I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Yale University, advised by Prof. Brian Scassellatti at the Yale Social Robotics Lab. I am interested in exploring Human Robot collaboration in the context of industrial robots. My areas of interest are Robotics, Computer Vision and Embedded System Design.
Previously, I was a Masters student of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I was working as a Graduate Research Assistant on my Masters Thesis at Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, under Prof. Rod Grupen.
I earned my BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India where I focused on Embedded System Design and built robots.
I have enjoyed working at Technical University of Dresden (Germany), Nanyang Technological University, (Singapore) and Siemens Corporate Technology, (Munich, Germany).
I have been involved in projects in the domain of Robotics, Ubiquitous Computing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Computer Vision. Additionally, I am interested in the manipulation and control of robots in chaotic environments and design of UAVs.
In my free time, I enjoy travelling, photography and cooking.
- September 2019 - Started working towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Yale University
- May 2019 - Graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from UMass Amherst.
- April 2019 - Will start working towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Yale University from Fall 2019 advised by Brian Scassellati and Marynel Vazquez at the Yale Social Robotics Lab
- April 2019 - Our paper Pedestrian Detection in Thermal Images using Saliency Maps accepted to the IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum at CVPR, 2019 (Long Beach, California). Spotlight Talk Video.
- Summer 2018 - Received the DAAD RISE Professional Scholarship - 2018 to pursue a research internship with Siemens CT, Munich, Germany
- Fall 2017 - Started Masters in Computer Science at University of Massachsetts, Amherst
- Spring 2017 - Selected for a research internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore through the NTU India Connect Program
- October 2016 - Received the Best Student Award for the Batch of 2013-2017, from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, India
- Summer 2016 - Selected for a summer internship at Techniche Universitat, Dresden, Germany
- April 2016 - Our project Road Accident Prevention System was one of the top 10 finalists at the Atmel Embedded Design Challenge, India 2015 among 2000 teams
- December 2014 - Our project Amphibious Rescue and Surveillance Hovercraft Won the Best Project Award in the IoT category of Intel India Innovation Challenge, 2014 among 650 teams Media Coverage