the prestigious SOF AES award for being among the top 208 students across all grades nationwide out of 5 million participants; was the Grade 9 SOF AES award recipient in the Maharashtra-Goa zone; achieved zonal top 20 awards in English, Mathematics, Science, and an International Rank 11 in General Knowledge; won 5000 INR cash prize, trophy, and citation for being an AES awardee. Website: 2020-21 SOF Academic Excellence Scholarship Awardees List


  • LogIQids Final Stage Topper , LogIQids

    Awarded on: April 27, 2021

    Won International Rank 10 out of 21569 participants in the Final Stage. It is a test on analytical skills, mental aptitude, verbal reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving.


  • National Assessment for Scientific Temperament and Aptitude , Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research

    Awarded on: March 31, 2020

    Won State Rank 1 in Maharashtra. Website: https://kamp.res.in/kamp-topper


  • Spell Bee District Level Round 3 , Brainstormm Spell Bee

    Awarded on: December 30, 2019

    Achieved the position of State Rank 2 in Maharashtra for performance in the final round after clearing two preliminary rounds.


  • Australian National Chemistry Quiz , Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    Awarded on: October 30, 2019

    Awarded High Distinction for attaining a score of 27/30.


  • Telangana Math Bee Stage 3 Category 3 , Sakshi TV

    Awarded on: March 25, 2018

    Appeared on television for the 3rd Round of Category 3 Sakshi TV Telangana Math Bee. Ranked in the top 15 in Telangana, advanced to TV appearance after successfully clearing two preliminary rounds with 1000+ participants. Website: Sakshi TV Math Bee Finalists 2017


Extracurriculars

Extracurriculars

  • XDA Recognized Developer

    Title given on: September 1, 2021

    1 of 300 Recognized Developers out of the 11 million users on the XDA online forum for Android Development, given to developers with "a history of producing cutting edge work, co-operating with others, and generally setting a good example with regard to adherence to open source licenses and other legal concerns." Website: List of Recognized Developers on XDA Forums ranked based on number of posts

    • Youngest person possessing the title of XDA Recognized Developer as of 2023

    • One of less than five teenagers to be honored with being an XDA Recognized Developer as of 2023


  • Active Contributor on GitHub

    Account created on: March 3, 2020

    Over 3500 total commits and 1500 total contributions mainly focused on Android Platform Development, web development and Qualcomm Device Android Development, including two merged pull requests to an official Google repository for fixing compilation using Make build system: Contributions by Ashutosh Sundresh to Google's material-components-android


  • Research on "Unveiling Complex Traffic Patterns: Applying Chaos Theory to Understand Non-linear Dynamics in Congestion"

    Paper completed on: July 26, 2023

    The paper specifically tackles the question "How can chaos theory be applied to understand and analyze the dynamics of traffic congestion, and what insights can be gained to mitigate and manage congestion in real-life scenarios?"

    • Won first place in the paper submission round during the Neerja Modi Mathelogics Symposium Edition 2, which featured approximately 160 participants

    • The presentation, paper, code, and simulations, are open-source on GitHub

    • The paper is published in the International Journal of Science and Research in Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

    • It is also on academia.edu


  • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Cyber Security Internship

    13th June, 2022 to 17th June, 2022 and 27th June, 2022 to 1st July, 2022

    Interned for Cyber Security at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in June-July 2022 for 2 weeks under Dr. Charu Virmani, learning penetration testing, cybersecurity, and hands-on attacks taught in the first year of B.Tech (CSE).

    • Using different tools for penetration testing to evaluate security

    • Intercepting Wi-Fi packets through packet sniffing

    • Hands-on work on how phishing and DDoS attacks are performed

    • Building basic viruses using the Metasploit framework


  • Model United Nations Leadership

    Active from July 5, 2021

    Elected as the MUN Secretary of the School Council by the Student Body twice (part of the 30-member student council with students from across high school), for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 sessions. Was the Secretary General (chief operating officer and chief of staff) for the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad MUN 2023. Was also a part of the Secretariat as Head of Delegate Affairs for the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad MUN 2022. Was a part of 5 Secretariat members in both years. Made significant contributions to the school's MUN conference by working as part of the Secretariat.

    • Managed external delegations from all over the Delhi NCR region, including relations with MUN coordinators from different schools. Brought in 250 participating delegates as a part of the Secretariat in 2023

    • Handled web development, including registrations, schedules, important documentation, and the online gallery as part of the Secretariat in both 2022 and 2023

    • Handled large delegations from Shiv Nadar School to other MUNs in the Delhi NCR region

    • Designed the conference website for 2022 and 2023, with full history on GitHub


  • Anchoring Events at School

    November, 2021 to April, 2023

    Had a fireside chat with Shikhar Malhotra (CEO of HCL Healthcare) for 1 hour about education, entrepreneurship, sports, and his personal life. Also anchored other multiple large events at school as a speaker, commentator and host. Anchored events include Annual Day, Sports Day, Investiture Ceremony, and Educational ITER Bootcamp on "Women in STEM". Audience size was typically around 400 people with national sports personalities, CEOs, ITER scientists and other special guests.


  • Model United Nations as a Delegate

    First MUN on: October 5, 2017

    Engaged in seven Model United Nations Conferences, demonstrating exceptional research skills and diplomacy. Received recognition as the Best Researched Delegate (Top 3/25) at Enlighten MUN Pune 2019, and received a Special Commendation (Top 10/60) at Chirec Junior MUN Hyderabad 2017. Additionally, achieved five Verbal Commendations, at Kothari International School MUN Noida 2023 (Rank 5/35), Dynamic Training MUN Pune 2019 (Top 10/50), Global Indian International School Chinchwad MUN Pune 2019 (Top 5/15), Rockwell MUN Hyderabad 2018 (Top 12/60), and Chirec Junior MUN Hyderabad 2018 (Top 5/15).


Certificates

Certificates

  • TOEFL iBT

    Obtained on: June, 2023

    Scored 119/120 on the TOEFL iBT with 30/30 Reading, 30/30 Listening, 29/30 Speaking and 30/30 Writing.


  • DELF B1 French Certification

    Obtained on: March, 2023

    Obtained the DELF B1 diploma after a 3-hour examination consisting of a spoken interview, a writing task, and a reading/grammar section. At level B1, the user becomes independent (equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B1 Level) and this level is required to obtain French citizenship.


  • Trinity College of London Music Diploma

    Started on: September, 2017

    Completed Grade 2, holding a Certificate of Distinction in Classical Piano and Jazz, along with Music Theory. Earned a perfect score on the Grade 1 and Grade 2 Music Theory examination.


  • International Taekwondo Federation Belts

    Last belt attained on: November, 2016

    Currently at the 4th Kup level in Taekwondo, signifying proficiency and skill as the 4th highest color belt, equivalent to the Blue Belt.


Interests

Interests

Open-Source Projects

UI Design

Linguistics

Competitive Programming

Chess

Piano

MUN

Tennis