Personal Profile


Educational Qualification

Post-Doctoral Studies German National Center For Information Technology, GMD, Germany, 2000-2001 Evolutionary Computation and Multi-agent System
Ph.D. (EE)Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 1996
Thesis Title: Neural Controllers for Robot Manipulators
M.Sc. (Engg) (EE)EE Regional Engineering College, Rourkela 1990
Thesis Title: AI Based Expert Control of Dynamical System
B.Sc. (Engg) (EE)Regional Engineering College, Rourkela 1988

Research Experience


Area (s) Organization Duration

Information Retrieval, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics,

Intelligent Control.

Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India

Dec 2010 - continuing

Intelligent Control, Cognitive Modeling, Robotics:

Visual Servoing, Cooperative Robotics, Sanskrit

Computational, linguistics, Information Retrieval

 

Associate Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India

Dec 2005 - Nov 2010

Cognitive Robotics, Information Retrieval, Natural

Language understanding

Reader, University of Ulster, Magee Campus,BT48 7JL

Jan 2008-oct 2009

Complex Systems

Visiting Researcher ,ETH Zurich

Aug 2009 (one month)

Brain Computer Interface-EEG Signal Classification

Using QNN

Visiting Scholar, School of Intelligent Computing, University  of Ulster

Magee Campus, UK

July 2006 (One month)

Neural and Fuzzy control, Cognitive Modeling

Assistant Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India

Dec 2001- Dec 2005

Evolutionary computation, Stochastic cellular automata,

Evolutionary  game theory

Guest Researcher

Fraunhofer Institute of Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Germany

May 2003-July 2003

Evolutionary computation, Stochastic cellular

automata, Evolutionary game theory

 

Guest Researcher

Fraunhofer Institute of Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Germany

May 2002-July 2002

Stochastic cellular Automata Probabilistic Evolutionary

Computation

Researcher

Real World Computing Partnership

AiS. ART Group, GMD, Germany

Oct 2000-Dec 2001

Consciousness studies, Statistical Mechanics,

Artificial Intelligence

Center for Consciousness Studies

Bhaktivedanta Institute, Juhu Road

Mumbai

July 1999-Oct 2000

Intelligent Robotics, Neural networks and control

Assistant Professor and Coordinator

Center for Robotics & Intelligent Systems

Birla Institute of Technology and Science,

Pilani

July 1995-May 1999

Microprocessor, Fuzzy logic controller

Lecturer

Dept. of Elect. Engg

Regional Engineering College

July 1990-Aug 1991



Teaching Experience

Duration Organization Courses Taught

Dec 2010 - cont.

Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India 

Intelligent System and Control, Basic Electrical Engineering

Dec 2005 - Nov 2010

Associate Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India 

Robust Control, Digital Control, Basics of

Electrical Engineering, Neural Networks, Intelligent

 System and Control

 

Jan 2008-Sept 2009

Reader, University of Ulster

Mobile Robotics, Collaborative Robotics and Emergence

of  Cooperation, Natural  language Processing

Dec 2001 - Dec 2005

Assistant Professor,

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, 208 016, India 

Neural Networks

 Digital Control,  Basics of Modern Control Systems

 Control Systems Analysis

Basic Electrical Engineering

July 1999 - Oct 2000

Center For Consciousness Studies

Bhaktivedanta Institute, Juhu, Mumbai

 Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness,

Guided Study on Perception

July 1995 - May 1999

Assistant Professor and Coordinator

Center of Robotics and Intelligent

System, BITS, Pilani

Neural Networks, Control Systems

Advanced Control Systems

July 1990 - August 1991

Lecturer REC, Rourkela

Control Systems Design, Electrical Machines



Professional Responsibilities

Convener, DPGC, EE, IIT, Kanpur (2003-2004)

Convener, Departmental Seminar, EE, IIT, Kanpur (2002-2003)

Advisor, Graduate Studies, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Juhu, Mumbai (1999-2000)

