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Kalyani Chawak


Previous positions

  • Product Development Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • Software Development Engineer Intern at Intel Corporation


Portland State University, Master’s Degree, Electrical and Computer Engineering




Seeking full time position in Embedded Systems/Robotics/Computer Vision domain based on coursework and 4 years of relevant experience.



  • Portland State University

    Master’s Degree, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    2017 – 2018

    Activities and Societies

    ISMP (International Student Mentoring Program), PSPB (Portland State Programming Board)

  • Udacity

    Nanodegree, Robotics Software Engineer

    2017 – 2018

  • Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha’s Cummins College Of Engineering For Women

    Bachelor’s Degree, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

    2009 – 2013

    Activities and Societies

    Member of Organizing committee at CCOEW

  • Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School

    High School

    2002 – 2009

    Activities and Societies

    Nature Club


  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Marathi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency


  • 8 way set associative L2 cache simulation

    January 2017 – March 2017

    Simulated a 16MB, 64-byte line, 8 way set associative cache in C. Also implemented MESI protocol, true-LRU scheme to ensure cache coherence.

    Team Members (1):
    • Kalyani Chawak
  • Robot Arm: Pick & Place

    May 2017 – September 2017

    Used Gazebo and RViz using Python in ROS environment to simulate a Robotic Arm having 6 DOF to Pick and Place and object. Solved the problem using concept of Inverse Kinematics.

    Team Members (1):
    • Kalyani Chawak
  • Speed Read

    September 2017 – November 2017

    Designed a neural network and trained its classifiers with Chars74K and MNIST datasets to recognize handwritten digits and characters from real time images.

    Team Members (1):
    • Kalyani Chawak

Skills & Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Matlab
  • Robotics
  • PCB Design
  • Simulations
  • ROS
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Computer Vision
  • Python
  • Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)
  • Linux
  • C
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • OpenCV
  • C++
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Android Studio
  • Bash
  • Java
  • Testing
  • LTSpice


  • Duolingo Spanish Fluency: Intermediate (Estimated)

    Duolingo, License

    January 2014

  • Spanish Basic Certification

    Multiversity Institute of Foreign Languages, License

    August 2012



  • ANSYS Software Training (SIWave, Designer)

Portland State University

  • Embedded Vision II
  • Intelligent Robotics I
  • Microprocessor Systems Design
  • Embedded Vision I
  • Embedded System Design with FPGAs
  • Embedded Systems Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Cyber Physical Systems

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha’s Cummins College Of Engineering For Women

  • Data Structure
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Circuit Simulation & Tools
  • Control Systems
  • System Programming & Operating Systems
  • Microcontroller And Applications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Test & Measurement Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Programming Languages
  • Electronic Instruments & Tools
  • Intergrated Circuits & Applications
  • Electronics Product Design

Honors & Awards

  • E-star

    Manatosh Baidya

    July 2015

    Hi Kalyani, I would like to thank you for your contribution to EMC live projects like commercial dimmer by learning the tools like ANSYS Siwave and Designer within a shorter span of time. This has helped us a lot. your hard work and effort is much appreciated. Pls do keep it up!! Best Regards, Manatosh

  • Scholarship for Higher Education

    Maharashtra State Government

    June 2009

  • Volunteer of the Month


    June 2016

    My Liberating Experience!


  • CCOEW Arts Circle

    Organizer of SPICMACAY concerts

    June 2011 – May 2013

    I was one of the organizers for SPICMACAY concerts in CCOEW which promote Indian Classical music across the world.

  • ESCOE (Embedded Systems Center of Excellence) Recreation Council


    January 2015 – December 2015

    The Recreation Council conducts several team building activities across the ESCOE department to maintain a stress free environment in the organization.

  • EIEC (Eaton India Engineering Center) Safety Council

    Zonal Champion

    April 2016 – November 2016

    The Safety Council is responsible for maintaining a safe and productive environment at the workplace by conducting 5S and safety drives. My zone was declared as the most ‘sorted’ zone after inspection.

  • ISMP (International Student Mentoring Program)

    Student Mentor

    May 2017 – March 2018

    Responsible for smooth assimilation of incoming international students into PSU environment by guiding them throughout pre-arrival, orientation and their first term. Participated in various volunteering activities like Harvest Share etc. Received Intercultural Leadership Certificate and a Leadership Award for the same.

  • PSPB (Portland State Programming Board)

    Event Planner

    October 2017 – March 2018

    PSPB is a student body which organizes cross campus activities for the students. Awarded Leadership Fellows Scholarship for the same.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer


    March 2016 – August 2016(5 months)Social Services

    I have started volunteering for several causes through ColoringLIFE. Looking forward to making a difference… 1. Researched on sustainable solutions for electricity, furniture, room temperature modulation, composting system, cooking methods and water harvesting and prepared SWOT analysis and related documents for ‘Karnewale- The Doers’. Prepared a voting sheet for the same. The second phase of research involved detailed analysis of the highest voted sustainable solutions. 2. Reviewed the donation receipts for water supply to Latur for ‘Karnewale- The Doers’ 3. Involved in promoting a petition “TRAI: Implement a Stolen Phone Blocking System” and “TRAI: Regulation for Guaranteeing Internet Speeds on Mobile” along with ‘Karnewale- The Doers’.

Causes Kalyani cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology