Hi, I'm Shadaj

I explore the boundaries of programming

I'm a first-year PhD student co-advised by Alvin Cheung and Joe Hellerstein at UC Berkeley, where I research programming languages and distributed systems. I'm grateful to be supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Previously, I received my BS in EE/CS at UC Berkeley. I've interned at Google Brain, Facebook, Apollo GraphQL, Khan Academy, Coursera, and Paya Labs, where I worked with GraphQL, Rust, React, and Scala.js to develop open-source libraries, education platforms, and large-scale infrastructure.

I host many open-source libraries and projects on GitHub, and have a channel on YouTube. I've presented a keynote at OSCON 2014 and at Scala Days (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), GraphQL Summit, Scale By the Bay, and various other technical conferences. In high school, I was the Co-President of Lynbrook Robotics, where I led a competitive robotics team of over 100 students. I continue to be involved with the team, where I focus on introducing students to advanced control theory topics and software design principles.

Latest News

Jun 2022
Jan 2022
Attending CIDR 2022, and learning how to pitch programming languages research to the database community
Aug 2021
Started my PhD at UC Berkeley in the RISELab, working on the Hydro project under Alvin Cheung and Joe Hellerstein
Apr 2021
Received the EECS Major Citation award!