Coordinator, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, BITS, Pilani (1996-1999)

Member, Library Committee, BITS, Pilani, India (1995-1999)

Member, Doctoral Counseling Committee, BITS, Pilani (1996-1999)



Research Interests

Machine Learning and Intelligent Control

Cognitive Modeling and Brain Theory

Bayesian networks

Visual Tracking and Eye Movement

Intelligent Robotics

Neural Networks and Soft-computing

Multi-agent Systems: Population dynamics and evolutionary games



Research Grants


Period

Sponsoring Organization

Title of Project

Amount of Grant

Co-Investigators (if any)

2013-2016

DEITY

Sensor Network Based Tracking and Surveillance

Rs 60 lakhs

PI

2013-2016

DEITY

Control of Cyber Physical Systems 

Rs 116 lakhs

PI

2012-2014

ISRO

Satellite Formation Keeping Control 

INR 2.14 Million

PI

2010-2015

DST

FIST Grant to set up a Tennis Playing Robot  Experimental Platform

INR 20 Million

Head EE (PI)

2009-2012

DST

Intelligent Visual Control of Redundant Manipulator Systems for Grasping 3-D Objects

INR 3.29 Million

 PI

2010-12

DST (Indo-Japan)

Assistive Robotics combined with ICT

INR 3.6 Million

Ashish Dutta (PI)

2008-2012

DRDO

Visual Motor Control of a Seven Degrees of Freedom Robot Manipulator

INR 5.0 Million

PI

2008-2011

UKIERI

Innovations in Intelligent Assistive Robotics

GBP 144,000

 PI

2005-2008

MHRD

Quantum Neural Network Models - Applications of Quantum Learning to Health Care System and Visual Tracking System

INR 2.0 Million

PI

2006-2008

DST

Intelligent Control Schemes and Application to Dynamic and Visual Control of Redundant Manipulator Systems

INR 2.3 Million

PI

2004-2006

MHRD

Adaptive nonlinear control - A foundational framework using classical and quantum algorithms

INR 0.65 Million

PI

2005-2009

FIST

Facility for Intelligent Control

INR 6.5 Million

Head, EE (PI)

1996-1999

AICTE

Fuzzy neural networks for modeling and control of nonlinear dynamical systems

INR 1.0 Million

PI

1997-1999

AICTE

Research Grant due to the Career Award

INR 0.2 Million

PI

1998-1999

UGC

Intelligent control of nonlinear dynamical system using radial basis function network and fuzzy basis function network

INR 0.6 Million

PI


 

Awards and Recognition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Guided Research

Ph.D. Students

Indrani Kar, IIT Kanpur : Intelligent Control Schemes for Nonlinear Systems

Swagat Kumar, IIT Kanpur : Kinematic Control of Redundant Manipulators using Neural Networks

Anjan K Ray, IIT Kanpur : Coordination and Navigation of Multi-robot Control Systems in an Unstructured Environment

Prem Kumar, IIT Kanpur: Intelligent Visual Servoing of a 7DOF Redundant Manipulator using Reinforcement Learning

Pawan Goyal, University of Ulster: Analytic Knowledge Discovery Models for Information Retrieval and Automatic Text Summarization

Vaibhav Gandhi, University of Ulster: Quantum Neural Network Based EEG Actuated Robotic Control

Felix Orlando, IIT Kanpur : Cooperative Human Finger motion analysis and Optimal design of a three finger exoskeleton

Indrazno Siradjuddin, University of Ulster : Intelligent Visual Servoing of a 7 DOF robot manipulator

 

Master's Students

Name

Year

Title of Thesis

Ajay Yadav

2014

Solar Radiation Forecasting using Recurrent Neural Networks

Akashdeep Patel

2014

Automatic Text Summarization of Sanskrit documents

Niladri Das

2014

3-D object grasping and programming by Demonstration using a 7DOF Barret Arm

Anurag Sai

2014

Towards a Visually Guided Autonomous Quadrotor: Design, Control and Applications

Debarshi Ghoshal

2014

Tennis Playing Robot using kinesthetic learning

Amir Hussain

2013

An Approximate Dynamic Programming based Sliding Mode Control for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Solar Panel

