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Dr. Manoj Kumar Panda

Associate Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Bengaluru

Qualification: BE, M.Tech, Ph.D
mk_panda@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Application of AI/ML to Communications and Autonomous Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Wireless Communication Networks

Bio

Dr. Manoj Kumar Panda currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), School of Engineering (ASE), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru campus.

He was earlier with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), School of Engineering (ASE), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. Prior to joining Amrita, he held research positions at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France, and at Telecom SudParis, France. He worked at Satyam Computer Services Ltd., Bangalore, for about two years where he won the ‘Star Performer’ award.

Dr. Panda holds the degree of M. Tech. (IIT Kanpur) and Ph.D. (IISc Bangalore). He has a few best paper awards to his credit and has mentored a group of students that won in the Grand Finale round of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) – 2019. He was a fellow at the IPAM, University of California Los Angeles, for its Fall 2015 Program on “New Directions in Mathematical Approaches for Traffic Flow Management”.

Education

  • 2010: Ph.D.
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
  • 2003: M.Tech.
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
  • 2000: B.E.
    Berhampur University, Orissa
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Future Engineering Curricula: Balancing Domain Competence with CPS Readiness

Cite this Research Publication : B. B. Nair, Ram, D. S. H., Manoj Kumar Panda, Balaji, A. J., Dr. Gireesh K. T., and Mohan, V., “Future Engineering Curricula: Balancing Domain Competence with CPS Readiness”, IEEE Design Test, vol. 37, pp. 16-23, 2020.

Publisher : IEEE Design Test

Year : 2019

A linear framework for dynamic user equilibrium traffic assignment in a single origin-destination capacitated network

Cite this Research Publication : N. H. Hoang, Hai Le Vu, Manoj Kumar Panda, and Lo, H. K., “A linear framework for dynamic user equilibrium traffic assignment in a single origin-destination capacitated network”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 126, pp. 329 - 352, 2019.

Publisher : Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

Year : 2019

System optimal dynamic traffic assignment: solution structures of the signal control in non-holding-back formulations

Cite this Research Publication : Tarikul Islam, Hai Le Vu, and Manoj Kumar Panda, “System optimal dynamic traffic assignment: solution structures of the signal control in non-holding-back formulations”, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 967-991, 2019.

Publisher : Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, Taylor & Francis

Year : 2019

Fair Coexistence of Regular and Multipath TCP over Wireless Last-Miles

Cite this Research Publication : S. R. Pokhrel, Manoj Kumar Panda, and Hai Le Vu, “Fair Coexistence of Regular and Multipath TCP over Wireless Last-Miles”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 574-587, 2019.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Year : 2019

Multiple model stochastic filtering for traffic density estimation on urban arterials

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Dong Ngoduy, and Hai Le Vu, “Multiple model stochastic filtering for traffic density estimation on urban arterials”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 126, pp. 280-306, 2019.

Publisher : Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier Ltd,

Year : 2018

Beacon Rate Optimization for Vehicular Safety Applications in Highway Scenarios

Cite this Research Publication : H. P. Luong, Manoj Kumar Panda, Hai Le Vu, and Vo, B. Q., “Beacon Rate Optimization for Vehicular Safety Applications in Highway Scenarios”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 524-536, 2018.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Year : 2018

Maximum Likelihood Multiple Model Filtering for Path Prediction in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Cite this Research Publication : D. Vashishtha and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Maximum Likelihood Multiple Model Filtering for Path Prediction in Intelligent Transportation Systems”, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 143, pp. 635-644, 2018.

Publisher : Procedia Computer Science,

Year : 2018

A study of realistic dynamic traffic assignment with signal control, time-scale, and emission

Cite this Research Publication : Tarikul Islam, Hai Le Vu, Manoj Kumar Panda, and Dong Ngoduy, “A study of realistic dynamic traffic assignment with signal control, time-scale, and emission”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 446-461, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Taylor & Francis.

Year : 2017

Analytical Modeling of Multipath TCP Over Last-Mile Wireless

Cite this Research Publication : S. R. Pokhrel, Manoj Kumar Panda, and Hai Le Vu, “Analytical Modeling of Multipath TCP Over Last-Mile Wireless”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 1876-1891, 2017.

