About me -  Education -  Research -  Student Assignments -  Publications -  Collaboration -  Other Information -  Contact

 


About me

   

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Embedded Software Group of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EWI) at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands since October 2009. I received my PhD degree in September 2009 from University of Twente. I carried out my PhD research on "Multimodal Localisation" in the Pervasive Systems Group , under the supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga. My PhD research was funded by BSIK Smart Surroundings Project . I was associated with Embedded Interactive Systems group at Lancaster University as a visiting researcher from October 2007 - February 2008. At Lancaster, I was involved with the Relate project which develops relative positioning technologies for "emergency response scenarios". Prior to that I obtained my Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Twente in 2004 and Bachelors in Engineering (specialising in Electronics and Communication) from India in 2000.

 


Education

   

  • PhD, Department of Computer Science, Pervasive Systems Group, University of Twente, September 2009,
  • M.Sc., Telecommunication Engineering, University of Twente, January 2004,
  • B.E (ECE), SRM Easwari Engineering College, University of Madras, India May 2000
  • Higher Secondary Education, Shrine Vailankanni School, Madras, India, 1996
 


Research

   

I am particularly interested in the following research areas:

  • localisation algorithms and location-sensing systems,
  • mobile,ubiquitous and context-aware computing,
  • auto-calibration systems,
  • multi-sensor data fusion,
  • real world deployabiility for location systems.
 


Student Assignments

   

Master student assignments in our group are available here.

 


Publications

   

  • "Muthukrishnan, K. (2009) Multimodal Localisation: Analysis, Algorithms and Experimental Evaluation. PhD thesis, University of Twente. CTIT Ph.D.-thesis series No. 09-153 ISBN 978-90-365-2890-0" (Phd thesis) download here.
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Hazas, M. (2009) Position Estimation from UWB Pseudorange and Angle-of-Arrival: A Comparison of Non-linear Regression and Kalman Filtering. In: Fourth International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LoCA 2009), Co-located with Pervasive09, 7-8 May 2009, Tokyo, Japan. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Verlag." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and van der Zwaag, B.J. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2009) Inferring motion and location using WLAN RSSI. In: The Second International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2009, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Verlag."(download here).
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  • "Fischer, C. and Muthukrishnan, K. and Hazas, M. and Gellersen, H. (2008) Ultrasound-Aided Pedestrian Dead Reckoning for Indoor Navigation. In: Proceedings of the first ACM international workshop on Mobile entity localization and tracking in GPS-less environments, Co-located MOBICOM 2008, 15-19 September 2008, San Francisco, USA. pp. 31-36. ACM. ISBN 978-1-60558-189-7." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Meratnia, N. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2007) Sensing motion using spectral and spatial analysis of WLAN RSSI. In: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2007), 23-25 October 2007, Lake District, UK. pp. 62-76. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4793. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-75695-8." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Meratnia, N. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Koprinkov, G.T. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2006) WLAN location sharing through a privacy observant architecture. In: 1st Int. Conf. on Communication System Software and Middleware (COMSWARE), Jan 8-12, 2006, New Delhi, India. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 0-7803-9575-1." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Koprinkov, G.T. and Meratnia, N. and Lijding, M.E.M. (2006) Using time-of-flight for WLAN localization: feasibility study. Technical Report TR-CTIT-06-28, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625." (download here).
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  • "Kobben, B. and van Bunningen, A.H. and Muthukrishnan, K. (2006) Wireless Campus LBS - Building campus-wide Location Based Services based on WiFi technology. In: Geographic Hypermedia: Concepts and Systems, 4-5 Apr 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA. pp. 399-408. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-34237-3." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2005) Towards Smart Surroundings: Enabling Techniques and Technologies for Localization. In: 1st Int. Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness (LoCA), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. pp. 350-362. Springer-Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 3-540-25896-5." (download here).
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  • "Kobben, B. and Muthukrishnan, K. and Meratnia, N. and Koprinkov, G.T. (2005) WIRELESS CAMPUS LBS: A test bed for cartographically aware database objects. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Location-Based Services and TeleCartography, 28-29 November 2005, Vienna, Austria. pp. 47-51. TU Wien. ISBN not assigned." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Meratnia, N. and Koprinkov, G.T. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2005) SVGOpen Conference Guide: An overview. In: Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG'05), 15-18 August 2005, Enschede, The Netherlands. ISBN not assigned." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2005) Towards Smart Surroundings: Enabling Techniques and Technologies for Localization. Technical Report TR-CTIT-05-01, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. and Meratnia, N. and Koprinkov, G.T. and Lijding, M.E.M. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2005) Demonstrating FLAVOUR: Friendly Location-aware conference Assistant with priVacy Observant architectURe. In: Demonstration Session Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC'05), 12-15 December 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 13-16. Vita Lab. ISBN 3-540-25896-5." (download here).
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  • "Muthukrishnan, K. (2004) Performance Analysis of Passive Optical Fast Ethernet. Master's Thesis, Telecommunication Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands. January 2004." (download here).
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    Collaboration

       Some of my present and past collaborators:
       Prof. Koen Langendoen (ES Group, TU Delft) -link
       Dr. Stefan Dulman (ES Group, TU Delft) -link
       Dr. Edwin Rijpkema (ES Group, TU Delft) - link
       Localisation working group within Delft:
    • Circuits and Systems Group: Dr.Geert Leus, Dr. Alon Amar and Yiyin Wang
    • Wireless and Mobile Communications Group: Dr. Gerard Janssen
    • Delft Center for Control Systems: Dr. Tamas Kevizcky and Andrea Simonetto
    • Aerospace Engineering: Dr. Christian Tiberius
       PhD Advisor: Prof. Paul Havinga (University of Twente) - link
       UWB positioning: Dr. Mike Hazas (Lancaster University) - link
       Ultrasound-aided inertial tracking: Carl Fischer (Lancaster University) - - link
       Ultrasound-aided inertial tracking: Prof. Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University) - - link
       Masters thesis Advisor: Prof. Wim van Etten (University of Twente) - link
     


    Other information

      My CV can be found -
     


    Contact

       Visiting Address: Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
       Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5031, 2600 GA Delft,The Netherlands
       Directions to reach Embedded Software Group, TU Delft - here

    Updated on January 2010.
    This page is maintained by Kavitha Muthukrishnan.