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Seshan Srirangarajan

Contact Department of Electrical Engineering Office: +91-11-26591107


Information Room IIA-310, Bharti School E-mail: seshan@ee.iitd.ac.in
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Web: http://web.iitd.ac.in/seshan
New Delhi 110016, India

Research Wireless communication, signal processing, optimization, machine learning, distributed algorithms.
Interests
Education University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, August 2008
Thesis: Ranging and Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks
Adviser: Professor Ahmed H. Tewfik
M.S., Electrical Engineering, May 2005
Thesis: Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks under NLOS Propagation Environments
Minor in Mathematics
Adviser: Professor Ahmed H. Tewfik

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India


B.E., Electronics Engineering, June 2001
Thesis: Web-enabled Devices for Monitoring and Controlling Processes

Academic Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India


Experience
Assistant Professor February 2015 to present

Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland


Postdoctoral Fellow May 2011 to January 2014
Occupancy detection using sensor networks for improving building energy efficiency
Investigated selected research problems in the area of occupancy detection and localiza-
tion in buildings and indoor spaces with the aim to improve building energy management.
Developed occupancy state estimation methods using machine learning techniques by
fusing multi-modal sensor data streams.
Wireless Sensor Networks as a Platform Technology: Innovation Needs Assessment Study
Study examined the current research landscape, research literature, business contexts
and commercial offerings in the area of wireless sensor networks to identify barriers,
opportunities and gaps for WSN in energy management and related application areas.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Research Fellow October 2008 to May 2011
WaterWiSe@SG Project,Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM)
Real-time monitoring of water supply distribution systems using sensor networks.
Demonstrated the application of wireless sensor networks for high data rate, on-line
monitoring of hydraulic parameters within a large urban water distribution system.
Developed signal processing techniques to enable remote detection and localization of
leaks and pipe burst events.
Human-Centric Urban Sensing for Vehicular Applications
Developed a framework for integrating human-centric urban and vehicular sensing.
Developed a prototype system for monitoring air pollutants present in vehicular exhaust
and understanding its relationship with human driving patterns.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA


Graduate Researcher September 2001 to August 2008
Ph.D. Thesis: Ranging and Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks
Demonstrated by simulations the use of ultra-wide band (UWB) pulses appended to the
communication packets for high-precision ranging.

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Developed a distributed localization algorithm using convex relaxation techniques.
Developed a directional beacon-based positioning algorithm and implemented it on USRP
hardware test bed using the GNU Radio software.
Masters Thesis: Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks under NLOS Propagation Envi-
ronments
Demonstrated a time-of-arrival (TOA)-based ranging algorithm and a robust location
algorithm for countering non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios.
Course Projects
Implemented a fast image processing algorithm for wavelet-domain reconstruction of lost
blocks during wireless transmission.
Implemented a pulse-echo ranging based scheme for distance and velocity estimation of
a moving target.
Graduate Instructor September 2004 to August 2008
Introduction to Circuits and Electronics, EE 2001 (June 2008 to August 2008)
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory, EE 3006 (June 2007 to August 2007)
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Laboratory, EE 3005/3006 (January 2007 to
May 2007)
Introduction to Electronics - I and II, EE 2101/2103 (September 2004 to December 2004)
Responsible for lectures and supervision of laboratory for junior and senior undergraduate
students.
Developed exams, supplementary course material, including course web page.
Sample student evaluations available upon request.
Research Assistant September 2001 to January 2002, April 2006 to March 2007
Minnesota Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT) Project (April 2006 to March 2007)
Developed signal processing tools for analysis of pavement response data to determine
the baseline and peak load response of the sensors.
Developed user interface in Matlab to automate the data analysis process.
Biotelemetry Project (September 2001 to January 2002)
Designed the architecture for a wireless system to record brain signals from moving
animals.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program September 2004 to December 2006


Gained an understanding of learning theory and strategies, developed teaching skills, created
course syllabus and job search materials.
Worked with faculty from different institutional types.
Resource Instructor, Center for Teaching and Learning July 2004 to August 2004
Designed and conducted a training program (IT-TALK) for new International Teaching
Assistants.
Teaching Assistant January 2002 to August 2004
Conducted weekly laboratory on electronic circuits.
Guided undergraduate students during office hours.
Graded weekly homeworks, lab reports and provided laboratory exams.

