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Akshay Baweja

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Creative Technologist

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Akshay Baweja

Akshay Baweja is a creative technologist, researcher, and artist creating interactions that focus on non-screen-based displays. He believes non-visual information perception to be the future of human-computer interactions. He graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York City with his master's degree in design & technology.

Experience

  • Research Assistant @ Parsons School of Design
    February 2021 - June 2021
    As a research assistant, my duties are to assist Mr. Kyle Li with his ongoing research projects revolving around building games and new interaction models for videogames.
    2021
  • Research Assistant @ Parsons School of Design
    March 2020 - Present
    As a research assistant, my duties are to assist Mr. Harpreet Sareen with his projects which involve a vivid array of subjects such as Cyborg Botany, Experimentations with plants, New HCI Technologies, and models, interactive installations.
    2020
  • Student Assistant @ The New School Making Center
    August 2019 - December 2019
    As a student assistant at the New School Making Center, my duties were to assist users at the making center with designs, fabrication and post-processing.
    2019
  • Hardware Design Engineer @ CareDose
    June 2018 - December 2018
    As a Hardware Designer, my duties were to design electronic systems, Schematic Layouts, PCB Layouts, and design test benches for quality control and verification of previously designed systems.
    2018
  • Electronics Lab Lead @ Maker's Asylum
    September 2017 - June 2019
    At Maker's Asylum Delhi, I headed the Electronics Lab. My duties included designing and executing community driven projects, conduct workshops and mentor members and students at the space.

    Product Designer @ Hello World Labs
    June 2017 - August 2017
    I was responsible for designing and developing IoT products for the Hello World Labs.
    2017
  • Maker In-Residence @ IKP Knowledge Park
    June 2016 - July 2016
    At IKP Knowldege Park, I designed projects and a wide array of workshops including PCB Design, Basics of Electronics, Mobile App development and much more.
    2016
  • PCB Design Intern @ Robosoft Labs
    June 2015 - July 2015
    Worked as a PCB Designer where I designed and analyzed PCB Designs ranging from sensor boards to development kits.
    2015

Academics & Accomplishments

  • Departmental Honors
    Parsons School of Design
    2021
  • Physical Programming Language
    Publication
  • Haptic Glove Display
    Enabling Sensory Substitution

    Publication
    2020
  • Presidents Scholarship 2019-2021
    Parsons School of Design
  • MFA - Design and Technology
    Parsons School of Design
    2019
  • Gold Medalist 2018
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
    2018
  • Ring-O: Gesture Recognition
    Publication
  • Winner @ MHacks 2017
    University of Michigan
  • Guest Instructor
    Feminist Approach to Technology (NGO)
  • Winner @ HackIITD
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Bachelor of Technology - ECE
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
    2014

Product Design

Software Development

Hardware Design

E-Sports Player

About Me

Akshay Baweja hails originally from Delhi, India, currently living in New York City pursuing his masters degree in design and technology from Parsons School of Design. He completed his bachelor's in electronics and communication engineering.

His interests apart from going geek in technology are travelling, e-sports and spending his time exploring new places in the city.

Get in Touch

ADDRESS: New York, USA
EMAIL: contact@akshaybaweja.com
WEBSITE: akshaybaweja.com