Hello, my name is Prem Nirmal. I am a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft, where I work on the Outlook Mobile team.
While I was studying at Fordham University, I was an academic researcher for the Robotics and Computer Vision Lab where I wrote a novel visual homing algorithm for mobile robots. The algorithm was published in Cambridge University's Robotica journal. I also hold an Erdös number of 3.
I run a small business called Cypher Studios where I made a few popular apps for fun. If you invest in the stock market, check out Stocks Widget, it is rated the best stocks widget on android.
P. Nirmal, D. Lyons, "Homing with stereovision", Robotica, 2015 (Cambridge Univ. Press Journal, Official journal of the International Federation of Robotics, Impact Factor 0.894). [abstract]
P. Nirmal and D. M. Lyons, "Visual homing with a pan-tilt based stereo camera", SPIE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXX: Algorithms and Techniques, San Francisco, CA, February 2013. [abstract]
D.M. Lyons, R.C. Arkin, P. Nirmal, S. Jiang, T-M Liu, "Performance Verification for Behavior-based Robot Missions", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2015.2418592, V31 N3 2015. (Journal of the IEEE Robotics Society, Impact Factor 2.649). [abstract]
D.M. Lyons, R.C. Arkin, P. Nirmal, S. Jiang, T-M Liu, J. Deeb, "Getting it Right the First time: Robot Mission Guarantees in the Presence of Uncertainty" IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2013, Tokyo, Japan, November 2013. [abstract]
D. Lyons, R. Arkin, T-L. Liu, S. Jiang, P. Nirmal, "Verifying Performance for Autonomous Robot Missions with Uncertainty", IFAC Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, Gold Coast Australia, June 26-28, 2013. [abstract]
D. Lyons, R. Arkin, S. Jiang, T-L. Liu, P. Nirmal, J.Deeb, "Performance Verification for behavior-based Robot Missions" AAMAS ARMS 2013 Workshop on Autonomous Robotics and Multirobot Systems, St. Paul MN, May 6-10 2013. [abstract]
D.M. Lyons, R.C. Arkin, S. Jiang, P. Nirmal, T-L. Liu, "A Software Tool for the Design of Critical Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees," Conf. on Systems Engineering Research (CSER’13), Atlanta, GA, March 19-22, 2013. [abstract]
Lyons, D., Arkin, R., Nirmal, P., and Jiang, S., "Designing Autonomous Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees", Proc. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), Algarve, PT, October 2012. [abstract]
D.M. Lyons, P. Nirmal, D.P. Benjamin, "Navigation of uncertain terrain by fusion of information from real and synthetic imagery." Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications at the SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Baltimore MD, April 2012. [abstract]
Damian Lyons, Ron Arkin, Stephen Fox, Jiang Shu, Prem Nirmal and Munzir Zafir, "Characterizing Performance Guarantees for Multiagent, Real-Time Systems operating in Noisy and Uncertain Environments." Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PERMIS’12) Workshop, March 20-22 2012 College Park, MD. [abstract]