I am currently working as a management consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners, in the Mountain View, California office. My specific focus is in assisting software and hardware technology companies with pricing, revenue management, marketing and sales strategy. Exploring the business aspects of engineering companies (including startups) is a new experience for me, but it is an interesting branch out of my relatively traditional engineering career thus far. My LinkedIn profile can be found here.
I recently completed my doctoral program at Yale University, where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Dollar at the Yale GRABLab (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science). My primary research was in the design of reconfigurable robots constructed from many simple robotic 'cells', performing shape and stiffness-change tasks.
Previously, I also worked with Dr. Brian Scassellati at the Yale Social Robotics Lab (Department of Computer Science) on the use of non-verbal behaviors in human-robot communication.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, PA, and a Masters of Science and Masters of Philosophy in Engineering, both from Yale University, New Haven, CT.
I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and until coming to college in the United States, I have always lived there.
Until a few months ago, I used to be quite occupied with my various research and hobby projects. Of late, my primary hobby has been in developing better understanding of business concepts, especially as they relate to consulting and market analysis.
Previous topics of interest, and things I am always happy to discuss, include: the philosophy of Lao Tsu, recursive logic, and the difficulties of statistical thinking.