Mihir Acharya supports the Robotics and Autonomous Systems applications at MathWorks, focusing on Autonomous Navigation. Prior to MathWorks, Mihir has worked with ABB Corporate Research, where he designed and developed mechatronics systems such as end effectors for robot manipulation. Mihir also worked with Omron Adept Technologies for a year, conducting research on various path planning algorithms and their efficiency on a mobile robot platform. Mihir holds an MS in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). While at WPI, Mihir’s focus of study was mobile robotics and he also worked as the lab assistant of the Music, Perception, and Robotics Lab (mprlab) where he designed state-of-the-art musical robots (interactive platforms to generate music).
Rick Gentile focuses on Phased Array, Signal Processing, and Sensor Fusion applications at MathWorks. Prior to joining MathWorks, Rick was a Radar Systems Engineer at MITRE and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on the development of radar systems. Rick also was a DSP Applications Engineer at Analog Devices where he led embedded processor and system level architecture definitions for high performance signal processing systems, including automotive driver assist systems. Rick co-authored the text “Embedded Media Processing”. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, where his focus areas of study included Microwave Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing.