I am a PhD student at DISAL working on developing a coordinated swarm of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for limnological surveying applications. Prior to starting my PhD, I received a masters degree in robotics in 2015 from EPFL and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad in 2008.
Research Interests and Projects
My research interests include field robotics, multi robot systems and underwater robots. My work involves deploying miniature AUVs in real-world environments for limnological data gathering missions. I am working on developing multi-robot cooperation techniques that are suitable for underwater environments, where communication capabilities are constrained. More information about my research can be found here.
Teaching and Service Activities
As a part of my PhD program, I am involved in teaching and student project supervision activities. I regularly serve as a TA for Distributed Intelligent Systems (DIS) and Signals, Instruments, and Systems (SIS) courses at DISAL. I have served as the head TA for SIS in 2018. I have also been involved in the review process of robotics journal and conference publications since 2017.