CV: Research Associate


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 Date Submitted:23-03-2015
 Last Modified:21-04-2015 (03:57)
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 Current job:Research Associate
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsRobotics Engineer, Simulation Engineer, Systems Engineer

Areas of Expertise


Robotics, Multi-Robot Systems, Autonomous Systems, Physics Simulation, 3D Modelling, System Architecture, GUI, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM), Computer Vision




01/2008- 09/2014

Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Succesfully completed a PhD in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen.

PhD Thesis: “Distributive Cooperative 3D Exploration under Range Communication Constraints”

Advisor: Professor Andreas Birk

Defended: September 3, 2014.

09/2005 – 01/2008

Jacobs University Bremen , Bremen, Germany

Successfully completed Master of Science in Smart Systems

Awarded full tuition waiver and stipend for master's program

Master's Thesis: "Similarity Measures for 3D Range Data"

09/2002 - 06/2005

International University Bremen (IUB), Bremen, Germany (Currently Jacobs)

Successfully completed Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Awarded Merit Scholarship for scholastic achievement by International University Bremen ,

Bachelor's Thesis-"Motion Planning using Multiple Random Walks"


Research and Practical Experience



Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen Robotics Group. projects included

06/2012- date

Marine Robotic System of Self Organising Logically Linked Nodes – MORPH (EU-FP7)

Development of Multi-Robot View Planning Algorithm and Simulation

01/2014- 12/2014

Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy - CADDY (EU-FP7)

Tasks include Testing UWSim for diver detection, and 3D reconstruction from underwater images,

Performing Diver Pose Estimation


SpacebotCup - Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Part of the core team taking part in German Aerospace Agency (DLR) organised SpacebotCup Competition.

In charge of robot navigation, exploration and simulation using Gazebo.


Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles – Co3AUV (EU-FP7)

Main Developer for design and development of Co3AUV Simulator using open source components,

Modelling of environments and robots used.

Development of Multi-Robot Exploration Algorithm and construction of an underwater open frame robot


Studie Robotersimulation - Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB)

Modelled the Velodyne Lidar Sensor, the Mustang MKI in the USARSim Simulator for German Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement

02/2006 – 07/2009

Robocup Rescue

Part of the University Virtual Robotics Rescue Team.

Extensive work on System Architecture, Multi-Robot Navigation, Graphical User Interface

  • Awarded Second place in Robocup 2006 in Bremen, Robocup 2007 in Atlanta.

  • First Place in German Open 2008, 2009 in Hannover.

  • Awarded “Best in Class Mapping” in Virtual Rescue Competion at Robocup 2008 in Suzhou.


Teaching Assistant at Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen Germany

Teaching assistant for various graduate and undergraduate courses such as Advanced Robotics, Cognitive Systems, Autonomous Systems, Mathematics, C++ Programming Lab.

Tasks included correction of homework, proctoring exams, organising and assisting in Lab sessions.



Cadence Design Systems, Munich Germany


Analysing and debugging WCDI implementation, and coming up with major enhancements





English: native speaker

German: Good Working Knowledge

Hindi: Fluent in Written and Spoken

Tamil: Fluent in Spoken


Linux Operating System, Microsoft Windows

Programming Languages

C/C++, MATLAB, Python, Latex, Java, shell script, Visual Basic, PHP, HTML, Javascript, SQL, Perl


ROS, Bullet, Ogre3d, Boost, Qt, PCL, MoveIt, OpenCV, STL ...


Blender, Gazebo, USARSim, Eclipse, Gimp, git, subversion, [Open, Microsoft] Office, Doxygen, gcc, cmake ...


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