Please tell us about yourself

With over 15,000 undergraduate students, six colleges, and more than 30 majors, the Georgia Tech community is a large and unique group. Meet Keshav Bimbraw from M.S. Music Technology, Class of 2019, who is currently an Active Noise Control Engineering Intern at Bose Corporation

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What did you study?

Iam a Mechatronics Engineer with a master’s in Computer Software and Media Applications (Music Technology and DSP) with a focus in Robotics from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. I was also a graduate research assistant in Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) throughout the duration of my master’s program.

I did Bachelors of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India with a focus on Robotics. During my undergrad, I did a 7 – month long research internship at Autonomous Robotics Laboratory at IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Why did you choose to study music technology?

The music technology program at Georgia Tech is an innovation-driven master’s program that gives me tremendous opportunities to learn about state-of-the-art technology and develop the tools needed to build robots that listen to and play music. I enjoy the unparalleled blend of music and robotics research.

Why did you choose to attend Tech?

Tech has a unique graduate program in music technology where I can integrate my musical interests with my background in robotics. Additionally, the robotics ecosystem at Georgia Tech is one of the best, if not the best, in the world.

What are your plans after graduation?

I hope to pursue a career in robotics and I am interested in domains ranging from robotic musicianship to medical and rehabilitation robotics. I am also interested in industrial applications of cutting-edge research in robotics. As a graduate research assistant, I have worked on amazing projects ranging from design and enhancement of prosthetic and orthotic devices to imparting musical expressivity and dynamic range to robots.

What has been your favorite memory at Tech?

In the 13th annual music technology student concert, Listening Machines 2018, the robotic cowbell player stopped working (robots magically seem to stop working at the time of final demo). To fill time while my teammates were trying to get it up and running again, I stepped in with my sitar and began playing. To my surprise, the random improvisation I started led to the whole department, including my adviser Gil Weinberg, joining in to play their instruments with me. We ended up playing even after the system started working again. After the performance, my department chair, Jason Freeman, told me that it was one of the best impromptu improvisation performances he had seen or heard at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.