Student Delegates 2013

The College of Science Honors and Awards Committee has selected Colin Axel (undergraduate) and Siddharth Khullar (graduate) as the 2012-13 College of Science Student Delegates to represent the 2013 COS Graduating Class.

Colin Alex 2013 COS Delegate

Colin Axel is a fourth year student from Victor, NY, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in imaging science.  He has applied to the imaging science Ph.D. program at RIT and hopes to begin in the fall.  Colin’s activities include three years of undergraduate research, summer internships at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) in Kansas and Kucera International, Inc. in Cleveland, four years of intramural sports, a position on the Honors Housing Committee and served as an orientation mentor.  Colin has been awarded the following awards/grants: Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship, Carlson Imaging Excellence Award, Omnova Scholarship, SMART grant, Goldwater Scholarship, Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award, Nathaniel Rochester Society Award, RIT Computing Medal, and the RIT Presidential Scholarship.


 Siddharth Khullar COS delegate 2013

Siddharth Khullar is a Ph.D. candidate in imaging science in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.  He holds a master’s degree from RIT and a bachelor’s degree from Indraprastha University (Delhi, India), both in electrical engineering.  Siddarth’s research interests are mainly focused on building sensors and algorithms for capture and processing of noisy bio-signals and images. He has been associated with the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, NM, a non-profit organization for brain research, where he pursued his doctoral research and is supported by a RIT-MRN fellowship focused in developing new computational methods for mining information related to brain function and dysfunction.  In a parallel life, Siddarth’s keen interests in enabling portable health-care imaging and sensing devices took him to the MIT’s Media Lab as a visiting student in 2011. Here, he led a team to build a portable and self-operated, low-cost retinal imaging device that can screen for diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.  His team won numerous engineering awards and entrepreneurship competitions, and they are now on their way to help global regions with limited health screening resources.  Siddarth envisions a world with seamless access to self-screening and reliable health care devices.  Currently, he’s working full-time at Microsoft Research, WA, on multiple projects focused health sensing and signal processing. For leisure, he likes to take long road trips, be near the water, and enjoys playing golf and basketball.