Gopi Kandaswamy is a Senior Scientist at TCS Research and Innovation. He has 15 years of R&D experience in distributed computing, embedded systems, and robotics. His current research interests include UAVs and their applications. Prior to joining TCS, he worked at the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California, where he provided leadership for large nationally funded research projects. He has twenty publications in international journals and conferences and holds a PhD degree in distributed computing from Indiana University, USA.