About

Aloha! I’m Shubhankar (aka Shuby), an inhabitant of Planet Earth, an intra-galactic spaceship harboring sentient life, on a journey into the depths of the cosmos. In the past, I’ve worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as a Caltech Research Fellow, with Dr. David Thompson to better understand the relation between climate change and coral reef degradation, and help steward these complex ecosystems into the future. Prior to that, I was at the National Center for Radio Astrophysics (TIFR) working with Dr. Yogesh Wadadekar and Dr. C.H. Ishwara Chandra , designing high performance data science pipelines to enable new cosmological insights in radio astronomy. More recently, I’ve been working in the Mobility, Networks, and Systems group at Microsoft Research, with Dr. Venkat Padmanabhan designing algorithms to analyze performance in large scale computer networks. I’m passionate about applying principles from the information sciences to draw deep insights in challenging problems at the cutting edge of fundamental research. In my spare time I love reading books, listening to music, and trying new types of food.


Timeline

  • January 2018 - Present

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

  • June 2017 - August 2017

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

  • December 2016 - December 2017

    National Center for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research: Engineering Intern

  • May 2016 - July 2016

    Graphics & Vision Lab, Indian Institute of Technology, 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 Virtual Reality 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

Mind Stream

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