Nikhil Venkatesh

NTU Hall of Residence 8, 26 Nanyang Avenue, 41-1-757, Singapore - 639812 · (65) 8689 7793 ·

I am a senior in college studying computer science. Originally from India, I now study at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In my four years of college, I've experimented with a lot of technology and have now settled to develop robotics solutions. My current area of interest is Deep Learning for Autonomous Robotics. In my spare time, I take part in hackathons and work on some side projects (Check out my Github page :) ).


Software Engineering Intern


Developed multiple java based applications for PayPal's core stack. The project involved optimizations of PayPal's functional testing procedures. Worked on an application based on Aspect Oriented Programming to analyze functional metrics of one of the stacks.

August 2016 - December 2016

Software Development Intern

Garuda Robotics

Developed Computer Vision and Autonomous Flight Control algorithms for quadcopter drones based on the Pixhawk flight controllers. Developed a real time object detection algorithm using the OpenCV library for computer vision. Built the flight control software for autonomous hovering the drone above a known target using the dronekit-python library.

May 2016 - July 2016


Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Engineering
Computer Science Engineering - Specialization in Intelligent Systenms

CGPA: 4.66

Singapore, August 2014 - Present

Chettinad Vidyashram

Grades 11 and 12

Central Board of Secondary Education (India) Score: 96%

India, July 2012 - June 2014


Programming Languages & Tools
Areas of Interest
  • Deep Learning
  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Navigation Algorithms

Hobbies & Interests

I am an avid soccer fan. My favorite club is Chelsea F.C. I follow all their games. In my spare time, I play some soccer and badminton. I also enjoy swimming from time to time. As a young boy, I grew up eating a lot, so to this day I haven't lost an ounce of the appetite. I read the occassional book and watch too many TV shows for my own good. My current favorites are Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Brooklyn Nine-nine but all time favorite has to be F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Within Singapore, I tend to attend a lot of tech related events and talks and keep myself up to date with the on-going trends. I enjoy networking at such events. One of my most useful sources has been if any one wants to attend events as well.