I just graduated from Georgia Tech with a Ph. D. and joined as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I am working with Dr. Sidd Srinivasa at the Personal Robotics Lab (just moved from RI-CMU). I will update the rest of my website soon. 

My research interests are in the fields of Haptic Perception, Machine Learning, Manipulation, and Human-Robot Interaction. I have also actively worked on Teleoperation Systems, Control Systems, and Psychophysics.               
               
Before this, I was a Robotics Ph.D Student at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech. I worked with Dr. Charlie Kemp at the Healthcare Robotics Lab. My work also hugely benefited from interactions with Dr. Jim Rehg, Dr. Henrik Christensen, Dr. Karen Liu, and Dr. Lena Ting

During my Ph.D, I did multiple internships with Disney Research, Los Angeles where I worked with Dr. Günter Niemeyer on developing bio-inspired control strategies for effective human-robot interaction.
                                                                   
Before starting my Ph.D, I worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Interaction and Robotics Research Center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), in Seoul, South-Korea. My work there focused on Control Design for human-like reaching movements using Redundancy in Robot Arm-Trunk and Hand-Arm systems. I did my M.S in the Robotics and Simulation Lab in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) at Daejeon, South-Korea. During my M.S, I worked on the Analysis of Stability and Performance of Teleoperation systems in surgical applications.

Before my masters, 
I worked in TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (A TATA Motors subsidiary) on the design of an industrial pick-and-place robot and providing robotic and factory-automation solutions for automotive applications. I did my B. Tech from National Institute of Technology-Calicut (NIT-Calicut)

Here's a visualization of how my research topics evolved over time :)
I used python, pdfminer to convert pdfs to texts, nltk and pyenchant for some post processing, and word_cloud to generate the word clouds.


                              Before Ph.D                                                                                    During Ph.D

                                 
















Here's a link to my blog. I don't frequently write blog posts, which I guess defeats the purpose :( , but nevertheless ...


My Travel Map. I love travelling. And, I would like to travel a lot more ...


I like to read PHD Comics. Just for fun, I thought it would be cool to see if some of the trends in the comic strips hold true for me as well.
Here's one comic strip which shows the Grad Student Work Output.


And here's my Work Output ( I might be a little biased towards what counts as productivity :P ). I used RescueTime API and urllib to get the data. The graph should automatically update everyday.




Here's another fun example from PHD Comics. Its regarding average time spent per email from advisor to grad student and from grad student to advisor. Apparently, the no. of words per email is a clear indicator :)


Assuming time spent in writing a word is the same in both the cases (which, I agree, is a big assumption ;) ), here's a comparable graph of the average no. of words per email from my advisor to me and the other way round. I used Gmail Python API to get the data. Looks like, my advisor has been more kind to me :D