Manikandan is an alumnus of Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his 'Master of Science' degree from the department of Computer Engineering at UCSC in 2012.
His research interests are in the area of Computer Networks and Computer Architecture. He has worked on an Android Benchmarking Application used to benchmark devices based on the users' usage requirements.
He currently works as a Software Engineer in the Silicon Valley.