M.Tech, B-Tech

Anand R. currently serves as Research Associate in Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA), Amritapuri


  • M.Tech. (Computational Engineering and Networking), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India,
  • B.Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering), Coimbatore, India


  • Research Associate, Amrita WNA, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,Kollam, India, September 2014 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Sri Krishna College Of Engineering And Technology, Coimbatore, India, June 2013 – September 2014
  • Technical Consultant & Production Support, Hewlett Packard, Chennai & Bangalore, India, Auguest 2010 – July 2011


Working in MICRONet project,sponsored by ITRA.

Research Tasks

  • Development of high gain directional pentagonal patch antenna array and geometry optimization
  • Development of high gain directional and omnidirectional coplanar pentagonal antenna
  • Development of beamforming antenna for MICRONet architecture
  • Survey of Direction of Arrival(DOA) algorithms for MICRONet
  • Involved in Requirement Definition tasks for MICRONet
  1. Interview with fisherman and boat owners(Kollam)
  2. Discussion with Indian Navy, Cochin
  3. Survey on state of the art solutions

Academic Tasks

  • Currently Teaching Assistant for the course Basics of Digital Signal Processing
  • Teaching Assistant for the course Antenna Engineering- Theory and Design during 2014-2015 Even semester


  • Next Generation RF and Wireless Technologies for Rural India, IITDM, Chennai, 2015
  • Polarimetric Radar by Dr. W.M.Boerner, ICRS,Jodhpur, 2014
  • Speech Processing Robot based on TI MSP430 Microcontroller, Texas Instruments,Bangalore, 2013
  • Support Vector Machines, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,Coimbatore, 2009


  • Awarded 2nd in M.Tech., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2013.
  • Sponsored Training, Hidden Markov Model Toolkit(IIT-G), 2012.
  • AICTE Scholarship, Qualified GATE scholarship, 2011-2013
  • Won 3rd prize in IETE Student’s Project Competition, 2008


  • Poster - ITRA Review Workshop: Jan 2015, IISc, India.
    As part of the ITRA evaluation of MICRONet project,he presented a poster on various high gain patch antennas developed as part of MICRONet.
  • Oral Presentation - ICMARS-2014 & ICACC-2012 : Dec 2014 & Aug 2012, Jodhpur, India & Cochin, India
  • Two Days Demo Session - National Conference On SDR For Real Time Communication And Signal Processing: Mar 2012 , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore,India.
    Handled lab session on the topic Simulation of OFDM and CDMA communication system using MS Excel.
  • Three Days Demo Session - National Conference On Sparse Image And Signal Processing: Dec 2011, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore,India.


  • Beamforming Antennas For Micronet - Current Research: Jan 2015 – Present, Supervisor: Dr.Sreedevi K Menon
    The research involves formulation of optimization problem for MICRONet scenario and solving for optimal beamforming vectors using appropriate methods to steer the beam to the desired location. 
  • A Unified Framework For Keyword Spotting System In Tamil Language - Mtech Major Project: Jan 2013 – May 2013, Supervisor: Dr.Govind D
    In this project, I collected real time Tamil speech utterence from various Speakers and built a keyword spotting system using HTK. The work explored various factor that limits the performance of the system due to change in environment.
  • Blind Source Seperation Using Adaptive Stereo Basis - Mtech Minor Project: May 2012 – Nov 2012 , Supervisor: Dr.Soman KP
    In this work, I tried to build a flexible system which can separate melody,drums,bass and other instruments from the input mixed signal using adaptive data analysis method.
  • Speaker Identification System Using Spectral And Modulation Information - Btech Major Project: July 2009 – Jun 2010 , Supervisor: Mr.C.V.Nagendhiran
    We worked on feature enhancement techniques for system performance enhancement.


Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

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R. Anand, S. Veni, and Aravinth J., “Big Data Challenges in Airborne Hyperspectral Image for Urban Landuse Classification”, 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI). pp. 1808-1814, 2017.[Abstract]

In recent years, it was a difficult task to classify a huge set of data due to the increasing population in urban places. As of now, satellite hyperspectral image provides information but this is not sufficient to classify data in urban areas. To develop the urban areas, accurate and timely information is necessary for the government. Hence, airborne hyperspectral data provides sufficient information for urban planning and disaster management. This paper, focuses on the following objectives: (i) To improve the classification accuracy in bigdata images (ii) To reduce the mixed pixels in residential buildings that are surrounded by small trees (iii) To bring down similar pixels of roads and parking lots. In this paper, 15 different classes were classified which are important for the growth in urban areas. The SVM classifier has more accuracy and better kappa coefficient compared with Neural Network (NN) and K-Means clustering. The Overall Accuracy (OA) has improved by 23.3.

