|EU-India Expert group|
Effective collaboration is greatly facilitated by the close interaction of individuals involved in R&D activities. In spite of the global communications revolution project collaboration remains first and foremost a “contact sport”, involving close, sustained interaction of individual scientists and engineers from different organisations.
The EUCLID Expert Group in Monitoring and Control includes European and Indian members coming from industry, academia and relevant associations. Both monitoring and control dimensions are present in the Group, often intertwined. Each expert being closely linked to at least one of the four pre-selected industrial sectors but also covers other application domains. The objective of the group is in providing the EUCLID team with a strategic vision on the EU-Indian collaboration in monitoring and control, connecting EUCLID to the key monitoring and control players in Europe and India, and contribution to the EUCLID events. More information on the Expert Group is provided in the section “Methodology – Description of WP2.
Prof. Suri Neeraj
Chair Professor of Dependable Embedded Systems & Software
Dept. of Computer Science, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Neeraj has interacted with Indian universities and R&D institutions for the last 2 decades. He has held multiple seminars at IIT-Delhi, Mumbai, Kharagpur and multiple at government/industry & research centres etc for advocating joint EC-Asia Embedded Unit activities. He has graduated multiple MS and PhD students from India. Some of the past graduated PhD/MS students are now employed at GM-India, Bosch etc. Currently he has 4 PhD students from India. He has wide range of contact with Indian academia (IIT-Delhi, Mumbai, Kharagpur), IIIT-Delhi and industry (GM, Yahoo Labs, Motorola, TCS, Robert Bosch etc.).
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz
Head of Telecommunication Networks Group
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof. Wolisz is executive director of the Institute for Telecommunication Systems, grouping the activities in Communications, Networking and Distributed Systems. His research interests are in architectures and protocols of communication networks as well as in protocol engineering with impact on performance and QoS aspects. Recently he is working mainly on mobile multimedia communication, sensor networks, and cognitive/cooperative wireless systems.
Director, Media and Design Laboratory;
Professor, Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland
Jeffrey Huang’s current research and teaching projects include, for example, the integration of physical computing (sensors, actuators, RFID, LEDs, mobile devices) into architecture and cities. He is implementing a project with Indian partners on the use of Wireless Sensor Network for monitoring agricultural parameters.
Prof. Alessandro Astolfi
Professor of Nonlinear Control Theory
Imperial College London, London, UK
Prof. Astolfi has long time, very productive, R&D collaboration with Indian partners. He has supervised one postdoctoral student from India. Total number of PhD postdoctoral fellows from India in his group is six, and there are two Members of Staff from India. Also, he has numerous scientific and industrial contacts with colleagues in India.
Dr. Tariq Samad
Dr. Samad was the 2009 President of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and a member of the International Scientific Council of the HYCON Network of Excellence. He monitors university research relationships across Honeywell globally and he has helped support university collaborations in Europe and India. He leads on "Outreach" initiatives of IEEE CSS to engage global groups in controls-related research for societal and industry impact.
Prof. P.R. Kumar
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Prof. Kumar has extensive contacts with the Indian Institute of Science and its faculty members over the past quarter century. For example, gave a Tutorial on "Cyber-physical Systems" at the Automation Science and Engineering Conference in Bangalore last summer, and was Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Research, India. He is also an an Honorary Professor at IIT Hyderabad.
Ravindrav D. Gudi
IIT Bombay, India
Prof. Gudi has worked in the areas of plant wide performance monitoring of large scale process plants. These involve approaches related to complexity reduction towards facilitating the monitoring task while retaining the intended accuracy of predictions. He has also worked in the area of (virtual) inferential sensing to generate estimates of difficult-to-measure critical performance parameters. He also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He has actively collaborated with researchers in Germany (Stuttgart and Aachen) under the DAAD exchange program.
Professor, Electrical Engineering
IIT Delhi, India
With over 30 years of experience, Prof Murthy interacted with both Universities and Industry. He has contributed significantly to energy efficiency & conservation, curriculum and lab development. He has published over 220 papers, guided over 100 graduate theses, completed over 80 sponsored research and consultancy projects, dealing with Energy Converters and Energy Systems. His inventions have led to field deployment of renewable energy systems and energy efficient drive systems. He was coordinator of international collaborations with European organisations.
Prof. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
Head of Bioengineering Department
Dr. Vidyasagar has held faculty positions in universities in the EU. He is included as one of “Forty Tech Gurus” in IEEE Spectrum 2004. He is the General Chair for a major international control conference to be held in Hyderabad in 2013. Dr Vidyasagar has strong connections with the European research community already and believes that collaboration between the EU and India can help develop solutions for both emerging regions and developed markets. He is also especially interested in leveraging recent advances in R&D in monitoring and control in Indian organizations for developing effective solutions for global challenges.
Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India
Dr. Tongia obtained a PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon and was faculty member there. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India, a newly established not-for-profit Think Tank. His interests are smart grids, meaningful broadband, non-conventional energy generation etc. He is strongly committed to EU-Indian collaboration. In addition to the above experts, external to the project, three other experts, linked to partners, will contribute to the Expert Group on their personal capacity.
Professor, Electrical Communication Engineering
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
Prof Vijay Kumar works in the area of wireless networking as applied to a variety of applications including sensor networks. He is a leading researcher in the area with many impactful publications. He is strongly involved in several IISc initiatives on using networks for monitoring in healthcare, energy management systems, etc. He is also leading many projects sponsored by the Government of India on sensing and monitoring.
Dr. Romeo Ortega
As a member of EEIC, he has long time, very productive, scientific collaboration with Indian partners: in particular, he coordinates of an India – France project IFCPAR with IIT – Mumbai, which provides funds for mutual exchanges of PhD students and researchers, as well as scholarships to Indian national for PhD studies. He has published of more than 15 scientific papers in international journals and conferences with Indian partners on the main topics of interest of EUCLID. Hosted several post-doctoral and PhD students, as well as researchers from Indian institutions.
Prof. Dr. Arjan van der Schaft
Professor, Head of Systems, Control and Applied Analysis research unit
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
As a member of EEIC, Prof. Van Der Schaft has long time, very productive, scientific collaboration with Indian partners: in particular, has supervised two PhD students from India and is currently supervising another two PhD students from India on topics in complex systems theory. Total number of PhD students from India in his group at the moment is five. He has scientific contacts with many colleagues in India.