In the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University, I work under the supervision of Dr. Greg Wilson as a Professional Faculty member for aiding with engineering tasks in nearshore oceanography research. While working full-time in this position, I am simultaneously pursuing my second MS degree with a thesis paradigm in Intelligent Systems Engineering (Track: Cyber Physical Systems) at Indiana University, that is slated to be completed by 2021. Previously, I received the BTech (Bachelor of Technology) degree in 2011 from Institute of Engineering and Management, India. Thereafter, I obtained a MS degree in 2015 from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, while working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Robotics Institute of CMU. Prior to joining OSU, I held a full-time staff position as Robotics Specialist at Indiana University from October 2015 to September 2020.

My research interests include the domains of Autonomous Systems, Environmental Robotics, Nearshore Oceanography, Embedded Systems/Sensor-based Hardware Engineering, Remote Sensing Technology, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition techniques. Specifically, I am interested in the applications of Robotics-based technology towards environmental monitoring approaches. Among other accolades, I am the recipient of the ISE MS Fellowship, the Cheng Wu Innovation Fellowship, and the Clarence R. McIntire and Peggy Thomas McIntire Scholarship at Indiana University, from where I graduated with recognition. Prior to this, I was also inducted to IEEE’s HKN Honor society while pursuing graduate studies at CMU. My eventual objective is to complete a specialized PhD program that involves researching the application of Autonomous Technology in Oceanographical studies and thereafter, pursue a full-time career as a research scientist.