Meet the Team

Nalin Gupta

CEO
A driven entrepreneur and highly trained in engineering and robotics, Nalin is the co-founder and CEO of Auro. In his spare time, you can find him on a hiking trail, but be warned, he’s got a thing about hills and it’s pretty hard to catch up with him. His cooking leads to more burned dishes than not, but he always knows where to grab the best takeout.

Jit Ray Chowdhury

CTO
As a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Jit gained the technical depth that allows him to excel as co-founder and CTO at Auro. He’s always thinking about Auro or diving into the cutting edge of robotics research, but sometimes you can also find him up in the air, working toward his pilot’s license. He tries to leave the cooking to his wife, a trained chef, but can always craft the perfect cocktail to compliment her cooking.

Srinivas Reddy

CPO
Auro’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Srinivas is an educated roboticist who listens deeply in order to make sure the product meets the customer’s requirements. On the rare occasion he’s not in the office, you can find him and his wife exploring every popup restaurant along the West Coast. Together with his wife, Srinivas can cook up a mean Gobi 65 (seriously, you should ask to try it!).

Ben Stinnett

COO
After honing his leadership skills in the United States Marine Corps, Ben attended Arizona State University where he studied Systems Engineering and was a member of the Field Robotics Lab. In his spare time he races quads and tries to do more flying than crashing. He also brews the beer that fuels all of Auro’s best ideas.

Shehzaman Khatib

Robotics Engineer
Shehzi is a robotics engineer with an MS from the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He has an unusually keen interest in programming computers with the ability to think and reason for themselves. Shehzaman began tinkering with robots since his sophomore year at IIT Madras, building line followers and all terrain mobile systems. Someday he hopes to give Auro's self-driving car a sense of humor that’s better than his own. When not programming, Shehzaman fulfills the ever-growing demand for his dum biryani.

David Wong

Robotics Engineer
David has a need for speed, which applies to both his work ethic and his personal life. Before writing controls software for his master’s degree, he helped the University of Waterloo FSAE team rise to new heights, on the leaderboards that is. In his spare time, he’s probably running, biking, or building racing quads; anything that requires going fast. His signature dish is French Toast.

Eric Weber

Field Engineer
Eric grew up in Livermore, CA, where he was homeschooled until college. During this time, he took classes in computer science, starting freshman year of high school. He then attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania for a year, where he studied Electrical and Computer Engineering. Wanting to experience working in industry, he applied to Auro, where he now holds the position of field engineer. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, guitar, and violin. He also makes the World’s Most Delicious Fudge.

Michael Vernier

Robotics Engineer
Michael is our Uberengineer Extraordinaire. He's been involved in autonomous vehicle research for the last ten years, starting as a member of the Ohio State University's DARPA Urban Challenge team, and has been working with mobile robots for even longer. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State, but we managed to pull him away from that pesky dissertation to help us out. Somehow he manages to find time to build furniture and compete in triathlons. He also makes a mean seafood gumbo.

Di Meng

Engineering Intern
Di found his passion with robotics during college at Rice University. After further study in University of Michigan's ECE: Robotics program, he gained more experience with robot perception and navigation. Auro is the perfect company for me to explore all of his passions by building the future of robot technologies. Please don't mistake him for Yao Ming, although he does play good basketball. You can also find him grilling up some tasty lamb skewers.

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