Ramviyas N. Parasuraman
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    SMART Lab, Purdue University.

    Office: 4081, Wang Hall,
    516 Northwestern Ave,
    West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA.

    email: ramviyas at purdue.edu

Welcome to my homepage!

I'm presently working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University. I'm associated with the SMART lab directed by Prof. Byung-Cheol Min. We work on projects relevant to Networked Robotics and Assistive Technologies.

Previously I was working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the  Robotics Perception and Learning - RPL lab (previously Computer Vision and Active Perception lab) in KTH with Prof. Petter Ogren. I was glad to be a part of an awesome team of researchers at the Center for Autonomous Systems (CAS) of the CSC school at KTH. At KTH, I was involved in two European projects under EU-FP7 grants, TRADR and RECONFIG

Before KTH, I worked at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Switzerland where I conducted my doctoral research in mobile robotics and received my Ph.D. (Robotics and Automation) from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain in Oct 2014. My Ph.D. thesis titled “Wireless communication enhancement methods for mobile robots in radiation environments” was on teleoperated mobile robots for radiation survey applications at CERN. I was part of the EU-ITN project PURESAFE as a Marie-Curie Early State Researcher. I had developed tools for optimizing and predicting wireless communication in mobile robots applied in hostile environmental conditions. While at CERN, I also led a part of the Robotic Train project (TIM - Train Inspection Monorail) for conducting radiation inspections at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). 

A short Biography of my Education and Employment experience is here.

Research interests:
  • Networked Robotics
  • Robot Control and Communications
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Search and Rescue Robots
  • Human-Robot interfaces
  • Machine Learning of Radio Signals

Teaching and Supervision:

I was a teacher of "EL2310 Scientific Programming" masters level course at KTH, Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. I occasionally provide guest lectures in several courses at Purdue University.
I was a co-supervisor of two MS students at KTH. I currently mentor a few Ph.D. and M.S. students at the SMART lab in Purdue.


Feb 2018: Our paper got accepted to the Int. workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI) associated with the HRI conference!

Jan 2018: I gave a Seminar on the topic "Gaussian Processes Regression" to the members of the SMART lab at Purdue.

Oct 2017: I gave a Guest Lecture on the topic "Robotic Technologies for Assistive Wheelchairs" in the Assistive Robotics course CNIT 581-AST at Purdue. 

May 2017 -June 2018: I'm serving as a Guest Editor for the Technologies Journal for the special issue on Assistive Robotics. Please consider submitting your best paper!

July 2017: I've participated in the RSS Workshop on Robot Communications at MIT, Boston. We presented two posters on our works based on RCAMP and ROS-Pound.

June 2017: Our IROS paper on Resilient Communication-Aware Motion Planner (RCAMP) got accepted!

May 2017: I've participated in the Mid-West Robotics Workshop held at TTI Chicago, with a poster presentation of our work "Multi-Robot Rendezvous".

Apr 2017: I gave a guest lecture on the topic "Design Guidelines for Mobile Robotic Systems in Harsh Environments" in the course CNIT 581-008 - Software Design and Development for Robotics (2017 Spring).

Mar-Apr 2017: I gave a Short Course on Robot Operating System (ROS) to the SMART lab graduate students. Link here.

Oct 2016: I gave a guest lecture on the topic "Assistive Technologies for disabled - Mobility Enhancement" in the course CNIT 581-AST - Introduction to Assistive Technology and Robotics (2016 Fall).

Media Appearance

Aug 2012: I appeared in the PURESAFE Promo/Outreach video by CERN in 2012.