DEEPAN KISHORE KUMAR
Humanity's greatest challenge comes in addressing early stage diagnosis of some of the smallest biological killing machines. Exploring "the room at the bottom" to have a tangible impact on global healthcare.
Recepient of Caltech Graduate Student Fellowship for AY 2014-15
2015 BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) 30 under 30 Award for category of Academic Research and Develeopment
2014 Directors' Medal for Best All-round Achievment given by Padma Shri Chevalier Professor D. Balasubramanian, Director of Research at L.V.P. Eye Institute (Hybd, India) and Prof. Ranendra N. Saha, Director and Shri. B.K.Birla and Smt. Sarala Birla Chair Professor at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.
Award Date: September 06, 2014.
Rank 2: Second UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, awarded by Abu Dhabi University, UAE. Cash Prize of AED 6,000/- under the Natural and Health Sciences Category for work on "Multiple Pathogen detection". Award Date: May, 2014
Rank 3:Second UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, awarded by Abu Dhabi University, UAE. Cash Prize of AED 4,000/- under the Category of Information Technology: Development of an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for civilian applications in the U.A.E. Award Date: May, 2014
First Position, at the UAE- Undergraduate Student Research Competition 2013, held at Abu Dhabi University. Category: Natural and Health Sciences. Cash Prize of AED 10,000/- Organized by the College of Graduate Studies and Research of the Abu Dhabi University, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan
Second Position, at the UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition 2013, held at Abu Dhabi University. Category: Engineering. Cash Prize of AED 7,000/- . Organized by the College of Graduate Studies and Research of the Abu Dhabi University, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan
Rank 1, District J- 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference, (Notre Dame University, Lebanon). Old Guard Oral Presentation Award. Received US$ 500 + Air Ticket to attend ASME IMECE 2013, in San Diego, USA.
Rank 1, 2011 International Aerial Robotics Competition, North Dakota USA, by Team IFOR, for developing a fully autonomous unmanned aerial robot. (UAE's first fully autonomous Aerial robot)
Rank 1, 2013 ASME Gulf Student Professional Development Conference. Old Guard Oral Presentation Award. (Represented Gulf Region in Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon.)
BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) ‘Mantra Innovator of the Year’ (2013), instituted by an Autonomous Faculty Panel to recognize one student from every campus of BITS in the area of Innovation.
German Federal Ministry of Research and Education sponsorship to participate in Summer School on Micro Systems organized by the Hochshule Furtwangen University, Germany.
Rank 2, Rapid Design Challenge, ASME Gulf SPDC 2013, at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
First Position, Business Leadership Challenge 2012, organized by the Association of Humanities and Management Sciences, at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.
Rank 2, Silver Medal, Paper Presentation competition at Techno fest, annual Intra collegiate Technical Festival 2012. "Optimization of Performance Parameters of MEMS RF Switch"
Rank 2, Silver Medal for Paper Presentation competition at “Techno fest”, the annual Intra collegiate Technical Festival 2011. "Mobile Localization using Monte Carlo Method".
BITS Merit Scholarship - Seven time consecutive recipient for having a CGPA > 9.00
President's Gold Medalist, Indian School Muscat, for achieving outstanding grades in All India Senior School Certificate Examination 2010.
First Position- Interclass Debate Competition 2009, Indian School Muscat.
Other Summer Research Internship Awards
2013 Summer Research Internship at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras under Dr. Anil Prabhakar. (Declined)
2013 Taiwan International Graduate Program, International Internship, under Dr. Chao-Cheng Kaun, Taiwan Academia Sinica. (Declined)
Stanford-India Bio-design Internship. 1 among 25 candidates to be called for Interview from all over India. (Declined Interview)
Poster at the IEEE Engineering Students Renewable Energy Competition 2013, “A Novel MEMS based Energy Harvester”, Organized by IEEE UAE Section U.A.E University at Al-Ain.