A lil bit about me
I’m Priyanka Mathikshara. My unique second name stands for the blend of the names of both my parents-True Dedicators. Being born in a hardworking family I grew up watching them striving hard to reach their goals which might seem really huge and impossible, with absolute confidence, and achieving them. This environment had inculcated in me the ambition and aspiration to change the term “IM POSSIBLE” to “IS POSSIBLE". I aim at creating a better experience for people, enhancing their lives and increasing productivity by enabling intelligent technologies.
SACRED HEART, CHURCH PARK
June 2003 - April 2016
Passed out with 96% in higher secondary school examination. Was an active member of the debate club and received merit and all-rounder certificates for both academics extracurricular activites. Was given the best out going student award for the computer science department.
VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
June 2016 - June 2020
Pursuing my B.Tech degree on Electronics and Computer Engineering. Was the Program Representative of ECM from 2017 to 2018. Also the founding menber of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society VIT Chennai Chapter.
September 2021 - August 2023
I'll be an incoming graduate student at Stanford University. I hope to work on computational neuroscience problems and hopefully contribute towards whole brain emulation.
Where I've worked
October 2020 - Present
Would be working with Dr. Williams PanLab of Stanford University's Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness.
October 2020 - Present
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Would be working on Somatosensory Neuroscience with Dr. Bensmaia's lab.
October 2019 - July 2020
Worked as an intern with the Privacy and Data Protection team (PDPO) and Corporate Operations Engineering team (CorpEng).
July 2019 - August 2019
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Worked on a multi-path TCP based privacy breach avoidance system for IP cameras.
July 2018 - August 2018
Worked on the GPS part of "KICK SAT 2" at Stanford University under Prof. Zachary Manchester. The KickSat-2 mission tests 100 Sprite ChipSats demonstrating that tiny, massively distributed satellites using commercial off-the-shelf technology can work in space.
June 2016 - July 2016
PI BEAM LABS
Interned at the startup Pi Beam Labs at IITM research park. Pi Beam Labs produce industrial electrical tricycle for load carrying. Built a datalogger for the system using the STM32 microcontroller.
What I love to do
Data is the most invaluable resource of the day. Proper and smart use of data could lead to enhanced livelihood, save lives, etc etc etc... In the past I have worked with NUS on privacy breaches in IP cameras. I have also worked with google on the most simple yet fasicnating - "Local Differential Privacy".
The human mind is one of the most complex and power effective computing device ever known. Unfortunately, it's also the least understood computing device. I look forward to working on enhancing this understanding as well as gaining inspiration for a mind inspired computing.
Intelligent learning systems and their potential to society is incredibly fascinating. In the past, I have explored some DL concepts like neural memory, sequential models and have attempted to apply them for gesture recognition in HCI based applications.
Practice makes a person perfect,
But converting mere projects to useable products makes us successful engineers
Worked on these just out of the curiosity to see how they work and fail :D
A magic wand to make your own spell in the air. A new form of AI enabled human-computer interaction for seamless and comfortable communication between people and devices.
Word on the Street