Zainul Shah

BS at University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Chemistry, 2015


I'm a man of many tastes and skills, but two distinct passions of neuroscience and computer science with the hopes of joining them someday while still maintaining the exciting entrepreneurial atmosphere at large in the CS community right now. National 1st place winner of the Future Business Leaders of America and founder/progenitor of numerous successful and exciting ventures, I still have an unquenchable thirst for more experience and to further broaden my horizons. I'm also huge on education

Work History

2012 present
Carnegie Mellon University Center for Neural Basis of Cognition Researcher

Developing brain computer interfaces using electroencephalography and machine learning algorithms for humans and macaque monkeys to accurately operate robotic appendages and independently mobile robots

NextDocs Software Engineer

First NextDocs software engineer intern. Designed and developed a major new branch of the product introduced in a major product release, the NextDocs HealthMonitor, deployed on client systems like Pfizer and GlaxoSmith Kline. Developed in C# under the Windows SDK and Sharepoint API for the desktop application and ASP .NET MVC framework for associated web application.

CloudCollar Founder and Lead Developer

Cofounded and developed CloudCollar, the next generation of recruiting platform aimed at allowing young talent to express themselves holistically online and showcase their talents. Also developed the site in RubyOnRails

2010 present
ZTek Founder

Developed numerous desktop and mobile applications under the namesake, ZTek. Also developed a custom CMS for a housing community the size of a small town and several websites for individual and corporate clients.


Jan 2011 Jan 2015

Fields of Study

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience


  • C#
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Java
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Statistics

Honors, Awards and Achievements

  • Deans List
  • 1st Place FBLA Nationals Cyber Security
  • PennApps 10Gen Prize
  • 1st place HackNY
  • Judge favorite Facebook Hackathon

Volunteer Work

  • Pitt Make a Difference Day
  • Shakti Youth Group