Avish Menon


Hello, my name is

Avish Menon

Performing Arts

  • 2018

    Principal Character "Raje"

    Northwest Children's Theater production of "Chitra: The Girl Prince" - 30+ shows.

  • 2015

    Title Character "Mowgli"

    Northwest Children's Theater production of "Jungle Book" - 30+ shows.

  • 2014

    Principal Character "Himmat Singh"

    Anjali School of Dance production of "Murder on the Ganges"

  • 2014

    Principal Character "Lost Boy"

    Northwest Children's Theater production of "Peter Pan" - 30+ shows.

  • 2013

    Mechanicals Ensemble

    Anjali School of Dance production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

  • 2013

    PAMTA Award Nominee

    Nominated for "Outstanding Young Performer"

  • 2013

    Principal Character and Narrator "Jack"

    Oregon Children's Theater production of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales" - 35+ shows.

  • 2011

    Principal Character "Schwartz"

    Portland Center Stage production of "A Christmas Story" - 40+ shows.

  • 2011

    Principal Character "Herb"

    Northwest Children's Theater production of "Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" - 30+ shows.

  • 2011


    Christian Community Theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - 8 shows.

  • 2011

    Principal Character "Hudson"

    in "Frozen Forward: The Now Adventures of Lewis and Clark" - Childrens TV show Pilot filmed at various indoor & outdoor locations - Director: G. Scott Brown

  • 2011

    Understudy to Principal Character "Bahad"
    and Voice of "Mushkil Gusha"

    Oregon Children's Theater production of "On the Eve of Friday Morning" - 30+ shows.

  • 2010

    Indian Bollywood Dance performance

    Opening act for famous DJ sponsored event - Portland, OR

  • 2009

    Print Ad Modeling

    For Intel Classmate PC - Photographer: Steve Bloch

My Resume


Phone: (503) 706-7851        Email: avish.menon at gmail.com        Address: Houston, TX


  • Masters of Science - University of California Davis - Computer Science
  • Bachelors of Engineering - Arizona State University - Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineer at Revenue Solutions Inc (RSI) – 3 years
  • Prior Corporate/Startup Engg. Internships at Digimarc & PoachedJobs
  • Proficient in Computer Science & Software Programming – skills include Python, C/C#/C++, Java, ASP.Net, HTML/CSS/JS, React Js, MatLab, Verilog, WordPress, MailChimp, MockFlow, Flinto
  • Proficient in ML Tools – Tensorflow, PyTorch, Sci-Kit
  • Experience with 3D Development Tools – Blender, Maya, Unity
  • Expertise in EE Design Tools – Cadence, LTSpice, Logisim, Waveforms
  • Excellent Presentation and Communication skills drawing from extensive experience in theater and performing arts (over 200 main stage performances)


