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Athulya Simon

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Athulya Simon is a recent graduate from Northwestern University with an M.S. in Robotics and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. During her studies, she gained practical experience building an MRI Phantom for Cardiovascular Calibration, using machine learning algorithms for Sign Language Detection, programming various tasks with the Baxter research robot from Rethink Robotics, and many more exciting projects.

As a member of the inaugural MSR cohort, Athulya strengthened her problem solving and programming skills while gaining familiarity with cutting edge robotic applications. Her interests lie where the biomedical field intersects with robotics and artificial intelligence, in subfields such as prosthetics and surgical robotics. She has taken classes focused on the intricacies of artificial limbs and targeted muscle reinnervation, applying machine learning to computer vision and data analysis, robotic manipulation with embedded systems, and computational neuromechanics.

Outside of engineering, Athulya has interest in both music and sports. She was a member of the Northwestern University Marching Band throughout her undergraduate career and continued with Basketball Band during MSR. She has also organized intramural sports teams with both the first and second MSR cohorts.

Professional Experience

  • Auris Surgical Robotics
    • Systems Analyst Intern
  • Northwestern University
    • Machine Learning Grader
    • Summer Technology and Engineering Program Assistant