CURRICULUM VITAE
Ravi Kumar
Assistant Professor
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Thapar University, Patiala, 147004, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Ph: +91-175-2393021, Mobile: +91-8437166952,
Fax: +91-01751-2364498, 2393005
Areas of Interest
Bio-inspired Techniques and Intelligent Systems: Algorithms, applications and
implementation of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Fuzzy Logic, Data mining,
Optimization, Pattern recognition, Design and development of Electronic Nose (ENOSE)
based on sensor arrays, Biologically inspired techniques for sensor array signal processing
and data analysis.
Semiconductor Devices and Microsensors: Design, fabrication and characterization of
thick film tin oxide based integrated sensor arrays for chemical sensing applications.
Microelectronics: Digital and Analog VLSI design, Low power VLSI design, Design and
Fabrication of Hybrid ICs.
Signal Processing: Wavelet analysis, VLSI Signal Processing, Image processing.
Education
Ph.D. (Aug. 2007- Jan 2011)
Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Course Work-19 Credits (CGPA-8.11)
Thesis Title: Application of Soft Computational Techniques
for Identification/Quantification of Gases/Odors Using
Responses of Tin Oxide Based Sensor Arrays
Supervisor: Prof. V.N. Mishra, Co-Supervisors: Dr. R. Dwivedi, Prof. R.R. Das
B.E. (2007)
Electronics Engineering, Institute of Engineering,
Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India (CGPA-8.0)
Employment History
May 2011-Present
Assistant Professor at Dept. of Electronics & Comm. Eng.,
Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India
June, 09-January 2011
UGC Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in
Microelectronics (CRME), Indian Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Aug, 07-June, 09
UGC Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in
Microelectronics (CRME), Indian Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Technical Expertise
Circuit Design and Simulation Tools/Languages: ORCAD P-Spice, Cadence, Xilinx, VHDL,
Verilog HDL
Programming Languages and Platforms: MATLAB/SIMULINK, Turbo C, Turbo C++,
Neural Ware, Solar Pro
Semiconductor and IC Technology: Thick Film Screen Printing, Vacuum Deposition, Plasma
Cleaning, Oxidation Furnace, Diffusion Furnace, Mask Aligner, Photoresist Spinner.
High Resolution Imaging Techniques: XRD, SEM
Device Characterization: Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer
Publications
Journals: 09, Conferences: 05
Journals
1. Ravi Kumar, Game Theoretic Pattern Analysis for Identification of Odors/Gases Using
Response of a Poorly Selective Sensor Array, IEEE Sensors Journal (In Press)
2. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, Simultaneous Identification and
Quantification of Odors/Gases Using a Fuzzy Entropy Based Neuro-Wavelet IdentifierCum-Quantifier and Dynamic Response of Oxygen-Plasma Treated Thick Film Tin Oxide
Sensor Array, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, issue 7, pp. 1548-1555
3. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, Wavelet Coefficient Trained Neural
Network Classifier for Improvement in Qualitative Classification Performance of OxygenPlasma Treated Thick Film Tin Oxide Sensor Array Exposed to Different Odors/gases,
IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, issue 4, pp. 1013-1018
4. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Neuro Fuzzy Classifier cum
Quantifier for qualitative and quantitative analysis of Individual Odor Using Responses of
Thick-Film Tin-Oxide Sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.10, Issue 9, September 2010,
pp. 1461-1468
5. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Radial Basis Function Neural
Network Classifier for the Discrimination of Individual Odor Using Responses of ThickFilm Tin-Oxide Sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.9, Issue 10, October 2009, pp.
