A short cv…
Research Associate, Frugal Digital , CIID:
Currently working on developing several affordable technologies to bring medical diagnostics to the masses through the use of mobile devices and the repurposing of existing technologies. The current project deals with the development of self diagnosing hearing aids and related systems for use in the rural areas of India.
Visiting Student, Fluid Interfaces – Media Lab MIT:
Worked in the Fluid Interfaces group headed by Dr.Pattie Maes, under the mentorship of Marcelo Coelho. Worked on two projects during the duration of the visit:
Six Forty by Four Eighty : An interactive lighting installation consisting of numerous independent ” physical pixels” which change colour as a response to touching them . They also communicate with each other using the human body as the medium.
Cornucopia-Digital Gastronomy : A novel 3D printer which works with food. Thus allowing the user to have complete control over the presentation, texture, flavor and the nutrient composition of the food he consumes.
OCR toy for Devanagari script:
Worked with Prof.Anirudha Joshi, of the Industrial Design Center of IIT Bombay. The project involved the development of hardware and software aimed at children to facilitate the learning of the Devanagari script for Hindi, through play and casual interaction. It involved the identification of the characters using a webcam and then responding through a screen.
Research Assistant,LCAD-Low Cost Access Device, IIT Bombay:
Working on the motherboard and hardware design for tablet platforms for the Human Resources development Ministry of India. These devices will be deployed to students all over india to facilitate access to academic and educational content.
Freelance Project, Ocean Sparkle Limited:
Designed and built remote monitoring and control systems for cargo hatches for 4 medium vessels. Implemented interference free RF communication. Designed and built control boards for the emergency power systems for 3 dredgers. Implemented multiple levels of redundancy to meet failsafe specifications.
Awards and Achievements
Awarded the Institute Special Mention in technical activities for the year 2009-2010
Awarded the Hostel Special Mention in technical activities twice for the years 2009-2010 and 2007-2008.
Nexus, IIT Bombay 2010: 1st Place
Problem statement required a grid-following robot be built, which is capable of finding its path to a fixed destination given a dynamic obstacle pattern on a 5×5 grid.
Institute Technical General Championships, February 2010: 1st Place
Junkyard Wars, Techfest 2009: 2nd Place
A three tier competition involving a written elimination, followed by a two hour design challenge and finally culminating in a thirty hour design and build marathon using scrap metal and junk materials. Selected to the second round from 150 people where 15 teams completed to build a clay shooting mechanism in 2 hours. The final task for the top 3 teams from the second round was to build a large scale catapult to shoot projectiles within 30 hours. It was judged on its accuracy and range.
Industry Defined Problem, Radiance, IIT Bombay, 2008: 1st Place
Designed a coupling for a high speed shaft to absorb misalignments and shocks, hence prolonging the life of the machinery.
iFest, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 2008:
Selected to be among the 10 students from India to the one month camp by the International Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology