Hi! I am Aparajito.

I am a senior majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Cornell University.

My interests broadly span sensing & perception for autonomous robots, embedded systems programming for distributed computing, and human-robot interaction. I'm particularly interested in understanding how robots can understand social cues from humans for navigating through uncertain environments. I also dabble in projects that combine hardware and software to achieve a positive impact in people's lives.

Things I Can Do

A broad list of skills I've acquired over the years. I'm always on the lookout for experiences that can add to my learning!

  • Programming in Python, C, C++, Java
  • Electronic & mechanical design with Altium, Autodesk and SolidWorks
  • Embedded systems design for robotics and human-computer interaction using microcontollers and single board computers
  • Electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers) use for hardware prototyping
  • Development with software frameworks such as Pytorch, ROS, GitHub, Linux
  • Leadership, teaching and technical communication

Research Experience

I have been affiliated with multiple research groups at Cornell University while completing my undergraduate education. In this time, I've led projects in various robotics applications and physics - inspired machine learning, which have instilled a deep passion for research - driven product development in me.


Sensor Design, ROS, Python

Designing a custom capacitive touch sensor for assistive robots to enable perception of and response to haptic input.

McMahon Lab

Machine Learning, Experimental Physics, PyTorch

Developed custom neural network architectures for physics - aware training mechanisms applied to accelerate machine learning tasks.


Mechanical Design, Autodesk Fusion 360

Implemented a tether design for providing power and communication signals to a wall-climbing robot in the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope.

Work Experience

I've had the opportunity to work with some exceptional people over the last few years.

ECE 5725 Teaching Assistant

Prof. Joseph Skovira | Cornell University | August 2021 - Present
Teaching, Communication, Embedded Linux

Led lab sections, conducted weekly office hours and graded assignments for a 70 person class focused on design with embedded Linux and Python.

Electrical Engineer

Buzr Labs | New York City, NY | August 2020 - August 2021
Electrical design, Altium, SolidWorks, Hardware Prototyping

Developed custom interface circuit boards, communications protocols and power circuitry for the Buzr Pro smart home communications device.

Electrical Engineering Intern

New Ascent | Arnold, MD | January 2021 - May 2021
Electronics development, Autodesk Eagle, C/ RTOS, Hardware Prototyping

Implemented firmware for sensor communication and data transmission and developed low-power electrical systems for chip satellites aimed at educational applications.


During my undergraduate curriculum, I've worked on really interesting projects in robotics and assistive technology.

C1-C0 Astromech Robot

Operate as a team lead on Cornell Cup Robotics designing the electrical and embedded systems for C1-C0, an interactive autonomous robot.


Designed an assistive device that converts obstacles in a 2 meter range to frequency modulated 3D audio, allowing visually impaired persons to independently navigate through their environment.


Developed a platform for conducting COVID-19 tests using sensors and a robot arm for test administration and sample collection.