My Academic Credentials
Education & Career Highlights
My name, Kshitij (क्षितिज), originates from Sanskrit and means horizon. Born and raised in various parts of India, I have acquired all my higher education overseas. Below is a timeline that shows my career progression across various countries and continents.
Postdoctoral Researcher @ University of Oulu
Postdoctoral Research fellow with the Perception Engineering group at the University of Oulu, Finland. Co-supervising Masters and Ph.D. students, developing international collaborations and conducting independent research towards bioinspired touch-based navigation for mobile robots.
Postdoctoral Researcher @ Aalto University
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Intelligent Robotics group, Aalto University, Finland. Spearheaded the contributions towards the EU consortium funded Human Brain Project. Co-supervised Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. students while conducting my own research in touch-based navigation with bioinspired sensors such as the rat whiskers.
Ph.D. @ Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (JAIST)
Obtained Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Robotics from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
B.Eng. @ University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Obtained Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering (B.Eng.) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong S.A.R.
Research interests & Teaching experience
Aside from upskilling and upgrading my educational credentials, I also focus on dissemination of my research findings through top-tier publications, primarily peer-reviewed scientific articles aside from occasionally giving invited talks at Workshops. I also have a passion to teach and mentor budding research scholars interested in mobile robotics.