Project Staff

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Abhik Singla

Project Assistant (Robotics)

Abhik received his B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT Kurukshetra. Along with RBCCPS, he is also associated with the Stochastic Systems Lab, Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), IISc.

His research interests lie at the intersection of reinforcement learning and deep learning with autonomous systems and robotics.

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Ajay G.

Project Assistant (Robotics)

Ajay G, after graduating from Crescent University in 2017, worked at  Asimov Robotics, Kochi to build autonomous service robot for HDFC Bank. He joined  RBCCPS in February 2018 to work on legged robots and manipulation.

His research interest is software development for real time motion planning and control of bio-inspired and under-actuated robots.

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Alok Rawat

Technical Associate (Product Design)

Alok received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dehradun Institute of Technology and his Master degree in Product Design and Manufacturing from IISc Bangalore.

His interests are sketching, product design and development, and form modelling.

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Dhaivat Dholakiya

Project Assistant (Robotics)

Dhaivat has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. During his studies, he represented India twice at the Asia-Pacific Robotics Competition (ROBOCON), where his team received Best Innovative Robot Design Award.

His areas of interest include design and manufacturing of robotic systems, actuators & drive systems. He is currently working on developing legged robots.

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Himanshu Agrawal

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Himanshu received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Jodhpur in 2017.

His current research interests are in developing IoT systems that can sense, understand and react to their environment, and android app development.

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P. Jishnu Jaykumar

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Jishnu obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from IIIT Vadodara in 2017. Before joining RBCCPS in January 2018, he worked as a research assistant at IIIT Vadodara for six months.

His current research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and information retrieval. He is involved in developing a video analytics framework for traffic modeling and Video IoT.

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Mukunth A.

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Mukunth obtained his M.Tech. in Digital Electronics and Communication from NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte and his B.E. from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore. A passion towards teaching drove him to take up teaching soon after his M.Tech. and he worked as a lecturer in an engineering college. With an interest to pursue research, he joined the Centre in August 2017.

His areas of interest are embedded systems and signal processing.

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Poorna Chandra Tejasvi

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Poorna Chandra received his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Christ University.

He is currently working on developing a fast and scalable Smart City solution. His research interests include Smart City systems, security and cryptography.

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Prajwal Rao

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Prajwal received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Ramaiah Institute of Technology. Before joining RBCCPS, he worked at Gnani.ai as a Data Scientist focusing on building a speech recognition architecture for Indian languages. He has also worked on lung cancer detection using CNNs.

His area of interest are deep learning and data analytics. At RBCCPS, he is working on video analytics for vehicle detection.

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Prateek Jha

Technical Associate (Mechatronics)

Prateek earned his B.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi and his M.Sc. (Engg) from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc Bangalore.

His current research interests include flexible/stretchable electronics, robotics, computer aided design and manufacturing, and motion control systems.

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Rakshit Ramesh

Project Assistant (Smart Systems)

Rakshit obtained his B.E. degree from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2016.

His current research interests are in developing frameworks for Smart City middleware, low power WAN’s and radar signal processing.

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Rokesh Laishram

Technical Associate (Robotics)

Rokesh received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from L.E. College, Morbi, Gujarat and his M.Tech. in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) from the Visvesvaraya Technological University Post-Graduate Center, Bangalore.

His area of interest is light weight fiber-reinforced plastic composite design.

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Sarvagya Gupta

Project Assistant (Autonomous Systems)

Sarvagya Gupta received his Bachelor’s degree from New York University in Electrical Engineering, focusing on signal processing and analysis. He has also worked on a public transit app for New York City and was responsible for the collection and analysis of data.

At RBCCPS, he is working on autonomous systems, dealing with deep learning and computer vision problems.

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Shounak Bhattacharya

Technical Assistant (Robotics)

Shounak earned his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpore and his M.Sc. (Engg) from IISc, Bangalore.

His current research interests include legged robotics and motion control systems.

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Shrikanth Yadav

Project Assistant (Air quality monitoring)

Shrikanth obtained his B.E. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in May 2018.

His research interests include system identification, control and machine learning. He is currently working on dispersion models for pollutants in air.

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Siddharth Ramesh

Project Assistant (Autonomous Systems)

Siddharth received his B.E. in Information Science and Engineering from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology. Before joining RBCCPS, he worked in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc for two years as summer intern.

He is currently working in autonomous systems and his research interests are integration of drones with a Smart City infrastructure, SLAM, embedded systems and computer vision.

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Siddhartha Ahnihotri

Project Assistant (Autonomous Systems)

Siddhartha received his B.E. from PES University, Bangalore in Telecommunication Engineering.

His research interests are drones, ground robots, computer vision and autonomous systems based on ROS. He is currently assigned to the CPS/Robotics lab and the research project on autonomous coordinated navigation of drones.

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Vishwas Navada

Project Assistant (Robotics)

Vishwas obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Bangalore Institute of Technology in Instrumentation Technology in 2017. He worked as a Project Assistant in the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc and also in Openwater.in, a start-up of the department. With his keen interests in drones and robotics, he joined RBCCPS in April 2018.

His interests are PCB designing, analog circuit designing and quadrotors design. He is currently working on autonomous systems of drones and robots.

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S. Vasanth Rajaraman

Consultant Technologist (Software Engineering)

Vasanth received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Aalto University, Finland majoring in Mobile Computing (Services and Security). His thesis was based on optimization of LTE UE gateway for uplink video transmission.

He worked with Nomadic Labs, Ericsson Research, and Data Communications Software Laboratory, Aalto University for three years on projects focusing on energy efficiency of LTE for IoT.

His interests are software product development on Android, Java and Java based platforms.

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