April Marine Technology Seminar - Innovation Centre
The Marine Technology seminars are informal monthly seminars in the Innovation Centre that focus on novel technology, including its science applications, specifically to help develop links between the scientific community in NOC (i.e. DST and OES) and engineers/technologists in the Innovation Centre and NMF.
Our featured speakers for April are:
Sanjay Sharma: "An Intelligent Integrated Navigation and Autopilot System for Unmanned Marine Vehicles";
Kohen Judd: "Deep6 - an exploration in lowering barriers to sub sea access through applied technological innovation and design thinking"
Sanjay Sharma - Plymouth University
Associate Professor Sanjay Sharma is a Reader in the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth and is Head of the Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Research Group. He completed his BTech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) in 1990, the MTech (Hons) in Control Systems from Indian Institute of Technology- BHU, India, in 1992 and PhD in Control and Systems Engineering from University of Sheffield, UK in 2001. He worked as a Signal and Telecommunication Engineer in Indian Railways prior to his PhD. From 2000 to 2004, he was a Research Engineer at Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. From 2004 till 2015 he was a lecturer with the School of Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK. Since 2015, he is an Associate Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems with the School of Engineering, Plymouth University, UK. He is a Board Member of the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Mechatronics, Informatics & Control Group, nominated IMechE representative to UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) and a nominated Member of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) technical committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles. Assoc. Prof. Sharma has extensive experience in the design, development and application of artificial intelligence techniques and evolutionary algorithms in navigation, guidance and control of marine robotics and unmanned marine craft and is the author of over 80 book, journal and refereed conference publications. He has in excess of £4m research funds as a PI (Principal investigator) and Co-I (Co-investigator). He is currently involved as a Co-I in a UAEOcean project and was Co-I for an EPSRC research. He was also a PI for a KTP (knowledge transfer partnership), ESF (European social funding), Royal Society’s international exchange 2012 NFSC, Royal Academy of Engineering Newton Research Collaboration programme and TSB (technology strategy board) grants.
Kohen Judd - Deep6
New Zealand born industrial designer Kohen Judd moved to the UK in 2013 to pursue his master's degree at the Royal College of Art. Two experimental years later, having dived head first into the world of subsea technology, he struck out to on his own with the mission of creating a new paradigm in subsea investigation.