MICCAI 2017 Endoscopic Vision Challenge

During September 2017, Intuitive Surgical Inc. conducted four different challenges during the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions Conference 2017 (MICCAI 2017) held in Ontario, Canada. My labmate Yun-Hsuan Su and I participated in the Robotic Instrument Segmentation Sub-Challenge, a part of the larger Endoscopic Vision Challenge. We were placed 8th amongst all participating teams. We … More MICCAI 2017 Endoscopic Vision Challenge

Pacific Science Center Communication Fellowship

 On 18 November, 2017, I was officially recognized as a Science Communication Fellow at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. This Portal to the Public project enables me to discuss the benefits of teleoperation, haptics and robotics in the field of surgery with people in the Greater Seattle area. The general public is not aware … More Pacific Science Center Communication Fellowship

Worksop at ACT-W Conference Seattle

On September 23, 2017, I led a workshop during the ACT-W Seattle 2017 Conference on “Introduction to AR/VR Development using Unity3D”. ACT-W is ChickTech’s regional event that recurs annually, where talented women and individuals build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. The conference includes speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, lightning talks and a career … More Worksop at ACT-W Conference Seattle

Workshop Presentation at Women Who Code (Seattle) Techspark

On September 09, 2017, I led a workshop on “Intro to AR/VR development using Unity” at Galvanize, Seattle. The workshop ran for 2 hours where attendees with either minimal or no knowledge about developing Augmented and Virtual Reality applications walked out with the knowledge to develop using Unity3D. The workshop was split into three parts: … More Workshop Presentation at Women Who Code (Seattle) Techspark

Master’s Thesis Defense Completed!

On May 31, 2017, I successfully defended my Master’s thesis on the topic “Isosurface Visualization Using Augmented Reality to Improve Tumor Resection Outcomes”. This project brings me one step closer to advancing technology in the field of surgical robotics. I would like to thank my committee, my fellow labmates and friends for being able to … More Master’s Thesis Defense Completed!

HoloWordSearch v0.1

With the advent of engaging games and continuous technological innovation, children and adults have access to resources for constant learning. Word search puzzles are a great educational tool and a fun way to learn new words. This project takes word search puzzles a step ahead and makes it an interactive learning platform on the Microsoft Hololens. The … More HoloWordSearch v0.1


Goals and Scope Investigate the use of vibrotactile haptic feedback to improve texture recognition for upper limb amputees wearing prostheses. Due to time and resource limitations, we aim to emulate such an experience on able-bodied subjects holding a plastic hand. Build a prototype that provides haptic feedback for texture identification for at least three different … More HAPTICS FOR TEXTURE IDENTIFICATION


Professor Blake Hannaford, Dr. Laligam Sekhar and I worked on a proposal for the Amazon Catalyst Grant during Fall’16. We are excited to receive a grant of a $100,000 for the development of an Intelligent Robotic Assistant. The robot will offer precise and responsive assistance with important tasks in the operating room. It will be trained to … More AWARDED AMAZON CATALYST GRANT FOR RESEARCH


This was a project I was a part of during my time at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2014-2015). The goal of the project was to develop a surgical simulator for residents to train on, before performing robotic surgeries. ABSTRACT: The need for training surgeons for robotic surgeries is increasing with the increase in … More SURGICAL SIMULATOR FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC DEFORMABLE ANATOMY