Dr.S.Sakthivel Murugan

 ece_sakthivel Associate Professor

Dr.S.Sakthivel Murugan B.E., M.Tech.,Ph.D

Email: sakthivels@ssn.edu.in

Ph. Extn:581

Dr. S. Sakthivel Murugan, obtained his B.E., degree from Madras University and M.Tech, degree from Pondicherry University. He received his PhD degree from Anna University for his research work on Underwater Signal Processing. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of ECE, SSN. Prior to joining SSN, he was with Vel Tech, Chennai for Three months. His research area of interest is in underwater acoustic communication, underwater signal processing and underwater acoustic wireless sensor networks, and Deep Learning.

Dr. S. Sakthivel Murugan is a Life Member of Indian Society for technical education, Ocean Society of India, and member of Acoustic Society of America. He has acquired projects worth Rs. 109.74 Lakh from various agencies including DST-SSTP, TNSCST, NIOT, and SSN Trust.

He has received more number of (14) awards which includes Cognizant Best faculty Award 2018-19, Good Teacher Award (Redington) 2016, Young Researcher Award (VIFFA) 2015, SSN’s Best Teacher Award 2010 for his activities and achievements during the academic year 2010–2011, 2 Best presenter awards in Singapore and Australia and 9 best paper awards.

To his credit, he has authored and coauthored 20+ research articles on Underwater Communication in leading International Journals including JASA, Sea Technology, Geo Marine Science, etc. He has also presented and published his research papers in 60+ proceedings of International and National conferences.  He has supervised 5 PhD dissertations and supervising 8 PhD scholars registered under Anna University.

As on 2020, Dr. S. Sakthivel Murugan has delivered many invited talks in various Engineering Colleges in TamilNadu.

Publications- ResearchGate Link


Book Publication Details:


  1. Analog and Digital Communication (In-Press)
  2. Communication Theory (McGraw Hill – 2018)
  3. Principles of Communication (RBA Publication – 2011)
  4. Analog and Digital Communication (RBA Publication – 2010)
  5. Communication Engineering (RBA Publication – Second Edition – 2011, First Edition – 2006)
  6. Principles of Analog and Digital Communications (RBA Publication – 2006).

Reviewed (International Editions -Full books):

  1. Electrical Engineering Principles and Application (International Edition – 6th) , Author – Allan R. Hambley
  2. Adaptive Filter Theory (International Edition – 5th), Author – Simon Haykin.
  3. Electromagnetic Engineering and Waves (International edition – 2nd), Author – Inan/ Said.
  4. Fundamentals of Communication Systems (International edition -2nd),

Author- Simon Haykin.

Funded Projects 

1. Title : Offshore excavation of heritage rich sites of Poompuhar and Mahabalipuram using machine learning
  Organization : DST –SSTP
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 50,00,000/-
  Status : Ongoing (2018 – 2021)
  Role : PI
2. Title : Implementation of Magnetic Induction based underground sensor network for smart irrigation
  Organization : DST –TNSCST
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 8,60,000/-
  Status : Ongoing (2017 – 2019)
  Role : PI
3. Title : Design and hardware Implementation of Adaptive algorithms for wind driven ambient noise in shallow water
  Organization : NIOT
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 20,64,000/-
  Status : Completed (2009 – 2012)
  Role : Co- PI


4. Title : Enhancement of Underwater Acoustic Test tank
  Organization : SSNCE
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 6,00,000/-
  Status : Ongoing (2019 – 2021)
  Role : PI
5. Title : Development of an Indigenous research-based inspection class Remotely Operatable Vehicle.
  Organization : SSNCE
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 9,05,000/-
  Status : Completed (2018 – 2021)
  Role : PI
6. Title : Enhancement of Underwater Acoustic Research Lab
  Organization : SSNCE
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 3,40,000/-
  Status : Completed (2015 – 2016)
  Role : PI
7. Title : Data collection for characterization of underwater ambient noise at Bay of Bengal – Pondicherry/ Cuddalore (or) cochin
  Organization : SSNCE
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 2,85,000/-
  Status : Completed (2014 – 2015)
  Role : PI
8. Title : Development of underwater acoustic research lab
  Organization : SSNCE
  Sanctioned Amount : INR 7,00,000/-
  Status : Completed (2013 – 2014)
  Role : PI


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