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Dr. Amit Agarwal

Professor, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore | Professor, TIFAC-CORE in Cybersecurity

Qualification: B-Tech, MS, MSc, Ph.D
Research Interest: Cybersecurity issues in drones, radio communications and IoTs, TinyML, Embedded systems, Digital agriculture


Amit Agarwal is a Professor of Cybersecurity and, of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Tech University, Singapore (NTU), an MS in Financial Mathematics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and another in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of S&T, Rolla, USA. His PhD work was in computational geometry algorithms for path planning for multiple drones and was partly sponsored by Singapore Technologies Aerospace Pte Ltd.

He briefly worked on the problem of drone stealth path planning through an airspace provisioned with ground-based radars at Intelligent Systems Centre, NTU, before joining Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore as a Risk Modelling Analyst where he built econometric and decision tree models for estimating probability of default and exposure at default of several consumer and SME credit portfolios and designed bank-wide stress testing scenarios for regulatory capital provisioning and risk management.

After his masters at the LSE, he joined HSBC Plc. in London and served in group-wide traded risk functions for regulatory and economic risk capital assessments. After 4 ½ years at HSBC he joined the stress testing team at Credit Suisse, London, where he was principally responsible for developing bank-wide and portfolio-wide scenarios for multiple risk horizons and managing a team in Mumbai. After having worked for in banking for 12 years, he turned into a technopreneur – he runs Koyo Software Solutions, Mumbai, India while managing his research and teaching responsibilities, since September 2022, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore, India.

He teaching focus is on basic electronics, communications systems, signal processing and machine learning. His research areas are in cybersecurity for radio communications, drones, IoT devices and embedded systems, TinyML and digital agriculture. He has a keen interest in mentoring technology start-ups in these area.


Journal Article

Year : 2021

Transfer risk under Basel Pillar 1

Cite this Research Publication : Harrald, P. and Agarwal, A. and Thompson, Peter J., Transfer Risk Under Basel Pillar 1 (May 27, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

Publisher : Journal of Credit Risk

Year : 2008

Hybrid Ant Colony Algorithms for Path Planning in Sparse Graphs

Cite this Research Publication : Kwee Kim Lim, Yew-Soon Ong, Meng-Hiot Lim, Xianshun Chen, Amit Agarwal, Hybrid ant colony algorithms for path planning in sparse graphs. Journal of Soft Computing vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 981-994 (2008)

Publisher : Journal of Soft Computing

Year : 2007

Rectilinear Workspace Partitioning for Parallel Coverage using Multiple UAVs

Cite this Research Publication : Amit Agarwal, Meng-Hiot Lim, Meng-Joo Er, Nghia Nguyen, Rectilinear workspace partitioning for parallel coverage using multiple UAVs, Journal of Advanced Robotics, 21(1), (2007)

Publisher : Journal of Advanced Robotics

Year : 2006

A New Machine Learning Paradigm for Terrain Reconstruction

Cite this Research Publication : C.W.T. Yeu, Meng-Hiot Lim, G.B. Huang, Amit Agarwal, Yew-Soon Ong: A new machine learning paradigm for terrain reconstruction. IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 382-386 (2006)

Publisher : IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Letters

Year : 2004

Algorithms for Derivation of Structurally Stable Hamiltonian Signed Graphs

Cite this Research Publication : Frank Harary, Meng-Hiot Lim, Amit Agarwal, Donald C. Wunsch: Algorithms for derivation of structurally stable Hamiltonian signed graphs. International Journal of Computer Mathematics, vol. 81, no. 11, (2004)

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2005

ACO for a new TSP in Region Coverage

Publisher : 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Year : 2005

Proportional Partition of Holed Rectilinear Region amongst Multiple URAVs

Cite this Research Publication : Amit Agarwal, Meng-Hiot Lim, Meng-Joo Er: Proportional Partition of Holed Rectilinear Region amongst Multiple URAVs, IEEE ICRA, pp. 1779-1784, (2005)

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Year : 2004

Solution to the Fixed Airbase Problem for Autonomous URAV Site Visitation Sequencing

Cite this Research Publication : Amit Agarwal, Meng-Hiot Lim, Chan Yee Chew, Tong Kiang Poo, Meng-Joo Er, Yew Kong Leong: Solution to the Fixed Airbase Problem for Autonomous URAV Site Visitation Sequencing, GECCO (2), pp. 850-858, (2004)

Publisher : GECCO (2)

Year : 2004

Inflight Rerouting for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Cite this Research Publication : Amit Agarwal, Meng-Hiot Lim, Maung Ye Win Kyaw, Meng-Joo Er, Inflight Rerouting for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. GECCO (2), pp. 859-868, (2004)

Publisher : GECCO (2)

  • PhD (Aug 2006), Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Thesis Title: Algorithms for partitioning rectilinear spaces
  • MSc, (Jun 2011) Financial Mathematics, London School of Economics, UK
    Project: Estimation and hedging of interest rate VaR for a Turkish Bank
  • MS (Jul 2001), Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla, USA
    Thesis Title: Representation of uncertainty in quantum logic formulations
  • B.Tech. (Jul 1998), Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Professor, Electrical & Electronics Engineering | Cybersecurity, Sep 2022 – Till Date
  • Koyo Software Solutions, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Director of Technology, Jul 2020
  • Gourmet Signature Bowls Pvt Ltd, Maharashtra, India
    Technical Manager, Jul 2018 – Mar 2020
  • Credit Suisse, Mumbai, India
    Vice President, Stress Testing, Jun 2017 – Jun 2018
  • Credit Suisse, London, UK
    Vice President, Stress Testing, Sep 2015 – Jun 2017
  • HSBC Plc, London, UK
    Analyst, Traded Risk, Aug 2011 – Sep 2015
  • Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Singapore
    Quantitative Analyst, Group Portfolio Risk, Mar 2007 – Aug 2010
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Intelligent Systems Centre, Sep 2006 – Mar 2007
  • Asynchronous Data Refresh & Option Valuation for Trading (Feb 2022) Funding Agency: Development work for an intra-day trader
  • Path planning for several drones to cooperatively determine stealthy flightpaths, (Jan 2006) Funding Agency: Boeing Inc, Seattle,
  • Path planning algorithms for unmanned aerial vehicles, jointly with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Mar 2002) Funding Agency: Singapore Technologies Aerospace
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