My mentors

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 Bachelor’s curriculum. Turning back the pages then, she has guided me in three projects, has co-authored two research papers with me. She has taught me the courses Analog Communication, Information theory and coding as part of the 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 the contemporary technologies and how to make the technology used in a society longing for security and inner-peace. He enlightened me how the principles of Sanathana dharma could be applied in the real world.

I am very thankful to Dr Kuruvilla Varghese for giving me an opportunity to do an internship in 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 of finding software solutions.

I really appreciate the time that I spent working with my seniors in Multicoreware – Kalyan GoswamiSanthoshini Sekar, Praveen Tiwari, Kavitha Sampath, and Deepthi Nandakumar on both professional and personal level. I am so glad to have the opportunities 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 visionary. I am thankful for all their valuable inputs and trust they have shown in my capabilities.

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

I am honored to work with Christian Timmerer in CD-Labor ATHENA in Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU), Austria since October 2020. He supervises my on-going thesis work on the topic, “Video Coding Enhancements for HTTP Adaptive Streaming” as a part of the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences Informatics in Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), AAU, Austria.

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