  • September 2020 – March 2022 – Masters of Science at University of California Davis - Computer Science Major - Distributed Systems, Computer Architecture, Computer Animation, Software Engineering, Algorithms, Applied Numerical Linear Algebra, Operation Systems
    • Capstone Project 1 – Design and Development of Dynamic Time Warping algorithm in Python to analyze error in motion capture data of dance movements that were at different speeds and warp them to the same speed.
    • Capstone Project 2 – Creation of Augmented-Reality (AR) tools that allow user to pilot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (3DR Solo Quadcopters) from a first-person point-of-view while wearing an Oculus headset. The system shows the real environment through the lens of the drone with the AR elements overlaid to enable the user to play games such as Pong, Solving Mazes, and a Shooter. These AR elements were created using Unity and integrated with the Oculus headset.
  • June 2019 – June 2022 – Software Engineer at RSI - Revenue Solutions Inc., a company that seeks to streamline government operations and improve citizen services with their products.
    • Developed new software workflows and modules for the flagship RPE Tool in ASP.Net. The implementation of these various business workflows used various ASP.Net controls as well as working with HTML, CSS, and Javascript (including Ajax calls to C# methods). New modules developed received rave reviews from customers. Added ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance.
    • Applied Python Sci-Kit Machine Learning library towards developing a machine learning solution to enhance service delivery for specific workflows.
    • Migrated portions of the solution suite to React.js and Redux for usability improvements – this included creation and implementation of components and datagrids and regressions for backwards compatibility using Jest framework
  • August 2017 – August 2020 – Bachelors of Engineering at Arizona State University – Electrical Engineering Major - Circuits, Signals and Systems , Engineering Math, Engineering Physics, Digital Design, Analog and Digital Circuits, Analog Digital Design, Hardware Design Language/Programming Logic, Electromagnetics, and Computer Organization/Assembly Language Programming.
    • Senior Project focused on the design and implementation of a handheld radiation detection device - designed a chirp signal generator using Analog Circuitry as well as using Verilog to test and interpret the return signal
    • Experience with Design tools - Cadence, Verilog, LTSpice, Logisim, and Waveforms.
  • January 2019 – June 2019 – FURI Fellow at Arizona State University - Awarded FURI Research Scholarship for “Adversarial Attacks in Machine Learning”.
    • Research focused on investigation of safety boundaries of the state-ofthe-art deep learning models that have been adopted by autonomous driving. Examined the challenges of crafting adversarial attacks that are robust in the real world (the attacked images are misclassified at different angles, distances, lighting conditions), and explored perceptible attacks (attacks that are not necessarily similar to the unattacked images, therefore exploiting the limitation of current defense mechanisms based on adversarial training). The expected outcome of the research is gallery of graffiti that will be robustly classified as traffic signs to autonomous vehicles. Python & Tensorflow for design and simulations.
  • Summer 2018 – Machine Learning coursework w/ Prof. Andrew Ng (Stanford University)
    • Introduction to machine learning concepts, datamining, and statistical pattern recognition – (i) Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning). (iii) Best practices (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI). Drawing from numerous case studies, applied knowledge to various situations
  • Summer 2018 – Self-driven learning of Tensorflow
    • Open source machine learning algorithmic framework and its application in machine learning applications - classifications, regressions, and other building blocks of this framework.
  • Summer 2018 – Robotics coursework w/ Prof. Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania)
    • Mechanics of flight and the design of quadrotor flying robots as well as development of dynamic models, deriving controllers, and synthesizing planners for operating in three dimensional environments. Investigated challenges of using noisy sensors for localization and maneuvering in complex, three-dimensional environments. Developed insights into the real world examples of the possible applications and challenges for the rapidly-growing drone industry
  • Summer 2017 – Engineering Intern at Digimarc - focused on enabling technologies for identifying all forms of content.
    • Created new tool, Cerebro, to allow check out/in of devices. Created the app in HTML/CSS; Used collaboration tools JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket to work with team members using Agile development methodologies.
    • Created database queries in SQL & ODBC commands to access via ASP.net. Made significant changes to the Digimarc Tool, Barcode Manager, in HTML/CSS and worked with the team to push new releases every two weeks. Also worked w/ Android Studio and Java on other apps
  • Summer 2016 – Engineering Intern at PoachedJobs - technology startup that connects restaurants and job seekers in the food industry.
    • Developed Responsive landing pages in HTML/CSS; Performed Market Research and Data Analysis for targeted marketing campaigns; Developed ads for Facebook; and Created and Launched email campaigns using MailChimp
  • 2015 – 2016 – Participated in TYE Oregon and presented a Business Plan for “Hive” - a mobile app for high school students.
    • TYE is a youth chapter of TiE that promotes business and leadership skills in high school students with focus on entrepreneurship. The Business Plan presented a mobile app “Hive” - a social hub that allows students to connect and interact with the rest of their school. We created a working mockup using MockFlow and Flinto in under 3 weeks.
  • 2008 – 2020 - More than 12 years of experience in the Performing Arts including classical Dance and Musical Theater. Performed over 200 main stage productions in prominent theaters.

Say Hello

You can contact me using the email "avish.menon at gmail.com"
or connect with me on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avishmenon/