Dr. Koshy Varghese

Dr. Koshy Varghese
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574257
Email: koshy@iitm.ac.in

Education
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering – 1986, Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India, Software for Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements A. R. Santhakumar
  • M.S.in Civil Engineering – 1987, University of Texas, Austin, USA, Object-Oriented Representation for Reinforced Concrete Elements G. Fenves
  • Ph.D. in Construction Management – 1992, University of Texas, Austin, USA, Automated Routing of Large Vehicles on Industrial Construction Sites J. T. O’Connor
Professional Experience
  • 1992 – 1993, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • 1993 – 1995, Lecturer, IIT Madras
  • 1995 – 2000, Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
  • 1999 – 2000, Visiting Summer faculty, University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • 2000 – 2004, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
  • 2002 – 2003, Visiting Eminent Scholar, Arizona State University, USA
  • 2004 till date, Professor, IIT Madras
Research Interests
  • Automation in Construction
  • Planning – Fast Track & Concurrent Engineering Projects
  • Sustainable Development
  • Geographic Information Systems in Civil Engineering Applications
Recent Publications

2009
  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K. ,& Ganesh,L.S.Formulating a Coastal zone Health Metric to Quantify Landuse Impacts in Urban Coastal Zones,Journal of Environmental Management, Under review.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K.,Development of an Automated Tool ‘DIMS’ for Design Interface Management in Construction Projects, Automation in Construction, Elsevier Publications (Accepted for Publication).
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K.,Structured Methodology to Formulate Drawing Dependency Structure Matrix (DDSM) for Construction Projects, Article in Press for International Journal of Architectural and Design Management, Earth scan Publishers.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K., Drawing DSM (DDSM) Implementation in Construction Design – Discussions on Applicability Accepted for presentation in The 11th International DSM Conference in Greenville, SC (USA) 12th – 13th October 2009.
  • Senthilkumar V., & Varghese, K., and C Y Shivaji, Achieving Lean Design Using Design Interface Management Tool, Proceedings of IGLC 17, Taipei Taiwan 13th – 15th July 2009.
  • Venkateshwar Rao Surati , Varghese, K. & K.Senthil Nathan, Computational Models for Reduction of Quarry Waste for Breakwater Construction Projects , Proceedings of 26th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2009), Austin, Texas,United States, June 24th-27th, 2009.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K.,Integration of Region and Edge-based information for efficient Road Extraction from High Resolution Satellite Imagery, IEEE ICAPR 2009, Kolkata, India, February 4-6, 2009, pp 373-376.
2008
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K., Organizational Structuring and Workflow of Design Projects – Analysis of Two Case Studies in India, Proceedings of presentation in Joint Conference & Workshop Design Management in the Architectural Engineering and Construction Sector, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 4-8 November 2008.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K. Design Interface Management System (DIMS) for Construction Projects , Proceedings of The 10th International DSM Conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 11th – 12th November 2008.
  • Kavin Kumar, K.Senthil Nathan, Varghese, K. & K.Ananthanarayanan Automated Geometry Control of Precast Segmental Bridges, Proceedings of 25th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2008), Vilnius, Lithuania, June 26th-29th, 2008.
  • Koshy Varghese, Ganesh. L.S., Monto Mani, P.P. Anilkumar, Ramana Murthy and B.R. Subramaniam, Identifying Critical Variables for Coastal Profiling in ICZM Planning – A Systems Approach, Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management, 51(1), pp 73-94, March 2008.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K., Road extraction from Satellite Images using Dominant Singular and Arc-length Measures NCVPRIPG’08 , Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, January 11-13, 2008.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K., Automatic Curvilinear Structure detection from Satellite Images using Multiresolution GMM, International Journal of Imaging Science and Engineering (IJISE),Vol.2, No.1, pp. 154-157, January 2008.

