ROHIT LAL

Robotics | Deep Learning | Natural Language Processing

About

I am currently a pre-final year B.Tech (ECE) student at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur. I have been working on Deep Learning for quite a while now. Primarily, my focus has been on the mathematics and intuitions behind algorithms. I have had exposure in other fields also like Computer Vision, Robotics Perception, Electronics, Natural Language Processing, CAD and Graphic Designing, Cinematography, Video Editing, etc. I mainly work with images, point cloud and signals and wish to contribute more towards the progress of these fields. With sheer persistence, I have been able to complete a diverse span of projects in a short time. Furthermore, I have mentored a few projects which have procured international research papers and patents. I plan to join an academia where I can convert coffee to productive research!

During my sophomore year, I joined IvLabs, the AI and Robotics Lab. Here I closely worked with Dr. Shital Chiddarwar on some real-time problem statement which can be solved using Computer Vision techniques.

During my leisure time, I enjoy travelling, playing Table Tennis, Cinematography and Editing, and of course, watching movies and listening to music (Sometimes dancing on it too!).

Publications and Patents

 
 
 
 
 

“Person Following Mobile Robot using Multiplexed Detection and Tracking”

Khush Agrawal and Rohit Lal (In: International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering. Springer)
 
 
 
 
 

“Real Time Human Computer Interaction using Facial Gestures”

Rohit Lal and Shital Chiddarwar (In: Proceedings of The 10th International IEEE Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies, IIT Kanpur. IEEE Xplore)
 
 
 
 
 

“Cursor Control Using Face Gestures”

Arihant Gaur, Akshata Kinage, Nilakshi Rekhawar, Shubhan Rukmangad, Rohit Lal and Shital Chiddarwar (In: Proceedings 11th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2019))
 
 
 
 
 

Patent: "Navigation System for a Vehicle and for Navigation"

Pandya Karan, Kotecha Prakrut, Iyer V Aadhithya, Gaikwad Ravishankar, Lal Rohit , Agrawal Rishesh and Shital Chiddarwar | Issued Dec 1, 2019 Patent no. 201921049473

Projects

Person Follower Mobile Robot

Indian Number Plate Recognition

Self balancing Camera Platform

Word Embedding Generation using NLP

Real Time Handwritten Digit recognition

Harmonic Motion Analyser using MATLAB

Hand Gesture controlled Robot

Classifier without High Level APIs

Experiences

 
 
 
 
 

Deep Learning and Computer Vision Research Intern

Loksun Technologies

Jun 2019 – Jul 2019 Whitefield, Bengaluru, India
During my intern I worked on realtime weapon detection algorithm using IP cameras and also on various tracking algorithms. I was also involved in implementing multi camera multi target model. The company is going to file US patent for the product. [certificate]
 
 
 
 
 

Chairman

IEEE VNIT Student Branch

Jul 2019 – Present VNIT, Nagpur, India
IEEE VNIT Student Branch is a technical Society run by the students of VNIT. I head the council responsible for managing the Society and will be involved in the decision-making process of several initiatives in the tenure of the council.
 
 
 
 
 

Technical Secretary

Electronics and Communication Engg. Dept.

Jul 2018 – Jul 2020 VNIT, Nagpur, India
The ECE branch of VNIT Nagpur is one of the finest departement of the college. My job during my tenure was to ensure smooth functioning of technical facilities required for teaching and overall development
 
 
 
 
 

Member

IvLabs

May 2018 – Present VNIT, Nagpur, India
IvLabs is the Robotics and Innovation Society run by the students of VNIT. I taught at various IEEE workshops related to image processing, MATLAB, basic electronics, CAD, etc to a strength of more than 100 students at every workshop which promoted technical culture.

Software Skills

Python
PyTorch
TensorFlow
OpenCV
C/C++
MATLAB
Photoshop
Illustrator
GitHub
LaTeX
GCP
Arduino

Relevant Courses

Machine Learning by Andrew Ng

Certificate | Coursera


Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Certificate | deeplearning.ai


Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization, etc

Certificate | deeplearning.ai


Convolutional Neural Networks

Certificate | deeplearning.ai


Structuring Machine Learning Projects

Certificate | deeplearning.ai


Introduction to Computer Vision

Aaron Bobbick | Udacity


CS224n: Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning

Christopher Manning | Stanford / Winter 2020



Multivariate Calculus, Integral and Discrete Transforms


Statistical Analysis, Probability and Queuing Theory