Dhruv Shah

Full-stack teen developer, self-driving car engineer, and roboticist who thinks big and dreams bigger.

Saratoga, CA · hello@dhruvshah.me

I build mini self-driving cars, autonomous drones, facial recognition systems, mobile apps, websites and in my free time study robotics and management at the Jerome Fisher M&T program at UPenn. I'm a goal-oriented performer who strives for perfection and doesn't tolerate anything less. I've accumulated over 100,000+ downloads total on iOS app store over all my apps, have five hackathon victories, and am a Platinum division contestant in the national USACO Competitive Algorithmic Programming contest. After being invited to AngelHack's exclusive 3-month startup accelerator program, I got the wonderful opportunity to grow and pitch a startup along with two partners in Silicon Valley to top investors from YC, 500 Startups, AngelPad, TechCrunch, and more at the annual Global Demo Day. Under the mentoring of the experienced AngelHack team, I learned a lot about startup growth and designing for the customer, and I'm ready to apply that knowledge, hard work, and channel the drive for perfection into a beautiful product. I have extensive experience in applications of machine and deep learning - especially in the field of robotics, mobile & web development, UI/UX design, and backend/server architecture.

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Saratoga High School

FIRST Robotics · Business Development · Computer Science · Mobile Application Dev · Marching Band

GPA: 4.00

August 2016 - June 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Sense360 Hackathon 1st place overall (remote)
  • Angel Hacks (Silicon Valley) 1st place overall (out of 100 teams) - 2017
  • HACKcelerator 2017 bach. Presented at GDD - November 2017
  • LA Hacks winner of $2000 grant from 1517 fund (out of 300 teams) - April 2017
  • LA Hacks Top 12 Hack
  • USACO Platinum Contestant
  • AMC Honor Roll
  • Robotics - FTC Control Award (3x) - 2017

Courses & Certifications

  • Udacity - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Coursera/Stanford - Machine Learning
  • Udacity - Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree


Udacity Advanced Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree


Technical Skills
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Back-End Web Development
  • Front-End Mobile & Web Development
  • User Interface/Experience Design
  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics
Programming Languages, Software, & Tools
Workplace Strengths
  • Hardworking
  • Passionate
  • Works well with others
  • Results-oriented