My interest in applied science dates back to my school days. I had a strong fascination and admiration towards how electronic gadgets work. Building science models & electronic circuits which initially began as a hobby to me during my schooling days, soon became a passion over the years. One of my model, named “Proto-Computer”, a working model of a binary to digital converter was exhibited at “National Science Day Competition” conducted by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was well appreciated for its simplicity and innovation
My appetite to learn & understand the principles behind the working of electronics devices & in particular communication systems grew stronger through the years. Going forward, Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in ECE was a natural choice for me. I chose to do it from Y. D. Institute of Technology, Bangalore affiliated to Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum. Courses like Digital Communication, Microprocessors, Signals & Systems, Computer Communication Networks and Mobile Communication were my firm favorites.
I did my pre-final year project-work at Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a premier R&D institute under the Ministry of Defense. Here I was exposed to some of the highly sophisticated communication & surveillance systems. The experience of working in such world-class research environment with some of the best minds dedicated to engineering research, not only helped me hone my analytical & reasoning skills, but also emphasized on going deeper beyond the fundamentals so as to achieve greater intellectual satisfaction.
Going further, I did an internship at Encore Software Ltd, Bangalore. It was on the “Implementation of MEdia GAteway COntroller (MEGACO) / H.248 protocol.” I attempted to develop a parser application for this protocol. My implementation was based on the thorough analysis of Protocol Standards, Request for Comments (RFCs), white-papers and other such technical...