PRAMOD J. NATHAN

 

(860) 265-1063                                                                                                           pjnat@conncoll.edu

EDUCATION

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, New London, CT                                                                                         BA May 2006

Major:                                Computer Science

                                            Artificial Intelligence/Robotics

 

LULEċ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; Luleċ, Sweden                                                                  Spring 2005

Exchange student, Department Of Electrical Engineering

 

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Waltham, MA                                                                                                            Current Student

MA Computer Science (on hold due to medical reasons)

 

Membership: IEEE

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, French (Basic)

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

PUBLICATIONS:

·      Evolving Sensor Morphology on a Legged Robot in Niche Environments: ISORA, World Automation Congress, Budapest. July 2006

·      Co-Evolving Sensor Morphology and Control on a Simulated Legged Robot: IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A. June 2007

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

• Multilayer Neural Network with Back Propagation: Hardware Solution to learning XOR:

   Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Northeastern Region. Spring 2005

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

·      Brandeis University Computer Science Scholarship (Half  Scholarship)

·      Formula S.A.E. Eltek 2005 Team. Luleċ University Of Technology.

o IEE Award For Most Innovative Electronics,

o IEE Award for Best Website,

o Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Award for Best Quality Engineered Car

·  1st Place 4th Annual LTU Mechatronics Race, Luleċ University Of Technology, Luleċ,

Sweden

·  KECK Science Grant, Computer Science (Summer 2004)

·  KECK Science Grant, Physics (Summer 2003)

·  Connecticut College Grant (2002-2006)

·  Full Scholarship, Canadian School Of India 2001-02

·  Half Scholarship, Canadian School Of India 2000-01

 

RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2003 - Winter 2004)

·  Taught students basics of Java programming and I.D.E. usage; Guided students during laboratory sessions.

Researcher (Summer 2004, Fall 2004)

·  Designed flexible sensor base and sensor modules for use in evolutionary sensor morphology.

Laboratory Assistant (Fall 2004)

·  Designed drawing for laser cutter; tested and advised students on materials suitable for laser    cutting.

Researcher (Winter 2004)

·  Researched and designed hardware based Artificial Neural Network with flexible learning    methods.

Researcher (Summer 2005 – Spring 2006)

·  Implemented simulation of hexapod robot, sensors, environments and robot behavior in Java.

·  Designed and implemented representation of sensor morphology for evolution by genetic     algorithms and appropriate testing situations.

 

 CONNECTICUT COLLEGE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

Researcher (Summer 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004)

·  Used 1 million Volt Pellatron for PIXE material analysis using regression and integration techniques.

·  Presented compiled data to Connecticut College Botany Department.

 

 ROTH WRITING CENTER (2003 – 2006)

Tutor (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science)

· Teach students fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science

 

Luleċ University Of Technology, Luleċ, Sweden

Sirius Racing - Formula SAE Team Member (Spring 2005)

·      Designed, implemented and tested (on ADAMS simulator) a fuzzy logic control system for a semi-active suspension system on the SIRIUS racecar for 2005.

·      Presented controller to team members and interested motor vehicle companies.

Neural Networks Research (Spring 2005)

·Researched, implemented and tested Artificial Neural Fuzzy Inference Control System for a semi-active suspension system on the SIRIUS race car for 2005 in MATLAB for adaptability and stability.

 

Extra and Co-Curricular Activities

·  Student Advisory Board, Computer Science Department, President 2005-06

·  ATLAS, International Student’s Club, Connecticut College, President 2003-04

·  Martial Arts, Tang Soo Do 2002-Current

·  Rock Climbing 2004-Current