Home      Research      Distinctions      Resumé     

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. I was awarded the Microsoft Dissertation Grant 2017 - 2018 which is supporting my PhD research. I was one of the course instructors for the first summer offering of EECS16A (Designing Information Devices and Systems) in Summer 2017.

My advisor is Prof. Anant Sahai. I work on designing wireless communication protocols for high performance control applications. I was a Graduate Student Instructor for EECS16A (Designing Information Devices and Systems 1) in Spring 2015 and a Graduate Student Instructor for EECS70 (Discrete Math and Probability) in Fall 2014.

I spent the Summer of 2016 as an intern at Microsoft Research in Redmond where I was mentored by Ranveer Chandra, Gireeja Ranade , Anirudh Badam and Sudipta Sinha where I worked on designing low-cost long-term aerial imagery systems for precision agriculture systems (Farmbeats). I participated in the Microsoft Oneweek Hackathon and won first prize in the Industries Category. I spent the Summer of 2014 at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies Inc. in New Jersey where I worked on developing algorithms for doing accurate indoor positioning using measurement engine. I recently worked with USAID on helping them translate Blockchain for humanitarian aid distribution and other development projects.

I graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras with a Bachelors of Technology in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Operations Research in July 2012.

I am the founder of BiasBusters @ Cal which aims at creating awareness about unconscious bias at workspace and improving the climate at UC Berkeley (based on Google's BiasBusting @ Work).

Research Interests

Low-latency, high reliability wireless communication; Large scale optimization and learning problems; Information Theory and Coding; Internet of Things

Awards & Distinctions

EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award ('17 - '18)

Microsoft Dissertation Grant ('17 - '18)

Outstanding Course Development and Teaching Award ('15 - '16)

Berkeley Graduate Fellowship (2012)

Indian National Chemistry Olympiad Gold Medalist (2008)

IIT-JEE All India Rank 14, Rank 1 among women (2008)

AIEEE All India Rank 5, State Rank 1 (2008)

Karnataka CET Rank 1 (2008)

OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (2009)

Aditya Birla Group Scholarship (2008)

Contact Information

264, Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA - 94720