Dr. Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan

Dr. Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan


My passion is to write codes that mimics intelligence. I have enormous interest in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and strive to keep pace with the current trends and innovations. I strive to be a pioneer in developing AI powered technology/solutions. My focus is on projects that have potential to impact the society positively. Outside research, I love to play basketball, listen to music, and read novels.

Research interests

Currently, I am working with Dr. Gustav Markkula on Commotions project. We aim to model naturalistic human interactions between vehicles (V2V) and vehicles with pedestrians (V2P). The overarching goal is to have benchmarked machine learned models combined with cognitive models of interactions. The intended application is autonomous vehicle safety and comfort testing through better simulation of the interactions.

Earlier, I worked with Prof. Marc Hanheide and Prof. Gerhard Neumann on the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) project between May 2018 till April 2020. The NCNR is a diverse consortium of leading experts in robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), sensors, radiation and resilient embedded systems. My research was focused on understanding the user experience during tele-operation of robot manipulators (over the internet from remote locations). In particular, we studied and analysed the operator experience of haptic feedback/guidance and different grippers.

During my PhD and Masters, I worked with Dr. Subhadeep Chakraborty on developing an improved Inverse Reinforcement Learning (IRL) technique for naturalistic Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), modeling human opinion evolution and interactions during emergency evacuation, and a pseudo-optimal guidance algorithm for individuals evacuating a building.

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  • PhD - Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Master of Science - Mechatronics Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Bachelor of Technology - Electronics and Communication Engineering - SASTRA University, India

Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety