Farhan Zaman

208 Sunview St · Waterloo, N2L-3E1 · (+1) 647-562-5236 · farhanzaman2000@gmail.com

Hi! I'm Farhan, a second year Hon. Computer Science (Co-op) student at the University of Waterloo.

I'm fun to work with, will make you laugh. Some of my passions include playing football (like...alot) and playing the piano


Experience

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) team

University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Club (UWAFT)

Currently working as a freshman recruit in the CAV team. Projects include the Adaptive Cruise Control with Sensor Fusion, which uses MATLAB to simulate scenarios with traffic close to the car resulting in the speed to be adjusted accordingly. To know more about UWAFT, visit uwaft.ca

January 2020 - Present

President & Founder

Sunnydale Model United Nations Association (SDMUNA)

Being involved in the Model United Nations (MUN) curcuit since an early 2015, I played a pioneer role in the embedding MUN culture as a significant part of the Extra-Curricular-Activities in Academic Institutions nation-wide.
Took upon the role of Secretary General of Sunnydale Model United Nations 2019 , one of the largest school level conferences in Bangladesh with over 500 participants, leading an organising committee of 52 students. The conference was also the grandest event in the history of my institution.

December 2018 - July 2019

Projects

Klar

- "Revolutionsing time-management for photographers"

Winning at NewHacks2020, Klar is a Web Application that uses Microsoft's Face API to help wedding photographers filter and sort through their wedding photos based on emotions that the people in the photo exhibit. This could be happiness, sadness, or (in the future), love and surprise. Photographers will also be able to tag a face and then get all the images of that person from their collection. This solution will save any photographer hours of time and effort.

On the front-end, Klar is as user-friendly and easy to use as possible. Klar is scalable. Not all photographers are technically-orientated when it comes to computers and AI, so the functionality has been abstracted from the end-user. Using HTML, CSS, and Javascript for animation, a beautiful but easy to understand front-end has been built so that anyone can use. The UX was designed to be uniform and match the logo so that it provides the end-user a seamless experience.

To find out more about Klar, visit devpost.com/software/Klar

March 2020

SpotiFinder

- "Divided by the friendzone, connected by the music"

A Web application that helps people come together through their mutual taste in musical arts. Not only does music suggest a lot about one's personality but it also helps people bond over their similar interests in songs.

It uses the Spotify API to get data from the user, such as the songs in their playlists. It then initiates an algorithm to start matchmaking that finds other users with similar interests and presents your top matches. The front-end of the application has been built with ReactJS, CSS and HTML5. The back-end has been built upon NodeJS and deals with the Spotify API enabling functionality, such as user authentication. The algorithm analyses the user's playlist and compares it with other users to produces rankings of the matches in terms of match percentage.

To find out more about SpotiFinder, visit devpost.com/software/spotifinder

February 2020

Education

University of Waterloo

Hon. Computer Science (Co-op)
September 2019 - 2024 (EST)

Sunnydale School

Ordinary and Advanced Levels (O & ALevels)
January 2004 - August 2019

Skills

WebDev Languages & Tools
Programming Languages & others
  • Swift
  • Python
  • MATLAB
  • C/C++
  • Scheme
  • Bash
  • LaTex
  • Blender 3D
  • Git
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop

Awards & Certifications

  • 3rd Place Best Overall Hack - University of Toronto (St.George Campus) - NewHacks2020 Hackathon
  • Intramural Champions - University of Waterloo - Soccer Intramurals Fall 2019
  • 25th Percentile (Award of Distinction) - Euclid Mathematics Contest 2019 by CEMC
  • School Champion - Euclid Mathematics Contest 2019 by CEMC
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) A1 - Alliance Franaise De Dhaka
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) A2 - Alliance Franaise De Dhaka
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) B1 - Alliance Franaise De Dhaka
  • 1st Place - Delhi Public School - DPS Economic Summit 2019
  • Best Networker - Sunbeams School - Sunbeams Business Initiative 2018
  • Best & Outstanding Delegate Awards in 13 National & International Model United Nations Conferences - 2015 to 2019
  • Aloha Mental Arithmetic - Levels 1 to 8 - Passed all the levels with distinctions and perfect scores on two of them.