Biography

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI). My research interests are to explore areas of multi-robots, swarm-robots, and human-robot interaction. The focus of my research is to design and investigate effective and efficient methods for humans to communicate/interact with robot swarms. I completed Master of Science(M.S.) in Robotics Engineering at WPI (2016) and Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electronics and Communication from Gujarat Technological University(GTU), India in May 2012. Along with Robotics, my passion is to teach and nurture future generations to help them create a world where humans and robots co-exist.

I believe in contributing not only to the science community but also to our fellow living beings, so in India, I served as College President for Yuva Unstoppable, an NGO. Together with Yuva, my team and I worked with underprivileged kids at foster homes and with elderly at nursing homes. I am a Reiki and Tarot practitioner.

You are welcome to go through my website and leave me a feedback on pateljayam@gmail.com.

Academic Positions

  • PresentMay 2018

    Research Assistant

    Dr. Carlo Pinciroli, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Present2015

    Teaching Assistant

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 20132009

    Trainer & Manager

    Ahmedabad Robot Club, India

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2020

    Ph.D. Student in Robotics Engineering

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

  • Certificate 2019

    Certificate in College Teaching

    Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, USA

  • M.S. 2016

    Master of Science in Robotics Engineering

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

  • B.Engg. 2012

    Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication

    Gujarat Technological University, India

Honors, Awards and Nominations

  • April 2018
    Nomination: TA of the Year
    Annonymously nominated by faculty, staff, and/or students in your department for the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. Letters written in support of the nomination describe me as “among the best TAs I’ve worked with in nearly 25 years at WPI.“
  • May 2013
    Patent Filed (File No. 1584/MUM/2013)
    Patent filed in 2013 for an innovative security system and is in scientific evaluation. For more details you can check, Patent status and Publication in Official Journal of The Patent Office.
  • June 2012
    Gujarat Technological University Rank Award
    Award recieved for achieveing 2nd Rank in final semester of Bachelors of Engineering, Gujarat Technological University.
  • August 2011
    Accreditation by Prime Minister of India
    "Technological enhancement is the, need of the hour. Continuous research and development is the bare necessity to stay-tuned with technological advancement around the globe. I appreciate the efforts by Robot Club to raise level of robotics in Gujarat. I congratulate you and your guide Dr. Ronak Shodhan for the event planned and wish you all the best for progressive future." ~Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India