Rish Shadra's Classroom
Director of Studies
I mainly focus on teaching software engineering and computer hardware engineering, although I am also fairly proficient with CAD and rapid prototyping technology. I believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and my teaching style reflects that: I make sure my students are familiar with fundamental concepts, and build on them with long-term project work.
On the hardware side, my PCB design tool of choice is Upverter. I have worked with several popular microprocessor platforms, including many chips from Atmel and the SiLabs C8051.
Hey! I'm Rish.
I've been developing software for half a decade now. In that time, I've written several custom enterprise applications, the majority of which are still in active use. More recently, I have completed a semester's worth of research at RPI's center for Lighting-Enabled Systems, where I worked on aggregating and processing data from IoT devices.
I've been working with hardware for about two years. In that time, I've mainly worked on personal projects. Last year, I worked as part of a small team with a professor of mine to deliver a drone-mounted air quality sensing and sampling device. A key feature of this device was the ability to visualize particulate counts in three dimensions by using a GPS and an altimeter to tag data points. My main contributions to the project were the firmware, the sensor array, and the PCB design.
I am currently spending my time teaching and developing educational software that makes working with Arduino boards more accessible to beginners. I'm also working on more side projects than I can count, and drinking an unhealthy amount of caffeine on a daily basis.
In my free time, I like tinkering with my side projects, driving to remote places to stargaze, and listening to music.
If you would like me to be your Director of Studies, fill out the following form:
- Software Development
- Computer Hardware Design
- CAD/Rapid Prototyping