Work Experience

Vision for Robotics (V4R) - Automation and Control Institute – 'Instituts für Automatisierungs- und Regelungstechnik' (ACIN) - TU Wien, Austria,

Ø Researcher                                                                                                                      (Nov2009-current)

Designed and implemented Kinect range/ stereo sensors based object recognition and 3D scene reconstruction algorithms targeted at (a) landmarks such as doorways and room boundaries for indoor robot navigation (Robots@Home IKEA EU FP6 project) (b) table-top scenes for robot arm manipulation (GRASP EU FP7 project). Formulated evolutionary psychophysics based k-TR Theory to Visual Perception, Recognition by Component Affordances (RBCA), AfNet-The Affordance Network for cognitive visual processing ( and allied components – AfRob (for Robotics), A-fACToR (ACT-R model), Af-kTRAANS (Cognitive language). Supervision: Ishaan Gupta (Internship on SQ Fitting), Helmut Hansy (Masters thesis on KB)
Teaching: WS2014/15 Ausgerechnet Elektrotechnik – Foundations of Electrical Engineering
                 WS2013/14 Ausgerechnet Elektrotechnik – Foundations of Electrical Engineering

Nvidia Corp., 
Santa Clara, USA,

Ø Mobile Vision Research Intern                                                                                         (July2012-Sep2012)
Designed mobile image segmentation and modeling algorithms implemented on Tegra/Android devices using C/CUDA

Qualcomm Research – Vienna Corporate R&D Center, Austria,

Ø Augmented Reality Intern                                                                                             (July2011-Nov2011)

Designed and implemented real-time feature detection and tracking, SLAM algorithms for QC Augmented Reality (QCAR) SDK on Android, iOS environments


UtopiaCompression Corp
., Los Angeles, USA, 

Ø Technical Research Synthesis Engineer (Research Scientist)                                (Jun2008-Nov2009)

Designed and implemented various algorithms for Vision based Automatic Target Recognition (ATR), Image & Video Compression for Electro-Optic (EO), Infra-Red (IR) & Sonar Imagery, Generic scalable cognitive object recognition; US Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects. Generated revenue of about $2 million and served as technical lead on several Phase I and II projects.

Ø Scientific Research and Development Engineer (Research Scientist)                    (Oct2007-May2008)

Developed and implemented various algorithms for Robot obstacle avoidance, GIS, Airborne network modules for US Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA, Homeland Security SBIR programs

Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) -USC, USA,  

Ø Software Research Intern                                                                                           (Summer 2007) 
Developed ASP & JSP extensions to CodeCount and DiffTool code profilers, maintained CSSE Bugzilla server interface


 VulcanTech Software, PA, USA,

Ø Image Processing Research Intern                                                                            (Sep2004–Jun2005)
Built DSP analysis plugins for ‘Vortex’, a neuro-image processing software built on a Matlab-SPM-VMat-Python pipeline

 MIC Electronics, Electronic City, Hyderabad, India,

Ø Systems Trainee                                                                                                            (Summer 2003)
Trained in network management, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, embedded system design using CADSTAR and CamSoft

v Freelance software development

Ø Developed ‘Demographic Enumerator’, an application for record maintenance of the Tsunami Relief Program of CARE&HELP (2005), using Visual Basic (VB) and OLEDB linking

Ø Created ‘Regis’, a tool for registration, management of participants, with automatic slot allocation and on-line support, for PANORAMA 03, an AECE symposium (2003), using VB