Ayaz Hemani


Software engineer with a passion for leadership development, volunteering, and agile innovation


General Dynamics – Mission Systems

Minneapolis, MN

Adv Software Engineer

Oct 2018 - Present

  • Led a software team of 20+ to design, develop, integrate, test, and release software components and APIs for the High Resolution Programmable Display Generator (HRPDG)
  • Developed embedded NIST-compliant security services for RTOS based software products
  • C
  • Python
  • SQL

The Nielsen Company

Tampa, FL

Innovations Lead, Research and Development

May 2017 - Oct 2018

  • Defined business opportunities to increase quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce cost
  • Built, partnered, invested, and purchased to acquire capabilities to grow revenue
  • Led IP harvesting initiatives for expanding retail and manufacturer measurement services
  • AI
  • Bots
  • IoT
  • Mixed Reality
  • Blockchain
  • AWS
  • Python
  • Flask

Technical Project Manager

July 2013 - May 2017

  • Developed and deployed watermarks solution for TV crediting internationally
  • Created statistical validation process for TV signature matcher
  • Developed emerging retail trends tools to identify gaps and increase revenue by $14.2M
  • C
  • Python
  • AWS
  • Java
  • Hadoop
  • Jama

General Electric - Aviation Systems

Tampa, FL

Software Engineer

May 2012 - Aug 2012

  • Developed verification procedures, scripts, and hardware for the KC-46 MCDU
  • ScrumMaster for government classified project
  • C
  • C++
  • Jira

Sumo Software Corporation

Tampa, FL

Web Application Developer

Aug 2009 - May 2012

  • Web app development for text-to-speech dictation Windows Phone app (‘Lip Service’)
  • Improved multi-language support of dictation with syndication of APIs (Google & Mozilla)
  • C#
  • HTML
  • Javascript


Dec 2019

Masters of Science in Computer Science, MSCS

Specialization: Interactive Intelligence

Georgia Institute of Technology, GPA: 3.7/4.0, Cum Laude

May 2013

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, BSCP

University of South Florida


IEEE USF, LogikLabs Inc, & The Nielsen Company

  • Delivered annual programming competitions to empower students to compete externally
  • Delivered microcontroller talks, workshops, and competitions to students
  • Developed automated competition tool for practice, competitions, and job placement
  • Arduino
  • Competitions
  • Microcontrollers

Feb 2013 – May 2013

Gamifying Personal Health Systems #SoftwareBytes

Microsoft ImagineCup Competition – Microsoft Inc.

  • Developed a ‘continuum’ experience between Windows devices (Xbox, PC, mobile app)
  • Architected personal health system to encourage fitness tracking and improvement
  • Gamified fitness for students by utilizing out-of-game health points (mobile apps- pedometers, sleep tracking, etc) to contribute to Xbox/PC in-game points, badges, & rewards.
  • Azure
  • C#
  • Kinect
  • Windows Phone
  • IoT
  • APIs

Spring 2011

WiFi Controlled Remote Controlled Car

LogikLabs Exhibit: USF Engineering Expo

  • Built an RC car that interfaced with a microcontroller and a configured router in order to receive remote WiFi requests. This extended the range of the car to over 500ft.
  • Arduino
  • WiFi
  • Networking

MAC 2283: Engineering Calculus III

  • Worked with UPS employees to help create a more efficient arrangement of packages within trucks to handle delivery of fragile items by creating a double integral program.
  • Calculus
  • Publication

Awards & Recognition

Patent Disclosure: Palette Analysis to Detect Ad Campaign Membership

Grouped ad creatives based on palette analysis and determined campaign similarities

Patent Disclosure: Product Identification Across Localizations by Visual Input

Grouped products based on localized product packaging for reference identification

Patent Disclosure: TV Mode Detection through Ambient Radiation Detection

Determine TV On-Off detection based on radiation threshold generated by active TV

Patent Disclosure: Indoor Location Identification and Tracking by Audit Activities

Leveraged retail audit services to identify location reference data signatures

Whitepaper: A New Product Introduction Agile Process

Proposed integration of agile and iterative development processes at Nielsen

Whitepaper: Ad Verification Reimagined – Blockchain Verification Ecosystems

Provide higher quality verification of campaign impression through a trusted ecosystem

Whitepaper: Defining Television Viewing Scenarios

Defined differences in TV viewing and how measurement changes across platforms

Presidential Volunteer Service Award - Gold Level

Corporation for National and Community Service
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    • Programming
    • Python
    • C/C++
    • Java
    • HTML
    • SQL
    • C#
    • Bash
    • REST
    • Flask
    • Django
    • Hugo
    • React
      Developer Tools
    • GitLab
    • Docker
    • Jenkins
    • Ansible
    • AWS
      Operating Systems
    • Linux
    • VxWorks RTOS
    • Windows
    • MacOS
    • Doxygen
    • LaTeX
    • DOORS
    • JAMA
    • JIRA

Specialized Courses


  • Ceritified Scrum Developer
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • VxWorks 653


  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Design
  • Coding
  • Board Games
  • Photography