2007

  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K. ,& Ganesh,L.S.Evolution of Coastal zone Health Index (CHI) as a metric to evaluate ICZM implementation efficiency, Proceedings of International Conference on Coastal zone Management at Cardidff (Wales,UK) organized by Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 31-02 Nov, 2007.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K. Hierarchical Modeling of Design Information using Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM), Proceedings of 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress. Grand Bahama Island, 06-08 May, 2007.
  • Gajamani, G.K. & Varghese, K. Automated Project Schedule & Inventory Monitoring using RFID Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras,Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Reddy, Sathyanarayana, Varghese, K. & Srinivasan, N. A Computer Aided System for Planning and 3D Visualisation of Multiple Heavy Lifts Operations Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Nenis, Colin., Varghese, K. & Suresh, K.S., Investigation of an AHP based Multicriteria Weighting Scheme for GIS Routing of Cross-Country Pipeline Projects,Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Maheshwari, J. Uma. & Varghese, K. Modelling Design Iteration using DSMC Simulation Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K. Automatic Curvilinear Structure Detection from Satellite images using Multi resolution GMMICACC’ 07, Madurai, India, pp. 146-149, February 9-10, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K ,& Ganesh,L.S.Coastal Zone Health (CHI) as a Metric to Capture the Impact of Coast Critical landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of UPE7,7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Environment with the central theme of World class Cities held at Kasesart University, Bangkok Thailand, 03-07Jan, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P., Varghese, K,& Ganesh,L.S.Impact Analysis of Critical Landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of International Conference on Urban Planning, Strategies and Challenges at Elphinstone College, Mumbai, 30-31 Jan, 2007.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,Sustainability Evaluation of an Urban Residential Settlement ,Environmental Engineering and Management Journal,2007,6(3), pp.189-204.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,A Systemic Sustainability Evaluation Based on Water and Sanitary Conditions of Velachery Settlement in South-India International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning,2007,2(4), pp.408-434.

2006

 

  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K. ,& Ganesh,L.S.Evolution of Coastal zone Health Index (CHI) as a metric to evaluate ICZM implementation efficiency, Proceedings of International Conference on Coastal zone Management at Cardidff (Wales,UK) organized by Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 31-02 Nov, 2007.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K. Hierarchical Modeling of Design Information using Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM), Proceedings of 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress. Grand Bahama Island, 06-08 May, 2007.
  • Gajamani, G.K. & Varghese, K. Automated Project Schedule & Inventory Monitoring using RFID Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras,Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Reddy, Sathyanarayana, Varghese, K. & Srinivasan, N. A Computer Aided System for Planning and 3D Visualisation of Multiple Heavy Lifts Operations Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Nenis, Colin., Varghese, K. & Suresh, K.S., Investigation of an AHP based Multicriteria Weighting Scheme for GIS Routing of Cross-Country Pipeline Projects,Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Maheshwari, J. Uma. & Varghese, K. Modelling Design Iteration using DSMC Simulation Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K. Automatic Curvilinear Structure Detection from Satellite images using Multi resolution GMMICACC’ 07, Madurai, India, pp. 146-149, February 9-10, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K ,& Ganesh,L.S.Coastal Zone Health (CHI) as a Metric to Capture the Impact of Coast Critical landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of UPE7,7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Environment with the central theme of World class Cities held at Kasesart University, Bangkok Thailand, 03-07Jan, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P., Varghese, K,& Ganesh,L.S.Impact Analysis of Critical Landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of International Conference on Urban Planning, Strategies and Challenges at Elphinstone College, Mumbai, 30-31 Jan, 2007.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,Sustainability Evaluation of an Urban Residential Settlement ,Environmental Engineering and Management Journal,2007,6(3), pp.189-204.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,A Systemic Sustainability Evaluation Based on Water and Sanitary Conditions of Velachery Settlement in South-India International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning,2007,2(4), pp.408-434.