Publisher : IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

Year : 2017

Particle Filter for Reliable Bus Travel Time Prediction Under Indian Traffic Conditions

Cite this Research Publication : B. Dhivyabharathi, Kumar, B. N. Anil, Vanajakshi, L., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Particle Filter for Reliable Bus Travel Time Prediction Under Indian Traffic Conditions”, Transportation in Developing Economies, vol. 3, no. 13, pp. 1-11, 2017.

Publisher : Transportation in Developing Economies,

Year : 2017

Analysis of Multi-Hop Probabilistic Forwarding for Vehicular Safety Applications on Highways

Cite this Research Publication : H. Phuong Luong, Manoj Kumar Panda, Hai Le Vu, and Vo, Q. Bao, “Analysis of Multi-Hop Probabilistic Forwarding for Vehicular Safety Applications on Highways”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, pp. 918-933, 2017.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Year : 2016

TCP Performance over Wi-Fi: Joint Impact of Buffer and Channel Losses

Cite this Research Publication : S. Raj Pokhrel, Manoj Kumar Panda, Hai Le Vu, and Mandjes, M., “TCP Performance over Wi-Fi: Joint Impact of Buffer and Channel Losses”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, pp. 1279-1291, 2016.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing,

Year : 2015

Tracking Message Spread in Mobile Delay Tolerant Networks

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Ali, A., Chahed, T., and Altman, E., “Tracking Message Spread in Mobile Delay Tolerant Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, pp. 1737-1750, 2015.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing,

Year : 2015

Performance Analysis of TCP NewReno over a Cellular Last-Mile: Buffer and Channel Losses

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Hai Le Vu, Mandjes, M., and Pokhrel, S. Raj, “Performance Analysis of TCP NewReno over a Cellular Last-Mile: Buffer and Channel Losses”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, pp. 1629-1643, 2015.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Year : 2014

Reliable Transport in Delay-Tolerant Networks With Opportunistic Routing

Cite this Research Publication : L. Sassatelli, Ali, A., Manoj Kumar Panda, Chahed, T., and Altman, E., “Reliable Transport in Delay-Tolerant Networks With Opportunistic Routing”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, pp. 5546-5557, 2014.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,

Year : 2013

Cell-level modeling of IEEE 802.11 WLANs

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda and Kumar, A., “Cell-level modeling of IEEE 802.11 WLANs”, Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 25, Part A, 2013.

Publisher : Ad Hoc Networks

Year : 2013

Improving the transport performance in delay tolerant networks by random linear network coding and global acknowledgments

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ali, Manoj Kumar Panda, Chahed, T., and Altman, E., “Improving the transport performance in delay tolerant networks by random linear network coding and global acknowledgments”, Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 11, pp. 2567 - 2587, 2013.

Publisher : Ad Hoc Networks

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

Sensor Data Harvesting Using an Autonomous Drone

Cite this Research Publication : S. J. S., M., V., V., P., V., M., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Sensor Data Harvesting Using an Autonomous Drone”, in 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES)

Year : 2020

Handwritten Digit Recognition Using Ensemble Learning

Cite this Research Publication : K. Venkata Pa Nandan, Manoj Kumar Panda, and S. Veni, “Handwritten Digit Recognition Using Ensemble Learning”, in 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES), 2020.

Publisher : ICCES

Year : 2020

Smart Irrigation Alert System Using Multihop Wireless Local Area Networks

Cite this Research Publication : C. V. N. S. Lalitha, Aditya, M., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Smart Irrigation Alert System Using Multihop Wireless Local Area Networks”, in Inventive Computation Technologies, Cham, 2020, pp. 115-122.

Publisher : Inventive Computation Technologies, Springer International Publishing,

Year : 2011

Routing games on a circle

Cite this Research Publication : E. Altman, Estanislao, A., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Routing games on a circle”, in International Conference on NETwork Games, Control and Optimization (NetGCooP 2011), 2011.


Publisher : NetGCooP 2011

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2021

A Deep Learning based system for fast detection of obstacles using rear-view camera under parking scenarios

Cite this Research Publication : S. Dunna, B. B. Nair and M. K. Panda, "A Deep Learning based system for fast detection of obstacles using rear-view camera under parking scenarios," 2021 IEEE International Power and Renewable Energy Conference (IPRECON), 2021, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/IPRECON52453.2021.9640804.

