TU Delft2022 - Present
Supervised by Remko Uijlenhoet and Martine Rutten. Funded directly by faculty allowing me high flexibility in interesting research areas.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Senseable City Lab)Feb 2021 - April 2022
My research deals with developing a novel method to measure tree health autonomously and terrestrially on a city-wide scale at high temporal resolutions.
Graduated cum-laude in MSc. Embedded Systems (Track: Software and Networking). And cum-laude in MSc. Computer Science (Track: Artificial Intelligence).
Combined with Annotation Entrepreneurship.
My thesis dealt with the development of a novel method to measure the health of urban trees autonomously and terrestrially on a city-wide scale at high temporal resolutions. Thesis Grade: 9.0/10.0
My place of undergrad. Took ECE over CS even though was offered both and that really has shaped up my understanding of any tech product out there today from hardware to software.
Entrepreneur First (Location: London HQ)April 2022-July 2022
Took sabbatical from Ph.D. for building a startup from scratch and moved to London, UK. Had access to leading advisors, pre-seed funding, and a network of top investors.
Overall, went deep and worked hard, failed and learnt a lot about customer validation and financial aspects of building a startup. Also, learnt tons about ideal co-founder matching.
TU Delft - ENS Research GroupOct 2020 – Feb 2021
Prototyping and implementation of privacy preserving detection of social distancing and human localisation using mmWave radar sensors (60GHz) and wifi trace analysis in response to COVID-19 with Prof. Marco Zuniga.
TU Delft- WIS Research GroupJuly 2020-Sept 2020
In the summer of 2020, I worked at Web Information Systems Research Group at TU Delft under Prof. Alessandro Bozzon and Prof. Ujwal Gadiraju. Our project focused on the development of conversational agent to simulate behaviour change among students in response to the Coronavirus crisis while also using it to gather insightful data for crowd-computing tasks.
Airtel2017 - 2019
Joined as one of 14 engineering graduates from all over India for the Young Technical Leader Programme at the second largest mobile network in the World.
Spearheaded the development of Google Assistant based Digital customer care from ground up (Industry first of its kind) which runs on smart speakers, connected cars, smart displays and other IoT devices. This was showcased at Google For India 2018 and launched pan-india in October 2018, amid coverage by leading press outlets. Our ultimate vision was to allow an uneducated farmer interact with Airtel services digitally using his voice with his native language on Google Assistant.
Developed several features, improved UI considerably and performance enhancements for the Android app. A startup where I would like to work again, if given a chance.
Programming at the hardware level, learnt about memory constraints, performance issues and really got hold of why space and time optimization is needed if resources are crux.