HELLO, I'M

Santosh Banisetty.

Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics.

Santosh Balajee Banisetty

PhD in Intelligent Systems and Robotics

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About

MY BACKGROUND

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, Socially Assistive Robotics Group (SARG), utilizing AI for Human-Robot Interaction for Socially Assistive Robotics applications. 

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher with Tom Williams 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). 

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

Dec 2019

University of Nevada Reno – Reno, Nevada

Doctor of Philosophy; Computer Science and Engineering

May 2015

NYU Tandon School of Engineering – Brooklyn, New York

Master of Science; Electrical Engineering

May 2012

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University – Kakinada, India

Bachelor of Technology; Electronics and Communications Engineering

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

January 2016–May 2020

University of Nevada Reno, Research Assistant

May–August 2018

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

 
 

Awards

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

Interests

OUT OF OFFICE

Philately

Photography

Coin collection

Thinkering

Badminton

Cricket

I'd love to hear from you.

© 2019 By Santosh Banisetty.