Adnan Shahpurwala

About Me

As an engineering student driven by innovation and design, making gadgets is my passion. At the tender age of 8, I took a shine towards crafting my own toys with duct tape and cardboard which later got replaced with soldering iron and electronics. Currently pursuing Masters in robotics at University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Research Interests

  • Robotics
    1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
    2. Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
    3. Control theory
  • Neural Network/ Deep Learning
    1. Convolutional Neural Networks
    2. Auto-encoders
  • Astrophysics
    1. Age of Stellar Clusters
    2. Engineering Better Telescopes

Senior Project

Design and implement an autonomous quadrotor system to detect a certain problem (confidential) in transmission lines.

Personal Interests

  • People Skills

    Along with technical skills, I strongly believe that people skills are equally important in order to effectively communicate an idea and work comfortably alongside peers. Working for 3 years in various IEEE societies has helped me polish these skills and bolster my confidence in speech.

  • Travelling

    Travelling is close to my heart for two reasons - it broadens my perspective making me more informed about the world, and opens my eyes to new problems which can be solved using technology. Simply thinking about solutions is a good way to stimulate the mind and keep it from rusting.

    Video: Recent travel expedition - Everest Base Camp Trek

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Website last updated on 07 - January - 2019