Hello There

I am Nihesh Rathod.
An enthustiastic researcher,
an amateur blogger &
a 'nerdy gamer'.


More About Me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. My research interests are in the area of design and implementation of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things.


I was born and brought up in Valsad and Navsari, small cities of Gujarat, and where I spent my life before heading to a new city for graduation. Looking back now, it feels like the golden days of my life. I met some of my best friends there and made lifelong memories!
I left my hometown for pursuing my engineering dreams and moved to Nadiad for four years. A new city, college days, a few old friends, many new friends and adventures of a lifetime!
Then life took me to Hyderabad. A year full of uncertainty and a very hectic schedule. But, when you are accompanied by crazy friends, a few shenanigans are bound to happen!
Ultimately, I arrived at my current home. A place that I fell in love with and a city I have no plans of leaving. Indian Institute of Science and city of Bangalore.
I will share many of these experience in my blog, though in not in chronological order. I hope that you have as much fun while reading them as I had remembering them while writing them down for you.

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My Work Experience.

June 2018 - August 2018

Cisco Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.

Research Intern

-- Next generation Wi-Fi specifications (802.11ax and 802.11az).
-- Neighbour awareness networking (NAN) and in-band full duplex medium access control (MAC) algorithms.

August 2017 - December 2017
August 2018 - December 2018

E0-259: Data Analytics, IISc, Bangalore.

Teaching Assistant

-- Principles of hand-on Data Analytics through several case-studies.
-- Data sets from diverse topics such as astronomy, sports, genomics, neuroscience, surveillance camera and social network.
-- Statistical tools and modeling techniques for analysing data.

August 2018 - December 2018

E0-800: Machine Learning and Data Analytics, IISc, Bangalore.

Teaching Assistant

-- Basic principles of machine learning and data analytics.
-- Classification techniques, clustering algorithms, community detection, etc.

December 2011 - April 2012

Graduate Engineer Trainee

Tata Teleservices Limited, Ahmedabad.

-- Operation and maintenance of mobile base station and optical fibre backbone infrastructure which provides connectivity to base stations.

"Every great design starts with an even better story."

When exhausted from research work, I do a variety of activities to learn new skills. Poster designs, cycling, blog-writing, reading novels, listening to music and many more! Even chilling out with friends teaches you arguably the most important skills like how to be a good listener! In this section, I write about almost everything that I do outside my lab.


See My Latest Adventures.

An avid gamer since the age of 13 when I got my first personal computer.
Back then, it was just a fun way to pass time and experience otherwise impossible worlds. Today, I see games as a pinnacle of creative works. Talented individuals from different art forms like graphics, music, storytelling, voice acting etc. along with very talented coders contribute to creating a game. Here are a few games that I recently completed.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Naughty Dog

"Uncharted 4 is the ultimate video game adventure, a visual masterpiece, and a heartfelt, triumphant conclusion for a PlayStation icon." -- Playstation Universe

The Last of Us Remastered

Naughty Dog

"The Last of Us is a masterful tale of two individuals who are both authentic and flawed. It creates one of the most memorable video game experiences I have ever played and I believe its the best game to come out in the last ten years." -- DarkStation

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Bluepoint Games

"These games have aged remarkably well, they’re still an absolute to play, and their characters are as charming and memorable as ever." -- IGN

Infamous: Second Son

Sucker Punch Productions

"InFamous Second Son is our first true example of what a great PS4 game should look like. The world is stunning, it’s slick and polished and the gameplay is a whole lot of fun." -- Trusted Reviews

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Guerrilla Games

"With Horizon, the studio is finally let loose to show us how much more they’re capable of, and what they’re capable of is jaw-dropping." -- Kotaku

Assassin's Creed Series


"A triumphant return to form for a franchise, and presents a beautifully structured tale with heart and soul to spare."
-- GameSpot for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

God of War III Remastered

SIE Santa Monica Studio

"That the game finds so many ways to stay consistently fresh within this traditional structure is a feat worthy of the gods." -- GameSpot

Ratchet & Clank

Insomniac Games

"Not only is Ratchet & Clank the best family-friendly game that I’ve played in a long time, it’s one of PS4’s standout titles and a blistering return to the glory days of the 3D platformer." -- Telegraph


Say Hello.

I love hearing from my visitors. Want to work together or just chat about life? Get in touch with me by dropping an email or communicate using the contact details.


Phone: (+91) 80 2360 0644
Fax: (+91) 80 2293 2046



Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems,
3rd Floor,
SID Building,
Entrepreneurship Centre,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
India. 560012.