Raghavendra Selvan

​The passport states my name is Raghavendra Selvan, for convenience I prefer “Raghav” or “Raghu” (heard raghu-sounding word is also a name for a European dish!). I’m 26 years old, but the motto will be the line from Bryan Adams – “18 till I die”. I'm a foodie. I love to travel. I'm an avid reader and I consistently write. Occasionally I do click few decent pictures.

Love for Math and Physics = ​Communication Engineering!

Being a Free and Open Source Software enthusiast, I come with a backlog of credible work in the FOSS world in India. I've been a columnist for the Indian newspaper daily – The Hindu. Have worked as a Networking engineer and have two years of passionate teaching experience for under-graduate students in Bangalore.

Currently, I am pursuing my Masters in Communication Engineering (MPCOM) at Chalmers to cater to my interest for Math and Physics. The reputation of the Signals and Systems department at Chalmers, the interaction with them in India over a few events and the eventual scholarship from the Swedish Institute made it an ideal scenario for me to come to Chalmers. In the long term, I want to be a researcher and academician. I am looking at research prospects. For now, I want to focus on all the rich opportunities I have at hand and make the best of them.

Gothenburg is homely

Surpassing all my skepticism of moving to a new country in the far north from my tropical homeland India, I could not have felt more homely than I am currently feeling in Gothenburg. I am poised to make the best of the opportunity of travelling across Europe, satiating the travel-freak in me.

​Be prepared! I'm Verbose!

The Chalmers blogging platform aptly provides me a forum to share my observations and log my experiences. And that I love to write easily records my views for everyone to read and many-a-times relish.

I tend to be verbose, at times. That being said, my writing rarely interferes when you are reading my spectrum of experiences ranging from food to campus, from travel to technology. Maybe I will repeat some common observations from others, but the perception will be different. Also, be surprised with the subtleties I might end up writing about.

Raghavendra Selvan - My Bio:

  • MSc in Communication Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (2013 – present)
  • B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India (2005 - 2009)
  • My email address: raghuarr@gmail.com

Text: Raghavendra Selvan
Edited by: Abhilash Ram
Photo: Private

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