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Dr. V T Gopakumar
Professor
Dr. V T Gopakumar
Areas of Interest : Fiber Optics, Fiber Bragg Grating, Fabry-Perot Narrowband Filters, All-Optical Signal Processing using Passive Optical Components, Free Space Optical Communications, Developing low-cost medical electronics devices., Human Vein-based Gesture controlled applications in industrial and home automation.
  • Email : vtgopakumar.ec@adishankara.ac.in
  • Designation : Professor
  • Mobile No : +91-999-5215-888
  • Date Of joining : 16-12-2020
Qualification Details

Ph.D.: 'Developing All-Optical Passive in-fibre Signal Processing Components' from Department of Instrumentation, CUSAT (2012-2018)

Supervising Guide: Prof (Dr) KN Madusoodanan, Department of Instrumentation, CUSAT.

Experimental works, testing and validation were done at the 'Grating Facility Centre' under the guidance of Prof (Dr) Balaji Srinivasan at the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Madras.

M-Tech:  'Communication Systems' from Department of Electrical EngineeringIIT Madras, Chennai (2003-2005)

Project: Simulation and fabrication of Fabry-Perot narrowband filters using fibre Bragg gratings.

Supervising Guide: Prof (Dr) Balaji Srinivasan, EE Department, IIT Madras.

Fabrication and characterization were done at Prof (Dr) S. Asokan's lab at IISc Bangalore.

B-Tech: Electronics and Communication Engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (1992-1996)

GATE (2003): 92.54.

PhD Guidship- APJ ABDUKALAM KERALA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (KTU) https://ktu.edu.in/eu/core/registeredResearchSupervisors.htm

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MJWPnn4AAAAJ&hl=en

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAD-5860-2020

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0898-0851

LinkedIn Profile V T Gopakumar PhD    https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-t-gopakumar-phd-b81601139/

M-Tech and PhD guidance.

  1. M-Tech Projects guided (6 numbers, four of them become international conference papers)
  2. PhD (1 ongoing; Secure home and industrial automation using human veins)

Achievements:

  1. Honourable mention from the judges and pivot prize from the audience for the pitch 'Command Clean' at the Innovation School program organised by Optica (OSA formerly) in Washington DC, 2022 (42 innovators around the world attended physically)
  2. Finalist in the BIRAC BIG17; 2020.
  3. RUSA funding holder through CITTIC, CUSAT, 2021 - INR2,00,000/-
  4. General Chair- ACCESS'21- An international Conference sponsored jointly by IEEE and AICTE.
  5. Got trained for the testing and verification of 2.5 Gbps and 10Gbps optical transponders at Venture Malaysia (2008)
  6. First Rank holder for the direct recruitment of Assistant Professor by the Corporate Academy Professional Education (CAPE) Government of Kerala in 2007.
  7. First fabrication of narrow band Fabry-Perot filters using fibre Bragg grating in India in collaboration with IISc Bangalore in 2004. (As of our best knowledge and belief)
  8. GATE Score of 92.54 in 2003.
  9. Official Malayalam translator for NPTEL-SWAYAM courses.
  10. EXPERT- AICTEStudent Learning and Assessment (SLA)

Collaborating With:

  1. Prof. Balaji Srinivasan, EE Department, IIT Madras
  2. Prof. Dr. Manas Kamal Bhuyan   EE Department IIT Guwahati
  3. CUSATECH Foundation, CITTIC, CUSAT.
Experience

15 years of teaching experience in Electronics/Communication/Fiber Optics; both India and abroad.

2.5 years of Industrial experience in Fiber-Optics @NeST R&D Center, SFO Technologies Cochin.

1.5 years of startup experience in developing low-cost indigenous Medical Electronics Devices.

Volunteering Experience

  1. Reviewer Indicon2022 -19th India IEEE India International Conference organised by IEEE Kerala Section.
  2. Reviewer-  4th PhD Colloquium 2022 on Ethnically Driven Innovation & Technology for Society, Organised by IEEE Bangalore Chapter and Amrita School of Engineering Bangalore.
  3. Executive Committee Member (Joint Secretary) - IIT Madras Alumni Association (IITMAA) 2021-2023
  4. Reviewing, screening and moderating the pitching session by the IIT Madras alumni for funding and in search of cofounders. 
  5. Reviewer for selecting the best 20 researchers in the world for a scholarship amount of $10,000/- in the area of Fiber optics and Photonics by the OPTICA Foundation (Former Optical Society of America, Washington DC) 
  6. OSA Travelling Lecturer (Since 2019)
  7. YouTube Channel -V T Gopakumar (Exclusively for sharing academic and technical information for students and parents)
  8. Reviewer- IEEE Access

Achievements:

