Selected to participate in the CSNE Hackathon

April 6-9, 2018: The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) Hackathon is an annual, extended weekend-long event for students from the University of Washington and from CSNE-affiliated programs and partner institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, Morehouse College and Spelman College. Five teams of three students are selected from … More Selected to participate in the CSNE Hackathon

Speaker at #TFDevSummit Extended 2018 – Seattle

The TensorFlow Developer Summit 2018 equipped me with a wealth of knowledge about advances made in machine learning using TensorFlow. On returning to Seattle, the Google Developer Group Seattle hosted a TensorFlow Dev Summit Extended to share our learnings from the event. The TF Dev Summit Extended was held at Google Kirkland on April 2, … More Speaker at #TFDevSummit Extended 2018 – Seattle

Panelist – Women in Science and Engineering 2018 Conference

University of Washington – Seattle hosts the Women in Science and Engineering conference every year around February-March window. I have attended it twice in the past and have learned how it benefits the community. This year, the conference was held on March 03, 2018. I led a roundtable lunch discussion on graduate school, and organized a … More Panelist – Women in Science and Engineering 2018 Conference

ChickTech AR/VR on Android Workshop

In February, I led a workshop for High School girls in partnership with ChickTech Seattle at Code Fellows. We can’t wait for February’s high school workshop with @nkalavak. She’ll be leading the girls in the development of their very first AR & VR app. Our amazing Community Partner, @codefellows will be hosting us. #GirlsinTech #GirlsinSTEM … More ChickTech AR/VR on Android Workshop

Women Who Code – Chennai (India) AR/VR Workshop

On December 16, 2017 I lead a workshop on Augmented and Virtual Reality development for Women Who Code, Chennai (India) at Freshworks. When I was in Chennai, there was no organization for women to learn programming skills from without having to pay a fee. This deterred people from attending sessions and learning new languages. Before I … More Women Who Code – Chennai (India) AR/VR Workshop

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

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!

AWARDED AMAZON CATALYST GRANT FOR RESEARCH

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