Hi, my name is

Ryan Punamiya.

I think robots are cool

Undergraduate Researcher at RL2 Lab under Prof. Danfei Xu. I want to build robots that can intelligently learn in any environment.

About Me

I am a second year Computer Science major (Intelligence + Theory) at Georgia Tech with a passion for robotics and deep learning. I am researching imitation learning for arm robots and the use of LLMs for task planning.

I am also working on a project that will be used to passively map potholes in a city using swarm computing and big data.

Here are a few technologies I've been working with recently:
  • Java
  • C++ (ROS)
  • Javascript
  • Python (Pytorch, OpenCV, rospy)
  • Solidworks


Undergraduate Researcher - RL2 Lab
Fall 2023 - present
I am working on extending the work of MimicPlay which is in the domain of imitation learning. I am utilizing ROS, Pytorch and OpenCV.
Undergraduate Researcher - LIDAR Lab - Georgia Tech VIP Program
Spring 2023 - present
I am working on quadruped robot perception. I applied a modified DCGAN network to reconstruct occluded 2.5D elevation maps for better path planning.
Data Science/ML Intern - Netcore Cloud
Summer 2021
I applied and contrasted 14 different Deep Learning models to evaluate impact of word choice on email marketing. I worked under Yogendra Sisodia
Software Developer - Robojackets
Fall 2022 - present
I am working as a member of the software team for the University Rover Challenge. I implemented drone landing and path planning behaviour for the robot


Fall 2022 - Spring 2025
Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (Intelligence + Theory)
Georgia Institute of Technology
GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • Relevant Coursework: Computer Organization & Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Linear Algebra I, II, Multivariable Calculus, Applied Combinatorics
  • External Coursework: Stanford University CS 231N – Deep Learning for Computer Vision
  • Extracurricular Activities:
    • Grand Challenges – Competitive program accepting 200 freshmen, working in groups to solve a global issue
    • Robojackets - Robotics Team Software Member
    • Inventure Prize 2024 Entrant
High School
Oberoi International School, Mumbai
GPA: 43/45

IBDP Program

  • Higher Level Subjects: Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, Physics, Chemistry
  • Standard Level Subjects: French, English Language and Literature, Economics


FIRST Robotics Competition - Chairman's Award Finalist
2022-2023 season ~ Equivalent to being the No.2 overall team at the World Championships
FIRST Robotics Competition - Dean's List Finalist
2022-2023 season ~ Award for exceptional students in teams
FIRST Robotics Competition - Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist
2022-2023 season ~ Designed a computer vision based home gym for Parkinson's Disease patients

Get in Touch

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