Hi! I'm Tanvir Parhar

 

I am a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University, actively working on agricultural automation and perception. I am also interested in vehicular autonomy. I believe there will be a day when cars will drive just using images (we humans do it!) and the path to that will be a combination of known control algorithms and current state of the art Deep Reinforcement Algorithms. 

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Tanvir Pal Singh Parhar

Associate Researcher II and Master's Student in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University

 

Phone:

+1 412-999-9647

 

Email:

ptanvir@cs.cmu.edu

tanparhar@gmail.com

 

Office Address:

Room 1111, Newell Simon Hall,

Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

EXPERIENCE
 
Oct 2016 - Current

Associate Researcher II

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

As an Associate Researcher I work in agricultural robotics and perception. This ranges from developing deep-learning algorithms to detect fruits, pests and diseases and correlating them to yield. Using stereo vision to compute phenotypes like plant leaf area, stalk width, etc. I also work on optimizing the algorithms to run on small form-factor devices like Jetson-TX2

Jan 2016- Jun 2016

Intern

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

As an Intern my job was to develop algorithms to detect leaves and compute canopy cover in grape vines.

 
EDUCATION
2018-2020

Master's Degree

Master of Science in Robotics | Carnegie Mellon University

As a Master's student in Robotics my interests are in computer vision and Reinforcement learning. I am working in learning vision based controllers for autonomous driving. I am interested in developing neural-network controllers that trained via a combination of Reinforcement Learning and Optimal Control strategies. 

2012-2016

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation | VIT Vellore

As an undergraduate in Electronics and Instrumentation I worked on many different projects, ranging from developing inventory management robots to developing UAVs for government organizations. I lead the UAV Development Center of VIT University during my final year of college.

2010-2012

High School Diploma

St. Paul's Sr.Secondary High School

I Graduated high-school with a distinction by scoring highest in Mathematics and Computer Programming in my class.

 
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Publications

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Projects

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Just Me Stuff

SKILLS
 

ROS- Robot Operating System

Machine Learning - Tensorlfow/Caffe

Computer Vision- OpenCV, Matlab

Robot Autonomy

Micro-controller programming

On-board Deep NN deployment