Dr Anandarup Mukherjee
Senior Research Associate
ANANDARUP MUKHERJEE, Ph.D
Member (IEEE, ACM)
Anand works with the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) of the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and PdRA member at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, and also serves as the Vice-chair of IEEE-P1954 Standards Committee, Associate Editor of Springer Nature’s PPNA and is an Area expert in IEEE ComSoc SIG on IoT for e-Health.
He works on smart and self-aware monitoring systems. His research interests include low-cost industrial digitalization and transformation architectures and automation in manufacturing, logistics, asset management and hospital operations. He works on designing and implementing various low-cost industrial sensing and monitoring solutions across a range of manufacturing industries. His team works closely with many UK-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across diverse manufacturing domains and consults them on their digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0. He leads the conceptualization of low-cost IoT digitization solution testing and their evaluation, as well as works on the impact assessment of digitization in SMEs using these low-cost and off-the-shelf solutions. He also looks into how typical digitization solutions in manufacturing industries can be easily transformed and repurposed for quick use across healthcare, logistics, and construction industries.
Anand holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, and a Master’s degree in Microelectronics & VLSI Design from West Bengal University of Technology, India. His Ph.D. focused on conceptualizing, designing, and implementing various data and computation offloading and run-time optimizing solutions for UAVs and UAV networks. His research interests include Aerial IoT, UAVs, Aerial swarms, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT, IoT architectures, digital transformation, IoT sensing, IoT communications, and networked robots. Many of his systems and works have been covered in print and televised media.
He has been awarded various prestigious awards such as the 2018 Gandhian Young Technological Innovation award by the Hon’ble President of India for “Socially Relevant Innovation” in 2018, the Dr. A. K. N. Reddy Award for commercialization of prototypes in 2018, and others from organizations such as IBM and Johnson Controls. During his Ph. D tenure, he has also been the recipient of many prestigious travel grants for attending conferences, workshops, and meetings across the globe from organizations such as Microsoft R&D, ACM, IIT Kharagpur, DEITY, etc. He has been popularly covered in Indian national print and televised media for his works on UAVs and IoT based systems in healthcare. He has also been associated with various national and international funded projects of organizations such as ITRA- Media Lab Asia, ICAR, British Council, etc.
He frequently serves at various capacities in various renowned international conferences, has been invited for keynote lectures, and regularly talks at different academic and industrial venues on his works in the domain of UAVs, IoT, and recently Industry 4.0. Anand has given keynotes, panel talks, invited talks, and lectures across UK and India. Till date, he has a total of more than 50 referred scientific publications in IEEE and Elsevier transactions/journals and some of the most coveted conferences, such as IEEE INFOCOM, WCNC, ICC, and GLOBECOM. He is the author of two textbooks on IoT and Industrial IoT from Cambridge University Press and CRC press, respectively. He has more than 560 citations with an h-index of 13 (Google Scholar) till date. He regularly serves as a peer reviewer in more than 30 highly impactful IEEE Transactions, and other IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley journals.