I will be joining the School of Computing at the University of North Florida as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. 

I have received Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (May 2017). I was a research assistant in the CMANTIC Lab. My advisor was Dr. Prithviraj Dasgupta. My current research is focused on Locomotion Learning and Configuration Formation Planning for Self-reconfigurable Modular Robots, Multi-robot Path Planning and Pattern Formation in Swarm RoboticsOur research on the ModRED project was recently featured in NASA's Stimuli 2016-17 Magazine (link).

In the summer of 2016, I have worked at The MathWorks Inc. as a robotics software engineer intern as part of their robotics team. I was responsible for developing and prototyping algorithms for mobile robots and introducing new functionalities in MATLAB for better accessing of ROS from within it. Over the summer of 2014, I have worked with Dr. Nikolaus Correll, where I have conducted research on leveraging the “tile assembly model”, which has been developed for DNA self-assembly, for the assembly of swarm robotic systems (Video).

Before coming to the USA for Ph.D., I completed Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Science and Engineering (2011), from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India; which is affiliated with West Bengal University of Technology, India. In my undergraduate, I worked as a research assistant in the ACMU Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India under the guidance of Dr. Krishnendu Mukhopadhyaya. The research problem I looked at was Circle Formation by Asynchronous Fat Robots; an interesting problem of shape formation by swarm robots. For this project, I won the prestigious "Most Innovative Student Project Award" from Indian National Academy of Engineering.