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Research Scientist
Amazon

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University


niranjin@amazon.com
niranjir@alumni.cmu.edu

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I defended my thesis Localization, Beacon Placement and Mapping for Range-Based Indoor Localization Systems (PDF) in July 2019 and have joined Amazon as a Research Scientist!

Prior to joining Amazon, I was a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Anthony Rowe and Prof. Bruno Sinopoli. I was affiliated with WiseLab and CyLab. My research interests are in cyber-physical systems. My work lies at the intersection of embedded sensing systems, estimation and statistical signal processing, with my thesis being focused on indoor localization systems.

I received an MS degree from CMU in 2012 and a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India in 2008. Between my BS and MS degree I worked for three years in industry. I have also been an intern at Texas Instruments and Apple during my PhD.

I received the Carnegie Mellon University William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship in 2015 and the Samsung PhD Fellowship in 2016 .

I have been fortunate to be part of the Terraswarm Research Center from 2013-2017, the NIST PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research) project for firefighter localization since 2017 and the CONIX Research Center from 2018.

I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and trying out new cuisines. I've had interesting experiences in France, Germany, Honduras (got my PADI scuba diving certification here!), India, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal (learnt surfing for a week!), Turkey, and the US over the past many years.