2005

  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K. ,& Ganesh,L.S.Evolution of Coastal zone Health Index (CHI) as a metric to evaluate ICZM implementation efficiency, Proceedings of International Conference on Coastal zone Management at Cardidff (Wales,UK) organized by Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 31-02 Nov, 2007.
  • Senthilkumar V. & Varghese, K. Hierarchical Modeling of Design Information using Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM), Proceedings of 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress. Grand Bahama Island, 06-08 May, 2007.
  • Gajamani, G.K. & Varghese, K. Automated Project Schedule & Inventory Monitoring using RFID Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras,Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Reddy, Sathyanarayana, Varghese, K. & Srinivasan, N. A Computer Aided System for Planning and 3D Visualisation of Multiple Heavy Lifts Operations Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Nenis, Colin., Varghese, K. & Suresh, K.S., Investigation of an AHP based Multicriteria Weighting Scheme for GIS Routing of Cross-Country Pipeline Projects,Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Maheshwari, J. Uma. & Varghese, K. Modelling Design Iteration using DSMC Simulation Proceedings of 24th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2007), Construction Automation Group, IIT Madras, Sep 19-21, 2007.
  • Mirnalinee, T. T., Sukhendu Das& Varghese, K. Automatic Curvilinear Structure Detection from Satellite images using Multi resolution GMMICACC’ 07, Madurai, India, pp. 146-149, February 9-10, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P.,Varghese, K ,& Ganesh,L.S.Coastal Zone Health (CHI) as a Metric to Capture the Impact of Coast Critical landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of UPE7,7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Environment with the central theme of World class Cities held at Kasesart University, Bangkok Thailand, 03-07Jan, 2007.
  • AnilKumar,P.P., Varghese, K,& Ganesh,L.S.Impact Analysis of Critical Landuses on Urban coasts, Proceedings of International Conference on Urban Planning, Strategies and Challenges at Elphinstone College, Mumbai, 30-31 Jan, 2007.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,Sustainability Evaluation of an Urban Residential Settlement ,Environmental Engineering and Management Journal,2007,6(3), pp.189-204.
  • Monto, M., Ganesh, L.S., and Varghese, K,A Systemic Sustainability Evaluation Based on Water and Sanitary Conditions of Velachery Settlement in South-India International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning,2007,2(4), pp.408-434.

2004

  • Ali, A. D. M. S., Babu, N. R. & Varghese, K. Optimal Collision Free Offline Path Planning of Cooperative Manipulators Using Genetic Algorithm. Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Research, 2004.
  • Charlesraj, V. P. C., Maheswari, J. U., Kalidindi, K. N. & Varghese, K. Knowledge Management for Planning Construction Projects using Dependency Structure Matrix, ARCOM 2004, 20th Annual Conference of Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, Sep. 1-3, 2004.
  • M.S. Ajmal Deen Ali, S. Vijaya Bhaskar, N. Ramesh Babu, and Koshy Varghese, Fabrication and Control of a Prototype Heavy Lift Planning System for Cooperative Lift, 19th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction, 2004, North Korea.
  • M.S. Ajmal Deen Ali, N. Ramesh Babu, and Koshy Varghese, Design and Control of a Prototype Lift System for Cooperative Manipulation of Objects Conference on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technology, 2004, IIT Madras, Chennai, 117-118.
  • Maheswari, J. U., Varghese, K., Sridharan, T., Rao, B. S., Bhaskaran, S. & Ramasubramaniam, S. Managing Rework in Concurrent Construction Projects using Advanced Dependency Structure Matrix, International Symposium of CIB W92 on Procurement Systems, IIT- Madras, Chennai, India, 7- 10 Jan., 150 – 161, 2004.
  • Maheswari, J. U. & Varghese, K. Strategic Modelling of Planned Iteration using DSM, Second Cambridge Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Workshop – 6th in the Series, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 12-14, 2004.
  • Mani, M., Varghese, K., and Ganesh, L.S. (2004), Sustainability: A Rationale and Its Implications to Human Settlements. Nagarlok, 36(1), pp.45-51.

2003

  • Bidaiah, H. I., Varghese K. & Mazumdar, A. N. Computer Aided Planning for Tunnel ConstructionJournal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 84, 18-26, 2003.
  • Maheswari, J. U. & Varghese, K. Activity Sequencing in Construction Projects Using Dependency Matrix, International Workshop and Conference on Construction Management and Materials (CONMAT), IIT Kharagpur, India, 9-11 Jan, 198- 206, 2003.
  • Mani, M., Varghese, K. & Ganesh, L.S. (2003),A Simulation Study of an Urban Residential Settlements Sustainability, Based on its Water Usage and Sanitation Practices World Habitat Day 2003: Water and Sanitation for Cities Compendium of Articles, UN-Habitat Information Office, Chennai, India, 18-20.
  • Mani, M., Ganesh, L. S. & Varghese, K. A Futures System Integrating Cross-Impact Analysis and Geographic Information Systems, International Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 5, 2003.
  • Reshma, R., Varghese, K. & Bhattacharya, J. Investigation of Constructibility Issues In Building Projects, International Workshop and Conference on Construction Management and Materials (CONMAT), IIT Kharagpur, India, 9-11 Jan, 153- 162, 2003.
  • Sivakumar, PL., Varghese, K. & Babu, N. R. Automated Path Planning of Cooperative Crane Lifts Using Heuristic Search, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2003, Vol. 17, No. 3, 197-207.

