Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITIONS
  • Head, Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Director (Marine Robotics), Marine & Offshore Program, A*STAR
  • 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
  • Associate Head of Department (Undergraduate Programs), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of 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
CURRENT 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
  • Technical Chair, IEEE OCEANS'20 Singapore
Past:
  • IEEE OES technology committee co-chair of underwater communication, navigation & positioning
  • 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
  • Innovative Teaching Award (Gold), National University of Singapore (2016/2017)
  • 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: Li Kexin, Wu Shuangshuang
  • Graduated PhD. students: Rajat Mishra, Gabriel Chua, Too Yuen Min, Prasad Anjangi, Mansoor Shaukat, William Tan, Eng You Hong, Ahmed Mahmood, Shiraz Shahabudeen, Gao Rui
  • Graduated M.Eng. students: Wong Liang Jie,  Shankar Satish, Varadarajan Ganesan, Chew Jee Loong, Ow Yi Xian, William Tan, Gao Rui, Melani Jayasuriya, Asitha Mallawaarachchi, 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. L. J. Wong, B. Kalyan, M. Chitre, and H. Vishnu, “Acoustic Assessment of Polymetallic Nodule Abundance Using Sidescan Sonar and Altimeter,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2020.
  2. C. Chi, V. Pallayil, and M. Chitre, “Design of an adaptive noise canceller for improving performance of an autonomous underwater vehicle-towed linear array,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 202, 2020.
  3. C. Chi, H. Vishnu, T. B. Koay, and M. Chitre, “Robust Resolution of Velocity Ambiguity for Multifrequency Pulse-to-Pulse Coherent Doppler Sonars,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2019.
  4. C. Chi, H. Vishnu, T. B. Koay, and M. Chitre, “Utilizing Orthogonal Coprime Signals for Improving Broadband Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2019.
  5. M. Chitre, J. Tian, and H. Vishnu, “On Ambiguity Function Shaping for Broadband Constant-Modulus Signals,” Signal Processing, 2019. 
  6. E. Brekke and M. Chitre, “Relationship between Finite Set Statistics and the Multiple Hypothesis Tracker,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1902-1917, 2018.
  7. Y. M. Too, M. Chitre, G. Barbastathis, and V. Pallayil, “Localizing Snapping Shrimp Noise Using a Small-Aperture Array,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2017.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.
  10. A. Mahmood and M. Chitre, “Ambient Noise in Warm Shallow Waters: A Communications Perspective,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, pp. 198-204, June 2017.
  11. 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.
  12. A. Mahmood and M. Chitre, “Generating Random Variates for Stable Sub-Gaussian Processes with Memory,” Signal Processing, vol. 131, pp. 271-279, February 2017.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. M. Shaukat and M. Chitre, “Adaptive Behaviours in Multi-Agent Source Localization using Passive Sensing,” Adaptive Behaviour, vol. 24, pp. 446-463, December 2016.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. V. Ganesan, M. Chitre, and E. Brekke, “Robust underwater obstacle detection and collision avoidance,” Autonomous Robots, pp. 1-21, 2015.