Publisher : IEEE

Year : 2021

Steering Angle Prediction for Autonomous Driving using Federated Learning: The Impact of Vehicle-To-Everything Communication

Cite this Research Publication : M. P. Aparna, Gandhiraj R., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Steering Angle Prediction for Autonomous Driving using Federated Learning: The Impact of Vehicle-To-Everything Communication”, ICCCNT 2021, Accepted on June 5. 2021.

Publisher : ICCCNT

Year : 2021

V2X Based Emergency Corridor for Safe and Fast Passage of Emergency Vehicle

Cite this Research Publication : Gandhiraj R. and Manoj Kumar Panda, “V2X Based Emergency Corridor for Safe and Fast Passage of Emergency Vehicle”, ICCCNT 2021, Accepted on June 13. 2021.

Publisher : ICCCNT

Year : 2020

Road Boundary Detection using 3D-to-2D Transformation of LIDAR Data and Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks

Cite this Research Publication : L. Aishwarya T. and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Road Boundary Detection using 3D-to-2D Transformation of LIDAR Data and Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks”, 2020 11th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT). pp. 1-6, 2020.

Publisher : 2020 11th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT)

Year : 2020

Traffic Sign Recognition Using Distributed Ensemble Learning

Cite this Research Publication : S. Goutham Putrevu and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Traffic Sign Recognition Using Distributed Ensemble Learning”, 2020 Fourth International Conference on Computing Methodologies and Communication (ICCMC). 2020.

Publisher : 2020 Fourth International Conference on Computing Methodologies and Communication (ICCMC)

Year : 2020

Multiple Model Filtering for Vehicle Trajectory Tracking with Adaptive Noise Covariances

Cite this Research Publication : M. Nithin and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Multiple Model Filtering for Vehicle Trajectory Tracking with Adaptive Noise Covariances”, Intelligent Computing, Information and Control Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 557-565, 2020.

Publisher : Intelligent Computing, Information and Control Systems, Springer International Publishing,

Year : 2019

Low Energy Sensor Data Collection using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Cite this Research Publication : S. Smruthi, Krishna, R. S., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Low Energy Sensor Data Collection using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, 2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI). 2019.

Publisher : 2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI)

Year : 2019

Traffic Counting and Turning Fraction Estimation using Vehicle-to-UAV Co-operative communication

Cite this Research Publication : S. Sreenath and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Traffic Counting and Turning Fraction Estimation using Vehicle-to-UAV Co-operative communication”, 2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI). 2019.

Publisher : 2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI)

Year : 2018

Optimal sensor data harvesting using a mobile sink

Cite this Research Publication : S. R. Nikhitha, Manoj Panda, “Optimal Sensor Data Harvesting Using a Mobile Sink,” ICACC 2018.

Publisher : Procedia Computer Science

Year : 2017

Motion and Connectivity Aware Offloading in Cloud Robotics via Genetic Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : A. Rahman, Jin, J., Cricenti, A., Rahman, A., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Motion and Connectivity Aware Offloading in Cloud Robotics via Genetic Algorithm”, GLOBECOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference. 2017.

Publisher : GLOBECOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference

Year : 2017

The Accuracy of Cell-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment: Impact of Signal Control on System Optimality

Cite this Research Publication : Tarikul Islam, Vu, H. L., Manoj Kumar Panda, Hoang, N., and Dong Ngoduy, “The Accuracy of Cell-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment: Impact of Signal Control on System Optimality”. 2017.

Publisher : (2017)

Year : 2016

Large-scale congestion analysis using compressed measurements

Cite this Research Publication : M. Haghighatt, Manoj Kumar Panda, Hai Le Vu, and van Lint, H., “Large-scale congestion analysis using compressed measurements”, 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC). 2016.

Publisher : IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)

Year : 2016

The Integrated Network Management (INM) framework

Cite this Research Publication : H. L. Vu, Hoogendoorn, S. P., Smits, E. - S., Manoj Kumar Panda, Zurlinden, H., Vong, V., and Lam, P., “The Integrated Network Management (INM) framework”, 23rdWorld Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Melbourne, Australia, ITS WC . 2016.

