Anand Panangadan

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Senior Research Associate
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Ave, EEB 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2562

Email: anandvp AT usc DOT edu
Phone: 213-740-9129
Fax: 213-740-4418


Bio: Dr. Anand Panangadan is a Senior Research Associate working with Prof. Viktor Prasanna at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Prior to this appointment, he was a Post-doctoral Affiliate at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and a Research Specialist at the Saban Research Institute of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His research interests are broadly in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has applied techniques from these fields to problems in sensor networks and robotics. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles and the B.Tech. degree in Computer science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Current Research

My work will mainly be in the area of Big Data Integration and Analytics and Computational Social Science.

Previous work

I was a Research Specialist at the Saban Research Institute of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles from 2004 to 2012 and a post-doctoral affiliate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During this time, I worked on resource optimization in embedded sensor networks (including body sensor networks).

I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Robotics Research Lab of Prof. Maja Mataric and Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme. While there, I worked on modeling human activity recorded using laser range-finders.

I worked with Prof. Adnan Darwiche at the UCLA Computer Science Department on embedding reasoning algorithms based on efficient representations of propositional logic into a Sony Aibo robot.

My Ph.D. dissertation work under Prof. Michael G. Dyer. demonstrated how agents built with a connectionist architecture could construct arbitrary physical structures in a simulated environment.


List of my publications

My CV [PDF]


Last modified on March 4, 2013