A lil bit about me
I am Priyanka :D
I was born and raised in a lovely city named Chennai. I did my undergraduate studies in electronics and computer engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology, during which I worked as an intern with various organisations such as National University of Singapore, Google, Stanford Robotics Lab, etc. Most of my work in that period entailed building smart and intelligent computing systems. Eventually I got curious about the smartest and most intelligent system in the world - the Brain and hence started exploring ways in which computing could aid the human brain and vice versa. With hopes to explore the same, at the moment, I am working as a computational neuroscience volunteer with labs at Stanford and UChicago. I am also looking forward to joining Stanford as a grad student in Fall’21.
Hoping to work on aiding the caveats of the brain that might lead to a better life.
Would love to get in touch - we can talk about anything pertinent to neuroscience, trans-humanism, longevity, med-tech, human-computer interaction, data privacy, consumer technology, business or startups!
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
Graduated with my B.Tech degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECM) scoring 9.25/10 CGPA. Also held the office of the Program Representative of ECM during academic year 2017 -18.
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.
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.
THINGS 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.
HUMAN COMPUTER INTERFACE
In the 21st century computing devices are one of the most interacted entities by humans. I am quite passionate about enhancing and simplifying the interactions in ways that would enable humans to leverage the cognition and time to more important things and to less mundane things.
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.
Low Power vehicle tracking system using ARM and serverless architecture (IEEE Research paper and demo exhibit)
EFFICIENT ROUTING TABLE
A reduced subnet mask system
An Efficient Mask Reduction Strategy to
Optimize Storage and Computational
Complexity in Routing Table Lookups (IEEE Research paper)
Portable doctor for plants
Live pest and Disease Infestation detection in plants, aiding farmers to get the suitable medicine for the same.
Dont just transmit your data, blow it away !
We have developed an interesting HCI that is based on flying data between devices - Just in design phase.
SUPER STOCKER 3C
Ultra Modern Dustbin
Super stocker 3C, is a solar-powered public dustbin, which can potentially replace the existing public dustbins. Patent ID- 3045/CHE/2015.
Word on the Street
Priyanka was able to ramp up in an astonishingly short period of time. She read scientific papers as well as books on differential privacy to understand the nuances on running these protocols on device. Most importantly, she did a great job implementing local differential privacy schemes alongside the researchers inventing them. Finally, she's a great teammate and it was a joy to work with her.