Ashish has previously worked in the fields of augmented reality and surgical robotics. Prior to that, he earned an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University, where his thesis research on panoramic stereovision received a hardware grant from Nvidia. He also holds a B.Eng. in EE from the University of Mumbai. Outside the Vicarian sphere of life, Ashish spends his time volunteering with local non-profit charitable organizations, playing soccer, trying to play the guitar, and building his 1/10th scale self-driving car, which he intends to race for street cred someday.