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Rahul Sharma


I seek the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in a prestigious institute, where I can explore my interest in research, grow not only as an individual but an esteemed researcher and be acquainted with people having congruent aims and interests.



B.Eng, Electronics and Instrumentation

BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE), Bangalore

CGPA 9.15/10
Consistently ranked among the top 3 students.



Delhi Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi




St. Montfort Sr. Sec. School, Roorkee

CGPA 9.4/10

Technical Skills

Programming Languages: C, C++, VHDL, Verilog
Development Software: NI LabVIEW, MATLAB, Cadence Virtuoso
Miscellaneous: MS Office, Adobe CS(Photoshop, Muse, After Effects). Familiar with Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms.


Jun 2015Aug 2015

Research Assistant

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Jul 2013Aug 2013

Technology Evangelist

Function Space, inc

Function Space is a collaborative learning network for students and researchers. My role included developing content in math, physics and engineering courses.


1. Project SFAAS: Prototyping a Smart Fetal ECG Acquisition and Analysis System (SFAAS) to monitor the health of the fetus and provide its diagnostics. This was achieved using NI LabVIEW programming and  deploying it on NI myRIO FPGA platform. Qualified for the finals of NASA Tech Briefs Design the Future Contest, 2015.

2. Project Nest: Development of an IoT based home automation system using facial expressions. This was achieved using  Haar Cascade Detection in OpenCV to extract the features and finally deployed on BeagleBone Black to control the lighting and cooling inside a room.

3. IntelloFan: Designing an intelligent fan using ultrasonic sensors and Maximum Length Sequence (MLS) diffusers installed on TI MSP430 microcontroller which automatically regulates the fan's intensity depending on the location of the occupant in the room.

4. Project Safar: Developing a low cost safety solution for fire breakouts in trains by using thermopiles and NI LabVIEW to automate water sprinklers, disengage the affected compartment and contact the nearest station for help.


1. Rahul Sharma, Ramya Ullagaddimath, Amit Baran Roy, Apratim Halder, Veena Hegde, "Optical Theremin based True Random Number Generation (TRNG) System", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), pp. 571-575

2. Rahul Sharma, Amit Baran Roy, Apratim Halder, Veena Hegde, "A Novel Concept of Smart Headphones using Active Noise Cancellation and Speech Recognition", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies and Management for Computing, Communication, Controls, Energy and Materials (ICSTM), pp. 366-371

3. Rahul Sharma, Rohini Vaidya, "Customized Data Acquisition System Board using LabVIEW", International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 4, Issue 04, pp. 617-619

4. Amit Baran Roy, Rahul Sharma, Apratim Halder, "Ultrasonic Sensor Based Smart Fan", International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (IJAREEIE), Vol 4, Issue 7, pp. 5837-5843

Leadership Roles

  • President,  ISA-BMSCE Section, August 2014 – Present
    The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a leading non-profit organization that sets the standards for automation globally. My role includes taking initiatives in bridging the gap between academia and industry along with creating awareness regarding ISA standards and protocols.
  • Founder and President, BMSCE Pentagram, March 2013 – Present
    Pentagram– the Mathematics Society of BMSCE was founded to inculcate and promote higher mathematics among the students and give them a platform to share their knowledge.
  • Chairman,  BMSCE IEEE Student Branch,  February 2014 – April 2015
    Led a team of 250+ active IEEE members, taking initiatives in bringing engineering closer to the students by the means of workshops and colloquiums in varied disciplines to help them nurture their passion for technology.
  • Student Placement Coordinator
    Responsible for facilitating on-campus placements/career fairs, liaising between academic bodies and companies concerning employment opportunities for students.  

Awards & Accolades

  • Awarded the International Society of Automation (ISA) Outstanding Section Leader of the Year for exceptional contributions toward the automation and instrumentation community, Louisville, USA, 2015.
  • Awarded Outstanding Student Volunteer in IEEE Bangalore Section for taking up initiatives and contributing toward the goal of advancing technology for humanity. 
  • Represented IEEE Bangalore Section at the IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • IEEE Member Geographic Activities' MGM award for leadership and recruitment efforts, 2015. 
  • Qualified for national finals (among top 20 out of 1,000+ teams) of National Instruments' NIYANTRA, the Annual Graphical Design Contest for Project SFAAS, 2015.
  • Bagged an all India rank of 87 at the 8th IEEE Xtreme Programming Competition, 2014.
  • Won the first prize for developing an autonomous navigation robot, a contest by International Society for Automation (ISA) -Bangalore Section, 2013.
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit by Royal Australian Chemical Institute in the Senior Division, 2012.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Gold Medal, Table-Tennis, 36th Annual Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Sports Meet, Dehradun Region.
  • Captain, Under-17 Basketball Team, St. Montfort Sr. Sec. School, Roorkee.
  • Performed diverse on-stage plays in Hindi, English and Sanskrit languages as a part of the dramatics society, St. Montfort Sr. Sec. School, Roorkee.
  • Proven track record in Taekwondo (Green Belt), a martial art form, by securing medals at the state level (New Delhi).

Community Service

  • Organized awareness program on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) and Swine Flu Prevention for the local community, Bangalore, 2015.
  • Worked as a volunteer for Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI), helping the foundation gather funds for treatment of cancer patients, 2014.
  • Taught primary mathematics and science to children from underdeveloped sections of the society at Prathmikshala, Harijan Ward, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, 2014.