My mentors

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My career had a turning point in December 2014 when I approached Gayathri Narayanan for her guidance in a Mini Project as a part of my Bachelor’s curriculum. Turning back the pages, she has guided me in three projects and co-authored two research papers with me. She has taught me the courses Analog Communication, Information theory and coding as part of the Bachelor’s curriculum. Her ardent motivation and guidance were vital in every phase of my career.

Dr. Sundararaman Gopalan has taught me the ethical and humanitarian aspects of contemporary technologies and how to make the technology used in a society longing for security and inner peace. He enlightened me on how the principles of Sanathana dharma could be applied in the real world.

I am very thankful to Dr. Kuruvilla Varghese for allowing me to do an internship under his guidance in Dept. of Electronics and Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India. He has imbibed in me the concepts of hardware utilization optimization. His guidance and interaction have changed my perspective on finding software solutions.

I appreciate the time I spent working with my seniors in Multicoreware – Kalyan GoswamiSanthoshini Sekar, Praveen Tiwari, Kavitha Sampath, and Deepthi Nandakumar on both professional and personal levels. I am so glad to have the opportunity to work with them on various projects. And big thanks for their support, guidance, and encouragement. I am really impressed with their leadership, superior knowledge, and vision. I am thankful for all their valuable input and the trust they have shown in my capabilities.

I was privileged to work with Jonatan Samuelsson in Divideon, Sweden, on XVC encoder optimization. He supervised my Master’s thesis- “Multi-resolution encoding and optimization for next-generation video compression.” I am also thankful to my Master’s thesis examiner Dr. Markus Flierl who offered me courses- Image and Video Processing, Information Theory and Source Coding and Analysis and Search of Visual Data at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

I am honored to work with Dr. Christian Timmerer in CD-Labor ATHENA in Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU), Austria since October 2020. He supervises my ongoing Ph.D. thesis on the topic, “Video Coding Enhancements for HTTP Adaptive Streaming,” as a part of the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences Informatics at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), AAU, Austria. My Ph.D. work is advised by Dr. Klaus Schöffmann, Institute of Information Technology, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU), Austria. I am very thankful for mentoring by Dr. Mohammad Ghanbari, University of Essex, UK during my Ph.D. tenure.

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