About Me

             "Myself, Madhav Patil and I'm Ph. D. candidate, working as Adjunct Faculty at University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA"

I was born and grew up in Kahatul, a small village located 327 kilometers north east of Mumbai, Maharashtra. My mother tongue is Marathi but I also speak English, Hindi and Spanish. 

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate, because my work such as it is simply entails doing what I love. As long as I remember, I was mesmerized by instruments and machinery and becoming an engineer was my dream. In 2002, I was accepted to the D. N. Patel COE, North Maharashtra University in India to study Instrumentation and Control Engineering. As an undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to study a variety of topics related to instrumentation, industrial devices, control systems, and to be honest, I could not pick a favorite one. This can also be seen from the variety of courses I attended and the projects I completed. During my last years of studies, I was drawn into signal processing and control system design even though I was interested in several diverse topics. For my diploma project, I chose to work on programmable logic controller (PLC). I design and built the soft drink dispensing machine using PLC, under the supervision of Professor Mohan Patel. In 2006, I graduated with a bachelor degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

In August 2007, I joined the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at the University of Bridgeport as a Graduate student. I received Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering from University of Bridgeport in 2008. A wise man once said "No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That's why I’m here, to dominate, to conquer; both the world and myself". In 2010, I joined the PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Bridgeport. Currently, I am a PhD candidate working on the design and implementation of heterogeneous swarm robots under the guidance of Professor Tarek Sobh. My research focus is on the design, development and building the hardware architecture of swarm robots with heterogeneity in sensory units, communication and control, locomotion and manipulation. Even though my work involves a lot of hardware implementation, my motivation stems from real applications and my goal is to able to come up with concrete and implementable solutions. I really hope (and I would definitely try) to turn my ideas into reality. For more information about my research, please visit the Research and Publications section of this website. 

In my free time, I like listening to music, watching movies, reading books, exploring new places and making stuff (diy projects).