2002

  • Ali, A. D., Babu, N. R. & Varghese, K. Offline Path Planning of Cooperative Manipulators using Co-evolutionary Genetic Algorithm, 19th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction, Washington, DC, USA, Sep. 23-25, 2002, 415-424.
  • M.S. Ajmal Deen Ali, N. Ramesh Babu, PL. Sivakumar and Koshy Varghese, Offline Path Planning for Cooperative Manipulators Symposium on Manufacturing Excellence, 2002, IIT Madras, Chennai, 142-143.
  • M.S. Ajmal Deen Ali, N. Ramesh Babu, and Koshy Varghese, Offline Path Planning of Cooperative Manipulators using Genetic Algorithm Proceedings of the 20th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference, 2002, Ranchi, India, 555-562.
  • Mani, M., Varghese, K., & Ganesh, L.S. An Urban Change and Sustainability Forecasting Model, as a Determinant of Community Attitude and Nature, 5th Symposium of the IUPEA on Creating Sustainable Urban Environments: Future Forms For City Living, Sep 2002, Oxford, UK.
  • Ramesh, S. N. S. S., Varghese, K. & Sridharan, T.Planning Construction Operations Using Discrete Event Simulation: A Case Study, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 83, Jan 2002, 16-24.
  • Reddy, H. R. & Varghese, K. Automated Path Planning for Mobile Crane Lifts, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 2002, Vol. 17, No. 6, 439-448.
  • Shanmugam, S. P., Parvatham, R. & Varghese, K. Geographic Information System for Coordination of Fast-Track ProjectsJournal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2002, 294-306.
  • Varghese, K. & Ramu, P. S. Optimal Sequencing of Information Flow on Fast-Track Projects International Symposium on Procurement in Construction CIB -92, Trinidad, Jan 2002.

2001

  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana, K. N & Varghese, K. A SWOT Analysis of the Indian Construction Industry, International Symposium on Structural Engineering & Construction, National University of Singapore, Dec 2001.
  • Reddy, K., Das, S. & Varghese, K. Multi-resolution Approach to Linear Feature Extraction: Application to Semi-Automatic Road Identification, International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS (ICORG-2001), 262-265, Hyderabad, Feb 2-5, 2001.

2000

  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana, K. N & Varghese, K. A SWOT Analysis of the Indian Construction Industry, International Symposium on Structural Engineering & Construction, National University of Singapore, Dec 2001.
  • Reddy, K., Das, S. & Varghese, K. Multi-resolution Approach to Linear Feature Extraction: Application to Semi-Automatic Road Identification, International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS (ICORG-2001), 262-265, Hyderabad, Feb 2-5, 2001.

1999

  • Monto, M. & Varghese, K. Development of Sustainability Alternative Assessment and Monitoring System for Urban Change/Growth, International Conference on Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Assessment, Monitoring and management, 9-11 Mar, 1999, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradhun, India, 102-106.
  • Rao, G., Varghese, K., Babu, N. R. & Satyanarayana, K. N. Design of Object Oriented Environment for Planning Mobile Crane Lifts, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC -99), Madrid, Spain, Sep 23-26, 1999.
  • Ravikanth, P. L., Varghese, K. & O’Connor, J. T. Decision Support System For Phase Coordination on Fast-Track Projects, CIB Procurement Systems Symposium WG-92, Chang-Mai, Thailand, Jan 25-28, 1999.
  • Sivakumar, PL., Varghese, K. & Babu, N. R. Path Planning of Construction Manipulators Using Genetic Algorithms, 16th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Madrid, Spain, Sep 22-24, 1999.

1997

 

