- Research Intern, Urban Innovation Initiative, Microsoft Research Lab Summer, Summer 2019
Manager: Vaishnavi Ranganathan, Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Working on building cheap, wearable, low power gas sensors to allow the democratization of air quality for increased awareness about the environment.
- Research Intern, Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel Research Lab, Summer 2015
Manager: Lama Nachman Intel Research, Santa Clara
Designed a ring based prototype that integrates an accelerometer sensor to enable people withMotor Neuron Diseases (MND) to use their computer’s capabilities using Intel’s ACAT. Developedthe algorithm needed to ensure robustness of the gesture detection in realistic settings, like recurringchanges of the hand pose, variability in the range of finger motion or speed of motion.
- Software Developer, designer and early employee in HealthifyMe: India’s First Nutrition and Fitness Tracker ($1Bn valuation in 2021), Microsoft Ventures Accelerator (Batch 1), July 2012 – June 2013
As early employee, instrumental in designing and developing alpha version of HealthifyMe android app which allowed users to continuously monitor their food intake, set goals and monitor progress towards these goals, allow them to reflect on their trends over an extended period of time, and draw some actionable conclusion. Helped Healthifyme acquire seed funding.
- Indie-Developer, Spellathon, Nov 2011- May 2012
400,000+ Play Store downloads, 4+ rating
Anagram game with aim to form 4-7 letter words from given set of 7 letters, necessarily including the central letter in the hexagon. Single-handedly developed, designed, launched and maintained android app.
- Indie-Developer, World Newspapers, Nov 2010 – May 2012
Ranked 1 in Google Play Store 4+ rating. In team of two, developed mobile directory of newspapers, magazines and RSS which was ranked 1 in News Category on Play Store and amongst Top 20 Apps on Google Play Store in February 2011.
- Undergraduate Researcher, Health Log Manger, Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest, Final round, 2011 Automated system for storing patient health record. The data is transferred from bluetooth enabled medical instrument to mobile which sends data to the server and displays on website.
- CO-SENSE : Self-sustainable Cheap Thin Wireless Patch for Carbon Monoxide Gas sensing, 2019
CO-sense, a cheap thin material that allows for self-sustainable sensing and communication of carbon monoxide. Unlike general gas sensors that use heating coils, the novelty of the sensor lies in the detection of carbon monoxide using a room temperature reversible electro-chemical reaction, that saves extreme power which traditional sensors require. CO-sense can be easily embedded in objects and surfaces, and also inspires the general gas sensing framework.
- Proximity based Adaptive Switch for Intel’s Assistive Technology Platform, 2015-2016
Designed proximity based cheek switch and developed algorithm for it to dynamically adapt to the user’s condition like – fatigue, smile, swallow. Conducted user study with patients to evaluate usability of the switch for triggering Assistive Context Aware Toolkit (ACAT). Funded by Intel Science and Technology Center. Report Link
- Ear EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces, 2015-2016
Performed exploratory study to assess the potential of using customized ear electrodes for ear-EEG based mobile wearable Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) using Google Glass. As lead researcher, showed the possibility of LED based Steady State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) and Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR) at multiple frequencies. Project funded by Google for $80,000.
- Brain Computer Interface(BCI) for Google Glass, 2014-2015
Steady State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) based Mobile BCI for Head Mounted Displays. Responsible for designing research study, performing user study and analysing data.
- BBCS (Bio-behavior Capture System) for Children with Autism, Spring 2014
Developed BBCS Android tablet application for video recording autistic children at home and annotating video stream to flag and review content. Pilot tested BBCS in home of autistic children and conducted unstructured interview of family members. Funded by Simons Institute.