I am Akshith Ullal and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Electrical Engineering. I am from India and had come to Mizzou in the FALL 2015 semester. I am currently involved in the research at the Centre for Eldercare Technology at the Department of Electrical Engineering, which involves monitoring respiration and heart rate signals using accelerometers on recliner chairs. I have to say the past year has been very eventful and fun as I have been involved in lot of activities on campus. I have volunteered at the International Centre and the Mizzou Rec centre. It was a very rewarding experience meeting people from different cultures and interacting with them. It has broaden my perspective and given me new ideas.