  1. Honourable mention from the judges and pivot prize from the audience for the pitch 'Command Clean' at the Innovation School in Washington DC, 2021 (42 innovators around the world attended)
  2. Finalist in the BIRAC BIG17; 2020.
  3. RUSA funding holder through CITTIC, CUSAT, 2021 - INR2,00,000/-
  4. General Chair- ACCESS'21- An international Conference sponsored jointly by IEEE and AICTE.
  5. Got trained for the testing and verification of 2.5 Gbps and 10Gbps optical transponders at Venture Malaysia (2008)
  6. First Rank holder for the direct recruitment of Assistant Professor by the Corporate Academy Professional Education (CAPE) Government of Kerala in 2007.
  7. First fabrication of narrow band Fabry-Perot filters using fibre Bragg grating in India in collaboration with IISc Bangalore in 2004. (As of our best knowledge and belief)
  8. GATE Score of 92.54 in 2003.
  9. Official Malayalam translator for NPTEL-SWAYAM courses.
  10. EXPERT- AICTEStudent Learning and Assessment (SLA)
Publications Details

Journal Publications:

  1. V T Gopakumar, KN Madhusoodnan, Balaji Srinivasan “Simulation and Experimental Validation of Fiber Fabry-Perot Filters for optical clock recovery” Journal of Optics (Springer) no 44, volume2, 2015. (SCOPUS)
  2. V T Gopakumar, KN Madhusoodnan “Design of All-Optical Integrators and Differentiators based on Fabry- Perot Filters using Fiber Bragg Gratings” Journal of Photonic Network Communications, (Springer) Vol 33, Issue 3, June 2017. (SCI Indexed)
  3. V T Gopakumar “A novel design proposal for low-cost vein-viewer for medical and non-contact biometric applications using NIR imaging" Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology March 2021 (Taylor and Francis). (SCOPUS)
  4. V T Gopakumar “New Pedagogy demands Indian Higher Education System” Convergence, An International Journal of ICTAK, UGC approved journal, Vol 4, Issue 1, pp 43-45 December 2018.
  5. V T Gopakumar “Curriculum and Mentoring required in primary and secondary education in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.O” Convergence, An International Journal of ICTAK, UGC approved journal, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp 41-43December 2020.

International Conference Publications:

  1. VT Gopakumar, K. Madhav, Balaji Srinivasan S.Asokan “Fabry-Perot Cavities Based on Fiber Bragg Gratings” (Proceedings of the International Conference on Optoelectronics and Lasers, Paper OP-FIO-6, Dehradun (2005) FiLS Group, IIT Madras, Chennai.
  2. VS Hari, VT Gopakumar, Balaji Srinivasan, S.Asokan “Novel techniques for fabricating Fabry- Perot filters based on Fiber Bragg Grating” (Proceedings of the International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Paper OFD23 (2006) ePrints, IISc Bangalore.
  3.  MS Aswathy, SS Pournamy, V T Gopakumar, VP Mahadevan Pillai, Madhusoodhanan, and Balaji Srinivasan “All-Optical integrators based on FBG & Fabry-Perot-Fiber Bragg Gratings” (International conference on fibre optics and Photonics OSA 2012 IIT Madras) Publisher: IEEE (Scopus)
  4. V S Nandu, VT GopakumarVP Mahadevan Pillai, Madhusoodhanan, and Balaji Srinivasan “Optical Clock Recovery with Fabry-Perot-Fiber Bragg Gratings” (International conference on fibre optics and Photonics OSA 2012, IIT Madras) Publisher: IEEE (Scopus)
  5. Manas Srivastava, V.T. Gopakumar, Balaji Srinivasan, and Deepa Venkatesh “Performance Analysis of All-Optical clock recovery using Fabry-Perot fibre Bragg Grating” (Photonics 2016, IIT Kanpur) Publisher Optical Society of America Publisher: Optical Society of America, (Scopus)
  6. V. T. Gopakumar, K. Neetha, P. P. Menon and R. Ramesh, "Proposal for all Optical Memory Unit and Phase Key Recovery using Fabry-Perot Narrowband Filters," 2021 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication, Embedded and Secure Systems (ACCESS), 2021, pp. 71-73, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS51619.2021.9563324. Publisher: IEEE (Scopus)

Academic Articles are written and Published:

  1. Art of answering examinations (Appeared in The Hindu National Daily, Eduplus on 16th Feb 2019)  https://www.thehindu.com/education/look-up-for-the-answer/article29415098.ece
  2. Why do you become an Engineer (Appeared in Hindu National Daily, Eduplus on 4th May 2019) https://www.thehindu.com/education/engineered-for-the-future/article27032986.ece
  3. Open Book Examinations (OBE) in Engineering Education and its Advantages and Challenges. (Appeared in The Hindu National Daily, Eduplus on 16th Sept 2019) https://www.thehindu.com/education/look-up-for-the-answer/article29415098.ece
  4. Advantages of studying additional new international language/s in the ‘New Normal’ (November 2020, Appeared in Hindu National daily, EduPlus on 15th Feb 2021https://www.thehindu.com/education/benefits-of-being-a-polyglot/article33829617.ece
  5. New Skills and Pedagogy demands for Indian Higher Education (HE) system (Published as an International Journal Paper by ICT Academy, Kerala, December 2018) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-pedagogy-demands-indian-education-system-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  6. Curriculum and Mentoring Changes required in Primary and Secondary Education in the era of industrial Revolution 4.O (Published as an International Journal paper by the ICT Academy – Kerala, December 2020) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/curriculum-mentoring-changes-required-primary-secondary-phd-/
  7. Ten community outreach program-To increase student participation and leadership in community-based needs in India (Jan 2019) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-community-outreach-program-to-increase-student-leadership-phd-/
  8. Towards Blended Learning; During and After Covid19 (July 2020) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/towards-blended-learning-during-after-covid-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  9. CODING- The New Essential LITERACY (Sept 2020) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coding-new-essential-literacy-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  10. Industry-Academia-Government collaboration for upskilling and reskilling (December 2020) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/industry-academia-government-collaboration-upskilling-phd-/
  11. Research freedom and Industry-Institute interaction (July 2021) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/research-freedom-industry-institute-interaction-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  12. Enlighten Young Minds Through timely Appreciation (Nov-2021) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enlighten-young-minds-through-timely-appreciation-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  13. Why Should the Students be Visible Digitally (Feb 2022) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-should-students-visible-digitally-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/
  14. Enhancing Academic Ecosystem by 5G technology (Aug2022) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enhancing-academic-ecosystem-5g-technology-v-t-gopakumar-phd-/

Projects Undertaken
  1. Simulation, fabrication, testing, and characterization of fiber Bragg gratings and narrow-band Fabry-Perot filters for sensing and all-optical signal processing applications. (Completed)
  2. All-Optical Data Clock Recovery(CR) @10 Gbps by Fabry-Perot filters based on fibre Bragg gratings (Completed)
  3. Testing and characterization of 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps optical transponders.(Completed)
  4. Low-Cost Indigenous Pulse Oximeter. (Funded by 'RUSA Covid Fund' by CITTIC, CUSAT) Completed
  5. Low-Cost Indigenous Vein-Viewer System (successfully completed the prototype)
  6. High-Quality Low-Cost Indigenous Vein-Imaging System for Medical and Non-Contact Secure Biometric Applications (Applied for funding at BIRAC-BIG18 Scheme (finalist in BIG17), Government of India)
  7. Fibre Grating facility centre at DoI, CUSAT (Approved)
  8. AICTE SWAYAM-NPTEL courses translator (English to Malayalam)
  9. EXPERT- AICTE- Student Learning and Assessment (SLA)
Short Term Courses Attended
  1. Designing and Modelling of IoT, AI & ML systems, organised by AICTE, ATAL Academy, ArmEducation and STMicroelectronics- 1st Aug to 5th Aug 2022.
  2. Fully funded (OPTICA Foundation, USA) 'Innovation School' program at Washington D C (June 2022).
  3. Photonics Spectra and Spectroscopic Conference April 21-22, 2022. MA, USA(web conference format)
  4. Photonics Spectra Conference 2022. Jan 10-12 2022, Organised by Photonics Media, MA, USA (web conference format)
  5. Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP) Sept 8-10, 2021 Canada. (web conference format)
  6. OFC Virtual Conference and Exhibition June 6-11,2021.MA, USA. (web conference format)
  7. ‘Career Accelerator program in Optical Communication’ Washington DC, USA Jan12-16, 2020 (Fully sponsored by Optical Society of America)
  8. 'AI for Everyone' - COURSERA (Nov-Dec 2019, Auditing)
  9. 'Introduction to Python programming' - UDEMY (Dec 2019, Auditing)
  10. 'Optical Fiber Sensors' -NPTEL (ongoing)
  11. Introduction to Robotics and Automation- NPTEL (ongoing)
  12. 'Mathematics for AI and ML'- NPTEL (ongoing)
  13. 'Startup India Learning Program'- Offered by ‘Inverters Facilitation Centre’ Make in India under the Government of India. (1st Oct 2019-14th Oct 2019)
  14. Resource person, ‘All-Optical Signal Processing’ for the KTU (Kerala Technological University) funded faculty development program to be held on 2nd - 4th December 2019 at College of Engineering Pathanapuram, Kollam, Kerala.
  15. Panel Expert in PhD Edit 2019, 2020 &2022 (‘IEEE PhD Colloquium on Ethically Driven Innovation & Technology for Society) @ Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore campus on 18th August 2019.)
  16. IEEE-SPS “Colloquium on ML with Signal Processing for Data Analytics”, @ School of Electronics, CUSAT (27th and 28th September 2019)
  17. 'Demystifying Machine Learning-DML2018' @ Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Kollam (10th-14th December 2018)