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India


Undergraduate Researcher April 2000 to June 2001
Bachelors Degree Project: Web-enabled devices for monitoring and controlling processes.
Designed a prototype micro-controller based system for monitoring the status and con-
trolling any device remotely through the web.

Professional Honeywell Technology Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Experience
ACS Lab PhD Student InternJune 2005 to December 2005, June 2006 to August 2006
Developed techniques for tracking people/assets, for industrial, healthcare and emergency
rescue applications.
Algorithm development and implementation in Matlab, embedded programming, hardware
testing/calibration, and field measurements.

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Electro Thermal Solutions LLC, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, USA
Electrical Design Intern November 2003 to January 2004
Developed circuit boards for an IC chip reliability tester.
Analog and digital circuit design, circuit board assembly, testing, calibration.

Research and Clean Energy Research Initiative (CERI), Department of Science and Technology (DST), En-
Travel Grants ergy efficiency and occupant comfort management in the built environment, PI, | 2,61,39,200,
20172020.
IRCSET/Intel Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Occupancy de-
tection using sensor networks for improving building energy efficiency, Irish Research Council
(formerly IRCSET), PI, e 79,280, 20112013.
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Project Grant, Developing a computer
program to select peak dynamic sensor responses from pavement testing, Co-PI, US$ 48,345,
20062007.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Travel Grant, US$ 1000, 2007.

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) Travel Grant, University of Minnesota,
US$ 300, 2005.

Honours and Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program Certification, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,
Awards USA, 2006.
Honeywell Technical Award, Honeywell Technology Center, Minneapolis, USA, 2006.

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, ECE Department, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA,
2006.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, ECE Department, University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities, USA, 20022004.

International Student Tuition Scholarship, International Student and Scholar Services, Univer-
sity of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA, 20022003.
Tata Chemical Golden Jubilee Foundation Scholarship, Mumbai, India, 2001.
Whos Who in the World and Whos Who in America Listee, Marquis Whos Who, New Prov-
idence, NJ, USA, 20072008 and 20122013.

Journal 1. S. Srirangarajan, M. Allen, A. Preis, M. Iqbal, H. B. Lim, and A. J. Whittle. Wavelet-based


Publications Burst Event Detection and Localization in Water Distribution Systems. Journal of Signal
Processing Systems, Springer, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 116, July 2013. [Download link]
2. M. Allen, A. Preis, M. Iqbal, S. Srirangarajan, H. B. Lim, L. Girod, and A. J. Whittle. Real-
Time In-Network Distribution System Monitoring to Improve Operational Efficiency. Journal
American Water Works Association (AWWA), Vol. 103, No. 7, pp. 6375, July 2011. [Down-
load link]
3. S. F. A. Shah, S. Srirangarajan, and A. H. Tewfik. Implementation of a Directional Beacon-
based Position Location Algorithm in a Signal Processing Framework. IEEE Transactions on
Wireless Communications, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 10441053, March 2010. [Download link]
4. S. Srirangarajan, A. H. Tewfik, and Z.-Q. Luo. Distributed Sensor Network Localization
using SOCP Relaxation. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 7, No. 12,
pp. 48864895, December 2008. [Download link]

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Conference 1. S. Srirangarajan, and D. Pesch. Occupancy Estimation using Real and Virtual Sensors.
Publications In: 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
(IPSN), April 2013. [Download link]

2. S. Srirangarajan, and D. Pesch. Source Localization using Graph-based Optimization Tech-


nique. In: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2013.
[Download link]
3. S. Srirangarajan, and D. Pesch. Sensor Selection using Heuristic-based Sequential Hypoth-
esis Testing. In: 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio
Communications (PIMRC), September 2012. [Download link]
4. A. Preis, M. Allen, M. Iqbal, S. Srirangarajan, H. B. Lim, L. Girod, and A. J. Whittle.
Real-time Monitoring of the Water Distribution System in Singapore: Overview of the Water-
WiSe@SG. In: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), July 2011.

