I’m a roboticist pursuing my masters degree at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, I was a research intern at the Robotics Research Center, IIIT Hyderabad.

I enjoy working on projects at the intersection of electronics, computer science and medicine. When I’m not working, I’m working out. I also enjoy photography, visiting new cities and hiking.

My awesome days as an undergrad at Velammal Engineering College, Chennai shall never be forgotten!

Feel free to contact me at ferozenaina [at] gmail [dot] com.


2015 - 2016 (Expected) Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Robotics Systems Development, Robotics Institute

2010 - 2014 Anna University
BE Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (First class)


Amazon Picking Challenge

Eye movement based computer interaction using Electrooculogram

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Work Experience

May 2016 - August 2016 Robotics Software Engineering Intern, Smith & Nephew (formerly Blue Belt Technologies)

June 2014 - April 2015 Research Assistant, Robotics Research Center, IIIT Hyderabad * Integrated path planning and monocular vision for mobile robot exploration * Tested algorithms for dense 3D reconstruction from monocular vision * Generated trajectories for overtaking, lane-changing and road intersection maneuvers with non-holonomic constraints using Fresnel integrals in MATLAB

May 2012 - August 2012 Google Summer of Code Developer, Tor Project * Ported C++ codebase to use Qt Script framework and created modular plugins

May 2011 - August 2011 Google Summer of Code Developer, GStreamer Project * Developed rendering presets and video uploader class for PiTiVi video editor.

Technical skills

Programming: C/C++, Python, MATLAB

Libraries: ROS, RViz, MoveIt, Gazebo, OpenCV, PCL, CUDA, OpenGL*, Qt

Tools: NI Multisim , NI LabVIEW, Simulink , SolidWorks* , Eagle*

Robot Platforms: UR5, PR2, Pioneer P3DX

Circuits: Signal Processing, Sensor Instrumentation

OS: GNU/Linux, Windows

Development Tools: bash, Vim, Git, gdb, Valgrind

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Estimating SE(3) elements using a dual-quaternion based linear Kalman filter
Robotics Science and Systems 2016.

Multimodal Biometric Authentication System Based on Score Level Fusion of Palmprint and Finger Vein
Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Algorithms in Engineering Systems. Volume 324. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer. Page 551-560.

Secured Authentication through Integration of Gait and Footprint for Human Identification
Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology. Volume 9, Number 6.



Computer Vision Manipulation, Mobility and Control Machine Learning
Statistical Techniques for Robotics* Parallel Computer Architecture* Robot Autonomy
Biomechanics and Motor Control Systems Engineering for Robotics  

* Fall 2016


Biomedical Instrumentation Robotics and Automation Digital Signal Processing
Linear Integrated Circuits Control Systems Data Structures and Algorithms
Computer Architecture Object Oriented Programming  


2016 6/19 Position & Amazon Picking Challenge, Germany
2014 Best Outgoing Student & Velammal Engineering College
2013 Consolation Prize - Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest