About Me

My name is Nikhil Mittu and I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I have been interested in computers ever since 6th grade when I got my first computer. I was fascinated by how it all worked, the hardware and the software. This led to me learning my first programing language, python. I have since learned many more languages like C, C++, Java, PHP, Javascript, ect. My fascination in computers never ended and over the years I have created many different programs and apps like a text editor written in java, various pebble watch faces and apps like a delegate tracker for the 2016 presidential election, and Android and iOS apps to control an LED strip through a raspberry pi.

Since the summer of 2017 I have been interning at NASA Goddard at the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC). GMSEC is a ground system architecture used broadly by many NASA and other US government space missions. It provides a scalable and extensible backbone for satellite mission operations systems which reduces ground system development and maintenance costs. There are a numerous GMSEC components that can also be selected based upon the mission requirements and easily changed as the mission evolves.