Prashanth Tirupachur Vasanthakrishnan

Software Engineer - Northwestern Graduate

A driven and passionate software engineer with an interest in innovative problem-solving. I bring to the table, a can-do attitude, structured problem-solving skills, and an ability to transform business/product requirements to code.


Member Technical Staff

April 2019 – Present

Graduate Student Researcher

Enhancing Inflight WiFi experience by creating a VPN/Proxy connection and trying to implement QUIC protocol layer measuring the respective outcomes.

September 2017 – April 2019

Associate Member Technical Staff - Intern

  • Developed a monitoring gateway for their commercially rolled out Kafka systems by normalizing and storing the JMX data from clients on InfluxDB and integrating with Grafana for visualizations
  • Added filtering support for their FTL Messaging Dashboard which could quickly isolate specific parts of their configuration and substantially reduce the number of data pulls from the realm server with complete test coverage

June 2018 – September 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Hold weekly office hours
  • Lead discussion sessions
  • Conduct lab sessions

March 2018 - June 2018

Information Technology - Intern

  • Maintained their cloud based application to prepare compliance report in XBRL & HTML formats for filing with regulators such as SEC in the United States and HMRC in United Kingdom.
  • Handled XBRL database and worked on improved security measures by Disabling all possible peripheral ports and giving only secured remote access to the server via LAN.

May 2016 – June 2016

Development - Intern

  • Analyzed data retrieval and storage time and developed automated reports to be sent to the development team.
  • Presented an analysis of cloud based web services with recommendations on the most suited technology to satisfy the organizational needs.

November 2015 – January 2016

Information Technology - Intern

  • Gained real time experience on basics of Cyber Security, Zero Client Network Construction and Server Setup.
  • Participated in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on a remote basis for a banking organization.

December 2014 – January 2015


Northwestern University

Master of Science
Computer Science - Distributed System, Networking

Advisor: Dr. Fabian Bustamante

GPA: 3.83 / 4.0

2017 - 2019

Anna University - Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering - Electronics, Internet of Things (IoT)

Advisors: Dr. Umma Habiba & Dr. Gayathri R

GPA: 7.22 / 10

2013 - 2017

Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School

Computer Science

GPA: 9.6 / 10

1999 - 2013


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Python
  • Go
  • C++
  • Racket/Lisp-Scheme
  • Shell
  • Php
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • AngularJs
  • Jasmine/Grunt
  • Karma
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PhantomJS
  • Selenium
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • InfluxDB
  • Grafana
  • Unix
  • GCD
  • AWS
  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Raft
  • Apache Kafka
  • MapReduce
  • Docker
  • Nginx
  • REST
  • XML/Json
  • Git
  • SVN
  • Mercurial
  • IoT
  • Jira
  • Arduino
  • Android Studio
  • PDDL
  • Weka
  • Xamarin
  • Wireshark
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum


Apart from being a full-stack developer, I enjoy watching movies and try staying fit. Plan for the summer is to try out Sailing or Windsuring and Deep Sea Diving.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and rom-com television shows and regional movies (Indian-Tamil), I am an aspiring chef who has somewhat mastered the art of making decent Biriyani and spicy Indo-Chinese Egg Fried Rice, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the world.