Hi there! 👋 I'm Kartik. You can find me at the crossroads of creativity, technology, and the human condition.
As an engineer, I help create tools that make the internet a better platform for human progress.
I write Wings of Ambition, a blog about the journey of humankind.
It's all about how our creativity, intelligence, and ambition shaped us into what we are today.
Every two weeks, I try to inspire and answer how we can build a better civilization.
At Citi, I am working to revolutionize mobile banking.
Because it's 2019, and you shouldn't need a branch or a call to sort out your finances.
I write code that helps customers handle almost all aspects of their credit card account in just a few clicks or taps.
These features are used nationwide more than 200 times per second.
And I am honored to help millions of customers get on with their day.
Previously at the University of Florida, I worked multiple roles in the Human-Centered Computing Lab.
I designed and conducted studies to understand the ways humans interact with multimedia.
I collaborated with PhD students to correlate heartrate with eye gaze while watching certain types of film scenes.
Our findings were published in the SAP Conference, 2016 and in the journal of Society and Natural Resources, 2019.
A markdown-based serverless blogging platform using server-side rendering, built with Next.js and React.
A notes app with sharing, real-time editing, server-side authentication, built with React, Meteor, and MongoDB.
What happens when you combine a great website, blockchain technology, and the food industry? That's Research Blocks!
Creating an online presence is key to growing your business, and with the locally acclaimed deli and bakery Bagels-R-Us, we achieved just that.
A Meteor app with server-side auth, MongoDB back-end, and React front-end. This web app is designed for use with the iROAM smart crutches prototype, which won first place in the Philips Healthcare- sponsored competition in Dr. Sumi Helal's Mobile Computing course at the University of Florida, in April 2017.
A web app to shorten long links for sharing on social media or messaging apps. This app was built using Meteor back-end and React front-end with user authentication, MongoDB for data storage, and Heroku for deployment.
The Jain Lab studies human-computer interaction at the University of Florida and this website connects them with scientists around the world.
For the Rocket Team at the University of Florida, a dedicated website is the best way to show off and showcase their (real) rocket science.
The lab website for the Focus Lab at the University of Florida helps shine the spotlight on the bright students and their research.
An iOS app for students to study flashcards of popular subjects, or make their own flashcards for particular subjects, all of which sync to the cloud. Built using Parse.
A task manager web app that lets users create, view, complete tasks, and authenticate with a Github account, built with React, Firebase, and Node.js.
A web app written using React and Node.js that uses the OpenWeatherMap API to display the weather for a location that the user searches for.