About Me

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I am employed as a Robotics Navigation Engineer at Rovenso SA (Apr 2020-). Rovenso is a startup incubated at EPFL currently based near Fribourg, Switzerland. Rovenso is involved in building and deploying agile robots. I work on deploying SLAM system and developing autonomous navigation capabilities for our robotic platform ‘Roveo’.

I completed my PhD in Jan-2020 from the UAV Group of Robotics Institute (RI) at ‘Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’ (HKUST) in Hong Kong. My supervisor was Prof. Shaojie Shen in ECE Dept of the University. For my thesis I developed a CNN based place recognition system for online recovery from kidnap. Go here for a detailed overview of my thesis.

I am familiar and have hands-on experience with 3D geometry, stereo vision, place recognition, object detection. I mostly do computer programs with C++ or Python. Some other packages that I am familiar include, OpenCV, ROS, Eigen, Ceres-solver, Keras/Tensorflow. For my opensource contribution, have a look at my Github profile. When I am not travelling I usually love to tinker with stuff, write about mathematics, read. Explore my blog to know more.

Before joining the Ph.D. program at HKUST I spent one year doing research internships at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland; University of Warwick, UK and SenoCAD research GmbH, Netherlands. I have completed my Undergraduate (Bachelors of Technology) from The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), Jaipur, India in May 2012 in Communication and Computer Engineering (CCE).

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Work Highlights

Education

Ph.D
Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

B.Tech
Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE)

The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT)

Profiles

Current Affiliation

ROVENSO

Previous Affiliations

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