Employee Spotlight: Kaushal Patel, Director of Engineering, DTS AutoStage Applications

October 27, 2022 Xperi

Office Location:
Somerset, New Jersey

Describe your role:
I manage a team that develops various software development kits for the DTS AutoStage products. We also develop various AutoStage product hardware platform demos for CES and other trade shows.

How long have you worked at Xperi?
I started as a software engineer at iBiquity Digital back in 2007 and remained with the company through multiple acquisitions and transitions. I never planned it this way, but I’ve spent pretty much my entire professional career here and I love it.

Fun Facts

Who inspires you?

There are dozens but I generally tend to admire leaders who work really hard and who are visionaries. Some examples include Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister), Sridhar Vembu (CEO Zoho Corp), Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis), and MS Dhoni (former Indian cricket/captain).

What websites do you visit most? and Google News

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself or something people would be surprised to learn about you:
I love to hike. We try to do a big hike every couple of years. Here are some of my major hikes of the past decade:
• Yosemite Half Dome
• Grand Canyon rim to rim over 3-4 days with Phantom Ranch stay
• Mount Kailas and Man Sarovar (Tibet, China) at 17,000 ft. elevation. This was a religious pilgrimage with my parents.
• Hiked 4 peaks of 14,000 ft. elevation at Maroon Bells (Aspen, CO) over three days.