At its very core, the fundamentals of Robotics looks a lot like discussing the philosophy of life and understanding how we work in terms of mathematical equations.

My Resume



3272 Covington Drive, Apt #E, Decatur, GA-30032 Phone: 1-864-633-8646 Email: an.shyamsundar@yahoo.com

Clemson University, Clemson, SC May, 2011
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Minor: Computer Science) GPA: 4.00/4.00

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India June, 2009
Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering GPA: 8.26/10.00

Electrical Controls and Software Engineer, Qualitek-VIB Aug 2011-Present
  • Lead Developer, ProTrace Plant Process Monitoring Software
  • Lead Developer, Development of a Vision-based corrugated sheet counter
  • Algorithm development for sheet warp detection using laser sensors
  • Allen-Bradley, Modicon PLC programming, troubleshooting and support
  • Independent Software Developer, Trachte Inc. Feb 2012-Present
  • Developed a software tool for auto-data migration between databases
  • Graduate Assistant, Analysis of Linear Systems Aug 2010-May 2011
  • Grading weekly assignments and maintenance of class grade database
  • Preparing fresh course materials and typesetting current course handouts
  • Summer Intern, Robotics and Virtual Reality, Hungarian Academy of Sciences June-Aug 2010
  • Developed a python wrapper for a general mobile robot serial interfacing
  • Got acquainted with VIRCA, an online robot virtual collaboration tool
  • Summer Intern, Robotics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore May-June 2008
  • SD card interfacing using microcontroller C8051F12X
  • Developed UART protocols for PC-microcontroller communication
  • Winter Intern, Computer Hardware and Networking, Air India Dec 2007
  • Training in operating systems, computer hardware and internet protocols
  • Hands on experience in assembling desktop CPUs and Epson printers

  • Zigbee interfacing using Arduino Duemilanove development board
  • May 2011-July 2011
  • Graduate Thesis: Pose estimation and robotic disassembly
  • Jan 2010-Apr 2011
  • Development of a Universal Robotic Gripper
  • Dec 2010
  • Development of an Email Client for Smart-phones
  • May 2010
  • Development of a Bluetooth-based Device tracking system
  • May 2010
  • Control of Mobile Robot using Hand-Gestures
  • Mar-Apr 2010
  • Modeled forces on a general Haptic Interface Device
  • Dec 2009
  • Enhancement of NASA’s Moon Landing Videos
  • Nov-Dec 2009
  • Designed a Pong game to be adapted as a GUI for a game-playing robot
  • Sept-Oct 2009
  • Development of an Amphibious Robotic Vehicle
  • Jan-Mar 2009
  • Design of high-voltage DC-pulse generator
  • Jan 2009
  • Design and Development of Filters using CPW Antennas
  • Nov 2008
  • Design and Development of a Bio-Implantable Antenna
  • Aug 2008
  • Development of a Microwave Components tutorial software
  • Jan-Feb 2008
  • Designed and Implemented a purely hardware-based Line-Follower Robot
  • Jan-Mar 2007
  • Development of Attenuating Circuit Design software
  • Sept-Oct 2006

    C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Visual Basic ASP.NET, LISP, SQL, Windows scripting, HTML, PHP, Ajax, Javascript, Verilog, Assembly languages of microprocessor 8086, microcontrollers 8051, 6811, 6812 and the ARM Processor.
    Packages and Libraries:
    RSLogix 500 and 5000, RSLinx, Visual Studio 2008, Aria, AutoCAD, jQuery, Matlab, Octave, Blepo, OpenCV, OpenGL, PyBlueZ, PySerial, Xlrd/Xlwt, LaTeX, MathType, Magick++, CommSim 7, Photonics CAD, Proteus ISIS, Code Converter Studio, Keil, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, Quartus 6.1, VIRCA, Oracle and NetBeans.
    Operating Systems:
    Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS), UNIX

  • “Implantable Antennas” - Aswadha Narayanan Shyam Sundar, Dr. S.Raghavan, Mr. D. Sriram Kumar (International Conference, ICOICT 2009)
  • “CPW Structures and Discontinuities” - Aswadha Narayanan Shyam Sundar, Dr. S. Raghavan, Mr. D. Sriram Kumar (International Conference, ICOICT 2009)

  • “Household Floor Decluttering Using a Mobile Universal Gripper” - Bryan Willimon, Brian Peasley, Shyam Sundar, Steven Hickson, Dr. Stan Birchfield (IROS 2012)
  • “Pose Estimation for Robotic Disassembly using RANSAC with Line Features” - Shyam Sundar, Dr. Richard Groff (IET 2012)

  • Won Gulf Association of Indian Professionals Medal and a Certificate from the Ambassador of India
  • First place in United Nations Examination conducted by the U.N, Gulf
  • Second place in “Ingrained”, a national level Microcontroller-based Circuit design competition in India
  • Third place in “Sanrachana”, a national level Roller-Coaster mechanism design competition in India
  • Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society, Clemson University Chapter
  • Member, Robotics Society of America
  • Member, Australian Robotics and Automation Association

  • Campus Representative, CollegeBookRenter, Clemson University
  • Graduate Student Mentor, Clemson University
  • Event Coordinator, MuAnaDigix, Circuit designing competition, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Team Leader, National Service Scheme (NSS) Camp, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Coordinator, “Lapis Cup”, Cricketing event of Wisdom Club, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Manager, Tour De NITT, annual cycling event, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Associate Coordinator, Festember ’07, Cultural Festival, NIT Tiruchirappalli

  • Member, OSUM Club, Clemson University
  • Member, Airsoft Club, Clemson University
  • Student Patrol Officer, Clemson University Police Department
  • Member, Wisdom Club, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Member, Computer Support Group for Pragyan ’07, Technical Festival, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Member, Organization Committee of Nittfest ’06, Cultural Festival, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Member, Technical Team of Probe ’06,’07 and ’08, Technical Symposium, NIT Tiruchirappalli
  •  You can view the resume in pdf format here.

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