My inspiration for teaching comes from my dad who has been a teacher for over four decades in India. That interest was strengthened when I became a teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin and continued in that position for six years. Teaching gives me an opportunity to interact with students and to continually learn and impart new concepts at the same time. I joined WPI in August 2014 and have had a great experience thus far. I am teaching the following courses at WPI: Modeling and Analysis of Mechatronic Systems (ME/RBE 4322), Introduction to Static Systems (ES 2501) and Kinematics (ME 3310). I hope to teach graduate level courses in the future that are closely aligned with my research interests in Automated Design. My research is centered on Automated Design where the goal is to develop methods and tools to automatically generate multiple, innovative and ready-to-manufacture designs along various scales. I am particularly interested in Computational Representation, Kinematics, Optimization and Semantic-web and their integration in design and manufacturing. During my Ph.D. on the Automated Design of Planar Mechanisms, I addressed with a good measure of success fundamental issues in integrating computational representation, kinematics and optimization on a generic level while demonstrating the ability to generate multiple planar mechanism designs for any user specification. The following videos provide an illustration of my work: First video and Second video. My work experiences include internships at GE Global Research Center and Palo Alto Research Center and full-time work at TVS Motor Company Ltd. India. Outside of work, I play Racquetball (Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis too), actively review food and restaurants, and love cars, driving, traveling and cooking.
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