Third Insight specializes in artificial intelligence and computer-vision based analytics in support of real-time Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Varun Velpula

Varun is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Third Insight. He joined the Third Insight team in 2021. His journey into engineering began at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2019. While at NITK, he spent two summers working at ABB Robotics as a Robotics Intern and at the Indian Institute of Science as a Research Intern.

He worked on a number of projects focused on control and trajectory planning for quadcopters in indoor environments as part of his research. Upon graduation, he pursued a Masters of Science in Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, he explored the domains of motion planning, control systems and applications of deep learning for robots. He worked on a number of research projects in motion planning for autonomous vehicles and in deep learning-based perception. In his free time, he likes to work on DIY electronics projects with his Raspberry Pi, and dabbles in simracing.


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