Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics.
Santosh Balajee Banisetty
PhD in Intelligent Systems and Robotics
I recently graduated with my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a concentration in intelligent systems and robotics at the University of Nevada Reno. I worked with Dr. David Feil-Seifer (awesome mentor) Socially Assistive Robotics Group (SARG), utilizing AI for Human-Robot Interaction for Socially Assistive Robotics applications.
I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Tom Williams (awesome mentor) in the MIRROR Lab at Colorado School of Mines. Apart from research, I am also actively involved in STEM outreach activities. Prior to Ph.D., I received my Master's in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Controls and Robotics from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. I enjoy technology, especially IoT, Robotics, and connected autonomous transportation. I love technology leadership roles where I can utilize my skills to commercialize a technology; I bootstrapped an IoT startup and played an important role in its merger with AntarIoT.
My interests lie in software, hardware, and everything in between; I worked on numerous hobby and class projects. Recently worked on an electric motorcycle mule based on a scrapped Honda Karishma chassis. During my time at UNR, I enjoyed participating in Hackathons (1st place Microsoft Hackathon) and Entrepreneurship competitions (Finalist at Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 - out of 54 teams).
I am an entrepreneur, currently working as a technology lead at my startup.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED
University of Nevada Reno – Reno, Nevada
Doctor of Philosophy; Computer Science and Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering – Brooklyn, New York
Master of Science; Electrical Engineering
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University – Kakinada, India
Bachelor of Technology; Electronics and Communications Engineering
WHERE I’VE WORKED
January 2016–May 2020
University of Nevada Reno, Research Assistant
Tesla, Inc., Firmware Validation Intern
March 2015–May 2018
Runway LABZ Pvt. Ltd, Co-founder, CEO
May–August 2014, February–May 2015, July–December 2015
IEM Corporation, Inc., Electrical Intern, Jr.Engineer
Skills & Languages
WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE
Languages C/C++, Python, Matlab, Arduino
Software Tools ROS, OpenCV, TensorFlow, Keras
EDA Software Tools Kicad, Orcad, Eagle
Operating Systems Linux, MacOS, Windows
WHERE I SHINE
Finalist of Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition 2018, 3rd place Abby Pitch Awards
1st place in Microsoft Reno Hackathon in the IoT category
Won prizes at tech symposiums organized by top Indian Institutions
OUT OF OFFICE