LCSR Seminar: Careers in Robotics: A Panel Discussion With Experts From Industry and Academia
Ayushi Sinha Ph.D.
Job title and affiliation: Senior Scientist, Philips
JHU degrees and year(s) of degree(s): Ph.D. Computer Science 2018, MSE Computer Science 2014
Short bio: Ayushi Sinha is a Senior Scientist at Philips working on image guided therapy systems including C-arm X-ray imaging systems. Ayushi received a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics from Providence College, RI, and a MSE and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, MD. She remained at Hopkins as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow followed by a Research Scientist before joining Philips in late 2019. Her primary research interest is in image analysis to enable automation of medical imaging systems and integration of multiple systems.
Can Kocabalkanli M.S.E.
Job title and affiliation: Computer Vision Research Scientist at PediaMetrix
JHU degrees and year(s) of degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering 2019, MSE Robotics 2020
Short bio: Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Can came to JHU for his undergraduate degree and early on explored an interest in robotics through coursework and the robotics minor. He completed his master’s research and thesis under Prof. Taylor in 2020 on an autonomous endoscope safety system. Since graduation, Can has been working as a Computer Vision Research Scientist at PediaMetrix, a medical imaging startup focused on infant healthcare. There he has worked on developing, deploying, and validating image processing and vision algorithms, machine and deep learning models, as well as acquiring 510(k) clearance. Since September 2022, he has taken a leadership role in their R&D department. Can is interested in making healthcare more robust and accessible through innovation and technology and is the co-inventor of 2 US patents.
Michael Kutzer Ph.D.
Job title and affiliation: Associate Professor, United States Naval Academy Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering/Instructor, JHU-EP Mechanical Engineering Program
JHU degrees and year(s) of degree(s): M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering 2007, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2012
Short bio: Mike Kutzer received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering Department (WRCE) at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Prior to joining USNA, he worked as a senior researcher in the Research and Exploratory Development Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). His research interests include robotic manipulation, computer vision and motion capture, applications of and extensions to additive manufacturing, mechanism design and characterization, continuum manipulators, redundant mechanisms, and modular systems.