Vivek Raghunathan, 26, Software Engineer, Geek, Bay area, Motorcycles, Foodie, Kayaker, Google fanboy
Vivek Raghunathan, was born several centuries ago to a very nervous set of parents - in a bat cave of a hospital, deep down in India. Papa Raghunathan was quite convinced that the hospital had given him the wrong baby and wanted to return the child and get his money back. It was the mom who persuaded the dad that they should hang on to the baby, because they might be able to dispose off the brat in the Garage Sale they were planning to have later that year. "We can always throw the baby with the bathwater" the mother assured the dad "Besides, we have a really good reason to raise this child - I think we will need someone in the house who knows how to program the VCR".
While still in the hospital, the young baby already started winking and cooing at other female infants in the adjacent cribs and was occasionally caught pinching the bottoms of nurses. As a baby, Vivek used to be dropped on the floor several times - head first - and present day Vivekologists attribute this to be the single major cause for his chronic goofballness.....
He remember very little about his childhood and schoolhood other than being scorned for using nasty language and cricket commentaries in English compositions, being offered the seat by the elderly when hauling 15 kilo schoolbags in buses and giving a hard time to his language teachers in school.
After being confused of schooling and education, Vivek Raghunathan currently ended up doing a poor job of satisfying many diverse interests ranging from Cricket, Saxophone, Kayaking, Badminton, Travel, Wall st and Literature. If you like any of this, just email him.
His Hobbies includes using Google for everything (literally everything), Blogging, editing wikipedia pages and pretending to work in a high-tech company.
He consider it as a sin not to check emails at least 10 times a day and continues to get good ideas in the restroom.
Vivek Raghunathan's Background
Vivek Raghunathan's Experience
System Software Engineer at Kno, Inc
(Formerly known as Kakai, Inc)
Linux kernel development, low-level system software including display, wifi, bluetooth drivers, software packaging (debian), software update support, kernel optimization and tuning, factory manufacturing test support (Being in a start-up, I guess we have to do a little bit of everything:)
DVT Engineer at Juniper Networks
June 2008 - June 2009
Design Verification and Testing of Switch control boards and interface boards.
Performed Board bringing-up and chamber level testing of the switch boards.
Power supply units firmware upgrades and testing.
Voltage margining measurements and power rails functionality testing.
Worked with Tech-ops and Platform team in debugging boards.
Traffic throughput testing and documentation.
Graduate Assistant at Florida International University
January 2007 - April 2008
Graduate Assistant in Electrical Engineering
Project Assistant at Florida International University
January 2007 - August 2007
Project Assistant in Finance Department.
Vivek Raghunathan's Education
Florida International University
2007 – 2008
Masters - Engineering
Concentration: Electrical Engineering
Activities: Secretary IEEE Student Chapter, President, Indian Student Association, FIU Grad School
2002 – 2006
Bachelors - Engineering
Concentration: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Vivek Raghunathan's Interests & Activities
Motorcycles, Kayaking, Entrepreneurship, Professional meetups