Pranav Sanghavi

Mobile: +1-681-285-9993


West Virginia University

Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore

B.Tech. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, May 2014

Academic Projects & Research

Application of Hough Transforms to Detect Dispersed Pulses

Project worked on at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore under the guidance of Prof. Avinash A. Deshpande

A Nuanced Thermal Analysis of a Proposed Living Space on Mars

Course research project undertaken under the guidance of Prof. Satyajit Ghosh. Duties include but not limited to:
  • Team organisation
  • Running a PlanetWRF (Planet Weather Research and Forecast Model) Simulation of the Martian atmosphere & visualise the netCDF output using IDL (with the help of the GDL interpreter) & MATLAB. The results being interpreted to choose a site for the living space on the surface, the materials and optimise the structural design.

Investigation of Neural Networks for Flow Rate Approximation

Bachelors Dissertation project in the domain of Artificial Neural Networks & Intelligent sensors under the guidance of Prof. K. V. Lakshmi Narayana

Development of Assistive Technologies for the Visually Impaired

Developed HTML + Java-script application prototypes for audio-editing/music production. Worked under the guidance of Prof. Theodore Moallem


Raman Research Institute,
Bangalore, India Visiting Student, September 2014 - March 2015

MSC.Software, Pune, India Intern, 28 May – 12 July, 2012

Part of the technical validation Team for MSC.Nastran, with tasks spanning:
  • Solving of mathematical computational problems using Python, Perl & shell scripting
  • Performing installation testing on different Linux distributions [HPUX, AIX, Solaris et al.] as part of the QA (Quality Assurance) procedure for MSC.Nastran
  • Received elementary training in Finite Elemental Analysis and CAE.
Social Service & Outreach

Make A Difference (M.A.D)
Vellore, India Volunteer, English Language Teacher, 2012 - 2013

Volunteered and taught English as part of the youth based volunteer organisation focused on providing essential basic education as a means of life to children from underprivileged or fringe backgrounds.
Published Papers

A. Jadeja, M.M. Jaiswal, S. Ghosh & P. Sanghavi (2015): Thermal comfort analysis of a proposed design for a sustainable living space on Mars, Intelligent Buildings International

Conference Presentations

A Nuanced Thermal Analysis of a Proposed Living Space on Mars,Sanghavi, P. R.; Jadeja, A. R.; Jaiswal, M. M.; Ghosh, S. presented at the Eighth International Conference on Mars, held July 14-18, 2014 in Pasadena, California. LPI Contribution No. 1791, p.1057 [poster]


Computing skills

Include but not limited to:
  • The knowledge of and familiarity to Windows & Unix-like/POSIX-compliant operating systems
  • the following languages and distributions: “C, Python, Perl, Shell scripting, FORTRAN, IDL, NCL, MATLAB, LATEX, VerilogHDL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript & related JavaScript frameworks.”

Engineering Skills

Include but not limited to Basic Workshop routines, Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Instrumentation.

Language Skills

Native Bilingual Proficiency: English, Hindi & Gujarati

Elementary proficiency: Spanish & Japanese.

Artistic Skills

Visual-arts (original artwork displayed on ; professional freelance design and art), Music (Guitar, Ukulele & Singing; ), Public Speaking, Creative Writing.

Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Design, Natural History, Palaeontology, History, Arts & Literature
Available on request