  • Mani, M., Varghese, K.& Dattatri, G., 1997, Development of a GIS based Decision Support System for Sustainable Transport-Environment Optimization, Muralikrishna, I.V. (ed.) Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Analysis, Allied Publications Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India, 67-72.
  • Manoj, P., Mahadevan, N. & Varghese, K. Optimal Layout of Facilities on a Construction Site: A Genetic Algorithm Approach ,ASCE Computing Congress, Philadelphia, 1997.
  • Menon, R., Varghese, K., Ananthanarayanan, K. & Satyanarayana, K. N. Development of a GIS Facilities Management System for Small Communities, Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS/GPS (ICORG), 67-72, 1997.
  • Mohamed, A., Satyanarayana, K. N. & Varghese, K. GIS Based Resource Management for Natural Hazards, Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS/GPS (ICORG), 112-116, 1997.
  • Satyanarayana, K. N., Varghese, K. & Guptha, S. Multimedia Approach to Construction Productivity Studies, Seminar on Construction Engineering and Management for Infrastructure Development, 1997.
  • Sowmitra, T., Pradeep, S. & Varghese, K. Development of a Pavement Management System Using Geographic Information Systems, Second Indian Arc/Info Users Conference, New-Delhi, Dec. 2-3, 1997.
  • Varghese, K., Dharwadkar, P., Wolfhope, J. O’Connor, J. T. A Heavy Lift Planning System for Crane Lifts, Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 1997, Vol. 12, No.1, 31-42.

1995

  • Mani, M., Varghese, K.& Dattatri, G., 1997, Development of a GIS based Decision Support System for Sustainable Transport-Environment Optimization, Muralikrishna, I.V. (ed.) Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Analysis, Allied Publications Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India, 67-72.
  • Manoj, P., Mahadevan, N. & Varghese, K. Optimal Layout of Facilities on a Construction Site: A Genetic Algorithm Approach ,ASCE Computing Congress, Philadelphia, 1997.
  • Menon, R., Varghese, K., Ananthanarayanan, K. & Satyanarayana, K. N. Development of a GIS Facilities Management System for Small Communities, Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS/GPS (ICORG), 67-72, 1997.
  • Mohamed, A., Satyanarayana, K. N. & Varghese, K. GIS Based Resource Management for Natural Hazards, Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS/GPS (ICORG), 112-116, 1997.
  • Satyanarayana, K. N., Varghese, K. & Guptha, S. Multimedia Approach to Construction Productivity Studies, Seminar on Construction Engineering and Management for Infrastructure Development, 1997.
  • Sowmitra, T., Pradeep, S. & Varghese, K. Development of a Pavement Management System Using Geographic Information Systems, Second Indian Arc/Info Users Conference, New-Delhi, Dec. 2-3, 1997.
  • Varghese, K., Dharwadkar, P., Wolfhope, J. O’Connor, J. T. A Heavy Lift Planning System for Crane Lifts, Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 1997, Vol. 12, No.1, 31-42.

1994

  • Dharwadkar, P., Varghese, K., Gatton, T. & O’Connor, J. T. Graphical Simulation of Heavy Lifts, 1st ASCE Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Washington D.C., Jun 24-26, 1994.
  • Varghese, K., Satyanarayana, K. N. & Hamsanandan, N. GIS Based Decision Support System For Managing Cyclonic Hazards, 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing and GIS, Dec 1994, Hyderabad, India.

1993

  • Gibson, G. E., O’Connor, J. T. & Varghese, K. Advanced Information Technology Applications in Construction, EPRI conference on Advanced Technology, Aug 1993.
  • Varghese, K. & O’Connor, J. T.Automated Access Planning on Construction Sites: An Expert GIS Approach, 10th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 1993, Houston, May 24-26, 1993 325-332.

1992

  • Cheng, M. Y., Varghese, K. & O’Connor, J. T.Management of Spatial Information for Construction Planning and Design Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 9th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Tokyo, Japan, Jun 3-5, 1992, 393-402
Research and Consultancy

Details of major sponsored research projects:

  • Topic: GIS Laboratory for Engineering Applications
    Co-Investigators: Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana & S. K. Ramesh
    Value of project: Rs. 11 lakhs
    Sponsors: AICTE
    Duration: 3 years
  • Topic: Off-Line Planning & Simulation of Multiple Crane Lifts
    Co-Investigators: Dr. N. Ramesh Babu & Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana
    Value of project: Rs.
    9.5 lakhs
    Sponsors:
    DST

