Kshitij Tiwari, Ph.D.

I'm a Data-driven Robotics Researcher
& Organic Growth Marketer



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
  • Age:
  • 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.

HTML 100%
CSS 90%
JavaScript 75%
WordPress/CMS 90%
WiX 98%
Social Media Management 90%
ROS 98%
Python 90%
Bayesian Inference 80%
Path Planning 90%
SLAM 95%
Multi-robot Systems 90%


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.


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.

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher

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.

Part-time Freelancer

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher

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)


Below, you can see a list of publications arranged in chronological order (newset first) and sortable by categories. Learn more about my research interests and teaching philosophy by clicking below.

Research Teaching
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  • Books
  • Journals
  • Conferences
  • Theses
  • In Preparation



Freelance Services

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.

Web Design & Dev

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.

Website Maintenance

I offer very economical website maintainence packages especially for Wordpress. These include periodic plugin updates, site security evaluation, & website backups.

SEO Audit

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.

Content Strategy

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.

1-on-1 Consultation

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.

Social Media Management

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.

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  • Websites
  • SEO
  • 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.


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.