Socially-driven researchers with passion for signal processing

Pranav Gupta

Visiting Graduate Student

Pranav is a PhD student at the National Biomedical Center for Advanced ESR Technology (ACERT). He obtained his Bachelors degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2015. His research focuses on developing computational methods to analyze ESR spectra. Some of his recent work included 2D-ELDOR predictions of dynamic exchange between conformations of a spin labelled protein. He loves working with people in other departments in collaborative projects, especially folks from computer science. In his free time, Pranav likes to ride his bike around, read novels, and write silly 2 line poems. 

Nimesh Srivastava

Research Staff

Nimesh graduated from Manipal University, India with major in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Nimesh joined the Signal Science Lab in 2019 and is working on developing data processing for biomedical applications. Outside research, he is involved with Cornell’s International Student Union chapter and enjoy swimming, traveling and a big-time foodie.

Ravi Belsare

Research Scholar

Ravi graduated from Cornell in 2019 with a double major in Biometry & Statistics and Applied Economics & Management. He currently works at Goldman Sachs in the Structured Credit trading group. While on campus, he joined the lab at the start of his senior year and is continuing to work on image denoising techniques with Dr. Srivastava. Outside of work and research, Ravi is interested triathlons, grilling, and tennis.

Leah Woldemariam

Undergraduate Researcher

Leah is a junior Mathematics major concentrating in Applied Mathematics. She joined the lab in 2018 and is currently investigating the properties of Haar transforms. Outside of research, she is also a member of the Milstein Program.

William Bekerman

Undergraduate Researcher

Will is a third-year undergraduate at Cornell University majoring in Biostatistics and Information Science with a minor in Mathematics. During his time at Cornell, he developed a deep interest in applying statistical and machine learning models to help solve complex problems. Outside of doing research, he is involved with Cornell Data Science, Cornell’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter, and enjoy reading and traveling.

Afnan Arshad

Undergraduate Researcher

Afnan Arshad is a Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He hails from Islamabad, Pakistan, and spent last semester studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently works in the Signal Science Lab on optimizing microscopic images using Python. His interests include soccer and poetry. He can be contacted at

Mansi Agarwal

Undergraduate Researcher

Mansi is an undergraduate student at Cornell University, majoring in Computer Science. She took several computer science courses at Stanford Summer Program. Currently, in her internship, she is analysing audit logs from micro-services of an application. She is also working on a research project to develop an algorithm that reduce the bandwidth requirement for live video streaming without comprising the video quality. She is a student mentor for the prestigious Google CSSI-Coursera program. She aspires to build a digital platform that reaches outer areas, small rural entrepreneurs, where buyers and sellers can connect efficiently and securely, and where small entrepreneurs may seek crowd-funds and advice. Thus, giving wings to a million dreams.

Md Masbubul Karim

Undergraduate Researcher

Karim is currently a sophomore working towards a Computer Science degree in the class of 2023 at Cornell University. His research interests lie in the areas of data processing, ranging from theory to implementation. He recently joined the Signal Science Lab with the hope to aid in the implementation of a more efficient video transmission and storage algorithm. In spare time, he enjoys reading fantasy novels, his favorite of which are the Lord of the Rings books.

Henry Zheng

Undergraduate Researcher

Henry is a junior at Cornell studying Computer Science in the College of Engineering. He joined the Signal Science Lab to develop high throughput video streaming. Although STEM oriented, his interests are varied and diverse. He loves to participate in many extracurriculars inside of school, such as organizing BigRed//Hacks, Cornell University’s collegiate hackathon, and highly-attended recruiting events for the Association of Computer Science Undergraduates. When he’s not in school, he gets a kick out of teaching people how to do various things, such as how to code and how to swim. If he’s not dozing off, you can probably find him either swimming or lifeguarding at the pool, volunteering throughout NYC, or jamming to music and browsing the web.

Swarnika Prakash

Media Developer and Content Manager

Swarnika is a junior majoring in Animation and Visual Effects at the GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India . She is currently doing an internship in the Signal Science Lab, where she is creating visual content and multimedia content for science outreach and communication. She is also a lifestyle blogger and hosts

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