1254-1261
6. R. Prasad, R. Kumar, D. Singh, A Radial Basis Function Approach to Retrieve Soil
Moisture and Crop Variables from X-Band Scatterometer Observations, Progress in
Electromagnetic Research B, Vol. 12, 2009, pp. 201-217
7. Somesh Kumar, Ravi Kumar, A 1.8V and 2GHz Inductively Degenerated CMOS Low
Noise Amplifier, International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer
Technology (IJECCT), Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2012, pp. 150-154
8. Akash Agrawal, Ravi Kumar*, Amit Kumar Kohli, R. Dwivedi, Performance Comparison
of PCA and ICA Pre-processors in Identification of Individual Gases Using Response of a
Poorly Selective Solid-state Sensor Array, Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 145,
Issue 10, October 2012, pp. 191-202
9. Rajveer Singh, Divneet Singh Kapoor, Ravi Kumar, Amit Kumar Kohli, Characterization
of Shape Curving Effects on Multi-Band Fractal Antenna Design, International Journal
of Computational Engineering & Management (IJCEM), Vol. 15 Issue 6, November
2012, pp. 44-48
Conferences
1. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V. N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Fuzzy Entropy Based Neural
Network Classifier for Odor Identification of Alcohols and Alcoholic Beverages
Using Thick Film Tin Oxide Sensor Array, In Proceedings, 9th Annual IEEE
Conference on Sensors (IEEE Sensors 2010), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 1-4
November 2010
2. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Fuzzy-Entropy Based Approach
for Improving the Performance of an Electronic-Nose, In Proceedings, National
Conference on High Performance Computing and Applications (HPCA)-2010,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 8-11 February 2010
3. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Probabilistic Neural Network
model for the Electronic Sniffing of Wines, In Proceedings, National Conference on
High Performance Computing and Applications (HPCA)-2009, Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi, India, 9-12 February 2009
4. Ravi Kumar, R.R. Das, V.N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, A Fuzzy Logic Based Neural
Network Classifier for Qualitative Classification of Odors/Gases, In Proceedings,
International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electronic and Photonic Devices and
Systems -2009, Dept. of Electronics Eng., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India,
22-24 December 2009, pp. 188-191
5. Ravi Kumar, An Intelligent E-Nose System For Discrimination of Alcoholic Odorants
In Proceedings ‘I-Society 2012’ at GKU, Talwandi Saboo Bathinda ,Punjab, India,
July 20, 2012
Book Chapter:
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Book Title: “Sensor Array”; Chapter Title: “Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers/Quantifiers
for E-nose Applications”
Publisher: “In Tech Open Access Publishers, Croatia; ISBN 979-953-307-351-3
Review Assignments
 Reviewer for IEEE Sensors Journal (2010), Manuscript Type (Sensors Letters)

Reviewer for JETR (Manuscript no. 10-053) 2011
Thesis Supervision
Sr. No.
Name of Student
1.
Somesh Kumar
2.
Nitin Gupta
3.
Mohit Joshi
Title of Thesis
CMOS Low Noise RF
Amplifier
Design
and
Parameter Estimation Using
ANN
Design and Analysis of Low
Power SRAM
Degree
Date
of
Completion
M.Tech (VLSI 25/06/2012
Design
and
CAD)
M.Tech (VLSI 25/06/2012
Design
and
CAD)
Implementation
of
an M.Tech (VLSI 25/06/2012
Integrated Artificial Neural Design
and
Network Trained With CAD)
Back
Propagation
Algorithm
Courses Taught:(i) Information Theory and Coding (B.E. 5th Semester, July-Dec 2011)
(ii) HDL Based Digital Design (B.E. 8th Semester, January-June 2012)
(iii)Circuit Theory (B.E. 4th Semester, January-June 2012)
(iv) Information and Coding Theory (M.E. 1st Semester, July-Dec 2012)
(v) Random Variables & Stochastic Processes (M.E. 1st Semester, JulyDec 2012)
(vi) Soft Computing (M.E. 2nd Semester, January-June 2013)
(vii) VLSI Digital Signal Processing (M.E. 2nd Semester, JanuaryJune 2013)
Other Activities
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Authoring a book on soft computing
Member IEEE, Membership no. 92142798
Member IEEE Communication Society.
References
1. Prof. R. R. Das, Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of
Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India, Tel: +91-542-2310410,
Fax: +91-542-2366758, E-mail: . [email protected] [email protected] ,
2. Dr. Arvind K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, Nano Sonix Inc., 8025, Lamon Ave., Suite
010, Skokie, IL, 60077, USA, Tel: +847-556-2268, E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected],
3. Prof. K.K. Shukla, Ex-Head, Department of Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of
Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India, Tel: +91-542-230-7056,
Fax: +91-542-2366758, E-mail: [email protected]
4. Prof. V.N. Mishra, Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India, Tel: +91542-2314277, Fax: +91-542-2366758, E-mail: [email protected]
5. Dr. R. Dwivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India, Tel: +91542-2575979, Fax: +91-542-2366758, E-mail: [email protected]
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