Vasily Rudchenko

ABOUT

Born and raised in Ukraine. I solder wires, write code, design logos, and then promote my creations. Ultimately, I like learning new things that help me in my passion of designing tech that is applicable in the real world.

University of Toronto

, MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by

David Lie

2017 - present

New York University

, BSc in Electrical Engineering

2013 - 2017

Kyiv International School

, IB Diploma

graduated 2013

EXPERIENCE

Developer Intern

, Ottawa

Summer 2016

Implemented and iterated on Ruby on Rails functionality within Shopify's core web application

Visit Shopify

NYU Undergraduate Student Researcher

, New York

Summer 2015

Created and analyzed three different algorithms for deception in human-robot interaction and tested using existing robotic systems

Learn about the research program

Design Engineer and Co-founder

, Abu Dhabi

Spring 2014 - Fall 2015

Secured 1st place in the national category of the UAE Drones for Good competition

Worked in a team of four to implement a fixed-wing drone that eliminates the dangers and inefficiencies of gathering wildlife data in a national park in Fujairah, UAE

Visit Wadi Drone

Web Application Development Intern

, Abu Dhabi

Summer 2014

Developed an online inventory system for NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Design Studio and tested with existing items in the lab

View code on Github

LINKS

Vasily Rudchenko

PROJECTS

Design of secure and testable chips

, Abu Dhabi

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Designed a secure and testable chip based on existing ARM IP and logic encryption principles developed by the DfX Lab at NYUAD

Together with

Martin Slosarik,

Burj Shadow

, Dubai

Fall 2016

Developed software that inferred sun position data and controlled a pan mechanism that followed and recorded the shadow of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper

Together with

Koh Terai, Matthew Karau,
View promo

Poster Design for Theater Production

, Abu Dhabi

Fall 2016

Ideated and executed a poster design for the main stage student theater production of a modern adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz”

Together with

Abda Kazemi

,

Walls of Power

, New York

Fall 2015

Worked on a team of students to ideate, design, and create a graffiti-painted public art project in Brooklyn, NY as part of a collaboration between NYU and Critical Massive

View the process

Halfway.me

, Ann Arbor

Fall 2015

Won Best Travel Hack Award at MHacks 6 for developing a web application that automatically calculates the cheapest possible flight destination for large groups of people willing to meet up in one location

Together with

Martin Slosarik,
View on DevPost

Decode Dubai

, Dubai

Summer 2015

Received Judges’ Choice Award for developing a web application intended to aggregate preferences regarding specific meals at eateries

Together with

Brooke Hopkins, Koh Terai,

Quan Vuong

,
View on Github

TEDxNYUAD

, Abu Dhabi

Spring 2015

Spoke about the importance of adopting a human-centered approach to technological development

View full speech

URBZ

, Mumbai

Spring 2015

Collaborated with URBZ to conduct an anthropological study of individual, communal, and governmental methods of pest management in Dharavi

Together with

Hassan Nahas

,

Jean Nyaguthii

,
Read about URBZ

Wadi Drone

, Abu Dhabi

Spring 2014 - Fall 2015

Co-founded and developed the Wadi Drone project to collect data in regions with no access to communication infrastructure

Visit website

LogInvent

, Abu Dhabi

Summer 2014

Developed LogInvent, a novel inventory management system currently being tested inside NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Design Studio

Together with

Matthew Karau,
View on Github

Spice of Life

, Abu Dhabi

Winter 2014

Prototyped and designed a physical interface allowing hospital patients to remain emotionally connected with family members through the bilateral act of cooking

Together with

Pablo Pacareu

,

Pedro Zufiria Gerbolés

,

Dirichi Ike-njoku

,
View short demo