I am a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Southern California (USC). My research interests are in safe human-robot interactions, robot learning from demonstrations and verification of autonomous cyber-physical systems.
I was a research intern during Summer 2022 at SRI International’s Center for Vision Technologies (CVT), working on lifelong learning. Prior to joining the PhD program, I was a Researcher in the Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division at Toyota North America - InfoTech Labs (formerly, Toyota InfoTechnology Center) where I worked on data-driven formal specification for connected vehicle applications using edge computing.
I graduated with a masters in Computer Science (Intelligent Robotics specialization) from USC in 2018 and received my bachelors from B.M.S College of Engineering, India in 2016.
I am also an electronic music producer under the alias Andy-Ruddh. My music consists of raw and hypnotic techno inspired by my favorite artists: The Chemical Brothers, deadmau5, Monstergetdown, Surgeon, Oscar Mulero, and artists from Underground Resistance, Tresor Berlin, Pole Group, etc.
You can find my discography here.
USC (Academic only): puranic[at]usc[dot]edu