Dr. Sounder R.T. Kumara

Dr. Soundar R.T. Kumara

Professor
Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
(Joint Appointment) School of Information Sciences and Technology
(Joint Appointment) Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Contact Information:
363 Leonhard Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park,PA 16802
Phone:(814)863-2359
Fax:(814)863-4745
Email: skumara@psu.edu

 

Education

Specialization

Courses taught at Penn State

Students

Current Projects

Awards and Honors

Resume

Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Quality

Research Initiatives and Involvements

 

DARPA ULTRALOG Final Report

 Strategic Collaboration

 

Education

  • Ph.D. (Industrial Eng.), Purdue University
  • M.Tech. (Industrial Eng.), I.I.T. Madras, India
  • B.Eng. (Mechanical Eng.), S.V.U. College of Engineering, Tirupati, India

Specialization

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Sensor Data Fusion
  • Process Data Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Applied Chaos Theory and Logistics

Courses Taught at Penn State

Current Projects

  • Chaos Theory based situation extraction, pattern extraction for robust control of cognitive agents (DARPA)
  • Scalable Extended Enterprises (National Science Foundation)
  • Procurement Problem Solving Using Stochastic Programming, Game Theory and Software Agents (National Science Foundation)
  • Manpower Planning in HRD Process: An IT architecture development for Marine Corps (Marine Corps)
  • OTD Process Simulation Framework using agents (General Motors)


GM Simulation Execution Server

  • Center for Manufacturing Enterprise Integration (Ben Franklin Program)

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Scholar Medal, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • Premier Research Award , Penn State Engineering Society (PSES), 2001
  • Penn State University Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, 1998
  • Certificate of Achievement, Awarded by General Scales Jr., Army War College, 1998
  • Best Paper Award, (2nd place - applications), "Fractal Dimension Based Estimation of Tool Wear in Turning," by Bukkapatnam, S.T.S., Kumara, S.R.T., and Lakhtakia, A., Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering 94, an International Conference, St. Louis November 1994 (2nd place out of 184 Papers)
  • Outstanding Research Award , Penn State Engineering Society (PSES), 1994
  • Active Member of International Institute of Production Research (CIRP) since August 1996 (one of the 125 active members representing 36 different countries: membership through nomination and election)

·         Corresponding Member of International Institute of Production Research (CIRP) since January 1990 (one of the 300 active and corresponding members representing 36 different countries: membership through nomination and election)

Research Initiatives and Involvements

  • Founded Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Quality, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1987
  • Founded Center for Intelligent Information Processing-CIIP, An Interdisciplinary - Industry Based College of Engineering Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1994.Co-dirctors: R. Kasturi (Comp.Sci &Eng.) and O.I. Camps (EE).
  • Faculty Associate, Powder Injection Molding Research Consortium and Particulate Material Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1993-Current.
  • Faculty Associate, Computer Vision Research Group, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1987-Current.
  • Faculty Associate, Manufacturing Research Laboratory, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1993-Current
  • Multimedia based Diagnostics Expert Systems: Feature article about diagnosis research in Mac Week Magazine, January 1990.
  • Research conducted as a part of "Chaos Theory Based Monitoring," being considered by Applied Reasoning Systems Inc., NC for inclusion in their "Process Diagnosis," software.
  • Research conducted on Distributed Intelligent Architecture for Logistics is currently being considered as the prototypical architecture to integrate five major systems in the military by the U.S. Army

 

 

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