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Aravinth Panch Senior Embedded Systems Engineer at Next Big Thing AG


Aravinth was born in a beautiful coastal town in Sri Lanka. By the age of 5, he was introduced to computer by his father who is an Electrical Engineer and Architect. However, his interests in digital technologies pushed him to transform his artistic skills and gained a Associate's Degree in Graphics and Animation while he was a teenager. Then he worked on Interactive Portfolios, Graphic Designs, Illustrations and Animations for various clients as a freelancer.

In the year 2004, he progressed to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, where he learned about Electronics, Analog and Digital Communication Technologies, Microcontrollers, Embedded Programming, Digital Signal Processing and Robotics. As a result, he built a Robot that can be controlled with GSM from anywhere in the world.

In the year 2011, he moved to Berlin to pursue Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He gained greater knowledge of research methodologies from the projects in the field of Autonomous Vehicle, Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication, Biometrics, Internet Of Things and Wireless Mesh Networks, Robotics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Apart from that, he has been working with many corporations and startups as an Engineer to build anything from Enterprise Software to Embedded Hardware Systems. As a freelancer, he is been working on various Electronics, Software and Robotics projects for Private Clients, Academic Research, New Media Art Exhibitions and Hackathons.

His ambitions and interests are to work in creative innovation projects in the fields of Robotics, Automotive, Aviation, Automation, Media Art and Data science where he would play a role from the research till the fabrication of concept

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