About

नमस्ते (Namaste)! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Shubhankar, but most friends call me Shuby. I’m a first year graduate student (MSR), at The Robotics Institute, in CMU’s School of Computer Science. I enjoy thinking about ways to solve cutting edge research problems through rapid prototyping and systems building. In the past, I’ve had the incredible fortune to have worked with and been mentored by brilliant and inspiring individuals. David Thompson with whom I designed machine learning algorithms to understand the impact climate change is having on coral reef degradation, through my work as a Caltech Summer Research Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Yogesh Wadadekar and C.H. Ishwara Chandra, under whose mentorship at the National Center for Radio Astrophysics
(TIFR), an amazing team and I built distributed data science pipelines to enable new cosmological insights for the world’s largest sub-GHz frequency radio telescope, the GMRT. Venkat Padmanabhan and Akshay Uttama Nambi at Microsoft Research, with whom I was designing algorithms and new monitoring architectures to analyze network performance in large scale data centers. Among other things, in my spare time I love reading books, listening to music, and trying new types of food.


Timeline

  • Jan 2018 - July 2018

    Mobility, Networks, and Systems Group, Microsoft Research: Research Intern

  • June 2017 - Aug 2017

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

  • Dec 2016 - Dec 2017

    National Center for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR: Engineering Intern

  • May 2016 - July 2016

    Graphics & Vision Lab, IIT Delhi: Summer Programming Intern


Projects

ACDNN : Atmospheric Correction using Deep Neural Networks
According to a recent investigation, an estimated 33-50% of the world's coral reefs have undergone degradation, believed to be as a result of climate change. However, the data supporting the investigation are scattered, and the exact relation it has to the environmental condition cannot be easily established. Through the CORAL campaign, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab aims to predict the future of this complex ecosystem and lead the way in stewarding them through these times of intense global change. Through our research we designed algorithms to efficiently emulate atmospheric models using state of the art deep learning techniques.
GARUDA : GMRT Archival Utility for Data Analysis
India Digital Heritage Project : Designing an immersive VR Walkthrough

Leadership

TEDxPICT :

Founder, Licensee, and Curator
The TEDxPICT vision is to bring about a revolution of thought and provide a platform for individuals who seek to grow and explore their ideas, and to motivate others to realize and work passionately toward their goals and inculcate the habit of thinking. Similar to the TED mission, we aim to share Ideas Worth Spreading. Event Page (TED) TEDx Talks