Lucid VR Senior Software & Algorithms Engineer
I have a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I started working with Lucid in 2015 while still at school and had the opportunity to work on the first prototype for the Lucidcam™ – our VR 180 camera. I’m currently a Senior Software and Algorithms Engineer at Lucid. I focus my efforts on computer vision, image processing, and algorithm design, with a specialty in 3D imaging with dual/stereo cameras.
I am extremely passionate about building technology and products that solve problems by saving people money, time and resources. 3D cameras and their applications fascinate me, and I strongly believe that 3D technology combined with AI will make our products smarter and our lives a lot better. My drive for innovation and building things with my own hands is something my parents have noticed since I was a kid. I was usually responsible for ‘breaking’ things at home
I always aspire to learn more and more – though work or even on a regular basis. There is a lot of information out there, and I try my best to get most of what I can absorb.
I used to be extremely nervous about talking or presenting in front of people. Pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone really helped to the extent where I’m not terrified of a crowd. I’m still working on being a better speaker everyday.
Strive for the best.
Personally – my parents. They have had struggles in their life, which I’ve never seen/experienced. They’ve given me a lot more than they themselves had in life.
My Daily Thoughts:
Goal of the Day: To feel a sense of accomplishment by the time I decide to fall asleep at night
Thought of the Day:
Action of the Day: To work on something that betters someone’s life, someday.
Deed of the Day:
Tip of the Day: Don’t take life too seriously. Smile.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
I absolutely love the diversity and the people here in the Bay Area. It is a very comfortable environment where everyone is welcomed with open arms.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I’d eat breakfast food for all meals if I could. I love diners! I went to school in Georgia and my love for pancakes knows no bounds.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Most certainly asleep, but by 7am I wake up to go for a short run or the gym. Have breakfast. Talk to my parents who are in India. Pick up coffee and head to work / briefly work from a coffee shop while having my morning cup of coffee.
10:00 AM – In at work focusing on the projects I have on hand. Planning the rest of the day/week.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Too many to choose from, but I love the Chick-fil-A sandwich. The good thing about the Bay Area is that there’s an abundance of great food around here.
7:00 PM – Most of the time still at work, wrapping up the day.
11:00 PM – Turning in for the night after finishing up with all critical open items for the day. If it’s a Friday however – the night’s just getting started.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Coffee always. A bunch of us at work go to a bunch of coffee shops around here
What should everyone try at least once?
As we grow up trying to figure out what we’re good at and what we want to turn into a career, we sometimes slump into doing what’s easy. It is very important to spend some time periodically with one’s own thoughts to work on what we’re really passionate about. Getting there might not be the most comfortable route, but for sure brings a sense of accomplishment when you see it through. ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Beaches, mountains! I did a trip from North Carolina to Colorado recently. I guess I like getting lost everywhere. There’s always something new to experience.
What Else to Know?
AWE – Augmented World Expo – Sheldon Fernandes (Lucid VR): Real-time Calibration for Stereo Cameras Using Machine Learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljzK6-VX7c8