I am a PhD student at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. My adviser is Prof. Richard J. Radke. I am affiliated with the NSF Engineering Research Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA), a multi-university effort headquartered at RPI. My research focuses on privacy preserving occupancy tracking using sparse time-of-flight sensors, activity recognition and 3D computer graphics simulation for the design of smart rooms.
I graduated in Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE Hons) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in June, 2011 and completed Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May, 2016. After graduation from Jadavpur University, I joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited, the highest ranked Fortune 500 Company in India as Project Engineer in the Pipelines Division. During my stint at Indian Oil from 2011 to 2014, I was involved in design of liquid petroleum cross country pipelines as per ASME B 31.4 and API standards, inspection of cross country pipeline welding and interpretation of radiography as per API-1104 and Horizontal Directional Drilling technique including detailed analysis of pipe tracking system during pilot drilling. I was also associated with the development and test run of Instrumented Pipeline Inspection Gauges (IPIG) used for inline inspection of long distance buried pipelines for their health assessment and reliability.
Being born and brought up in Kolkata, the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, I had the opportunity to grow up in the "City of Furious, Creative Energy" as well as the "cultural capital of India". While Kolkata is acclaimed for its age-long contribution to the arts, sciences, cinema and music, Kolkata culture also features idiosyncrasies that include distinctively close knit neighborhoods (paras) and freestyle intellectual exchanges (adda). Kolkata with its Rabindrasangeet, College Street, Jadavpur University, Academy of Fine Arts, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Durga Puja, its unique ability to blend with celebrations of all culture,religion and creed, its roadside phuchkas,and so much more, have created an indelible niche in my heart and I am indebted to the city for all that it has been offering me over the years.
Apart from academics and professional life, I am keenly interested in cultural activities like plays, elocution, music and painting. I am a member of an independent theater group that writes and stages plays based on contemporary topics of social concern. I am also an avid reader and derive a vicarious pleasure in reading on diverse topics. I love traveling, and have a flair for learning foreign languages. My flair for learning foreign languages stems from my interest to know about different cultures while traveling through different parts of the globe and speaking in their native tongue.