Prasant Misra

TATA Consultancy Services - Research, Bangalore, India

Information Processing Techniques for Mobile Sensing at Scale

Mobile sensing systems offer the benefit of deterministic (sample at the 'target') as well as opportunistic (sample 'on-the-go') sensing at large scale, thereby enabling applications that were previously beyond reach. They are, nevertheless, constrained in terms of available energy resources required for sensing, processing, storage, and communication; and therefore, should be efficiently tradedoff for accuracy and/or latency. With the help of three case-studies: (i) RF sensing (GPS) with sensor nodes, (ii) acoustic sensing with drones, and (iii) visual sensing with mobile phones; this talk will present different information processing techniques that piggyback on the platform mobility to improve the sensing performance, while adhering to the system limitations and application scope.

Dr. Prasant Misra is a senior scientist with TATA Consultancy Services – Research, where he works on intelligent cyber-physical systems for smart mobility. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2012; and completed his postdoc from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Stockholm in 2013. His experience spans across various aspects of mobile sensing and computing. His current research interest is in operations research and decision science for applications in electric mobility management.

He has worked in different roles and capabilities for Keane Inc. (now a unit of NTT Data Corporation), CSIRO (Australia), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has received several recognitions for his work, of which it is noteworthy to mention the: MIT TR35 India (“Top 10 Innovators under the age of 35 in India”) in 2017; ERCIM “Alain Bensoussan” and “Marie Curie” Fellowship in 2012; Australian Government’s AusAID “Australian Leadership Awards” in 2008.

Prasant is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Bangalore Chapter; Vice-Chair (Industry Engagements) of IEEE Bangalore Section; executive committee member of the COMSNETS Association. He is the Chair of the technical subcommittee for IoT, FutureSkills Prime (a joint initiative between MeitY and NASSCOM on e-learning). He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communications Magazine as Series Editor of Internet of Things; Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal as Area Editor; and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine as Associate Editor. He is the Founding Chair of the IMOBILE ACM Chapter (the India chapter of ACM SIGMOBILE). He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.


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