Who Dis

Fine, I’ll admit it: I am Rama Prashanth :wave:,

I’m an Engineer :octocat: pursuing to conceive free will :heart: in robots :robot:.

I’m possibly the most positive person :innocent: on the face of Earth :earth_americas:. I love building things and you can always find me working on a challenging idea :bulb: ! My pursuit of happ’y’ness :angel: is for people to interact, feel happy, one with and trustworthy with technology in their hands :gift:. The addictive adrenaline rush you get when the product you build enables others’ lives is what drives me :rocket: !

Moreover, I’m an adventurer :surfer: in constant pursuit of finding out who I am :grey_question: . I strongly believe that who we are :performing_arts: is much more than who we see in front of a mirror :dancer: , where we are from :house: , what we are made of :partly_sunny: , what we do :moneybag: and what we think :thought_balloon: . My core quality is I’m a quick and passionate learner :mortar_board:. I have become engrossed with the idea “Learn as if you were to live forever” :hourglass: and this is the fuel that keeps our torch of life burning :volcano: . Over the years I’ve been fortunate :pray: to have learned so much and met awesome gem of people leading me to realize that passion is highly inflammable :fire: .

Skills

Below are some of my skills, and I'm always looking to learn more.

Computer Vision

I have significant research experience in the field of computer vision and I've also created dozens of programs using OpenCV, ROS.

Deep Learning

I've worked on many projects involving deep learning and have experience using Pytorch, Tensorflow and Keras.

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

My research experience involves various applications involving the Control, Modeling and Path Planning for Autonomous Robots. I also have worked on projects with Reinforcement Learning and Rehabilitation Robotics.

Python

Over the past 5 years, I've had extensive experience with Python in the course of my prior work experiences, research, class and personal projects.

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C/C++

I have over 4 years of experience programming in C/C++ and most of the projects are related to machine learning and computer vision.

Full Stack Development

With many years of mobile (iOS, Android) as well as Web development (AngularJS, Javascript, HTML, CSS) with highly scalable continous deployed backend systems (Python, Java, PHP).

Timeline

A short summary of my journey so far..

  • AI4ALL
    Summer 2019

    AI4ALL
    University of Maryland, College Park

    As a Mentor for ~20 high school students, taught and trained them to build a boiler-plate AI algorithm for hand gestures mimicking with the NAO robot.

  • PRG
    Mar 2019 - Sep 2019

    Perception & Robotics Group
    University of Maryland, College Park

    As Research Assistant, I worked on 3D dense object recognition and tracking revolving around real-time physical task execution using the Baxter robot.

  • UMD
    2019 - 2020

    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD

    As a M.Eng. Robotics candidate in Maryland Robotics Center, I am particularly interested in Computer Vision and Deep Learning, and have spent much of my time here focusing on these fields.

  • GrabbnGo
    Mar 2018 - Jan 2019

    GrabbnGo
    Bangalore, India

    As Principal Software Engineer, I lead the conception of backend systems for the hyper-local takeaway service aggregator and spearheaded the transition towards big-data and microservices architecture.

  • Ninjacart
    Jun 2015 - Jan 2018

    Ninjacart
    Bangalore, India

    As a Founding Engineer, conceived the key technologies that formed the backbone of the customer app and in-house products for the seamless supply chain operations.

  • Shout
    Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

    Shout
    Bangalore, India

    As the primary founder/developer of the hyper-local micro-blogging and networking service, developed end-to-end iOS, Android and Web applications.

  • Anna University

    As a B.Eng. Electronics and Communication Engineering undergraduate, my interests revolved around Computer Architecture, Signal Processing and Medical Electronics. I was also the Organising Secretary of the department and Marketing Head of the College's Tech Forum.