Published: 30th October 2017
This IIT-M student talks about his research paper that has been selected for a fancy show in Las Vegas
Anirudth, a third-year student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has recently become one of the first people in India to hypothesise a design for a dual camera phone
From a very young age, Anirudth N has been fascinated with technology, particularly inspired by his uncle who was making it big in the IT industry. So, it shouldn’t shock you to know that even before he can get his hands on his Engineering degree, Anirudth is creating waves in the industry.
Anirudth, a third-year student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has recently become one of the first people in India to hypothesise a design for a dual camera phone, a research paper on which he will presenting at a conference in Las Vegas. The idea came to Anirudth while he was interning with Samsung Research Institute Bangalore (SRI-B). The internship was offered to him as he was one of the members of the winning team, Monimakers, at the first season of Samsung India's corporate-academia programme, Samsung EDGE.
"I remember some people stood up to clap for the team when we presented our idea to the judges. That fetched us a lot of recognition," recalls the 19-year old. During his internship, Anirudth came up with the concept of a dual camera, "I was reading a lot during my time there and also there was no senior-junior hierarchy in Samsung. Even the top people kept their doors open to us, so my interactions with them and my reading helped me formulate this idea. After that, I got a lot of help from my seniors to put it into words," he explains.
And while most research papers get published in leading journals, Anirudth’s paper has been selected to be presented at the International Conference on Consumer Electronics, which is a part of the much-celebrated Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas in January 2018. Ecstatic about his achievements, Anirudth says, "I'm so happy about being able to go to Las Vegas, but I'm even more excited about being a part of a mainstream project. I want to see the product materialise soon." Anirudth intends to continue in the line of research long after he graduates from IIT and even pursue his PhD soon after.