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Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian

Asst. Professor

Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

Qualification: B-Tech, MS, Ph.D
b_karthi@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Analog and Digital VLSI Design, Complex Systems, Complexity Measures, Information Theory, Non-Linear Dynamics, Time Series Analysis, VLSI for Communications

Bio

Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (formerly known as Delhi Institute of Technology), New Delhi, India in 1999 and M.S degree from Simon Fraser university, Burnaby, Canada in 2002. He worked as a VLSI chip design engineer at Cogent Chipware Inc. and PMC-Sierra at Burnaby, Canadafor three years before joining as a faculty at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

His areas of interest include VLSI for communication; non-linear dynamics and complex systems. Currently his research pursuits include‘VLSI design of reliability based soft decision decoders’ and ‘Exploring the use of non-linear dynamics and complexity analysis for identification of biomarkers for early detection of epileptic seizures usingheart rate variability (HRV) and EEGdata.

He has published papers in top tier peer reviewed journals and conferences and a book chapter. He also serves in the technical program committee of the flagship IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE).

Education

  • 2016: Ph. D. in Non-linear Dynamics and Complexity Analysis
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2002: M. S. in VLSI Design
    Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • 1999: Bachelor of Technology
    Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

Year Affiliation
July 2016 – Present Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Domain : Teaching, Research and Funded Projects
September 2001 – June 2016 Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Domain : Teaching, Research
September 2008 – August 2011 Assistant Professor , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Domain : Teaching and Research
June 2003- June 2005 Technology Access Engineer, PMC Sierra Ltd, Burnaby, Canada
Domain : VLSI Backend Test Engineer
January 2002 – March 2003 Chip Design Designer, Cogent Chipware Ltd, Burnaby, Canada
Domain : VLSI Dsign and Layout and Engineer

Academic Responsibilities

SNo Position Class / Batch
1. Class Adviser (July 2016 – till date) 2016-2020
2. Academic Coordinator (July 2017-June 2018) 2016-2020
3. M. Tech. VLSI BOS

Undergraduate Courses Handled

  1. Electronic Circuits I
  2. Electronic Circuits II
  3. Linear Integrated Circuits

Post-Graduate / PhD Courses Handled

  1. Electronics System Level Design
  2. Functional Verification

Participation in Faculty Development / STTP / Workshops /Conferences

Title Organization Period Outcome
Nethealth Workshop IISc, Bangalore Jan 7th 2018. Research focus on using artificial intelligence for biomedical applications

Academic Research – PhD Guidance

Name of the Scholar Specialization / Title Duration / Registration Status / Year
Ms. Poornima Mohan Nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability July 2016 Pursuing course work.

Academic Research – PG Projects

SNo Name of the Scholar Programme Specialization Duration Status
1. Varsha K VLSI Design FPGA based Design 2018-19 Ongoing
2. Sreelakshmi P CESP Nonlinear dynamics for biomedical applications 2018-19 Ongoing
3. Aishwarya Ambat VLSI Design FPGA based Design 2017-18 Completed
4. Arul Jyothi VLSI Design Hardware design 2017-18 Completed

Sanctioned Projects

SNo Title Agency Amount Duration Status
1. Reliability Based Soft Decision Decoding of Turbo codes for Satellite Communication. ISRO 30.20 Lakhs Mar 2017- Feb 2020 Ongoing
2. Translational research using advanced digital signal processing of EEG and EKG. Pati Labs, USA $300 per month Sep 2016- Aug 2019 Ongoing

Research Laboratories – Developed / Associated

Location Name and Year Sponsoring Agencies Domain No. of Publications No. of Funded projects No. of PG / PhDs
D-302, AB-II IPC Lab (Information Processing and Coding Lab) 1) ISRO 2) Pati Labs, USA VLSI Signal Processing, Communication, Non-linear analysis of biological systems. 4 (published) 4 (accepted) 2 PG:4 PhD:-

International and National Collaborations

SNo Title Agency Amount Duration Status
1. Security aware realizations of hardware systems Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama Conference fee payments. Joint Paper publications, Since Oct 2017 Ongoing
2. Complexity analysis for biomedical and neuroscience applications National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bengaluru) Joint Paper Publications Since Sep 2017 Ongoing

 

Publications

Book Chapter

Measuring Complexity of Chaotic Systems With Cybernetics Applications

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, N. Nagaraj

Publisher : Handbook of Research on Applied Cybernetics and Systems Science

Conference Paper

A 2μV low offset, 130 dB High Gain Continuous Auto Zero Operational Amplifier

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, V. Raghuveer, and Sudhakar, S.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, ICCSP 2017

Effect of Hardware Trojans on the Performance of a Coded Communication System

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, A. R. Aravind, Kesavaraman, S. R., Dr. Yamuna B., and Lingasubramaniam, K.

Publisher : 2018 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)

Object recognition and obstacle avoidance robot

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, Arunkumar, R., Jayachandran, J., Jayapal, V., Chundatt, B. A., and Freeman, J. D

Publisher : 2009 Chinese Control and Decision Conference

MOS characteristics and a modified linear MOS resistor

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, Vineeth, K. V., Neeraj, A., and Nikhil, K. M.

Publisher : International Conference for Technical Postgraduates (TECHPOS), 2009

Low-power pipelined MIPS processor design

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, P. Gautham, and Parthasarathy, R.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2009 12th International Symposium on Integrated Circuits, ISIC '09

Journal Article

Vagus nerve stimulation modulates complexity of heart rate variability differently during sleep and wakefulness

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, Harikumar, K., Nagaraj, N., and Pati, S.

Publisher : Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

A new complexity measure for time series analysis and classification

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, N. Nagaraj, and Dey, S.

Publisher : The European Physical Journal Special Topics

Three perspectives on complexity: entropy, compression, subsymmetry

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, N. Nagaraj

Publisher : The European Physical Journal Special Topics

Dynamical Complexity Of Short and Noisy Time Series

Authors : Dr. Karthi Balasubramanian, N. Nithin

Publisher : The European Physical Journal Special Topics

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