A mechanical engineer with an impressive CV, Mayuresh is a Ph.D. student whose research in machine learning and artificial intelligence is already making an impact.
A difference maker in research
“From the beginning of my Ph.D., I was determined to be a difference maker in research. For one of my first projects, I was challenged to step up my game. As a result, within the first six months, after intense analysis, I was able to propose an intriguing research idea of enhancing object detection methods by combining artificial intelligence and applied statistics. Consequently, by looking at the novelty and benefits of the proposed algorithm, this research was awarded a runner-up position at a national-level student paper competition sponsored by the IISE's QCRE division.”
Research findings that got some serious attention
“In my second year as a Ph.D. student in the IRDA Lab at UM-Dearborn, I was assigned as a Co-PI on a cutting-edge research project sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Although it was a gem of an opportunity for an international student like me, I had to simultaneously coordinate with three internal teams at Ford. It took only a few meetings before the project got the significant attention of multiple Ford teams. I was also presented with multiple opportunities to learn from the top research offices at Ford.
“Consequently, owing to the success of the project and the skills I developed, I was offered a summer internship in 2020 at Ford. This internship proved to be one of the most enlightening experiences of my life, where I got to interact and learn from the best of minds in the country. The research findings of this project led Ford to fund several interesting derivatives of this project at UM-Dearborn.”
A career that makes an impact
“I strive every minute to be a leading researcher in the field of Machine learning and Artificial intelligence. It is my career goal to propose safe, understandable AI-driven solutions that have a profound impact on humankind. Although my ongoing research in enhancing the safety of autonomous vehicles by use of infrastructure information has provided me with valuable skills, it is the life-changing experience at UM-Dearborn that will help make a societal difference in my future career. I was lucky enough to see the impact that such cutting-edge research has on students from different backgrounds. My beliefs are therefore aligned with teachings at UM-Dearborn, where we strive to improve human life by making local differences.”