Avanish Kumar

2013

Solar Radiation Forecasting and Maximum Power Point Tracking Control of Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems

Chandrajit Choudhary

2011

A stereo-vision approach to 3D object grasping using the Barrett Hand

Binnami Singh

2010

Vision Based Soil Classification and Wheel Slip Prediction for  Lunar Rover Type Wheel

Subramanyam Tanala

2009

Visual Motor Co-ordination of a 6 DOF IRB140 Manipulator  using Eye-in-Hand Camera configuration

Himanshu Akolkar

2009

Recurrent neural network based control of an exoskeleton for rehabilitation

T. Naveen Kumar

2009

Intelligent Moving Target Tracking Schemes for Mobile Robot Navigation

P. Viswa Madan

2008

FPGA Based Maximum Power Point Tracking from Photovoltaic Systems  using Interleaved DC-DC Converters

M Srinivasa Rao

2008

Design and Development of Embedded DSP-based Controller for AVR Applications

NVS Kumar

2008

Sensorless Maximum Power Point Tracking Control in Wind Energy  Generation using Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator

Meenakshi Gupta

2008

Obstacle Avoidance Strategies for Mobile Robot Navigation

Naman R. Patel

2008

Visual Motor Coordination of A Redundant Robotic Manipulator

D Veeravasanta Rao

2008

DSP Implementation of Adaptive Active Noise Control Headset using Neural Networks

Amit Shuka

2007

Visual Motor Coordination of a 6 DOF robot manipulator

M Kumar

2007

DSP based Scalar and Indirect Field Oriented Control of VSI fed Induction Motor

V Kasu Naidu

2007

Design and Development of Unity Power Factor Power Converter, Data Acquisition  and Debugging Facilities for a Stand-alone Digital Platform

Balaji Uggirala

2007

Vision Based Mobile Robot Navigation

K Ravishankar

2006

Simulation and Implementation of a Speed Sensorless Indirect Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drive System

Prem Kumar P.

2005

Variable Gain controllers for Nonlinear Systems using TS Fuzzy Model

Ravindra K Sharma

2005

Vector Control of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Gopal Krushna Das

2005

Intelligent Controller Design for Configurable Control Systems

K Naga Srinivas

2005

Switching Control Strategies for a Reaction Wheel Pendulum

Dip Goswami

2005

Simulations and Experiments in Robotic Systems: a Simple Robotic Arm  and an Eight DOF Biped Humanoid Robot

Swagat Kumar

2004

Nonlinear System Identification and Control Using Neural Networks

Subhas Das

2004

Controlling an Inertial Wheel Pendulum - A Passivity Approach 

Bapi Raju

2004

Nonlinear Control Strategies for Underactuated Mechanical Systems 

E. Vijay Prakash

2003

Tracking and Estimation of parameters of linear time-variant systems

Shaji Thomas

2000

The role of ergodicity in foundations of statistical mechanics

Pramod S

1998

Inverted pendulum control using fuzzy neural networks

K K Anand

1998

Guaranteed Tracking and regulatory pH control using fuzzy neural networks

Amitabh Mukerjee

1998

Image coding using LPC and neural networks

Chandra Shekhar

1998

Image coding using KL transform and neural networks

K. Madhava Krishna

1997

Global path planning for mobile robots

Deepak Rajsekar

1997

Navigation in the presence of moving obstacles

R. Vishwanathan

1997

Recurrent learning algorithms

Shobhan Kumar

1996

Solving Traveling Salesman problem using Hopfield and Kohonen networks

D. Kalita

1996

Real-time control of CRS-Plus arm using CMAC networks

Poonam Singh

1991

Microprocessor based state feedback control of a position servo



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