Aadithya is a firmware engineer who has been with Synapse since 2015. He graduated with a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. In his time at Synapse, Aadithya has worked on developing device drivers, architecting both bare-metal and RTOS systems, and implementing comprehensive testing systems. In 2017, he took a 6-month sabbatical to design and develop equipment for a research lab studying Magellanic Penguins in Argentina. After returning from living in the colony, Aadithya has pushed Synapse to find clients directly working on sustainable solutions in conservation, food production, and construction/architecture.
Aadithya has previously worked on assistive and rehabilitative technologies involving signal processing and machine learning. For his capstone project at the University of Pennsylvania, he developed a “smart” transhumeral prosthetic with haptic features for a boy who lost his arm at a very young age. Aadithya has also worked on wearable atrial fibrillation detectors, seizure prediction, and “smart” activity tracking. He is listed on a patent for the autonomous detection of a sensor’s position and orientation on a human body as well as the user’s activity.
In his free time, Aadithya enjoys ultrarunning, birding, and backpacking through the mountains. He is also an active volunteer with Facing Homelessness, the Tilth Alliance, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Initiative. His goal is to find the intersection of sustainability, technology, and equity to build impactful products that benefit underrepresented communities. He has also helped drive the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative at Synapse.