Abhay Makhija – LHPU Functional Safety Yellow Jersey Winner – Week 4

For the 2nd week in a row, Abhay Makhija is the winner of the LHPU Yellow Jersey for the Columbus AFSB class.  Abhay is a quick learner and was able to complete his tasks by the deadlines. He is very interactive and helpful in solving the issues with all of the members in the class. He always tries to implement different strategies and then tests his own results.  Congratulations Abhay!

Abhay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He wants to contribute to the field of IoT and work with connected cars. His passion in car engineering developed during high school when he was exposed to videos on engines and how they functioned.

He was fascinated by a class on control systems taken during his Bachelor’s studies. One of the lab projects was to perform simulations of cruise control systems in MATLAB and Simulink. Non-Linear equations of a car model were linearized and then used to design a PID controller for the given plant model. These were then tested and verified on PC-104 boards. This experience strengthened his consideration for control systems as an area of focus for the Master’s program he plans to take in the future. At LHPU, Abhay hopes to acquire information that will let him connect the knowledge on control systems with engines.

To complete his profile, Abhay plays golf, is a photographer, and loves traveling and exploring new places.