I am a senior research scientist at Simula Research Laboratory (SRL), Oslo within the Certus Centre SFI. I co-founded Sweetzpot AS, a company that develops and sells sensors and real-time feedback systems for health and sports. I am currently interested in combining deep learning with nonlinear time series analysis to create predictive models for IoT systems.
Recently, I have been involved in industry-oriented research along with the Norwegian Toll Customs and the Cancer Registry of Norway. I also held a visiting position at the Cancer Registry of Norway where i worked on developing algorithms for their socio-technical system for
I was also a postdoctoral fellow at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis between June 2010- July 2011. There I worked with the team PULSAR. I managed projects to build Self-adaptive Vision Systems. The idea was to bring state-of-the-art software engineering to vision systems.
I earned a PhD (2007-2010) from INRIA Rennes supervised by Jean-marc Jezequel,Benoit Baudry and co-supervised by Hans Vangheluwe from McGill University, Canada. The title of my PhD is “Automatic Effective Model Discovery” which is available as a book.
I graduated as Master of Science (2004-2006) from the School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal with the help of a Commonwealth Scholarship. Before this I obtained my Bachelors degree (1999-2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from VTU, Bangalore.
Apart from my regular academic path I have worked as a research assistant at JNCASR (2003-2004) in Dr. Sundaram Balasubramanian’s lab. Here I was involved in building Beowulf clusters for molecular dynamics simulations. I also contributed to tools to visualize molecules (see my cover art on JPC-B). I have also been a freelance patent examiner for Global Prior Art Inc. (on and off since 2004).