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Name : Dr. Usha Devi Amma.C

Department : Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Designation : Professor


Email: ushadevi@tkmce.ac.in

Office Phone:

Mobile: 9995886618

Address:

SREEPADAM, T.K.M.C.P.O
KARICODE, KOLLAM - 691005

Education

  • B Tech 1987 Electrical Engineering University of Kerala
  • M Tech 1997 Instrumentation Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • PhD 2007 Instrumentation Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
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Professional Experience

  • August 1990 - Present [n]At Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as Lecturer (As Lecturer ,Lecturer (Senior Scale), Lecturer(Selection Grade), Assistant Professor, Associate Professor & Professor)-[n]Job Profile :[n]Teaching various subjects in Electrical & Electronics Engg[n]Guiding student projects using advanced tools like MATLAB and LABView, PLC-SCADA. [n]Involving in the process of curriculum development [n]Mentoring the students
  • March 1990 – July 1990 [n]At Aluminium Industries Ltd.(ALIND) as Design Engineer for the substation Installations-[n]Job Profile:[n]Design of Electrical Installations for substations for Indian Railways
  • April 1989 – February 1990 [n]As a Junior Research Fellow of University of Kerala working for a project at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Thiruvananthapuram-[n]Job Profile : Conducting Laboratory Research in the development of a Digital Control System for Gyroscopes
  • April 1988 - March 1989[n] At Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, (VSSC) Thiruvananthapuram as Apprentice trainee-[n]Job Profile: Development of DC-DC converter modules for space applications. Research and development of high frequency transformer core.
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Research Interest

  • • Ultrasound assisted optical elastography for breast cancer detection ] [n
  • • Developing Bio-medical instruments
  • • Virtual Instrumentation
  • • Control & Instrumentation
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Ongoing PhDs.

    Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

      Awards and Honours

      • L & T- ISTE Best M Tech thesis award, 1997

      Membership in Professional Bodies

      • • Member IEEE
      • • Life member ISTE
      • • Invited teacher Indian Academy of Science
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      Duties and Responsibilities

      • Duties at College level
      • Dean UG
      • TEQIP –EAP Co-ordinator
      • Duties at University level
      • Member Board of Studies (UG in Engineering) at University of Kerala
      • Convener, BTech syllabus revision committee, for Elecrical and Electronics Engineering-2013 scheme,University of Kerala
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      Teachng History

      • Solid state devices and circuits/ Analog electronic Circuits
      • Digital Electronics & Logic Design
      • Digital Signal Processing
      • Advanced Control Theory
      • Electronic Instrumentation
      • Electrical System Design
      • Electrical machines- DC machines & Transformers
      • Biomedical Instrumentation
      • Illumination Technology
      • Robotics and Industrial applications
      • Energy conservation & Management
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      Courses and Training Attended

      • Academic Leadership Programme for TEQIP Institutions at IIM, Kozhikode
      • LabVIEW Software at BMS College of Engg, Bangalore
      • Simulation & Testing of Power System Components at TKMCE
      • Architectures, Algorithms and Applications for Digital Signal Processing at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore] [n
      • Teaching Methodologies - at Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore] [n
      • IT Enabled Supply Chain Management – at TKM College of Engineering, kollam
      • Internet and E-commerce- at College of Engineering Chengannur
      • Neuro Fuzzy Systems in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at TKMCE
      • Contributions to Technology Development from Space Research : at TKMCE (in association with VSSC)
      • Information Superhighway - at Government Engg College Thrissur
      • Biomedical Instrumentation - at IIT Kharagpur
      • Solid Insulating Materials for Electrical - applications and their performance, at KREC (NIT) ,Surathkal] [n
      • Electrical System Design -An Energy Conservation Approach : at College of Engg, Thiruvananthapuram
      • Induction Training Programme at College of Engg, Thiruvananthapuram
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      International Journals:

