I am Zishan, a 2020 graduate(B.Tech. + M.Tech.) from IIT Kharagpur and currently working full-time as a Smart Contract Engineer at prePO, a decentralised trading protocol for pre-IPO and pre-Token projects. Prior to joining prePO, I was working at Oracle Bangalore fulltime as an Applications Engineer and was parallely working part-time as a freelance web3 developer with intentions to gain experience.
I started my web3 journey last year with a scholarship from Coinbase for participating in DappCamp, an Ethereum Bootcamp by Preethi Kasireddy. I then moved on to do several freelancing project starting from building an ethereum based dapp end-to-end which does auto-payments for recurring subscription to working for SuperteamDAO where I helped several projects airdrop Solana NFTs to their community. For doing more serious work I participated in Secureum Bootcamp Epoch 0 (ethereum security and auditing bootcamp) and completed my CARE Audit for Sushiswap Bentobox. I also worked as a Technical Coach at DappCamp for cohort-2 in January. Right now I am fulltime at prePO as Smart contract Engineer.
Earlier during my college period, my experience and effort revolved around the areas of machine learning and deep learning and it's applications in computer vision & natural language processing. In the summer of 2019, I worked at IBM Research as an AI Research Intern in their Industrial AI Applications team working on deep learning methods for field boundary identification & using satellite images. Prior to this, I interned at Capillary Technologies in summer 2018 as a Machine Learning Intern where I worked on real-time Person Re-Identification problem and it was published in ICVGIP 2018.
Led the Gold Winning team of 15+ members from R.K. Hall of Residence in the Inter Hall OpenSoft Competition 2018-19.
Advised a pool of 200+ students from R.K. Hall of Residence for the prestigious annual Technology General Championship 2018-19.