Manik Sikka
313, New Ashiana Apt., Sector 6, Plot No. 10
Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075, Delhi :: India
# +91- 96545-50469


To seek an invigorating and exciting research opportunity with a reputed university. I look forward to challenging research work, bringing me in the forefront of latest computing technology and strengthening my fundamentals as a computer engineer.

Permanent Address

313, New Ashiana Apartments
Sector - 6 , Plot No. 10
New Delhi – 110075
Phone # +91-94172-00066


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Education & Work Profile

[March ’08 - ]   Adobe Systems India
[July ‘07 – March ‘08 ]   OnMobile Global Ltd.
Software Engineer
[2003 - 2007 ]   Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad
B.Tech in I.T.
Current CGPI :: 8.63/10 ; Equivalent G.P.A :: 3.45/4
[2001]   AISSCE ( 12th Std. ) C.B.S.E
G.D.Goenka Public School , New Delhi
Aggregate :: 73.6%
[1999]   AISSE ( 10th Std.) C.B.S.E
G.D.Goenka Public School, New Delhi
Aggregate :: 82%


SGPI Distribution ( Max - 10 )

• Semester I 8.42 • Semester II 8.55
• Semester III 9.41 • Semester IV 8.78
• Semester V 8.27 • Semester VI 8.05
• Semester VII 8.65 • Semester VIII 9.00

Research Interest

• Algorithms • Machine Learning
• Operating systems • Information Retrieval
• Artificial Intelligence • Networking
• System Programming  

Academic Courses Completed

• Data & File Structures • Formal Languages & Automata Theory
• Design and Analysis of Algorithms • Operating Systems
• Compiler Design • Neuro Fuzzy Computing
• Computer Organization • Object Oriented Methodology
• Introduction to Computers & Programming • Digital Signal Processing
• Digital Communication • Artificial Intelligence
• Discrete Mathematics & Logic • Quantum Computing
• Basic Electronics • Optimization Techniques
• Computer Networks • Embedded Systems & Design
• Parallel Computing • Principles of Database Management
• Introduction to Robotics • Digital electronics


Current Work Profile

Adobe Systems India
Time Duration :: March ‘08 ~ Place :: Adobe Ssytems India Platform :: C++ /Javascript

My responsibility at Adobe involved working on Contribute and Adobe PDF Print Engine. In the product development my responsibility lied with adding new features to it. The complete development cycle involves designing the spec of the feature, its coding and finally resolving the bugs associated with it. During my stint with Adobe I got the opportunity to work on Anotation feature of Contribute, the development of which involved working on C++ and Javascript. Currently I am working on the marking feature of APPE, which involves detailed knowledge of graphics.

OnMobile Global Ltd.
Time Duration :: July ’07 - March ‘08 Place :: OnMobile Global, Bangalore Platform :: C++

My responsibilities in the company involved programming of telephony cards. These are the cards which receives calls on the Time Division Multiplexed trunks. Work profile involves building new components on the existing in-house platform, which would interact directly with these cards. I am currently working with Audio Codes cards which are new to the company.


1.) Semantic Query for Passage Retrieval ::
Time Duration :: January - June ’07 Place :: Multimedia Lab at NUS Platform :: C#

Project was taken up as the final semester project. It involved adding a new type of query – semantic query, to the popular open source search engine API – Lucene. The project was developed on C# platform and also involved the work in technologies such as ASP .NET and Windows Forms for the purpose of developing user interface. Project was completed independently as an academic intern at School of Computing in National University of Singapore (NUS) under Dr. Chua Tat Seng.

2.) Kluster – Web Categorization ::
Time Duration :: August - December ’07 Place :: IIIT Allahabad Platform :: Java

Project involved categorization of the search results returned by popular search engine -yahoo. Various categories were generated on the fly using Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI). Project was developed on the java platform which involved the use of technologies such as Java Server Pages (JSP). Commercial products such as iBoogie were used for comparison. Project was successfully completed under the guidance of Dr. S. Sanyal


3.) 8051 CPU Scheduler ::
Time Duration :: January ’06 - April ’07 Place :: IIIT Allahabad Platform :: Assembly

Project was successfully completed as a 6th semester project assignment . It involved direct implementation of various scheduling algorithms on 8051 microprocessor. Various algorithms for CPU scheduling were compared, so as to end up on the most optimum one for the real time systems. Project was written entirely in 8051 assembly and involved writing IVT table for the processor. Project was done under the guidance of Prof M. Radhakrishna.

4.) Speech Recognition for Hindi numerals ::
Time Duration :: August - December ’06 Place :: IIIT Allahabad Platform :: C++

This problem was pursued as a semester project in 5th semester. The system read the speech signals from the recorded audio files in WAV format. Signal was quantanized using MFC coefficients and was compared with the available database using GMM. Result was shown as Hindi text ( Unicode characters ). System was found to give a good accuracy of 75%. Project was successfully completed under the guidance of Dr. U.S. Tiwary.

5.) ASSCII to UNICODE converter and auto generation of Hindi site : :
Time Duration :: June - July ’06 Place :: IIT Kanpur Platform :: C++

This project was taken up as a summer project in IIT Kanpur under the guidance of Dr. Rajat Moona. It involved converting the ASCII coded Hindi glyph texts into Unicode characters. This converter was then used to convert ASCII coded Hindi e-books into Unicode text. Web pages were then dynamically generated for these books . Programs written in C were used for this purpose. The site was then displayed in UTF-8 character encoding. This allowed everyone to view the web page anywhere in the world without any need to download any specific fonts.
Project was successfully completed.

6.) E- shopping site ::
Time Duration :: January ’05 - April ’06 Place :: IIIT Allahabad Platform :: PHP / MySQL

This project was pursued as a semester project in fourth semester under the guidance of Dr. Rizvi of Indian Institute of Information Technology. It used combination of PHP and HTML to display the front end. PHP was used to connect the dynamic site to the SQL database which formed the back end of the system. The project was successfully completed.

Skill Set

# Languages Known

C, C++, C Sharp, Java, PHP, HTML, assembly : 8086 ( a86)/8051/8052 , SQL, XML.

# Platforms Worked On

Windows / Linux / DOS

# Software/ Tools Experience

Matlab, LEX , YAAC, Microsoft Visio, Prolog and other general software

# Natural Languages Known

English, Hindi, Punjabi, French

Awards & Achievements

Received job offers from Tata Consulatancy Services and OnMobile during campus placements.
Selected among top 1.3% of the 4,20,000 students appeared in AIEEE 2003.
Among top 2.5% of the 2,00,000 students appeared in IIT-JEE 2003.
Part of winning team of inter-school science quiz organized by National Science Center, New Delhi.
Scored 90% marks in Mathematics Olympiad organized by Delhi Association of Mathematics Teachers.

Programming, Solving Puzzles, Reading, Keeping up with current affairs, Surfing
Net, Going out on excursions, swimming.

Personal Information

Name Manik Sikka
Father’s Name Mr. O.P. Sikka
Date of Birth 31st January, 1983
Nationality Indian ( Passport No. – F 5262414 )