Dr. S. Pravin Kumar
Dr. S. Pravin Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
Dr. S. Pravin Kumar, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering has 12 years of teaching and research experience. He has been associated with the research in the area of biomedical signal analysis and biomedical instrumentation for more than 9 years.
He received his B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering degree from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in 2000, M.E. Biomedical Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka in 2003, and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 2011.
During his Ph.D, he developed automated epileptic detection techniques in EEG using entropy features and artificial neural network (ANN) methods. In addition to EEG analysis, he developed reconstruction algorithm for brain Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) images, in which he applied finite element meshes based mathematical models and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) in solving the EIT inverse problem to localize the neuronal abnormalities.
He is a recognized supervisor of Anna University. His recent research includes developing abnormality detection system from the respiration and ECG signals, body area network and EEG based cognitive load analysis. In the work on EEG based cognitive load analysis (2014), cognitive measures were directed to assess the working memory load while performing different tasks. The study was performed on bilingual Indian subjects, correlating the cognitive load with EEG to classify the tasks based on Lexile measures.
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