Dr. Aravind Dasari
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
A/P Aravind Dasari (PhD Australia, MS USA, BTech India) has had research exposure and experience in various parts of the world before moving to Singapore. His research emphasises on the design and development of hybrid polymers, composites/nanocomposites and coatings thereof for utilization in construction/building sector, electrical and electronic industries, food packaging and renewable energy sector. More specifically, the facets of interests include: flame retardancy of polymers / coatings, spalling behavior and water seepage resistance of concrete, fire resistance of cross-laminated timber (CLT), high barrier / (active) food packaging, and mechanical properties of structural composites (fiber reinforced composites).
Sharvil Nanavati wrote his first PC operating system when he was 15. Since then, technology has permeated every aspect of his life. His early forays in computer architecture led him to Microsoft, where he developed the memory virtualization algorithm for Microsoft Hyper-V. This technology went on to power Windows-based server virtualization platforms like Microsoft Azure. He continued on to Google[x] and Google, where he built cross-functional teams on Glass and Android Wear. These teams were designed to “hit well above their weight”, he says, adding “a small group of people can achieve spectacular results in the right environment.”
His teams developed novel eye-gesture features for Glass and brought the first Android based cellular smartwatch from just an idea to customers’ hands in 6 months. Sharvil was most recently at Playground Global, a venture fund and startup incubator in the heart of Silicon Valley. While there, he helped bring their portfolio companies' ideas to life. From advising leaders to designing systems to accelerating product development, he lent his deep expertise in consumer electronics and augmented reality across the gamut of roles.
In addition to his work experience, Sharvil has expertise in cryptography and machine learning. He is an inventor on numerous patents around virtual machine efficiency, augmented reality, mobile phone gestures, and user experiences.