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SUREN KUMAR

Merrimac Street, 45 Upper, Buffalo, New York, USA – 14214-1108


Contact: 716 533 2035 Email: surenkum@buffalo.edu, surenkumariitr@gmail.com

Area of Interest
Robotics, Computer Vision , Dynamics and Control, Engineering Optimization

EDUCATION

State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo


Graduate Student, GPA : 4.00/4.00

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee


B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, May 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mumbai


Technology Manager : August 2009 — August 2010
• Carried about performance analysis of rotating process equipments, mass balancing, vibration
analysis, laser alignment, reverse indicator method alignment, screw conveyor design.

RoboSapiens India [www.robosapiens-india.com]


Robotics Consultant : June 2009 – August 2009
• Conceptualized, designed and fabricated ATMEGA 16 micro controller based autonomous robots
for navigation and vision based robotic kits.

RESEARCH INTERESTS & PROJECTS

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee


Design of an Electrically Assisted Multi Terrain Human Powered Vehicle: Aug 2008 – Mar 2009
• Was awarded 10/10 grade for Final Year B.Tech Thesis
• Designing a recumbent trike that can be efficiently driven both by electrical and human effort
• Involves stress analysis, CFD analysis, suspension design, motor control

Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), IIT Roorkee


ABU Robocon – Asia Pacific Biggest Robotics Competition: Mar 2008 – Aug 2009
• Team Leader – Mechanical Design, Control and Automation

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee


Robust Design and Control of a Robotic Finger for Prosthetic Hand: Jan 2008 – Mar 2008
• Designed a single motor mechanism that can imitate a human finger motion with efficient control
• Presented a paper on same in Cognizance’08, National Level Technical Festival and won 3rd prize

Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), IIT Roorkee


Robotic Boat Platform for Water Bodies Cleaning: Feb 2007 – Aug 2007
• Designed a robo-boat capable of navigating, detecting and collecting waste autonomously
• Won 1st prize among 550 students in the official program of IIT Roorkee to promote research

Sponsored Project – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Student’s Society (MIESS), IIT Roorkee
Multi functional Vehicle for In-pipe Inspection: Sep 2006 – Mar 2007
• Designed using Solid Works and fabricated a vehicle that could move autonomously through
pipelines and robustly detect mechanical damages
• Selected to be presented in Innovation Contest, Cognizance’07, National Level Technical Festival

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), IIT Roorkee


Multi Terrain Vehicle: Oct 2007
• Fabricated a vehicle that could travel through water, sand and marsh
• Vehicle participated in National Level SAE conference and won 1st prize
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IIT Roorkee
Contrivia – Innovative Technical Plan Contest: Jan 2008 – Mar 2008
• Proposed a fuzzy logic based image processing for autonomous navigation of a vehicle
• Won 1st prize in National Level ASME Contest

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Got 1st prize among 2005-2009 undergraduate batch for producing best research results in Summer
Undergraduate Research Award (SURA)

Won 1st prize in Model and Robotics Section of Shristi’08, Annual Techno-Hobby Festival of IIT Roorkee

Recipient of Merit cum Means (MCM) scholarship from IIT Roorkee for past 3 years

Got Indian Army Scholarship and Research Center Imarat, (RCI) scholarship

Got 1451 All India Rank among 3, 00,000 students in IIT- JEE (Joint Entrance Exam)

Honored as Young Scientist by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for School
Science Project in 2002

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Satish C Sharma, Somesh Sharma, Sumit Wadhwa and Suren Kumar, “Design of an Electrically
Assisted Multi Terrain Human Powered Vehicle” in proceedings of 3rd Uttarakhand State Science and
Technology Congress held at IIT Roorkee from 10-11 November, 2008

Shailabh Suman, Suren Kumar, Dr. A.K Sharma, “Temperature Mapping Using Image Processing in
Microwave Welding of Aluminum” presented at Cognizance’08, National Level Technical Festival of IIT
Roorkee on 24th May,2008

Suren Kumar, Shailabh Suman, Somesh Sharma, “Robust Design and Control of a Robotic Finger for
Prosthetic Hands” presented at Cognizance’08, National Level Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee

Shailabh Suman, Suren Kumar, Vikas Kumar, Somesh Sharma, “ A Web Based System for Heterogeneous
Design and Manufacturing” in proceedings of 2nd National Conference on ‘Advances in Manufacturing
Technology’ organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh

Suren Kumar, Prof S.C.Sharma, Sumit Wadhwa, Akhilesh Dwivedi, “Vision Based Lane Detection for
Autonomous Navigation” published in ‘Unmanned Robotics Vehicles and Intelligent Systems’, 2007
journal published by Indian Underwater Robotics Society, (IURS)

SKILLS

Programming Languages
• Proficient in Matlab and C++, Working Knowledge of C,PHP and Javascript
Software Tools
• Numerical Analysis : Matlab, Octave, Open CV
• Designing :- Pro Engineer, Solid Works, Auto CAD
• Stress Analysis :- Ansys
• Computation Fluid Dynamics Analysis :- Fluent, Gambit
Miscellaneous Softwares
• Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, MS Office
Operating System
• Windows 98/XP/Vista, Linux Ubuntu 10.04

References: Available on Request