Publisher : 23rdWorld Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Melbourne, Australia, ITS WC

Year : 2015

Particle Filter for Reliable Bus Travel Time Prediction under Indian Traffic Conditions (Best Paper Award)

Cite this Research Publication : B. Dhivyabharathi, Anilkumar, B., Vanajakshi, L., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Particle Filter for Reliable Bus Travel Time Prediction under Indian Traffic Conditions (Best Paper Award) ”, 3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India, CTRG 2015. 2015.

Publisher : 3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India, CTRG

Year : 2015

Performance Comparison of Filtering Techniques for Real Time Traffic Density Estimation under Indian Urban Traffic Scenario

Cite this Research Publication : B. Dhivyabharathi, Fulari, S., Amrutsamanvar, R., Vanajakshi, L., Subramanian, S. C., and Manoj Kumar Panda, “Performance Comparison of Filtering Techniques for Real Time Traffic Density Estimation under Indian Urban Traffic Scenario”, 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 2015.

Publisher : 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Year : 2014

Improving broadcast efficiency of irresponsible forwarding with random linear coding at source

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Hoang, T., and Hai Le Vu, “Improving broadcast efficiency of irresponsible forwarding with random linear coding at source”, Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks 2014. 2014.

Publisher : Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks 2014

Year : 2012

Estimating File-Spread in Delay Tolerant Networks under Two-Hop Routing

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ali, Altman, E., Chahed, T., Fiems, D., Manoj Kumar Panda, and Sassatelli, L., “Estimating File-Spread in Delay Tolerant Networks under Two-Hop Routing”, NETWORKING 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.

Publisher : Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Year : 2012

Wireless multicast cost sharing game with a dynamic population

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Chahed, T., and Altman, E., “Wireless multicast cost sharing game with a dynamic population”, 2012 6th International Conference on Network Games, Control and Optimization (NetGCooP). 2012.

Publisher : NetGCooP

Year : 2011

A new proposal for reliable unicast and multicast transport in Delay Tolerant Networks

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ali, Chahed, T., Altman, E., Manoj Kumar Panda, and Sassatelli, L., “A new proposal for reliable unicast and multicast transport in Delay Tolerant Networks”, 2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. 2011.

Publisher : 2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications

Year : 2011

A new reliable transport scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks based on acknowledgments and random linear coding

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ali, Altman, E., Chahed, T., Manoj Kumar Panda, and Sassatelli, L., “A new reliable transport scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks based on acknowledgments and random linear coding”, 2011 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). 2011.

Publisher : ITC

Year : 2010

OPSM – Opportunistic Power Save Mode for Infrastructure IEEE 802.11 WLAN

Cite this Research Publication : P. Agrawal, Kumar, A., Kuri, J., Manoj Kumar Panda, Navda, V., and Ramjee, R., “OPSM - Opportunistic Power Save Mode for Infrastructure IEEE 802.11 WLAN”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops. 2010.

Publisher : 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops

Year : 2010

Analytical models for energy consumption in infrastructure WLAN STAs carrying TCP traffic

Cite this Research Publication : P. Agrawal, Kumar, A., Kuri, J., Manoj Kumar Panda, Navda, V., Ramjee, R., and Padmanabhani, V. N., “Analytical models for energy consumption in infrastructure WLAN STAs carrying TCP traffic”, 2010 Second International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworks (COMSNETS 2010). 2010.

Publisher : 2010 Second International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworks (COMSNETS 2010)

Year : 2009

State dependent attempt rate modeling of single cell IEEE 802.11 WLANs with homogeneous nodes and poisson arrivals

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda and Kumar, A., “State dependent attempt rate modeling of single cell IEEE 802.11 WLANs with homogeneous nodes and poisson arrivals”, 2009 First International Communication Systems and Networks and Workshops. 2009.

Publisher : 2009 First International Communication Systems and Networks and Workshops

Year : 2009

Modeling finite buffer effects on TCP traffic over an IEEE 802.11 infrastructure WLAN

Cite this Research Publication : O. Bhardwaj, Sharma, G. V. V., Manoj Kumar Panda, and Kumar, A., “Modeling finite buffer effects on TCP traffic over an IEEE 802.11 infrastructure WLAN”, 2009 First International Communication Systems and Networks and Workshops. 2009.

