Biography of Rahulram Sridhar
Rahul is from Bengaluru, India. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering Guindy (part of Anna University) in Chennai, where his final semester thesis involved a performance study of a parabolic trough collector and phase-change materials for storing solar thermal energy that could be retrieved at night. After graduating in 2010, he began pursuing a Master of Science degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), NY. His Master's thesis involved detecting the presence of bearing faults in electromechanical actuators using linear system identification techniques. While at RIT, he also worked on modeling a tethered airfoil system for harnessing wind energy, and briefly studied limnic eruptions in Africa's lakes Nyos and Kivu.
Rahul decided to pursue his PhD research at the 3D3A lab with the intention of advancing his knowledge and skills in signal processing, and contributing to the future of 3D audio. Since coming to Princeton, he has obtained his Master of Arts degree from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (granted November 2014), and is currently beginning his second year as a PhD candidate (and his fourth year as a PhD student). His current research interests include binaural technology and psychoacoustics, and his PhD research involves investigating techniques for head-related transfer function individualization using anthropometric data. Funding for this research comes from the Sony Corporation of America. Additional details of his research project can be found on the project page.