In my childhood, my father (an engineer himself) used to bring me all different kinds of building block toy kits and take me to places like river dam, an electricity generation plant and even a copper mine! The toys - almost all come with a manual inside, having a how-to on models you can make with the kit. Following the manual to build something never used to be the first thought. Instead, I used to give my imagination full freedom with the blocks and used to build something which'd even surprise the today's me.
All that childhood with such toys, TV shows on Nat Geo and Discovery and the exposure I got because of my parents grew my interest towards engineering and science rapidly enough that at a moment, I had planned everything about who I want to be and what I want to do. I was still a child. :P
When I was in 7th standard, my parents got me a home tutor. His name is Imroz Noor and I call him Imroz sir. Of the 1hr/day he was at my home teaching, half of the time was spent in discussing about science, technology and stuff which was totally unrelated to my academics. Imroz sir first told me about IITs in India. That they're the most prestigious institutes in the country. And my reply to him was - Okay! I'll be studying in an IIT then! And so my journey to IIT began. On June 11, 2017, when I saw my result. I can say that it was the day when a dream, one of the best teachers of my had showed me came to life. Currently, I'm a 3rd year Electrical Engineering undergraduate at IIT Mandi.
I am very much interested in the fields of A.I. and robotics and aspire to be a researcher in the same. Read more about me below..
- Date of
August 14, 1998
Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
- Web Developer,
IIT Mandi Catalyst, IIT Mandi
Developed and maintained the webpage for the first ever edition of IIT Mandi Catalyst's event - Himalayan Innovation Challenge (HIC)
(March, 2019 - May, 2019)
Robotronics Club, IIT Mandi
Robotronics Club - Robotics + Electronics Club, IIT Mandi.
(June, 2018 - June, 2019)
- Core Member,
Including Programming Club, Space Technology and Astronomy Cell, Music Club, Designauts - Design Club, IIT Mandi.
(January, 2018 - Present)
- B.Tech. in
Currently pursuing my bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (H.P.), 2017-2021
- Senior Secondary
Completed my +2 from N.J.N. Adarsh Hi. Sec. School, Mandla (M.P.), 2015-2016
- High School
Completed my high school graduation from Montfort Se. Sec. School, Mandla (M.P.), 2002-2014
- Runner-Up -
Secured 2nd position in this intra-college Capture The Flag (CTF) event, held in Utkarsh 2017, intra-college technical festival, IIT Mandi.
- Winner - Website
Design Competition by STAC
Made the website for the Space Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC), IIT Mandi in a competition, to encourage open-source and space technology. See projects for full info.
- Winner - District
level Music Competition
As a Tabla player, secured first position in a district level Music competition held in Mandla (M.P.)
Following are some of the my skills. Apart from these, I know OpenCV, scikit-learn & MATLAB.
My communication skills include knowing English, Hindi and elementary level German.
School first introduced me to the LOGO programming language, the one where you make a turtle figure move with the help of programmed instructions. Gradually I got to know about languages like C and C++ and got interested in programming. I like software development and have tried my hands on mobile development with React Native. I occasionally do competitive programming as well! Checkout my codechef and codeforces profile to know more.
Because of this interest in programming, getting introduced to Artificial Intelligence, be it via the Internet, books or movies, its sub-domains - Machine learning and Deep learning quickly caught my interest. Currently I'm taking Andrew Ng's courses on the same.
I know HTML/CSS3. Materializecss for material design, Twitter's Bootstrap are some of the CSS frameworks I've worked on.
I've developed a couple of websites with my peers in college. I've worked on Jekyll, and am familier with nodejs.
I know Adobe Photoshop, GIMP & Inkscape.
Event posters, backdrops, T-shirt design and logo design are some of the design projects I've done in the past.
Here's a list of the projects that I have done in the past or am currently working on.
I've done a few web design projects for various clubs in my college - IIT Mandi.
- Website - Space
Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC), IIT Mandi
Check it out here: https://stac-iitmandi.github.io/
Built primarily using Materializecss material design framework, I did this project as an individual in STAC's website design competition.
- Website -
KamandPrompt, IIT Mandi
Check it out here: https://kamandprompt.github.io/
Website of KamandPrompt - Programming Club, IIT Mandi. A group project I did with my peers.
- resKeep -
Firefox browser extension
Check it out here: https://github.com/akshat157/resKeep/
Following are the robotics and electronics projects I've done till now.
- Selfie - The self
Check it out here: selfie_report.pdf
A group project I did with my peers in Aavishkar 2018, an academic-technical event held as a part of the IC161P-Applied Electronics Practicum course. It's a two wheeled self balancing robot, built on Raspberry Pi platform (python). Employs - MPU6050 6-axis gyroscopic sensor, DC motors and an L298N motor driver, all placed in a custom built hard board chassis.
Apart from the technical interests, I like music, gaming, travelling and photography as well. I learned to play tabla in my school days and am 2 years short of a Diploma in the same. I recently started playing counter-strike global offensive (find me on steam - ancientfuture_) and have travelled the better part of the country, courtesy of my father.
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© 2019 Design & build by Akshat Malviya