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Mahima Singh
M.S. in Information Technology
Concentration in Networking

Mahima Singh *
"My internship with Pfizer is exactly the kind of work I hoped to do. I have the responsibility for an entire major project called ‘Cellomics Automation’ that will ultimately be used in Australia and the UK as well as the US. Pfizer was recommended to me by my advisor as a good place to look for internships. Thanks to my IT master's study, I was selected among many others for this assignment".

I am from India and I studied for my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVV, Indore. I stood first in the university and so was awarded a Gold medal. I was the first woman in the history of the university to achieve this feat. I was very involved in extracurricular activities including serving as president of the women’s group, and vice-president of the student chapter of IEEE. I even found time to present Indian classical dance performances. I chose Rensselaer for my study because the faculty who would be teaching me are also major researchers in the networking field. I wanted to learn the most current topics and also to know what they see as the future technologies in networking.

Highlights of Past Employment:

Trainee, July 2003 – April 2004
Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)

During my time at CAT as an intern, I worked on the software package for the Beam Orbit Control of Synchrotron Radiation Source – Indus-2. More specifically, my responsibilities were:

  • Developed an interactive GUI to monitor the orbit of electron beam in the synchrotron
  • Developed TCP/IP clients which interacted with TCP/IP servers over Ethernet, following specified communication protocols, implementing multithreading and synchronization algorithms
  • Created the design using UML (Rational Rose) and used Java Swing API, JDBC, and MS Access

Current Position:
Summer Intern, May 2005 – August 2005
Pfizer Animal Health, Vet. Med. R&D, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Used the Cellomics Plate Reader device to take the pictures of the vaccine slides developed by the Biological Development group and interpreted the images using Image-Pro and VisualBasic.NET.
  • Implemented algorithms suggested by the scientists and generated result sheets
  • Stored the data in an Oracle Data warehouse and populated the results in their proprietary database
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