      • International Journals
      • 1 Design,fabrication and haracterization of a tissue-equivalent phantom for optical elastography [n]C.Usha Devi, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood, International Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 10(4),July/August 2005
      • 2 Application of ultrasound tagged photons for measurement of amplitude of vibration of tissue caused by ultrasound : theory simulation and experiments, C.Usha Devi, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood International Journal of Biomedical Optics,Vol. 11(3), May/June 2006
      • 3 Mechanical property assessment of tissue-mimicking phantom using remote palpation and optical read-out for amplitude of vibration and refractive index modulation, C.Usha Devi, R.S Bharat Chandran, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood International Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 12(2), March/April 2007
      • 4 Measurement of visco-elastic properties of breast-tissue mimicking materials using diffusing wave spectroscopy C.Usha Devi, R.S Bharat Chandran, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood, International Journal of Biomedical Optics. Volume 12(3), May/June 2007.
      • 5 Detection of optical and mechanical property inhomogeneities in tissue mimicking phantoms using an ultrasound assisted optical probe C.Usha Devi, R.S BharatChandran, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood Journal of [n] Biomedical Optics. November/December 2008. Volume13(Issue No.6)
      • 6 Ultrasound modulated optical tomography: Young’s modulus of the insonified region from measurement of natural frequency of vibration R. Sriram Chandran, Debasish Roy, Rajan Kanhirodan, Ram Mohan Vasu, and C. Usha DeviOptics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, 2011
      • 7 Ultrasound modulated optical tomography: Young’s modulus of the insonified region from measurement of natural frequency of vibration, R. Sriram Chandran, Debasish Roy, Rajan Kanhirodan, Ram Mohan Vasu, and C. Usha Devi, Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, 2011
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      International Conference:

      • 1. Experimental Determination of optical and mechanical properties of an optical elastography phantom [n]C.Usha Devi, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood Coherent Optics of ordered and Random media-V Proceedings of SPIE Vol.5772,2004
      • 2. Application of Diffusing wave spectroscopy to measure the visco-elastic property of breast tissue mimicking materials, C.Usha Devi, R.S Bharat chandran,R.M.Vasu andA.K Sood Proceedings of International conference on optics and optoelectronics, Dehradun, December 2005
      • 3. Elastic property estimation using ultrasound assisted optical elastography through remote palpation- a simulation study C.Usha Devi, R.S Bharat chandran, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood Coherent Optics of ordered and Random media-VI], Proceedings of SPIE Vol.6164,2006
      • 4. Elasticity mapping of tissue mimicking phantoms by remote palpation with a focused ultrasound beam and intensity autocorrelation measurements , C.Usha Devi, R.S Bharat Chandran, R.M.Vasu and A.K Sood [n] Proceedings of SPIE , Vol.6535,2006, 65350R] [n
      • 5. Ultrasound assisted optical elastography for measurement of tissue stiffness – contribution to the measurement from scattering coefficient variation, R.S Bharat handran, C.Usha Devi, R.M.Vasu andA.K Sood Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.6535,2006, 65350X
      • 6. Remote palpation with a focused ultrasound beam: An optical read-out using a multi-wavelength scheme for separating the contribution from amplitude of vibration and absorption coefficient C.Usha Devi, [n]R.S Bharatchandran, Saratov Fall meeting – September 2007, Saratov, Russia
      • 7. “Ultrasound assisted optical elastography”- Novel technique for the early detection of breast cancer. R.S Bharat handran, C.Usha Devi] ,I International online medical conference(IOMC 2008)
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      National Conference:

      • 1. APNEA monitor for infants using Impedance Pneumography] [ C.UshaDeviAmma[n]& Srinivasu Maka Ca Proceedings of Twenty first National systems conference (NSC 1997)[n
      • 2. Problems encountered with apnea monitor using Impedance Pneumography, C.UshaDeviAmma[n]& Niranjan D. Khambete C Proceedings of Twenty fourth National systems conference (NSC 2001)
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