Nikhil Poole (SURF 2017)Undergraduate
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Nikhil graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California, US, in 2016, earning the 2015-16 Honor Student of the Year and Math Department awards. He began his undergraduate college education at California Institute of Technology in the fall of 2016 and is currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Prior to Caltech, in 2014, he developed an autonomous smart-cane device for the visually impaired and conducted corresponding research at the Braille Institute to test the functionality of the system. In 2015, he researched the integration of EEG sensor data with a virtual reality headset in a nano-quadcopter remote piloting application, extending his research to a Caltech lab for access to more accurate EEG equipment. For this research, Nikhil received awards from the Office of Naval Research and the United States Air Force at the Los Angeles County Science Fair. During his first year at Caltech, he worked with the Caltech Robotics Team to develop an autonomous underwater rover for the 2017 International RoboSub Competition. He began research with the MICS lab in the summer of 2017 as a SURF student, developing an Android-platform graphical user interface to parse and analyze data from an ex-vivo biosensor chip via Bluetooth Low Energy and Near Field Communication.