Researcher & Sustainable Growth Enabler.
I have a Ph.D. in Robotics and am a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow. My research interests include energy efficient path planning and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for mobile robots and multi-robot systems.
- Birthday: 18 Jan 1992
- Nationality: Indian
- Degree: Ph.D. (Robotics)
- Location: Oulu, Finland
- Contact: Fill this form
I use my leisure time to build and design websites for clients and mentor students to build their careers. I am also well-versed with Organic Digital Marketing. I utilize my research acumen and the acquired understanding of human psychology to curate the best digital marketing practices for a sustainable organic growth. Not everyone has the budget for paid ads and if they are accepting of the slow growth rate, organic growth will yield results if done with research-backed data and strategies.
I am equally active with Research during the day and Freelancing during the nights because who needs to Sleep. When it gets too exhausting, I take a break and travel the world which is the best recovery and keeps me going.
Happy Clients for whom I developed websites, helped with social media management and groomed them to improve their brand tone and presence.
Publications including peer-reviewed conferences, journals, books and workshops
Students Mentored at Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. levels
Research Collaborations across the globe including top-tier Universities and leading Professors in Robotics, Statistics,& Behavioral Psychology among others
As a Research Scholar by profession and as a Digital Marketer by passion, below I highlight my top skills from either domain. On the left are the Digital Marketing relevant skills and on the right are research relevant skills.
You can find a short summary of my freelance and academic experience below.
Brief about me
Adept at both software and hardware for robots, have a proven track record of top-tier publications, overseas collaborations, and industrial internships. Simultaneously, also building my portfolio as a Freelancer with the mission to help individuals, startups and NGOs to go from being a "no"body to a "go-to"body through a sustainable process.
- Oulu, Finland
- Work with me!
Doctor of Philosophy
2015 - 2018
Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Ishikawa, JP
The aim was to propose resource constrained informative path planning approaches for multi-robot teams. The proposed approaches work in a communication devoid setting for monitoring environmental phenomenon like pollution, algal bloom etc. This work was carried under Prof. N.Y. Chong
Masters of Science
2013 - 2014
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, SC
This thesis aims to explore the idea that humanoid robots can be harnessed to assist a human worker in disassembly tasks. This work was supervised by Prof. S. Ramamoorthy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bachelors of Engineering
2010 - 2013
University of Hong Kong, HK S.A.R. of China, HK
At the University of Hong Kong, HK S.A.R. of China, purused a B.Engg. focused on Electrical and Electronic circuits alongside signal processing and denoising filters.
2020 - Present
University of Oulu, Oulu, FI
- Working with Prof. Steven M. LaValle at the Perception Engineering group at the intersection of Virtual Reality (VR) and path planning.
- Develop personal line of research for investigating the role of tactile sensing in informing navigation for autonomous mobile robots.
2020 - Present
- Mentoring Students, Startups, NGOs, & Freelancers in building their digital presence.
- Designing and developing websites to best suit client needs.
- Auditing Social media channels and preparing a content strategy for sustained organic growth.
- Copywriting for websites.
- SEO Audits and traffic tracking reporting.
2018 - 2020
Aalto University, Espoo, FI
- Working with Prof. Ville Kyrki at the Intelligent Robotics group. Investigating biologically inspired models for navigation and manipulation
- Established collaborations with partners in the U.K., Italy and Australia.
- Responsibilities included co-supervision, grant writing and guest lecturing aside from spearheading personal research projects (aforementioned collaborations)
The list of services below pertain to what I can offer as a paid Freelancer gig. Please contact me for quotations for the service(s) that best match your needs.
I am proficient in Wordpress & Wix so depending on your business/career needs, I can advise you which platform works best for you and also deliver the website for you.
I offer very economical website maintainence packages especially for Wordpress. These include periodic plugin updates, site security evaluation, & website backups.
I am proficient with Traffic Analytics and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I can do a thorough off-page and on-page audit for your digital assets and prepare an exhaustive report. This service is only for retainer basis.
I am a proficient multi-tasker and I can help you curate content in bulk for the social media platform that best suits your needs. I am adept at batch content creation for YouTube, Instagram, and blogs.
If you would like to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation call with me, be it for research or to enquire about my freelance offerings, you can use this form to schedule a call. Please note, 15-20 mins calls are FREE but longer call are PAID.
If you would like to optimize your Instagram &Youtube profiles to rank higher and audit your reach, I can help.
Below, you can see a portfolio of my freelance work categorized by services rendered.
- Social Media
Check out what my clients and mentees have to say about me. If you wish to submit a testimonial for my work, you can do so by filling this form.
Kshitij made a thorough makeover of my artist website. He planned and crafted it in a way that revolutionized its visual and informational outline, also transforming the user-friendliness on an up-to-date level. He walked me through the process smoothly, keeping me informed about the changes and always making sure that I approved his improvement suggestions to the last detail. I feel lucky to have been able to enhance my digital appearance according to his vision, and would hire him again at the first opportunity.
Professional Violinist (FI)
Since the beginning of my PhD at Aalto University I have had the pleasure to work with Kshitij as my supervisor. Together we have overcome many challenges, published multiple papers and, most importantly, had fun together. Kshitij is very versatile, organized, self-confident and always ready to push himself to the limit in order to achieve the impossible. It is inspiring and motivating to work with Kshitij and he is always ready to help with his experience. Thank you for introducing me to the work as a researcher, teaching me the tricks of the trade and for the good times.
Ph.D. Advisee (FI)
From the first day we met in JAIST, you were very affable, supportive and eager to help. I was astonished by your dedication and inspired by your diligence. You were always thinking about the next step and it was this provident thinking that we were able to achieve so much in the short amount of time we had together. Thank you for making my brief stay in JAIST so wonderful and productive.
Summer Inter (JP)
My summer internship with you was overall a very enjoyable experience. You are approachable, supportive and adaptable. You were actively engaged in the project we worked on, while leaving me enough freedom to experiment with my own ideas. Besides working with you during my internship, I also attended your lecture on path planning. Your enthusiasm about the subject and active engagement with students made the lecture interesting and easy to follow.
Summer Inter (JP)
I really enjoyed working with you during the summer. My favorite part was that you allowed me to have a lot of responsibility and control over the project, but was also always there when I had questions or doubts. The working environment had a nice balance of being both friendly and stress-free on one side and inspiring to be hardworking on the other.
Summer Inter (FI)
I had the pleasure to have Kshitij as my bachelor's thesis supervisor in spring 2019. I received plenty of help and good advice with both the topic of the thesis and with academic writing. He always answered my questions quickly and thoroughly. It really made the whole thesis writing process a lot easier.
Bachelor Thesis Advisee (FI)
If you wish to collaborate with me for research or want to hire me for one of the services I offer, please contact me using the contact form below. I typically reply within 24 hrs from receiving your message.