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ullasr@am.amrita.edu

Ullas Ramanadhan currently serves as a Research Associate at the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (Amrita WNA), Amritapuri Campus. He has over 30 years of Industry experience in Design, Development and Technical Management in Graphics, Video, Set Top Boxes, I/O  Interconnect technologies and Application Software. Ullas pursued his B.E. in Instrumentation Engineering from Mysore University in 1984.
 

Work Experience

Year Affiliation
April 2006 to May 2014 PLX Technologies Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA.
March 2005 to March 2006 Metta Technology Inc., San Jose, CA, USA & Pune India
February 2004 to February 2005 Zedeon Inc., San Jose, CA, USA.
October 1997 to August 2003 National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA, USA
October 1994 to September 1997 Future Integrated Systems Inc., San Jose, CA, USA
June 1993 to September 1994 Syntel Inc. & STS, Detroit, Michigan USA
July 1991 to May 1993 Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai & New Jersey USA
February 1988 to June 1991 PSI Data Systems Ltd., Bangalore
September 1985 to January 1988 National Thermal Power Corporation, New Delhi
December 1984 to July 1985 National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Conference Paper

F. C. Robert, Ramanathan, U., ,, P Durga, and Mohan, R., “When academia meets rural India: Lessons learnt from a MicroGrid implementation”, in GHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings, 2016, pp. 156-163.[Abstract]


Access to energy has been a lynchpin for the progress of modern civilization in the last century. However, a large fraction of the world's population still remains without electricity. Recent improvements in affordable, renewable energy generation technology, offer us the unique opportunity to realize the dream of global electrification. In this paper, we discuss how academia can translate into successfully meeting the needs of rural development via the Live-in-Labs™ program - an experiential learning initiative in rural India. Through the program, 35 post graduate university students and 15 staff and faculty designed, developed, and deployed a solar microgrid for the electrification of a tribal village in South India. In order to encourage academia to become involved more easily in such rural development programs, we describe our approach from pre-study to post deployment analysis and monitoring. We present practical tips and advice for project organisation, technical design, as well the implementation phase, accompanied with feedback from students. This project introduced tribal villagers to a new world of technology, promoting education and kindling long lasting enthusiasm in the village and students were offered a unique hands-on experience, changing their outlook on life. © 2016 IEEE. More »»
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