I aim to become a scientist. I plan on leveraging Machine Learning techniques to apply them in the field of Image Processing. With high aptitude for logical reasoning and an existing interest in programming, I want to learn and use my skills in building a user-friendly application which can target a large audience using the mobile platform. I wish to understand one problem faced by the society today and come up with a technological model that can enhance the lives of people. My achievements include: was the class topper 2 and awarded a silver medal from IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad). I completed an internship as a socially engaged scientist at Parikrama under the brief mentorship by C.N.R. Rao. I was applauded for participation in the Sociocultural Revolution of ‘Indian Classical Music for All Children’ by Prabhav Music Outreach. Regarding my area of research I have many unanswered doubts in mind and I feel the mentorship would give me the right orientation and direction and make my understanding better. I am looking at NIAS as a platform where I can engage with mentors (Guru/Councilor) who can help me develop my ideas into practical application. This will help me in achieving my goal by pursuing my interest in machine learning, image processing and building applications for the society.
(Update: Suraj is currently pursuing BE in Electronics Engineering at RV College of Engineering.)