    Duration: 2 years
  • Topic: Development of Techniques for Classification of Urban Features from Remote Sensed Data for Use in GIS Applications
    Co-Investigators: Dr. B. Yegnanarayana & Sukundu Das
    Value of project: Rs. 4.5 lakhs
    Sponsors: ISRO
    Duration: 3 years
  • Topic: Development of Software for Decision Support System Required in the Preparation of ICMAM plans for Goa and Gulf of Kachhch
    Co-Investigators: Dr. L. S. Ganesh, Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana & S. K. Ramesh
    Value of project: Rs. 16.86 lakhs
    Sponsors: Department of Ocean Development (DOD)
    Duration: 2 years
  • Topic: Infrastructure for Decision Support System for Cyclone Hazards Mitigation
    Co-Investigators: Dr. A. Meher Prasad, Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana, Dr. L. S. Ganesh & K. Rajanderan
    Value of project: Rs. 12 lakhs
    Sponsors: MHRD
    Duration: 3 years
  • Topic: Recovery project – Rain Fall, Wind, Storm surge Modelling including coastal zone management project
    Co-Investigators: Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana, Dr. A. Meher Prasad, Dr. Devdas Menon, Dr. L. S. Ganesh & K. Rajanderan
    Value of project: Rs. 11.05 lakhs
    Sponsors: Andhra Pradesh Cyclone Hazard Mitigation Project (APCHMP)
    Duration: 2 years
  • Topic: Removal of Obsolescence in Computer Network
    Co-Investigators: Dr. M. Ramakrishna, Dr. M. S. Sivakumar, Dr. Devendra Jalihal, Dr. G. Venkataratnam & Dr. S. Bhatacharia
    Value of project: Rs. 20 lakhs
    Sponsors: MHRD
    Duration: 2 years
  • Topic: Investigation of Genetic Algorithm Based Off-Line Path-Planning for Cooperative Cranes in a Construction Work-Cell Environment
    Co-Investigators: Dr. N. Ramesh Babu
    Value of project: Rs. 12 lakhs
    Sponsors: DST
    Duration: 3 years
  • Topic: Investigation of lightweight Materials and Constructibility Techniques for Cost-Effective Housing in India and USA
    Co-Investigators: Dr. K. Ramamurthy
    Value of project: Rs. 4.25 lakhs
    Sponsors: DST – NSF (USA)
    Duration: 3 years
Details of major consultancy projects:
  • Topic: Project Management for Industrial Structure
    Co-Investigators: Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana
    Value of project: Rs. 0.1 lakhs
    Sponsors: RDS Projects
    Duration: 6 months
  • Topic: Assistance for Development of Coastal Zone Management Plans for Chennai
    Co-Investigators: Dr. J. S. Mani
    Value of project: Rs.
    14 lakhs
    Sponsors:
    Resource Analysis (Netherlands)

    Duration: 2 years
  • Topic: Educational Consultancy in Project Management
    Co-Investigators: Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana & Dr L. S. Ganesh
    Value of project: Rs. 1.5 lakhs
    Sponsors: Texas Instruments
    Duration: 1 year
  • Topic: Educational Consultancy in Project Management
    Co-Investigators:
    Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana & Dr L. S. Ganesh
    Value of project: Rs. 0
    .5 lakhs
    Sponsors:
    General Electric
    Duration: 1 year
Student Guidance

Current M.S. thesis guidance:

  • Vijaya Bhaskar – 2006 (expected)
    Topic: Trajectory planning of cooperative manipulators by using different spline techniques
    Co-guide: Dr. N. R. Ramesh Babu

Current Ph.D. thesis guidance:

  • J. Uma Maheswari – 2005 (expected)
    Topic: Activity Sequencing in Concurrent Engineering Projects using Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM)

  • M. S. Ajmal Deen Ali – 2005 (expected)
    Topic: Automated Motion Planning of Cooperative Manipulators Using Genetic Algorithm
    Co-guide: Dr. N. R. Ramesh Babu

 

Past M.S. thesis guidance:

  • H. Raghunatha Reddy – 1998
    Topic: Automate Path Planning for Crane Lifts

  • P. L. S. Ravikanth – 2000
    Topic: Decision Support System for Coordination of Fast-Track Projects

  • P. L. Sivakumar – 2002
    Topic: Automated Path Planning of Cooperative Crane Lifts Using Genetic and Heuristic Search
    Co-guide: Dr. N. R. Ramesh Babu

  • K.V.S. Prasada Reddy – 2003
    Topic: Automatic Road Detection From Satellite Images of Urban Areas
    Co-guide: Dr. Sukundu Das

Past Ph.D. thesis guidance:

  • Monto Mani – 2003
    Topic: Assessing and Forecasting Sustainability of Human Settlements: An Integrated Simulation Model of an Urban Residential Community’s Water Usage and Sanitation Practices
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