5. S. Srirangarajan, M. Allen, A. Preis, M. Iqbal, H. B. Lim, and A. J. Whittle. Water Main


Burst Event Detection and Localization. In: 12th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Con-
ference (WDSA), September 2010. [Download link]
6. A. J. Whittle, L. Girod, A. Preis, M. Allen, H. B. Lim, M. Iqbal, S. Srirangarajan, C. Fu,
K.-J. Wong, and D. Goldsmith. WaterWiSe@SG: A Testbed for Continuous Monitoring of
the Water Distribution System in Singapore. In: 12th Water Distribution Systems Analysis
Conference (WDSA), September 2010. [Download link]
7. S. Srirangarajan, M. Iqbal, M. Allen, A. Preis, C. Fu, L. Girod, K.-J. Wong, H. B. Lim,
and A. Whittle. Real-time Burst Event Detection in Water Distribution Systems. In: 9th
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN),
April 2010. [Download link]

8. H. B. Lim, C. Fu, A. Nasir, S. Srirangarajan, B. Wang, K.-J. Wong, and B. H. Soong. An


Integrated Framework for Vehicular and Urban Sensing. In: IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops,
December 2009. [Download link]
9. S. Srirangarajan, S. F. A. Shah, and A. H. Tewfik. Directional Beacon based Positioning
System using RF Signals. In: 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), August
2008. [Download link]
10. S. Srirangarajan, A. H. Tewfik, and Z.-Q. Luo. Distributed Sensor Network Localization with
Inaccurate Anchor Positions and Noisy Distance Information. In: 32nd IEEE International
Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2007. [Download
link]
11. S. Srirangarajan, and A. H. Tewfik. Sensor Node Localization via Spatial Domain Quasi-
Maximum Likelihood Estimation. In: 14th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO),
September 2006. [Download link]
12. S. Srirangarajan, and A. H. Tewfik. Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks under Non
Line-of-Sight Propagation. In: 48th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBE-
COM), November 2005. [Download link]
13. S. Srirangarajan, and A. H. Tewfik. Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks under Non
Line-of-Sight Propagation. In: 28th General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science
(URSI), October 2005. (Invited paper) [Download link]

14. A. H. Tewfik, and S. Srirangarajan. Localization in Non Line-of-Sight Environments for


Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN),
February 2005. [Download link]

Poster/Demo 1. S. Srirangarajan, and D. Pesch. Occupancy Detection in Office Buildings: Experimental


Abstracts Evaluation. In: Intel Ireland Research Conference (IIRC), October 2012.

2. S. Srirangarajan, D. Pesch, and C. Sheridan. Occupancy Detection in Indoor Spaces for


Building Energy Management. In: Intel European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC),
October 2011.

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Technical 1. S. Srirangarajan. Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things: Technologies, Appli-
Reports cations and Challenges. FITT Forum, Newsletter of Foundation for Innovation and Technology
Transfer, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 911, January 2016. [Down-
load link]
2. S. Srirangarajan, B.-L. Wenning, and D. Pesch. State of the Art Review and Critical Assess-
ment of Wireless Sensor Network Technologies and Applications. Innovation Needs Assessment
Study Report, Cork Institute of Technology, December 2013.
3. WaterWiSe@SG Research Team. WaterWiSe@SG: Continuous Monitoring of Water Distribu-
tion Systems. Research Report 2009, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, August 2010. [Download link]
4. M. Allen, M. Iqbal, L. Girod, A. Preis, S. Srirangarajan, C. Fu, K.-J. Wong, H. B. Lim,
and A. Whittle. WaterWiSe@SG: a WSN for Continuous Monitoring of Water Distribution
Systems. WaterWiSe System Overview Technical Report. June 2010. [Download link]
5. T. R. Burnham, A. H. Tewfik, and S. Srirangarajan. Development of a Computer Program
for Selecting Peak Dynamic Sensor Responses from Pavement Testing. MnROAD Report, Min-
nesota Department of Transportation, Research Services Section, August 2007. [Download
link]

