Uttama Lahiri

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Affective Computing

E-mail: uttamalahiri@iitgn.ac.in

 

My research interests lie in Virtual Reality based Human-Computer Interaction used in affective computing, Eye Tracking and Physiology based modeling techniques, Human-Robot Interaction used in cognitive studies, Adaptive Intelligent techniques in cognitive research, Robot-assisted surgical techniques. I work on application-oriented projects and solutions for children with autism and stroke-rehabilitation platforms for the elderly. I have established an Intelligent Rehabilitation and Affective Computing Systems Laboratory at IIT Gandhinagar. I enjoy teaching both fundamental and advanced technical concepts of engineering to undergraduate and graduate students.


Education:

Ph.D. in Intelligent Adaptive Affective Computing (2011). Vanderbilt University, USA.

M.Tech. in Instrumentation Engg (2004). Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

B.Tech. Instrumentation & Electronics Engg (1995). Jadavpur University.

 

Professional and Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Nov 2015 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Apr 2012 - Nov 2015)
  • Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, USA (2011)
  • Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University, USA (2007 - 2011)
  • Senior Manager, Tata Iron and Steel Company Ltd., India. (2004 - 2007)
  • Assistant Manager, Biecco Lawrie Ltd., India (1998 - 2002)
  • Systems Support Engineer, Debind Controls and Systems Pvt. Ltd., India (1997 - 1998)
  • Application Engineer, TTS Systematix Pvt. Ltd., India. (1995 - 1997)

 

Research Work:

JOURNALS

  • Dash, Adyasha; Yadav, Anand; Chauhan, Anand and Lahiri, Engineering, PP(99), 1-1, 2016. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2518222.
  • Lahiri, U., Bekele, E., Dohrmann,Uttama, “Kinect-assisted performance-sensitive upper limb exercise platform for post-stroke survivors”, Frontiers in Neuroscience, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00228, vol. 13, 2019.
  • Krishnappa Babu, Pradeep Raj and Lahiri, Uttama, “Understanding the role of proximity and eye gaze in human-computer interaction for individuals with Autism”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, DOI: 10.1007/s12652-019-01175-8, Jan. 2019.
  • Solanki, Dhaval S. and Lahiri, Uttama, “Design of instrumented shoes for gait characterization: a usability study with healthy and post-stroke hemiplegic individuals”, Frontiers in Neuroscience, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00459, vol. 12, Jun. 2018.
  • Kuriakose, S. and Lahiri, U. (2017). “Design of a Physiology-sensitive VR-based Social Communication Platform for Children with Autism,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1180-1191, Aug. 2017, doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2613879.
  • Verma, S; Kumar, D; Kumawat, A; Dutta, A and Lahiri, U (2017) “A Low-cost Adaptive Balance Training Platform for Stroke Patients: A Usability Study”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2667406.
  • Raj P, Oza P and Lahiri U (2017), "Gaze-sensitive Virtual Reality based Social Communication Platform for Individuals with Autism," IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 450-462.
  • Kumar, D., Dutta, A., Das, A., and Lahiri, U. (2016) "SmartEye: Developing a Novel Eye Tracking System for Quantitative Assessment of Oculomotor Abnormalities", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation  E., Warren, Z., Sarkar, N. (2012). Design of a Virtual Reality based Adaptive Response Technology for Children with Autism. Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering [Published Online].
  • Bekele, E., Lahiri, U., Swanson, A., Crittendon, J.A., Warren, Z., Sarkar, N. (2012). A Step towards Developing Adaptive Robot-mediated Intervention Architecture (ARIA) for Children with Autism. Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering [Accepted].
  • Lahiri, U., Warren, Z., Sarkar, N. (2011). Design of a Gaze-sensitive Virtual Social Interactive System for Children with Autism. Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 19(4), 443-452.
  • Lahiri, U., Trewyn, A., Warren, Z., Sarkar, N. (2011). Dynamic Eye gaze and its Potential in Virtual Reality Based Access Applications for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism-Open s Journal
  • Welch, K., Lahiri, U., Sarkar, N., Warren, Z. (2010). An Approach to the Design of Socially Acceptable Robots for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2(4), 391-403.
  • Lahiri, U., Labadie, R.F., Liu, C., Balachandran, R., Majdani, O., Sarkar, N. (2010). A Step Towards Identification of Surgical Actions in Mastoidectomy. IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, 57(2), 479-487.
  • Lahiri, U., Pradhan, A.K., Mukhopadhyaya, S. (2005). Modular neural network based directional relay for transmission line protection. IEEE  Power Engineering Society Letters.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Welch, K., Lahiri, U., Sarkar, N., Warren, Z., Stone, W., Liu, C. (2010). Affect-sensitive Computing and Autism. In Gulsen, Didem (Eds.), Affective Computing and Interaction: Psychological, Cognitive and Neuroscientific Perspectives, Publisher : IGI Global.
  • Lahiri, U., Labadie, R.F., Liu, C., Majdani, O., Sarkar, N. (2010). A Step     Towards Characterization of Surgical Actions Involved in Mastoidectomy. In Tiwari, R., Shukla, A. (Eds.), Intelligent Medical Technologies and Biomedical Engineering: Tools and Applications, Publisher : IGI Global, ISBN No. 978-1-61520-977-4.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Lahiri, U., Sarkar, M. (2012). Adaptive Gaze-Sensitive Virtual Reality based Human-Computer Interaction for Adolescents with ASD. IASTED, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI, 2012).
  • Lahiri, U., Welch, K., Sarkar, M. (2012). Psychophysiological Response in Virtual Reality based Human-Computer Interaction in Adolescents with ASD. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI, 2012).
  • Kuriakose, S., Sarkar, N.%