Harshad Srinivasan was a doctoral student at Industrial and Systems Engineering, NCSU. He received his B.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at the National Institute of technology, Trichy and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University. His interests include process control, embedded control systems, automation, robotics, mechatronics and automated manufacturing systems. He is currently working on integrating 3-D sensing technology into CNC machining systems in order to allow hands-off, fixtureless, inspection and finish machining for near net shape parts. Successfully defended May, 2016.