Publisher : 2009 First International Communication Systems and Networks and Workshops

Year : 2009

Modeling multi-cell IEEE 802.11 WLANs with application to channel assignment

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda and Kumar, A., “Modeling multi-cell IEEE 802.11 WLANs with application to channel assignment”, 2009 7th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks. 2009.

Publisher : 2009 7th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks

Year : 2005

Saturation throughput analysis of a system of interfering IEEE 802.11 WLANs

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Kumar, A., and Srinivasan, S. H., “Saturation throughput analysis of a system of interfering IEEE 802.11 WLANs”, Sixth IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks. 2005.

Publisher : Sixth IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks

Year : 2005

Simplified Queue Dynamics with Mixed Traffic for Congestion Control at Routers

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda and Srinivasan, S. H., “Simplified Queue Dynamics with Mixed Traffic for Congestion Control at Routers”, EuroIMSA. 2005.

Publisher : EuroIMSA

Year : 2004

Architecture for a class of scalable optical cross-connects

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Venkatesh, T., Sridhar, V., and Singh, Y. N., “Architecture for a class of scalable optical cross-connects”, First International Conference on Broadband Networks. 2004.

Publisher : First International Conference on Broadband Networks

Year : 2004

Loss sharing with TTL routing

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda and Srinivasan, S. H., “Loss sharing with TTL routing”, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8763). 2004.

Publisher : IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)(IEEE Cat. No.04TH8763)

Book Chapter

Year : 2013

Reliable Transport in Delay Tolerant Networks

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ali, Manoj Kumar Panda, Sassatelli, L., Chahed, T., and Altman, E., “Reliable Transport in Delay Tolerant Networks”, in Routing in Opportunistic Networks, I. Woungang, Dhurandher, S. Kumar, Anpalagan, A., and Vasilakos, A. V., Eds. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2013, pp. 251–287.

Publisher : Routing in Opportunistic Networks, Springer New York

Professional Appointments
  • May 2021 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • December 2016 – December 2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • March 2013 – November 2016: Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • February 2012 – December 2012: Research and Development Engineer, Telecom SudParis, France.
  • February 2011 – December 2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • April 2010 – December 2010: Research Engineer, Telecom SudParis, France.
  • April 2003 – December 2004: Software Engineer, Satyam Computer Services Ltd., Bangalore.

 

Research

Research & Management Experience

  • Thrust Area Group (TAG) Lead for ‘Advanced Communications’ at ASE, Bengaluru campus (January 2022 – Present).
  • Department Research Coordinator (July 2017 – December 2020).
  • Department Coordinator for International Programmes (August 2019 – December 2020).
  • Board of Studies Member (B.Tech. Communication and Computer Engineering, M.Tech. Automotive Electronics, M.Tech. Communication Systems, M.Tech. Communication and Information Systems).
  • TPC Member and Session Chair: NetGCooP 2011, INDICON 2018.
  • TPC Member: Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), COMSNETS 2018 and 2019, GameSec 2011, INISCom 2015, 2016, INDICON 2018.
  • Session Chair: Australia New Zealand Applied Probability Workshop (July 2013).
  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Communication, IEEE Networks, IEEE Access, IEEE Communication Letters, Springer/ACM Wireless Networks, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks.

Major Research Interests

Communication Networks

  • Application of AI/ML for Optimal Design and Control of Communications Systems
  • Vehicular Communication (C-V2X, DSRC, 802.11bd)
  • Mobile Sensor and Actuator Networks (UAVs, robots) for Agriculture and Road Traffic Applications

Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Collaborative Perception and Manoeuvre of Autonomous Vehicles using Multi-Sensor Data Fusion, Vehicular Communications, Distributed                 Machine Learning, and Edge Computing
  • Traffic State Estimation and Traffic Flow Optimization

Research Grants Received

  • Year: 2022
    Funding Agency: IIITB COMET Foundation
    Title of the Project: AI Co-Design and Development of 5G Hardware and Software
    Investigators: Dr. Navin Kumar (PI) and Dr. Manoj Kumar Panda (Co-PI)
    Status: Approved (as of April 29, 2022)
Awards