Patents Soumitri Kolavennu, Anoop Mathur, and Seshan Srirangarajan. Method and apparatus
for installing and/or determining the position of a receiver of a tracking system. Honeywell
International Inc., US Patent No. 7471242, December 2008. [Download link]

Invited Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D). Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks. New
Presentations Delhi, India, June 2014.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). Positioning in Wireless Networks and Mon-
itoring Water Supply Distribution Systems using Wireless Sensor Networks. Mumbai, India,
October 2008.
Honeywell Technology Center. Ranging and Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks. Min-
neapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2008.

Consultancy Content Development for Internet of Things (IoT), Nihon Communication Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,
Projects Bangalore, India, May 2016 - present.
Interview Panel Member - Subject Expert, Global Placements, Hyderabad, India, Jan 2016 -
present.

Administrative Indian Institute of Technology Delhi:


Service Member, Advisory Committee for Library (ACL), 2016 - present
Member, Proctorial Team, 2016
Member, Alumni Affairs Committee, 2015 - present

Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi:


Program Coordinator, M.Tech. in Communication Engineering and the Dual Degree Program,
2016 - present
Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC), 2016 - present
Member, Departmental Undergraduate Committee (DUGC), 2016 - present
Faculty Coordinator, Open House, 2016
Member, Design and Practical Experience (DPE) Committee, 2015 - present

Bharti School, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi:


Faculty Coordinator, Open House, 2016
Member, Committee for framing policies for resource utilisation, 2016 - present

Professional Advisory Committee Member:


Service Int. Conf. Wireless Networks & Embedded Systems (WECON) 2016
IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence: Theories, Applications and Future Directions
2015

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Technical Program Committee Member:
National Conf. on Communications (NCC), 2017
Int. Conf. Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI) 2017 thru 2013
Int. Conf. Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet) 2015
Int. Conf. Green Computing and Internet of Things (ICGCIoT) 2015
Int. Conf. Computing in Mechanical Engineering (ICCME) 2015
Int. Symp. Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA) 2017 thru 2015
IEEE Int. Conf. Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems (SPICES)
2015
Int. Conf. Contemporary Computing and Informatics (IC3I) 2014
Computers, Communications and Applications Conference (COMCOMAP) 2012: Workshop on
Cognitive, Cooperative and Diversity Techniques (CCDT)
IEEE Int. Conf. Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2011: Workshop on Cognitive and
Cooperative Networks
IEEE Int. Conf. Communication Technology (ICCT) 2011
Int. Conf. Advances in Computing and Communications (ACC) 2011
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conf. (WCNC) 2010
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. (GLOBECOM) 2007.

Reviewer for:
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Board for Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Gov-
ernment of India
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST),
Government of India
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
IEEE Sensors Journal
Elsevier - Computer Communications
Pacific Journal of Optimization
Inderscience - International Journal of Sensor Networks
Inderscience - International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems
Springer - Mobile Networks and Applications
International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science
Conferences: ICC, ICUWB, GLOBECOM, WCNC, VTC, WMNC.

Technical Simulation packages: Matlab, Cadence OrCAD, NI LabView, SPICE


Skills Programming: C, Python, Pascal
Computer Applications: LATEX, common productivity packages for Windows platform
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows family, Linux
Hardware experience in analog and digital electronics

Mathematical Linear Algebra, Combinatorial Optimization, Linear Programming, Convex optimization, Cryptol-
Expertise ogy, Number Theory

Engineering Communication: Digital Communication, Wireless Communication, Telecommunication Networks,


Expertise Detection and Estimation Theory, Data Communication and Computer Networks, Probability and
Stochastic Processes.

Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing, Real-time Signal Processing, Multirate and Multiscale
Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing

References Available upon request

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