Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITIONS
  • Head, Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Head of Department (Undergraduate Programs), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore
  • Non-executive Director & Founder, Subnero Pte Ltd, Singapore
SELECTED PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Chief Technology Officer, EdgeMatrix Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Non-executive Director, Affle Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Non-executive Director, Wireless Intellect Labs Pte Ltd, Singapore
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D, National University of Singapore
  • M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.Eng., National University of Singapore
  • B.Eng., National University of Singapore
RESEARCH AREAS
  • Underwater communications & networking
  • Underwater sensing & monitoring
  • Underwater robotics & autonomous systems
  • Underwater acoustics & signal processing
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Engineering Principles & Practice
  • Real-time systems
  • Sensor Technology & Systems (Acoustics)
  • Fundamental Acoustics & Sonar Systems
  • Acoustic Sensor Systems
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • IEEE OES technology committee co-chair of underwater communication, navigation & positioning
  • Technical Chair, IEEE OCEANS'20 Singapore
Past:
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Guest editor, Special issue of IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Guest editor, Special issue of IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Guest editor, Special issue of the Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Chairman, IEEE OES Singapore AUV Challenge (SAUVC) 2013
  • Chairman, Student Poster Competition, IEEE OCEANS'06 Singapore
OTHER EDUCATIONAL/ADVISORY ACTIVITIES
  • Science Advisory Group, Schmidt Ocean Institute 4500m ROV, 2015-16
  • Technical Committee, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Competition, 2011
  • Advisory Committee, Sound Exhibit, Science Centre, 2009
  • Steering Committee, The National Science Challenge, 2004-2006
  • Technical Committee, Infocomm Specialist Development Programme, 2001-2002
SELECTED AWARDS
  • Defence Technology Prize, Singapore – ROMANIS team (2004)
  • Engineering faculty teaching award honors list, National University of Singapore (2011)
  • Best teacher awards, TDSI, National University of Singapore (2010, 2008, 2004)
  • Teaching commendation awards, TDSI, National University of Singapore (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005)
GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • Current Ph.D. students: Rajat Mishra, Gabriel Chua, Gao Rui
  • Current M.Eng. students: Wong Liang Jie
  • Graduated PhD. students: Too Yuen Min, Prasad Anjangi, Mansoor Shaukat, William Tan, Eng You Hong, Ahmed Mahmood, Shiraz Shahabudeen
  • Graduated M.Eng. students: Shankar Satish, Varadarajan Ganesan, Chew Jee Loong, Ow Yi Xian, William Tan, Gao Rui, Melani Jayasuriya, Daniel Tan
RESEARCH GRANTS
  • More than S$20m grants as PI
  • More than S$10m grants as co-PI or significant collaborator
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
More than 200 peer-reviewed publications in international journals & conferences (see full list)
  1. E. Brekke and M. Chitre, “Relationship between Finite Set Statistics and the Multiple Hypothesis Tracker,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES), 2017. (Accepted).
  2. V. N. Hari, B. Kalyan, M. Chitre, and V. Ganesan, “Spatial modeling of deep-sea ferromanganese nodules with limited data using neural networks,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2017. (Accepted).
  3. A. Mahmood, M. Chitre, and V. Hari, “Locally optimal inspired detection in snapping shrimp noise,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 42, pp. 1049-1062, August 2017.
  4. A. Mahmood and M. Chitre, “Ambient Noise in Warm Shallow Waters: A Communications Perspective,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, pp. 198-204, June 2017.
  5. V. Hari and M. Chitre, “Robust estimation of modulation frequency in impulsive acoustic data,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 53, pp. 1932-1946, March 2017.
  6. A. Mahmood and M. Chitre, “Generating Random Variates for Stable Sub-Gaussian Processes with Memory,” Signal Processing, vol. 131, pp. 271-279, February 2017.
  7. P. Anjangi and M. Chitre, “Propagation Delay Aware Unslotted Schedules with Variable Packet Duration for Underwater Acoustic Networks,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, pp. 1-17, January 2017.
  8. S. Lmai, M. Chitre, C. Laot, and S. Houcke, “Throughput-efficient Super-TDMA MAC Transmission Schedules in Ad hoc Linear Underwater Acoustic Networks,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 42, pp. 156-174, January 2017.
  9. M. Shaukat and M. Chitre, “Adaptive Behaviours in Multi-Agent Source Localization using Passive Sensing,” Adaptive Behaviour, vol. 24, pp. 446-463, December 2016.
  10. A. Mahmood and M. Chitre, “Optimal and Near-Optimal Detection in Bursty Impulsive Noise,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 42, pp. 639-653, October 2016.
  11. V. Ganesan and M. Chitre, “On stochastic self-assembly of underwater robots,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 1, pp. 251-258, January 2016.
  12. Y. H. Eng, K. M. Teo, M. Chitre, and K. M. Ng, “Online System Identification of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle via In-Field Experiments,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 41, pp. 5-17, January 2016.
  13. V. Pallayil, M. Chitre, S. Kuselan, A. Raichur, M. Ignatius, and J. Potter, “Development of a second-generation underwater acoustic ambient noise imaging camera,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 41, pp. 175-189, January 2016.
  14. V. Ganesan, M. Chitre, and E. Brekke, “Robust underwater obstacle detection for collision avoidance,” in Experimental Robotics (M. A. Hsieh, O. Khatib, and V. Kumar, eds.), vol. 109 of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pp. 777-790, Springer International Publishing, 2016.
  15. V. Ganesan, M. Chitre, and E. Brekke, “Robust underwater obstacle detection and collision avoidance,” Autonomous Robots, pp. 1-21, 2015.
  16. Y. H. Eng, M. Chitre, K. M. Ng, and K. M. Teo, “Minimum Speed Seeking Control for Non-hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” Journal of Field Robotics, 2015.
  17. S. Lmai, M. Chitre, C. Laot, and S. Houcke, “Throughput-maximizing Transmission Schedules for Underwater Acoustic Multihop Grid Networks,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2015.
  18. Y. T. Tan, M. Chitre, and F. Hover, “Cooperative bathymetry-based localization using low-cost autonomous underwater vehicles,” Autonomous Robots, 2015.
  19. E. Brekke and M. Chitre, “A Multi-Hypothesis Solution to Data Association for the 2-Frame SLAM Problem,” International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 43-63, 2015.
  20. E. Y. Hong and M. Chitre, “Roll control of an autonomous underwater vehicle using an internal rolling mass,” in Field and Service Robotics (L. Mejias, P. Corke, and J. Roberts, eds.), vol. 105 of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pp. 229-242, Springer International Publishing, 2015.