कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥
To work alone you have the right, and not to the fruits. Do not be impelled by the fruits of work.
Nor have attachment to inaction.
- Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 2, verse 47)
Hello, I’m Anandarup (Anand), an ex-Ph.D. scholar [Thesis submitted] of IIT Kharagpur, researching/working/conceptualizing/playing with the design and deployment of resource-constrained networks, typically focused on data, control, and processing offloading in IoT and UAV Networks. As a result of my concurrent academic and entrepreneurial activities, I feel lucky enough to have been exposed to some of the relevant real-life and crucial challenges faced during on-site deployment of IoT solutions, especially under the conditions of mobility and in various industrial settings. I am also a co-Founder and Director for Sensordrops Networks Pvt. Ltd., which is my entrepreneurial venture with my Ph.D. supervisor and another one of my colleagues. Along the way, I have also been awarded a few times for my works and systems. I like to think, I can comfortably work on
Sensing- predicting- recreating UAV controls, camera interfaces, networked streaming of UAV video and control feed, networked control of UAVs, autonomous aerial demarcation of ground plots, gesture-based controls.
Network of UAVs, UAV-based ground crowd tracking, UAV-based mob tracking, data offload in UAV swarms, decentralized decision-making in networked UAVs, reinforcement-learning based processing offload in UAV swarms, sustainable UAV swarms.
Development of low-cost underwater transducers, physical layer for underwater communication, MAC layer for underwater communication, underwater multimedia streaming, underwater relay network, underwater surveillance.
Development of sensors for industrial fault monitoring in power stations, industrial mesh networks, Blockchains for Industrial IoT, Industrial IoT-based analytics and feedback.
Development of portable healthcare monitoring systems, development of end-to-end mobile patient monitoring and recommender system, interoperable wearable healthcare units.
Development of agricultural field monitoring systems, development of protocols for sustainable agricultural IoT, data-muling for remote agricultural zones.
Recognition for my research, systems, and prototypes
Some notable ones facilitating my travel
Some of the venues where I've spoken my mind
This video is a collection of me and my team's efforts towards automating UAVs and eventually forming collaborative networks among them. Incidentally, this is also the topic of my Ph. D research. We also undertook quite a lot of interesting applications during these learning phases.
This video is a reminder of the good ol' days when we were learning to handle drones and trying to automate them, without any testing infrastructure. A small reminder of our drone struggles and the stop-gap solutions applied. Surprisingly, we could fly these drones at any time of the day, for indefinite periods, all the while messing with its automation and flight behavior.
My startup SensorDrops Networks is an Indian Department of Industrial Planning and Policy (DIPP) recognized startup and is also registered with MSME. SensorDrops Networks is dedicated to addressing basic social needs by utilizing advanced Internet of Things (IoT) based sensing, monitoring, and control solutions.