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R. Anand, S. Veni, and Aravinth J., “An Application of image processing techniques for Detection of Diseases on Brinjal Leaves Using K-Means Clustering Method”, IEEE International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies”, ICCPCT. 2016.[Abstract]

This work presents a method for identifying plant leaf disease and an approach for careful detection of diseases. The goal of proposed work is to diagnose the disease of brinjal leaf using image processing and artificial neural techniques. The diseases on the brinjal are critical issue which makes the sharp decrease in the production of brinjal. The study of interest is the leaf rather than whole brinjal plant because about 85-95 % of diseases occurred on the brinjal leaf like, Bacterial Wilt, Cercospora Leaf Spot, Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV). The methodology to detect brinjal leaf disease in this work includes K-means clustering algorithm for segmentation and Neural-network for classification. The proposed detection model based artiifical neural networks are very effective in recognizing leaf diseases.

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R. Anand, Jose Jesmi Alphonsa, Anju M Kaimal, and Dr. Sreedevi K Menon, “Analysis of High Gain Dual Beam Pentagonal Patch Antenna Array”, 36th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium. 2015.


R. Anand, Prabha, P., Sikha O. K., Suchithra M., Dr. Soman K. P., and Sowmya, “Visualization of OFDM using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in Linear Algebra Perspective”, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ICACC 2012. IEEE, Kochi, Kerala, pp. 58-64, 2012.[Abstract]

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is one of the leading technology that is ruling the communication field. But unfortunately, it is shrouded in mystery. A good knowledge in Linear Algebra is required to appreciate the technology in a better way. So the work focuses on explaining OFDM system from linear algebra point of view. Also, OFDM model communication system is simulated using Excel which makes ease for anyone experiment with OFDM and understand the underlying principle. The paper aims to provide strong foundation on the concept behind OFDM without the need of having much knowledge in electronics field. © 2012 IEEE.

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Publication Type: Conference Paper

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J. Jesmi Alphonsa, R. Anand, and Dr. Sreedevi K Menon, “A coplanar Pentagonal Antenna for wireless communication”, in 2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks, Noida, India, 2015.[Abstract]

Investigation of a coplanar pentagonal antenna is presented in this paper. The antenna offers a bandwidth of 9.48 % at 2.53 GHz with a gain of 4.39 dBi. The antenna has an omnidirectional radiation pattern. The advantage of coplanar antenna is that active circuitry can be mounted easily making it applicable for Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit applications (MMIC). The results are compared with a Bow-Tie antenna with the same substrate at same frequency.

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Jose Jesmi Alphonsa, R. Anand, and K.Menon Sreedevi, “Study of Coplanar Pentagonal Antenna”, in 10th International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, Jodhpur, India, 2014.


R. Anand, Xavier, G., Hariharan, V., Prasannan, N., Peter, R., and Dr. Soman K. P., “GNU radio based control system”, in Proceedings - 2012 International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ICACC 2012, Cochin, 2012, pp. 259-262.[Abstract]

This paper is an attempt to reveal the untapped immense power of the GNU Radio - an open source software, in control and monitoring systems, both real time applications and class-room demonstrations. GNU Radio has already gained wide acceptance and glory in communication and signal processing. As a novel attempt to bring the controlling capability of GNU Radio to limelight, an experiment for temperature control, out of its innumerable applications, and the possibility of a revolution by this free open source software is predicted and explained through this paper. This paper describes the hardware and software requirements for the temperature control experiment with SBHS (Single Board Heater System) using GNU Radio and describes the recommended classroom demonstration. © 2012 IEEE.

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Publication Type: Journal Article

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K. Anju M, R. Anand, Prabhu, V., and Premanand, V., “Visualization And Performance Evaluation Of DT-CWT Based OFDM Systems In Linear Algebra Perspective”, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 5406-5415, 2012.[Abstract]

In this paper, a novel OFDM system has been proposed based on DTCWT. The mathematics behind the proposed OFDM system is explained in linear algebra point of view. Also comparative study has been made between the traditional OFDM and the OFDM based on DTCWT. BER and CCDF of PAPR are used in comparing the performance evaluation of the two systems. Simulated results suggests that the newly proposed system has better BER and PAPR performance when compared to traditional OFDM system. The CCDF suggests that there is 5 dB improvement over the conventional OFDM system.

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R. Anand, M. Manju, Anju M Kaimal, N.V. Veenaa, and Chithra, R., “Teaching computational thinking in probability using spread sheet simulation”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, vol. 2, 2012.[Abstract]

Probability is an effective mathematical tool to calculate the likelihood at various instances rising as a effective research area. The programmers are continuously trying to accomplish full automation system in real world applications which can be made possible only through the effective calculation of probability in various circumstances. Though probability is very much important, the students and teachers are not obtaining the full experience of theory because of the lack of
proper tools for exploring it. This paper has concentrated on bringing up some basic probability terms and implementation in Microsoft Excel which could be understood by all from the scratch.

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