MeDipta is here. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Institute,  in Master of Science in Robotics System Development in Dec 2014.

I really love to build things in the terms of electrical and software design! I’ve always been dreaming of making robots since a kid. It’s like giving life to inanimate objects. I believe that in the future smart systems with artificial intelligence will have a huge impact to people’s life.

My passion in AI and machine learning has led me to currently work as a data scientist at one of the unicorn startups, Go-Jek, in my home country, Indonesia. Through machine learning and big-data, the data science team at Go-Jek have contributed to give social impact to Go-Jek’s millions of users and partners. Go-Jek have more than 18 services to make people’s lives much easier.

The other AI field that I am most interested in is self driving car, I honestly think it is the coolest robotics technology at the moment, and I could not be more grateful to be given opportunities to work in such field after graduating from CMU. I worked at Caterpillar, Inc., in the RnD team, building perception system for an autonomous hauling truck, and after that, I went back to CMU as a researcher to work on another self-driving outdoor vehicle.

During my time at CMU, I had couple of robotics projects such as space robotics for Google Lunar X Prize and spacecraft hull maintenance , and many more. Please check out my projects pages at the bottom of this page.

I also had an opportunity to work in a startup company called Lifeshel from February to April 2015. I worked as a software engineer (embedded system) and electrical engineer at a startup company in Pittsburgh called LifeShel. I work on the firmware on a bluetooth low energy (BLE) chip called Bluegiga using Bluegiga script and also work on Arduino & C++. I also design the PCB circuit from scratch, designing the schematic and layout board.

Prior to CMU, I graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung in West Java, Indonesia, in October 2010 majoring in Electrical Engineering, which mainly focused on electronics and robotics. After I graduated from undergrad, I worked at IBM for almost 3 years as an IT Specialist. At IBM, I worked from September 2010 to May 2013. My job was highly related to IBM AS/400 machines and disaster recovery software named MIMIX. I was responsible to help the sales team giving enlightenment to the customers from the technical side, design the solution, and do the software implementation. There were about 20 customers which I handled and mostly are major banks in Indonesia.

However, I still love to build cool things. Following my passions, I have done many projects as seen below, to visit the related page, click on the description.

As a result of my passion and hard work in robotics, I won the national smart robot contest held by The Minister of Higher Education of Indonesia in 2009 and was given the Best Algorithm Award for making a fire fighting hexapod robot. I also participated in Trinity Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and achieved 4th winner in 2010 and 1st winner in 2011.

Apart from my work and educational life, during my days off, I love to travel and do scuba diving in the beautiful sea of my home country, Indonesia.

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