Certificates, Awards & Recognitions

  • Certificate of ‘Exceptional Contribution as Mentor’ by MHRD, Govt. of India, for mentoring a group of Amrita students that won in the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH), 2019.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for successfully mentoring the team TechyDNA for Cohort – 1 of Cisco ThingQbator makerspace, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2019.
  • Fellow at IPAM, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), for its Fall 2015 Program on “New Directions in Mathematical Approaches for Traffic Flow Management.”
  • Co-author of papers that won Best Paper Award in CTRG 2015 and in COMSNETS 2010, and Best Student Paper award in COMSNETS 2009.
  • Star performer award by Satyam Computer Services Limited, 2004.
  • National Merit Scholarship (for top 100 students in the state board examination, 1993) by Govt. of India
Talks

Keynote Addresses/Invited Talks/Panel Memberships

  • Delivered two days of lectures on Multi-Sensor Data Fusion at the Faculty Development Program conducted by Govt. College of Engineering, Wayanad, Kerala, on the topic of “Learning and Tracking for Autonomous Vehicles.”
Courses Taught

PG

  • Machine Learning and Algorithm Design
  • Vehicular Communication
  • Cellular Communications
  • Wireless Networks and Protocol
  • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
  • Estimation and Detection Theory

UG

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Communication Theory
  • Data Communication and Networks

 

Student Guidance

Undergraduate Students

  1. Topic: Efficient Communication for Data Harvesting using a UAV-WSN Framework
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2018
  2. Topic: UAV-WSN Direct Communication for Low Energy Data Harvesting
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2019
  3. Topic: Sensor Data Harvesting Using an Autonomous Drone
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2020
  4. Topic: Smart Irrigation Alert System Using Multihop Wireless Local Area Networks
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2020
  5. Topic: Aerial Image Analysis for Transportation Applications
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2020

Postgraduate Students

  1. Name of the Student (s): Deexa Vashishtha
    Topic
    : Cooperative Path Prediction using Maximum Likelihood Multiple Model Filtering
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2018
  2. Name of the Student (s): S. R. Nikhitha 
    Topic
    : Optimal Sensor Data Harvesting Using A Mobile Sink
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2018
  3. Name of the Student (s): Nithin N. 
    Topic
    : Multiple Model Filtering for Vehicle Trajectory Tracking with Adaptive Noise Covariances
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2019
  4. Name of the Student (s): Sreenath S. 
    Topic
    : Traffic Counting and Turning Fraction Estimation using Vehicle-to-UAV Cooperative Communication
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2019
  5. Name of the Student (s): Satya Goutham 
    Topic
    : Traffic Sign Recognition Using Distributed Ensemble Learning
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2020
  6. Name of the Student (s): Leela Aiswarya 
    Topic
    : Road Boundary Detection using 3D-to-2D Transformation of LIDAR Data and C-GANs
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2020
  7. Name of the Student (s): Aparna M. 
    Topic
    : Implementation and Performance Analysis of Federated Learning for Autonomous Vehicles
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2021

Research Scholars

  1. Name of the Student (s): Hien Luong (as Co-advisor)  Completed
    Topic: V2V Multihop Broadcast Protocols
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2017
  2. Name of the Student (s): Shiva Raj Pokhrel (as Co-advisor)
    Topic: Analysis of Single- and Multi-Path TCP over WiFi and Cellular
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2017
  3. Name of the Student (s): Nam Hong Hoang (as Co-advisor)
    Area: Traffic Flow Optimization
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2018
  4. Name of the Student (s): Tarikul Islam (as Co-advisor)
    Area: Traffic Signal Control
    Status: Completed
    Year of Completion: 2018
  5. Name of the Student (s): Mudium Venkata Praveen Kumar (as Co-advisor)
    Area: Battery State Prediction and Management
    Status: Ongoing
  6. Name of the Student (s): Anindita Sahoo (as Advisor)
    Area: Distributed Learning for Autonomous Driving
    Status: Ongoing
  7. Name of the Student (s): Meera K. S. (as Advisor)
    Area: Deep Learning for Medical Diagnostics
    Status: Ongoing
  8. Name of the Student (s): Pavithra P. (as Advisor)
    Area: Machine Learning for Communications Systems
    Status: Ongoing
  9. Name of the Student (s): Anjali K. S. (as Advisor)
    Area: Deep Learning for Radar Image Processing
    Status: Ongoing
  10. Name of the Student (s): Surya S. (as Advisor)
    Area: Deep Learning for Radar based Target Tracking
    Status: Ongoing
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