Hi! I am currently an applied scientist at Amazon Robotics in Boston, MA. Prior to this, I was a post Doctoral Researcher in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Vijay Kumar. My research focuses on the design of scalable and resilient algorithms for teams of robots operating under difficult conditions, ranging from extreme sensory limitations to environmental and adversarial disturbances. I blend ideas from control theory, robotics, stochastic geometry, statistical mechanics, and biology. More information on my current and past projects can be found here.
I have full-stack experience in build swarm robotics systems ranging from firmware development (C/C++/Python) to circuit design (EAGLE), building tracking & communication infrastructure (ROS/MQTT/Docker/OpenCV/Vicon), and user API design (Python/MATLAB).
I received a PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019 where I was part of the GRITS Lab working with Dr. Magnus Egerstedt. My Bachelor’s degree is from the Manipal Institute of Technology in Manipal, India. A more detailed chronology of my northwestward journey can be found here.
Outside of the lab, I love spending time outdoors, be it hiking, playing tennis or challenging myself to a long run! I am passionate about traveling to new places and engaging in local traditions from different parts of the world.